Twelve Dates of Christmas is a fast-paced, quirky read that kept me entertained from the get-to. However, it was more than entertainment. What impressed me the most was the main characters came to know themselves and God better by the end of the story. My only criticism is that I think there is too much constant bantering that could be broken up a bit.
This is an interesting Christmas mystery set, for the most part, in a somewhat odd and creepy manor house in England in 1850-51. However, the beginning of the book sets the tone of the story in that at least some of the characters seem to be victims of circumstances not necessarily of their own making. If you enjoy a good mystery with a little romance, you will enjoy this book.
I like this book because you can easily find promises from the Bible that apply to your current situation. For example, if you are feeling discouraged, you look in that chapter. Or, if you feel resentful, there is a chapter for that, etc. It is also helpful when you want to have a verse to encourage someone else--easy to find.
I enjoyed this final book in the Escape to Paradise trilogy. It delves deeply into spiritual warfare and how God has a purpose for our lives. It is interesting to see each of the main characters come to the realization that God had brought them to Brazil for a higher purpose that they could have ever imagined.
This book revolves around the on-again, off-again romance between James and Angeline. It is heart-rending to see the two of them trying to deal with their past, as their love for each other grows. Both have much to accept and overcome--in themselves and in each other.
I love the addition of the pirates to this novel. They add much color and interest. I am looking forward to reading more books by MaryLu Tyndall.
This thought-provoking book is a joy to read, because it is so well-written. The story enveloped me from the beginning, as I was carried into another time in historyâjust prior to the Civil War. I love the well-developed charactersâeven the ones who aren't the lovable type. My favorite one is Ethan, who is the hero of the story. It is amazing to see how he grows in the Lord and how God uses him to accomplish His good will in that time of chaos and controversy. The wonderful storyline takes the reader over much rocky territory on a very crooked path. It is hard to put this book down, when contemporary times are calling and real life must take precedence. I recommend this novel to all those who enjoy well-crafted, historical fiction and romance.
Accidentally Amish isnt a typical Amish book in that the main character, Annie Frieson, is not Amish. Also, this work is actually 2 parallel stories interwoven into one novel. In addition to the contemporary, romantic suspense of Annie, there is a second story about Annies ancestors, who came to America in 1737.
The main story, about Annie, takes the reader quickly on a chase as Annie flees from her former boyfriend and lawyer, whom she no longer trusts. Annies frightful flight from the city terminates in an Amish barn far from her hectic life as a software developer. There she meets the Beilers as her world and her heart collide with the world of the Amish.
I enjoyed reading Accidentally Amish. I like the way the stories move right along. The characters are interesting and have unique personalities. I especially like the historical story about Jakob and Verona, who along with their five children, left Switzerland and came to American seeking religious freedom. The hardships they endured with resolution, for their faith, are difficult to imagine.
I am not convinced that Annies decisions are totally realistic, so it will be interesting to see what happens in the book that follows.
12. The book was put out by the Baptist women of Plainfield, NJ, perhaps in the 1980s or earlier. It has some very good recipes, and quite a good variety. Many different cakes and bars, and numerous unbaked, frozen and refrigerator desserts. The vegetable chapter has interesting and varied recipes. There is a recipe for Apple Waffles that sounds good.
This large-print book is a special cookbook designed for one or two people on a budget. --All of the over 200 kitchen-tested recipes are easy to accomplish, easy to ready, produce quantities sufficient for one or two, have substitutions for common special diets, and most importantly, are exciting to serve and delicious to eat--from inside flap.
After the Snow Falls is a thought-provoking book. I think this story is a good study of human behavior. If you read to get insight into people and how their past experiences might impact their behavior, you might want to read After the Snow Falls.
What effect might it have on a young daughter to see her father just walk away one day? As an adult can she forgive and free herself from her past? What about the father? Is it possible for himafter many years--to finally take responsibility for his past mistakes? What would it take to make that happen?
How might parents react and behave after their child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. What do they expect from each other? What do they ask of themselves?
If you dont mind an intense read, I think you will find this book worth your time. Hope shines through at unexpected moments.
This was an easy read and a good story! I was surprised at the character depth that the author achieved in such a short novel. I was able to empathize with the characters and became quite caught up in their lives.