A novel of new beginnings and forgiveness

Sorry for the delay this week, I’ve been working at my new job with VIPKID and enjoying every moment of it. ūüôā Here’s my latest read!!

Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon has been one of my favorite books yet. This book has two main characters; Lexie Graham and Adam Stone. Both individuals carry a lot of weight from their past.

We meet single mother/widow Lexie Graham first. She is the Chief of Police in Hope Harbor, located on the Oregon coastline. She struggles with her past so much, that she doesn’t attend church anymore, even though her five year old son and mother attend every Sunday.

Next, we meet Adam Stone, an ex-con. Adam has struggled alot with his past choices in life. He struggles often with the fact his parents abused and didn’t care about him even in jail. Adam Stone has come past a lot of things with God’s help and attending church regularly. However, his life is about to be turned upside down when he meets the police chief.

Lexie Graham has a case of vandalism going on in Hope Harbor and Adam Stone is one of the victims. When Lexie finds out about the kid and accomplice who committed the crimes, she knows the best person to help the kid get back on the right track. Her special assist is Adam Stone.

Through the entire case, Lexie and Adam begin to communicate to each other. ¬†However, their communication becomes a little more than just friends. Can Lexie, the police chief, and Adam, the ex-con, have a relationship that won’t damage each others accomplishments? Or will the they become the towns biggest object of gossip and rumors, which will destroyed all they have? Also, will Lexie and Adam let their past experiences and situations hurt what they have or will they learn to forgive and release the guilt that is heavy on both of their hearts?

You will just have to grab a copy of this great read from Irene Hannon at these great retailers below or see if your local library has a digital or physical copy on loan:

Amazon: $8.79 paperback; $8.35 Kindle

Barnes and Noble: $9.52 paperback; $9.99 Nook

Walmart: $8.75 paperback

ChristianBook: $8.79 paperback; $9.04 ebook

Before I sign off, I want to mention that I got this book complimentary from Revell Publishers for my honest opinion, good or bad. In this regard, I really enjoyed this book.

Next time, I’ll be reviewing my next read About a Dog… This shall be an interesting book.

See you soon and Enjoy reading!

 

New Publication from Jordan Christy

New Publication from Jordan Christy

Today, I’ve been reading my next book. (I’m reading three at a time at the moment. That’s a hard feat if I may say so!) This book is How to Be a Hepburn in a Kardashian World by Jordan Christy. The book was released this past Monday, April 4, 2017.

This is more of an etiquette book than anything, but it could be classified as a Self-help book. So far I have enjoyed it, although I can’t say it is my favorite. I’ll break down what are feel are pros and cons.

First the pros: This book gives you a good perspective on how to handle relationships, personal or business. It gives you ideas how to manage your character and be a more presentable person and discover who the real you is. I also like the fact the book gives you tips on how to handle social media etiquette and work issues.

Second the cons: I don’t agree¬†that everything in life goes the way Jordan says. She talks about being a hard worker and going above and beyond. I’ve been a hard worker and have done exactly what she has said. From my experience, I was looked at more of goody-two-shoes than being looked up at for all my hard work.¬† I also noticed that although, this book was published with a Christian Publisher, she doesn’t mention how her faith is probably how she copes with issues and can get through the situations and examples she talks about. She even mentions things¬†like the F-bomb and stuff like that. Real life things, but not something I think about everyday or a person of faith should be doing. Myself, I never ever¬†say a curse word. (Truth!)¬†This¬†particular¬†point is sort of sitting in¬†the middle of the pros and cons list.

Now, I feel I can recommend this book to most girls (and¬†young women 25+),¬†because it leans in the middle of the road and is speaking to both faith and, possibly more, to secular individuals. Don’t get me wrong, it is¬†good thing, but it is confusing to say this book is leaning more as secular advice book than faith driven advice book.

Did I enjoy this book? Oh yes! It has been quiet interesting. I have yet to finish the last few chapters which are going to be very interesting to me. But like I said I didn’t agree on everything the book spoke about or how to handle situations, but its just my opinion.

Before I sign off, I want to thank the great publishers over at Center Street (Hachette Publishers ) for giving my opportunity to read this book for an honest review (whether positive or negative)

I hope you enjoyed my review of this book. Please stop by again soon for another great read review.

Please take a look at the other books I’ve reviewed. Stay tuned for the next review coming soon!

 

 

Joyce Meyer’s latest publication

Oh! I’m so excited to tell you about the latest book that comes out later this week, actualJoyce.JPGly tomorrow, April 4. ¬†Joyce Meyer’s 20 Ways to Make Everyday Better is a very inspirational book.

For those who do not know who Joyce Meyer is, she is a televangelist and tells you how it is in a Biblical perspective. She has been through a lot in her life. She was sexually abused as a child and has dealt with issues many of us face each day. Joyce really makes you think and she really knows how things are in your life. It is like she knows who you are and what you are going through everyday.

In this book, 20 Ways to Make Everyday Better,  Joyce has divided it into sections to get you rethinking in a better and more positive perspective.  The four sections focus on several topics to get you moving in the right direction for changing your negative perspectives to positive ones. The four topics (which have several sub-chapters) are as follows:


  • Section 1: When you Awake
  • Section 2:New Steps to Take
  • Section 3: Patterns to Break
  • Section 4: Before It’s too Late

I’m about half way into the book as I write this review. Joyce Meyer’s books are always and easy read and are big print. I have so far enjoyed the book and my perspective on things in life feel brighter and better. Amazing!!! I also have just discovered that there is a Study Guide book to compliment the publication. This will give the reader a deeper meaning to the book.

For those who order the book before April 31st, they’ll receive a free downloadable sampler from Joyce Meyer that includes LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND, OVERLOAD, and LET GOD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES. To get your free downloads go here: http://www.faithwords.com/20ways. You simply have to fill in your name, email, and upload a copy of your receipt.
Lastly, I want to thank, Joyce Meyer and the FaithWords-Hachette Publishers in allowing me to share this great and awesome book. I’ve enjoyed it immensely and will continue the journey as I read the rest of the book.
Until next time, Happy Reading!