The Life Handbook

Today we are going to review a new self-help advice guide. The College Girl’s Survivor Guide by Hannah Seymour can be used for reference to any level in life. The author clearly writes that the book can be read in its entirety or for the reader to jump to what is relevant in their life right now.

When I sat down with this book, I was not sure if it would apply to me in my life right now. I’m in my mid-twenties and have finished college a while back, however, I found some of the topics in this book really interesting. I read the first four chapters, as instructed in the introduction of the book then jumped around to relevant topics. Many of the topics in the book talk about relationships, friendships and how to handle it when your friends leave you, dating, sex, sexual assault, how to deal with roommates and your differences and so much more.

Although this book is written in a Christian perspective, it is far from narrow  minded and can apply to even secular people’s perspectives. I found this book very intriguing and it gave me some food for thought. I can’t say it gave me peace, only God can settle my soul, but it gave me some ideals to think about and consider with issues I have been currently having in my life.

I want to thank FaithWords publishing for giving me the complimentary copy of this book for an honest review. I really enjoyed jumping around and this book will be a book that will stay on my shelf for quite a while. If you are interested in grabbing a copy, you can head over to one of these local retailers:

Walmart: $14.21 Paperback

Amazon: $14.21 Paperback; $9.99 Kindle

Christian book: $11.99 Paperback

Barnes and Noble: $15.20 Paperback; $9.99 Kindle

 

I can’t wait to share with you my next great read. It is spin from Pride and Prejudice. I can’t wait to share it all with you.  Until next time, Happy Summer and happy beach reading.

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The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep

Hello, folks today we are going to review my latest read: The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep

This book was full of endless adventure and more. It kept me at my seat and it was very well written.

When we start the book we meet a young, captive Native American girl, Mercy Lytton and her best friend and Ranger Captain Matthew Prinn. Matthew and Mercy are commanded to take the French traitor Elias Dubois to a fort in Boston over stealing gold. Mercy has been taken on in the military as a scout due to her keen eyesight. Mercy carries a lot of pain and heartaches. Due to this, she feels that God abandoned her.

Elias, Mercy, Matthew, and Rufus Bragg (the Captain’s son) are in charge of traveling through the New York forest. The group pose as a family with Elias and Mercy, as husband and wife. The trek becomes very dangerous and complicated. They run into many dangerous situations and eventually have a to bury the gold due to an Indian invasion and fight against the French. (What I believe is probably related to the French and Indian War) 🙂 It becomes a brutal fight and our travelers meet other individuals as well, which causes more issues for the group. Elias shares his faith with Mercy.

Elias and Mercy are constantly at each other’s necks, but there becomes a fondness toward each other. Will Mercy get past the fact that Elias is a traitor and show compassion? Will Mercy let go of the hurts and listen about the God Elias Dubois speaks of?  Will Elias reveal the secrets he holds and who he really is? Will they survive their journey to Boston without being killed and caught in the middle of a raging battle? You’ll have to grab a copy for yourself.

Here are some retailers where you can find this book:

Amazon: Kindle: $8.52; Paperback $8.97

BarnesandNoble: Paperback $9.69; Nook Preview: FREE

Walmart: $8.97 Paperback

Christianbook: $8.79 Paperback

I want to thank the publisher, Barbour Publishing, for the opportunity to read this great book. I didn’t have to write a review, but I enjoy my books so much, I just have to. I really enjoyed this book and the historical details were awesome. It was written well and made me want more. I was constantly thrilled to sit and read this book. A five star recommendation for sure.

I hope to see you again very soon with another book. Have a great July 4, and I’ll see you next time.

Happy Reading.

No matter how long ago; wrongs can be forgiven

Hello, everyone. Happy Summer! I can’t believe it is the beginning of the summer season. I have several more books to share with you in the coming weeks. Plus there are some updates happening with my book review programs. I hope to continue to review these awesome books for you in the future months. Anyway… let’s dive into today’s latest read.

Today we are going to take a look at Rebecca Jepson’s newest book in the ‘My Heart Belongs in…’ Series, “My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado–Millie’s Resolve.”

We meet Millie Cooper, a fisherman’s daughter, as doctor’s assistant to Doctor Murphy in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Millie has been residing in Glenwood Springs for the past seven years  since she was left dreadful heart broken by Stephen Drexel on Nantucket Island. She thought that moving away to pursue a new life would heal her hurts. Instead her past meets back up with her in this small Coloradoan town.

John Drexel, brother of Stephen Drexel, has journeyed far in order to help his mother’s ill health and to pursue some business deals. John Drexel is in need of an nurses aid to his mother and his pregnant sister-in-law Florence. When he goes to speak with the local doctor, he discovers Millie Cooper is the doctors assistant. Although John knows that his mother may treat Millie uncouth due to her financial standings and the previous encounter, he feels she is the best choice for the job. Millie prayerfully considers the offer.

When Millie reluctantly accepts the offer John Drexel proposes, her world is turned up side down and she does not understand why God has lead her to help the individuals (the family) that hurt her so many years ago. Not only does Millie have to take care of the ill-mannered Katherine Drexel, but the situation becomes worse, as Millie must somehow help Stephens’ wife, who is dealing with a difficult pregnancy. On top of all the difficult situations, John soon draws a attraction toward Millie and enjoys the companionship of her in the Drexel house. But he does not know how to express nor handle the feelings.

What will John do with the feelings he possesses? Will he hide and lock them deep inside, never to let them out? Does Stephen Drexel still deep down have feelings for Millie? How can Millie face Stephen after all that has happened between them? Will she be able to forgive the wrongs that the Drexels have put upon her? Well…. you will have to find a copy for yourself. Here are a few places where you can find today’s book:

Walmart: $9.73 paperback

Amazon: $9.24 kindle; $9.73 paperback

Barnes and Noble: $10.99 Nook; $10.61 paperback

Christianbook: $9.49 paperback; $8.99 ebook

This book was great read. The book kept you interested in this crazy love triangle. Every twist and turn keeps you wanting to read more and more. Also, faith was a strong factor in this book and the main message of this novel was to learn how to forgive others, even if they’ve hurt you more than anything you can imagine. Hearts can forgive, especially with God’s help and grace.  Lastly, I want to thank Barbour Publishing for the complimentary copy of this wonderful novel. I was not obligated to post a review, but I felt it was only right to give my opinion so others can find good books to read.

Thanks for visiting today. If you like what you see on this blog, feel free to follow. Until next time… Happy Summer and Happy Reading!!! 🙂

How to live a life of Love

Welcome back to the next edition of the bookluvrblog. Today we are going to talk about the newest advice book from Joyce Meyer Ministries, “Living a Life you Love” by Joyce Meyer. This is one book you don’t want to miss. As I’ve mentioned before Joyce’s book are easy to read and are down to earth. You can see my other Joyce Meyer reviews here and here. 🙂

In this 20 chapter book, Joyce has you contemplate how you are living and handling situations. Ar you mouthing off when someone is rude or are you turning the other cheek and showing brotherly love? There are always exceptions to the rule, but in most situations you must learn to love the difficult things or people in your life. God doesn’t say it will be easy, but in the end you will be rewarded for treating others the right way. Even if you can’t see it now.

Joyce helps you understand how to apply the basic principles and advice to make your life more worth while. She also help the reader see where you have may gone wrong in the past and understand how to learn from the circumstances. Joyce teaches us to apply what God has to say and some practical ways to live a life of love. It may be difficult but life is meant to bring happiness, not sadness. You only have one life to live so make the most of it and show others the love that God is all about.

This book was a wonderful companion to your daily devotionals. I have also discovered that there is a complimentary study guide available that would work for individual or group Bible studies. I will recommend this book to anyone that is in need of encouragement and someone that is struggling with difficult situations and trying to learn how to cope with them in a decent matter. If you’d like to grab a copy, head over to your local Christian book store or one of these fine retailers.

Walmart: Study Guide : $11.97

Amazon: $10.99 kindle; $15.35 hardcover

Barnes and Noble: $16.46 hardcover; $10.99 ebook

ChristianBook:  $10.99 ebook; 13.99 hardcover

I want to close with saying that I was thrilled to receive this complimentary copy from FaithWords publishing and not obligated to post a positive review or any review in that matter. I really enjoyed this book and I hope it can help you too.

Until next time… Enjoy the beautiful summer weather and don’t forget to grab a good summer read.

Pelican Point where hearts can mend and heal

Welcome back to Hope Harbor in today’s review of Pelican Point by Irene Hannon. This time we meet Marci Weber, the newspaper’s lead journalist. She’s lived in Hope Harbor long enough to feel safe from her past harms and to know the great neighbors, who watch out for each other. Until this army doctor, Ben Garrison comes to two to settle his grandfather’s estate. Ben is about to turn her quiet world upside down.

 

Ben Garrison is a former Army Doctor who has come to Hope Harbor to clean up his grandfather Skip’s estate and to sell the Pelican Point Lighthouse. Ben wants to forget the past of the military and get moving on to the new life he’s planned at a physician at a practice in Ohio. However, he meet Marci, who is a spunky, stubborn woman, who has caught his eye. She is determined to figure out a way to save the old landmark, much to his detriment. Marci wants to fight for the old lighthouse and Ben feels like it is an unwanted burden. Will Ben and Marci team together or will they sever ways?

 

In the novel, we also meet a lovely young couple, Rachel and Greg, who are Ben’s next door neighbors. Greg has been injured and the situation has strained their young marriage. With the help of Marci, Ben, and the Pelican Point Lighthouse, will Rachel and Greg mend their relationship or will it end in the trouble it is in now?

 

Will Ben and Marci put their past experiences behind them and learn from the situations or will their experiences eat them alive. Well… you will have to find a copy and read it for yourself. 🙂

 

I really enjoyed being back in Hope Harbor. Irene Hannon does a great job on the characters and makes the situations realistic. The only things that made me confused about the books was that there wasn’t much about faith in this edition of the series, and the situation near the end of the book made me feel upset. It was very overwhelming to me, because it was very close to situation I was going through at the time. Plus, there were some suggestive situations, but I didn’t think too much of it at the time. It just gave the book some drama and some realism.

 

You can find this book at the following locations or you can visit your local bookstore.

 

Walmart: $10.99 Paperback

 

Amazon: $8.63 Kindle; $10.99 paperback

 

Barnes and Noble: $9.99 Nook; $11.76 paperback

 

Christian Book: $9.99 paperback; $8.53 ebook

 

Lastly, I want to thank the publisher for giving me a complementary copy to review the this book. It was a very good read and one I will add to my collection. I look forward to reading the next book in the Series.

 

I can’t wait to share with you our next read come next week. I’ll see you next time for the next edition in the bookluvrblog. Happy Reading!!!

A Borrowed Dream by Amanda Cabot

I’m sorry for the delay but today, I’m going to be spending some time to get my book reviews over to you. Today, we are looking at the book “A Borrowed Dream” by Amanda Cabot in the Cimarron Creek Trilogy.
“In A Borrowed Dream” we meet a young teacher named Catherine Whitfield,who is mourning the lost of her mother under the hands of a doctor, who she feels, treated her incorrectly and allowed her to die. Catherine tells herself at no matter what cost she will not allowed the town doctor to care for any one in her care ever again. She ‘doctors’ the children in her class and helps them heal. But things began to change for her when a young girl and her handsome father come to town.
Widower Austin Goddard and his daughter Hannah hold a secret. Austin has decide to began a new life as a rancher in Texas and put his pass behind him. If he starts anew, he can get away from the criminals that have put him and his precious daughter, Hannah in danger and create a better life for his heartbroken little girl.
When Austin meets Catherine at the school house, sparks begin to fly between them. However, when a middle aged woman comes to town in need of help from a doctor, things become more complicated. Will Austin reveal the secret he holds? Will Catherine change her opinions of doctors and help this woman she soon cares for very much? Will a little faith from God and trust in each other help the wounds all these individuals carry be healed?
So much more will be revealed, but I don’t want to say too, much to spoil this lovely story. Amanda Cabot has done a wonderful job creating realistic characters and events. I could not put this book down. I want to thank the publisher and blogger program, Revell Reads, for giving me the opportunity to read this complimentary book for my honest opinion. It was a great read and it will be a series I will return to again and again.
If you would like to find a copy for yourself, please check out the following retailers:
Walmart: $11.85 Paperback
Amazon:$11.85 paperback; $8.63 kindle
Barnes and Noble: $12.80 paperback; $10.99 Nook
Christian Book: $9.99 Paperback; $9.04 ebook
Tomorrow we will be looking at our next read: Pelican Point by Irene Hannon. This is the sequel to last spring’s review book “Sandpiper Cove.” I can’t wait to tell you what happens, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

Sorry for no stories

Hello, everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been away from writing a review. Things got crazy for me this past month, but I haven’t stopped reading I can’t wait to share the latest reads.I got 3 coming up to share for you and hopefully I’ll have some time this week to sit down and type up the reviews. I just wanted you to all I know I haven’t forgotten my fans.

I’ll see you all very soon with some great books. 🙂