Seeing Your Face Again

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Book Title: Seeing your Face Again

Author: Jerry S. Eicher

Genres: Christian Fiction, A mish, Fiction

Series: Beiler Sisters #2

Disclaimer:  I received this book for free in estranged for an honesty Review

Description: Debbie Watson is a new convert to the Amish faith and still learning the plain ways of the community in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. She has already attracted two suitors: the insecure but lovable farmer, Alvin Knepp, and the brash Paul Wagler who reminds Debbie of the boyfriend she happily left behind in the Englisha world. When Alvin leaves the community for the big city, Debbie is crushed. Though her heart is with Alvin, she considers Paul’s continued interest in her. Should she simply give in and marry Paul….or wait to see if Alvin comes home?

Seeing Your Face Again is another Amish fiction treat you’ll love. With Jerry Eicher’s sales at more than half a million books, his Amish fiction fans continue to wait eagerly for his next heart-felt story, brimming with the authenticity he brings from his own Amish background. Book 2 in The Beiler Sisters series

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

Publish date: June 1, 2014

My Thoughts: This book is a great read. I enjoyed it. Though I would have loved to read book 1 to understand it better as how it started and they left off in book 1 and pick it up in book 2. Though book 2 does go though bit of how Debbie ends up in the Bailer house. This is about Debbie in this book. I want to keep reading after this book. It is that good. I enjoy this author book and would love to read the others. I hope things are better and I would like to pick up the book soon to read on and find out. If you enjoy this author then you may like others amish related authors. You may also like other amish books as well.

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A Sensible Arrangement

Book Title: A Sensible Arrangement

Author:  Tracie Peterson

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Pub Date: April 1, 2014

Disclaimer: Received from Bethany House for any Honesty Review

Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Western, Adult

Series: Lone Star Brides #1

Description: Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas. Widower Jake Wythe has secured a job as a bank manager in Denver, only to discover that the bank board wants him to be a married man. With Texas in his roots, he advertises for a Lone Star bride, and Marty answers the call. They both agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.
Marty works to carve out a new life in high-society Denver as Jake works to guide the bank through a collapsing economy. But when money goes missing at the bank and accounting discrepancies point to Jake, he must find a way to prove his innocence. Yet all he wants to do is go back to Texas and own his own ranch. Marty, on the other hand, owns a ranch–one she’s never told her husband about. She hates Texas because it represents the losses in her life. But as the couple grows closer and love begins to bloom, Marty realizes she needs to tell Jake the truth. Can she come to terms with the past and her anger toward God in order to make room for love?

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My Thoughts: I was surpised in the way this was set up. Though I am not all for it. It was good.  There some things that is relates to romance. I would not to be hard on the rating. I think it a four star rating. It could have been more of a plot. It does have some mystery to it. It is a good book. I enjoyed it. The way she lost her husband was something new.

A Table by the Window: A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes

Book Title: A Table by the Window: A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes

Author: Hillary Manton Lodge

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

Pub Date: March 18, 2014

Series: A Table by the Window #1

Genres: Christian, Romance

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Disclaimer: I received this book from Book for bloggers for free and for a honesty Review

Description: The youngest heir to a French-Italian restaurant dynasty, food writer Juliette D’Alisa has spent her life negotiating her skill with words and her restaurant aspirations. When her brother Nico offers her a chance to open a restaurant together, she feels torn—does she really have what it takes? Should she risk leaving her journalism career?

After the death of her grandmother, Juliette discovers an antique photograph of a man who looks strikingly like her brother. As the truth behind the picture reveals romance and dark secrets, Juliette struggles to keep the mystery away from her nosy family until she can uncover the whole story.

Inspired by her grandmother’s evolving story, Juliette resolves to explore the world of online dating. To her surprise, she finds a kindred spirit in Neil McLaren, a handsome immunologist based in Memphis, Tennessee. With a long-distance relationship simmering, Juliette faces life-shifting decisions. How can she possibly choose between a promising culinary life and Neil, a man a world away in more ways than one? And is it possible her Grandmother’s story can help show the way?

My Thoughts:

I never thought I would like a series like this one. It was new to me and I did enjoy it. You get something that no other book does or often. You get recipes at the end of each chapter. I want to finish out this series when the books come out. I hope it soon. If you like recipes this book may be for you. None the less I hope you can decide for yourself. I hope you enjoy reading it. I hope you have a good experience with it but if not it okay. I really had a hard time putting it down. My other this is I had a little bit of a hard time reading it. It had nothing to do with the author or her writing. It had something to do with me myself and understanding the concept.

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Eventide

Book Title: Eventide
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspire
Pub Date: September 3, 2013
Book Resource: Won in a giveway on Goodreads First Reads
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Series, Amish
Series: The Days of Redemption #3)
Synopsis: Eventide is the riveting conclusion to The Days of Redemption trilogy by Shelley Shepard Gray, celebrated author of tender Christian romance novels set in Amish country.

Honest and faithful Elsie Keim falls for her new neighbor, Landon, but she can’t bear to tell him the truth: She’s going blind.

Landon is enamored with Elsie. When Elsie’s brother Roman steps in and shares the truth of Elsie’s disease, Landon is floored. His job is demanding and takes him away from home, sometimes for days at a time. He wonders how he’d be able to keep up with his responsibilities and take care of Elsie.

In Eventide, three generations of the Keim family come together to make their dreams come true.

Shelley Shepard Gray, bestselling author of the Sisters of the Heart books, draws her Days of Redemption trilogy to a heart-warming finish.

My Thoughts:
I love this book. Though it the third book in the series. I would love to read book 1 and two. This book deals with someone who struggling to deal with herself and her Illness a bit and building a relationship. This book does go into several thing about dealing the illness and how to over come it and several different issues. I really do believe the author did a great job. I will let you decide it you ever want to read it and come away with your own thoughts on it.

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Made to Last

Book Title: Made to Last

Author: Melissa Tagg 

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Pub Date: September 15, 2013

Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Series, Romance

Book Resource: Received it from LibraryThing for giveaway for a free honesty Review

Series: Where Love Begins #1

Synopsis: Spunky Contemporary Romance from a Sparkling New Talent Miranda Woodruff, star of the homebuilding show “From the Ground Up,” will do anything to keep the job she loves. Due to a painful broken engagement and a faith she’s mostly forgotten, she’s let her entire identity become wrapped up in the Miranda everyone sees onscreen. So when she receives news that the network might cancel her program, she must do the very thing she fears most: let the spotlight shine on her closely guarded personal life. The only problem? She’s been living a lie–letting viewers believe she’s married–and now she’s called upon to play wife to a sweet, if a bit goofy, pretend husband to boost ratings. 


Desperate to help his family and prove he’s not a total failure, reporter Matthew Knox is looking for a breakout story. When he’s offered the opportunity to do an online serial feature on Miranda Woodruff, he jumps at the chance, even if celebrity reporting isn’t really his thing. But as soon as he meets Miranda, he knows she’s keeping secrets. 

When Miranda’s former fiance suddenly appears on the scene again, she doubts her life could get more complicated. Juggling three guys, an on-the-rocks television show, and the potential exposure of her deception is way more than she bargained for. Can the woman who makes things look so good onscreen admit it’s time to tell the truth about who she is? And if she does, will the life Miranda’s built come crashing down just as she’s finally found a love to last?

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My Thoughts:

I was not sure how this was when i started. I thought it would have more promise. I feel lost to what all was to happen. I know she was to pretend to have husband. But thing go in different directions. A romance come about in the book. I really do not want to give away the it ends. I will let you decide how the book is to end.

 

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Snowbound with a Stranger

Title of Book: Snowbound with a Stranger
Author: Rebecca Rogers Mather
Genres: Romance, Adult, Fiction,
Publisher: Carina Press
Pub Date: May 28, 2012 (73 Pages, Kindle Edition)
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Contact Author: Author Website

Synopsis:
Dannie Marino is hiking with colleagues when a sudden blizzard separates her from her group. She’s rescued by Lee, a dangerously sexy stranger who leads her to a remote cabin to weather the storm.

When the night inevitably ends in an intense erotic encounter, Dannie is both shocked and liberated by her response. But being intimate means letting herself be vulnerable, which isn’t her style. Lee tries to reach out to her, but she avoids any emotional entanglement by pushing him away.

Snowed in and unable to hide from each other, Dannie and Lee must both face up to their most closely guarded emotions. When the storm abates, will they be able to stop running from the past and live fully in the future?

My Thoughts:
I was somewhat interest what was going to happen when I started to read this. I could tell it was about two people trapped in a snowstorm by the name of the book along with cover.

What did not expect was up and down my emotion did with this book. I was going are they going to get together or break up. They both had their attraction to each other but did not seem not to want to have each other or at least Dannie did not want to admit that she could love someone.

Lee had gotten to save Dannie during the storm. Though her first thoughts were it was bear was coming to get her. She soon found out it was Lee. He seem to be prepared with a walkies talkie and she was a little befuddled about that. Before they had up to the cabin, Lee get talks to Stevens. If you really want to know what happens I suggest you read the book. It a great book to read. Just be prepared to have your emotions go for a ride or a roller coaster ride of up and down with them.

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Horse Camp

Title of Book: Horse Camp
Authors: Nicole Helget, Nate Leboutillier
Genres: Family, Animals, Children, Fiction, Nature
Publisher: Egmont USA
Pub Date: May 8, 2012 (304 Pages, Hardcover)
Book Source: Download from Net Gallery (Nook) free
Contact Author: Nicole Helget Goodreads Profile

Synopsis: From Goodreads
When their mom said she was sending twelve-year-old Percy and Penny and their little brother, Pauly, to stay with an uncle they’d never met, she tried to make it sound better by saying that Uncle Stretch’s farm was a horse camp. Well, the farm animals are actually chickens and pigs, and the only two horses are mean-tempered and not too keen on being ridden by kids. As Penny puts it, “This farm is like the eighteenth century, but way worse! The water has a rusty taste, and all the meat used to be animals on the farm.” If there is one thing the twins can agree on, it’s that between endless chores, no Internet or cell phones, and the prospect that their mom might have to stay in jail (even though some people say she’s a hero), horse camp is a big, fat joke. Will they ever have a real family again? Or is there a family for them right here?

 
My Thoughts on this book:
This book is read though the eyes of Percy and Penny. The twins take turns tell you about their lives and about their family and trouble though their eyes. They are staying with their Uncle Stretch for the summer, for their mother is sent to jail.
They are trying adjust to all the changes that are happening to their family. Percy and Penny and their little brother Pauly are sent to live with their uncle until their mom and dad try to work things out. Percy and Penny are living with an uncle they do not know.
Penny writes in her diary and to her mom and dad though out the book. She also writing to someone in Africa that she is sponsoring. Percy tell his story though first person and describes it as a book read it. It make sent though this point a view. As for Penny is always writing in diary or writing a letter to family member. You can see the the twins moods and see the changes though the book.
I really can not tell that plot of this story is? All I could get out the story is that the twins were trying to adjust a new life and new family members or people. I only could get is that it was being read though the twins perceptive or though there eyes. You can make your own decision.
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No Name Baby

Title of Book: No Name Baby
Author: Nancy Bo Flood
Genre: Family, Young Adult, Fiction
Publisher: Namelos
Pub Date: March 1, 2012 (106 Pages, Hardcover)
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Author Contact: Goodread Profile /Website

Synopsis:
Sophie remembered last night’s dream and the gray stones-a whole row of them like the ones under the trees. Each stone was etched with letters that she couldn’t quite read. When her pregnant mother falls, Sophie blames herself for the accident. Premature labor begins, and everyone worries the infant might join the others under the gray stones. Aunt Rae has come to help care for the baby and mother, but her presence only increases the tension in the family. Then Aunt Rae finds her niece talking with the young man from a neighboring farm and confronts her, revealing something that shakes Sophie’s world.No-Name Baby is an intimate portrait of a young girl as she discovers the truth about herself and her family.

My Thoughts on the book:
I thought to myself when I started reading this. What is this story about. It starts out with Sophie’s dream. She was dreaming about three gravestones by a fence. Her mother was calling her from downstairs.

There this big family secret. Sophie blame herself for her mama premature labor. For her mama had loss lots of babies. The new baby is Sophie new living sibling. You could tell their was some secret that the adult were trying to cover up and not tell her. Her Aunt Rae act strange to Sophie though out the book. If you want to find out what this secret is I suggest you read the book. For I am not tell you any spoilers. I thought that Aunt Rae was a bitter woman and could not believe what see did to her niece Sophie.

Several chapter were all about chores and watch the baby. I understand that they were to be Italian-American. Sophie is like the first or second generation to be born in america. You would think that her grandmother, Aunt, Papa, Mamma would teach her about her homeland. Though some Italian word were metion though out book here and there.

I will tell you this I though it was one I could put down and leave down. I though okay what on tv and glance  it and then I turn my nook off for bit and turned back on. I would not recommend this book. It was not my cup of tea though that does not mean it was a bad book or anything to do with the author who wrote. It just was not my cup of tea. I will a good read.. I though though to myself a few questions though I can not remember I was thinking when though questions came.


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A Wreath of Snow

Book Title: A Wreath of Snow
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Genres: Holiday, Christmas, Christian, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
Publisher:  WaterBrook Press
Pub Date: October 2, 2012 (224 Pages, Hardcover
Book Source: Recieved from WaterBrook Press for Honesty Review
About this Author: WebsiteBio/

Synopsis:
All Margaret Campbell wants for Christmas is a safe journey home. When her plans for a festive holiday with her family in Stirling crumble beneath the weight of her brother’s bitterness, the young schoolteacher wants nothing more than to return to the students she loves and the town house she calls home.

Then an unexpected detour places her in the path of Gordon Shaw, a handsome newspaperman from Glasgow, who struggles under a burden of remorse and shame.

When the secret of their shared history is revealed, will it leave them tangled in a knot of regret? Or might their past hold the threads that will bind their future together?

As warm as a woolen scarf on a cold winter’s eve, A Wreath of Snow is a tender story of love and forgiveness, wrapped in a celebration of all things Scottish, all things Victorian, and, especially, all things Christmas.

My Thoughts:
My I love this. It really keeps the holiday spirt a live. It is centered around Christmas season. Something happen about dozen years that though both Gordon  and Margret. I love this book because it bring in the historical fiction with a romance that blooms though out the book.

The Campbell’s do not realize that they hold a grudge towards someone. There son is hiding something as well about this injury. Though it all things get cleared up and worked though since there train was abandon because of snow and something else.

If you enjoy historical fiction or looking for one during the holiday season. This one is quite a pick and you get  two in one with one.

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

A Kingsbury Collection

Book Title: A Kingsbury Collection
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction,
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Pub Date: October 2, 2012
Book Source: Received for Honesty Review
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Synopsis:
Where Yesterday Lives:
Ellen Barrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with an uncertain marriage, a forgotten faith, and haunting memories of her picturesque hometown and the love she left behind. The eldest of five siblings, she longs for the time, long ago, when they were a happy family. Now Ellen’s beloved father is dead, and she returns to her childhood home to make peace–with the people who still live there, with the losses and changes that time has wrought, and with the future God has set before her.

When Joy Came to Stay:
Maggie Stovall is one of the golden people. She has it all together…at least on the surface. Ben Stovall is a godly husband and successful attorney. He has no idea of the darkness about to overtake his life. Amanda Joy is a child of society–abused, broken, thrown away. But her trust in God is still alive. When Joy Came to Stay is the heart-wrenching story of one woman’s descent into the shadows of depression, her husband’s search for understanding, and a precious child’s unwavering faith.

On Every Side:
Faith Evans is an up-and-coming newscaster, a woman of honor and integrity who must take a stand against the one man she never imagined would be her enemy. A beloved, hundred-year-old statue of Jesus stands in a small-town park–but some say it’s a clear violation of separation of church and state that must come down. Jordan Riley is a powerful attorney fighting for human rights and against God, but still reckoning with bitter boyhood losses. Amid political intrigue, social injustice, and personal conflicts, will love be enough when the battle rages on every side?
My Thoughts:
I enjoyed all three stories in this book. I was with emotional though out the book. The first book is about learning to deal with death of a love one and learn to get though your marriage struggles of your marriage that you when though.

The second book talks about depression and a bit about marriage struggles. This book also talks about telling the truth and adoption. This is quite  a story and about foster care as well.

The third story is about death as well and learning to trusting in good.

Sorry for the lack on this it was hard to come up for each one and I really can not come with more.

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