Review: Dandelions on the Wind

Book Title: Dandelions on the Wind
Author: Mona Hodgson
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Pub Date: February 19, 2013
Genre: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction
Series: Quilted Hearts #1
Book Source: E-book, Honesty Review for Blogging for Books

Synopsis:
When Maren Jensen took a job on Elsa Brantenberg’s St. Charles, Missouri farm, she never expected to call the place her home. As she grows to love Mrs. Brantenberg and her granddaughter, Gabi, Maren is transformed from a lonely mail-order bride-without-a-groom to a beloved member of the Brantenberg household.

But when Gabi’s father, Rutherford “Wooly” Wainwright, returns to the farm unexpectedly, everything changes for Maren. Despite the failing eyesight that caused her suitor to reject her, she can see that Wooly desperately needs to reconnect with the family he abandoned when his grief sent him running toward the army—and into the Civil War. She also senses there could be something more between the widower and herself, if either can move beyond their past hurts.

Comforted and counseled by the wisdom of the women in her beloved quilting circle, Maren begins to discover the cost such decisions demand of her heart. Are her choices in obedience to God, or is she running from His plan? Is it too late for love to be stitched into the fabric of her life?
My Thoughts:

Maren is helping a widow raise her granddaughter after a war. But soon something unexpected happens. Wooly come back and wants to raise his daughter. His grandmother has a hard time welcoming her son in law back from the war.

Did the war break a family or did the loss to almost everything also destroy the family. Wooly come back he want to see his daughter and help around the farm. He has his regrets as well as Maren. Can both get over past hurts or will their be no second chance at love.

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Review: Threads of Grace

Book Title: Threads of Grace
Author: Kelly Long
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Pub Date: February 12, 2013
Genre: Christian, Christian Fiction, Amish, Amish Fiction, Fiction, Series
Series: Patch of Heaven #3
Book Source: E-book, Download for an Honesty review for Book Squeeze

Synopsis:
Grace’s beauty almost cost her everything. This new start is all she has left.

When Grace Beiler was only a girl, she was married off to an older Amish man in order to save her family’s farm. Years later, she finds herself newly widowed and a mother to a young son. She has finally fled her sad past and plans to settle into a quiet life in Pennsylvania.

As soon as she arrives, she captures the attention of Seth Wyse, the most eligible bachelor in Pine Creek. Seth is candid about his feelings for her, and for her son Abel, but Grace is determined to protect her heart. Her determination falters when her brother-in-law reveals the troubling contents of her late husband’s will.

Seth offers Grace his hand in marriage, and thus a means of escape. But despite his having saved her from another loveless marriage, Grace is slow to trust her new husband. And as the months wear on, Seth wonders if he has made a mistake. But God is quietly at work in their hearts, and Seth and Grace soon discover that threads of grace bind them together in a tapestry rich in hope and love.

My Thoughts:
This book is about learning to trust as well and love. This love story is made though hardships. Seth has fall in love with a girl named Grace and her son before she does. Grace need to learn to trust her new husband but before she can her brother in law comes to town.

Her brother in law Tobis is there to make trouble for her and her son Abel. Steph does wait patient for the right time to ask her. That came when Grace brother in law come to town. There some in her last husband will that she must do or she lose a everything.

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Review: A Widow of Saunders Creek

Book Title: A Widow of Saunders Creek
Author: Tracey Bateman
Genres: Romance, Christian, Fantasy, Supernatural, Paranormal, Mystery, Christian Fiction Pub Date: May 8, 2012 (320 Pages, Paperback)
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Book Source: Received for an Honesty Review
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Synopsis:
A grief that knows no boundary.
A love without any limit.
A need that doesn’t end at death.

Corrie Saunders grew up in a life of privilege. But she gave it all up for Jarrod, her Army husband, a man she knew was a hero when she vowed to spend her life with him. She just didn’t expect her hero to sacrifice his life taking on an Iraqi suicide bomber.

Six months after Jarrod’s death, Corrie retreats to the family home her husband inherited deep in the Missouri Ozarks. She doesn’t know how to live without Jarrod—she doesn’t want to. By moving to Saunders Creek and living in a house beloved by him, she hopes that somehow her Jarrod will come back to her.

Something about the house suggests maybe he has. Corrie begins to wonder if she can feel Jarrod’s presence.

Jarrod’s cousin Eli is helping Corrie with the house’s restoration and he knows that his dead cousin is not what Corrie senses. Eli, as a believing man and at odds with his mystically-oriented family members, thinks friendly visits from beyond are hogwash. But he takes spirits with dark intentions seriously. Can he convince Corrie that letting go of Jarrod will lead to finding her footing again— and to the One she can truly put her faith into?

My Thoughts:
Corrie is so hurt and wounded over her husband death. She doe not know now why she loss her husband. She spend her time at the Saunders Creek and she doe find a love but with who. Do she learn that their thing there but a demon that she need to get rid of.

Eli is there for some help on the house. Though he has feeling for Corrie. Doe he get his wish or not. You will need to read it to find out and make a decision for yourself.

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Note: “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Review: A Deal with a Stranger

Book Title: A Deal with a Stranger
Author: Martina Munzittu
Genres: Romance, Mystery
Pub Date: October 6, 2011
Book Source: Won on LibraryThing Member Giveaway.

Synopsis:
Clara is happy with her life in Sardinia. She has a wonderful family, great friends, and most of all, Paolo, the boyfriend she adores. Summer is approaching, with its bright promises, and she knows that Paolo will propose soon.

However, things turn out differently: Paolo leaves Clara, when she least expects it. Her whole world crumbles and from that point onwards, things start to take an unusual turn.

Clara is approached by Lucilla, a mysterious girl who offers to help. She can win Paolo back for her, but in return, Clara has to fulfil a bizarre request. Nothing makes sense to Clara from then onwards, but she’s prepared to fight to get Paolo back.

But everything comes at a price. How can Clara keep her double life hidden from family and friends? Who is, in reality, Lucilla? Can Clara really trust her? Will the reward justify all the struggles along the way?

My Thoughts:
This was a bit different. Though I like the way that she ends up saving the one she loves in the end. Though she does not know that it her guardian angel that is trying to help her. This stranger help her in the long run. She makes a deal with her. That deal is something that she agrees too.

Clare finds her true love though out the book. Though I like I said it a good book. Though I will let you decide for yourself.

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