World War II Christian Romance

World War II Christian Romance

I just read this fantastic book, With Love, Wherever you are, by Dandi Daley MacKall. Based on a true story of Dandi’s real life parents, this was a book that would not disappoint. Just to note, the story is slightly fictionalized but the story is based on true events. Below is a video from the author to hear more about her inspiration for the novel.

This book starts with a nurse named Helen Eberhart. She has had a difficult life and has always wanted to a care and cure others of their illnesses. One day, she had enough of the hospital she was working for and decided to quit and join the American Red Cross during the start of World War II.

When she gets to her station, she is beside herself and what she has been assigned to do. During her worse moment, she runs right into the man, Frank Daley, who falls in love with her at first sight. He shows her love and care without even knowing her name. They go to church together. They talk about God and family. He meets her every single night.

Soon their relationship becomes strained; therefore, they begin to write letters to each other. Helen and Frank soon marry, but they are deployed to Europe shortly after. All they have are letters, which they write 3, if not 4, times a day. Times are tough, but will Helen and Frank’s marriage last? I’m not gonna tell you, you’ll need to get the book. 😉

ChristianBook.com: $10.99

Amazon: $15.99; Kindle $9.99

BN.com: $15.99, Nook: $10.99

Walmart: $16.11

I recommend this book for younger adults, because you will note this book does have a few graphic moments in it due to the fact we are speaking of World War II. Also, the author does mention Helen and Frank make love several times in the book. Nothing graphic, just a mention of it. Additionally, I like the fact Helen maintains her faith in God, although she struggles a lot of trusting Frank so far away from her. Frank’s faith grows as he looks up to Major Bradford for guidance and as a great example of maintaining faith in God even when everyone is dying around them.

I can’t say it enough, this is one of those books I may have to re-read again sometime. I can’t forget to mention that I want to thank the great publishers at Tyndale Publishing for the option of reading this great book for my honest and heart felt opinion.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

 

Choice Summer The Nikki Sheridan Series by Shirley Brinkerhoff

Choice Summer The Nikki Sheridan Series by Shirley Brinkerhoff

Wow! This book is really good. I read it back about 10 years ago and I keep wanting to go back to it. Written in a Christian Perspective, this book, Choice Summer by Shirley Brinkerhoff, is the first book about the summer Nikki Sheridan’s life changed forever. Just to note this book is for mature teenage girls and brings awareness to the importance of waiting to have sex before marriage. It also approaches the topic of unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

Nikki was just the typical 16 year old girl. Popular and her boyfriend was definitely one of those cool boys on the varsity. You know LETTERMAN jacket, the works. The story begins in the nurses office at a clinic far from home on her way to her grandparents house for the summer. The nurse tells her the news: “Sure enough, honey, you’re pregnant!” The word runs through Nikki’s mind PREGNANT?!  BUT IT JUST WAS ONE TIME. The story goes on and she tries to figure out ways to hide the pregnancy, however, she knows she can’t hide it for long. Nikki can’t be a disgrace to her parents or her grandparents.She has all the symptoms and morning sickness is one. She seeks confidence  in an old friend Jeff and he gives her Christian guidance and counsel.

Nikki’s got some decisions to make. She considers a possible abortion. Could it be as simple as the nurse said? Will God forgive her for her decisions? She only has a few weeks to decide on what to do. Before too long her belly will be growing with the precious life inside her. Also will a dark  family secret be revealed? Is Nikki ready for what’s coming? You’ll just have to get a copy of this great  book!

It is out of print so here are a few links I found in the meantime.

https://www.amazon.com/Choice-Summer-Nikki-Sheridan-1/dp/1561794848

http://www.thriftbooks.com/w/choice-summer_shirley-brinkerhoff/1071150/#isbn=1561794848

 

Debbie Macomber Dashing through the Snow

Sorry for the delay folks!!! I got busy trying to save my mall. Sort of business work. Lol but here it is my review of Debbie Macomber’s Dashing through the Snow…I’ve watched the movie and read the book.

The book was so good I couldn’t keep my hands off of it. It was about a girl named Ashley Davidson who was trying to fly home for Christmas to see her mom. Her dad had been passed away for a year or so and it was the first Christmas they were apart. She so badly wanted an airline ticket but the ticket agent kept telling her to wait and step aside. The guy behind her was getting very annoyed and the ticket agent acted discriminatory and said he could fly stand by. This was the last straw for Ashley and she headed to the rental car agencies.

When she got the rental car agency, they told her she was too young. Suddenly the annoying guy that got a stand by ticket was behind her and said he’d take the car. Long story short, they soon were sharing the car and he introduced himself as Dashiell Sutherland.

Throughout the journey they learned to like each other company. There were several Laugh-out-Loud moments. They soon picked up a puppy from a Veteran (not a retired Veterinarian as some younger children think they are). The story becomes more entertaining and the dog even embarrasses Ashley while singing karaoke. Also that night things change  a lot between Dash and Ashley.

Soon they were to arrive at Ashley’s home, but not with out some problems from the police and FBI. The funniest part is that the FBI thinks Ashley is a terrorist and that Dash is in danger, but you’ll have to read the book to see the full gist or the comical situations the FBI gets them selves into.

However, the book in my opinion was a heck of a lot better than the movie. Can you believe that? The movie is almost a complete different story. This is spolier alert, but Dash in the movie appears to be in on the capture of Ashley Harrison (yup, different name and not sure why). And they put a bug on his cell phone! This ruins the entire story and makes the movie so disappointing compared to the book. There are several other elements too. Like instead of getting the dog from the Veteran she gets it from a motorcycle dude.

The book was so funny and entertaining and when I watched the movie after the book, I was like “the book was definitely better. What was wrong with the movie?”The Suspense wasn’t their; the chemical tension between the characters wasn’t as strong. I’ve seen better book movies.

So in my opinion get the book. Go to BJs and get it for $10 or as a kindle edition and have Amazon Echo read it to you. 🙂

Here’s the prices on Amazon for physical and kindle edition, and what it costs at Barnes and Noble:

Barnes and Noble: $9

Amazon: physical: $9; kindle edition: $9.99

As always happy reading, and stay tuned for more awesome books to snuggle up with.

Hearts–

 

 

Christmas in Good Hope Novel 1

Hi, folks! Just finished a lovely novel, first in the series, called Christmas in Good Hope. The story takes place in the town of Good Hope, either in Washington state or Oregon.  It is Christmas time and the motto is Neighbors helping neighbors.

Amaryllis Bloom, Ami for short, has been having coffee every morning for months with her new friend Beckett Cross. He’s new in town and runs the Cafe Muddy Boots. Ami own a Bakery right down the street from them. Every morning they meet at the cafe to talk and drink coffee and eat her wonderful cookies. However, this Christmas it seems there’s more to their friendship.

Beckett has moved into the Victorian Home that is suppose to be on the Twelve Nights tour. The Cherry’s, which is the club Ami is apart of due to her mother’s memory and final wishes, urge Ami to talk to Beckett to get him to open his house. Little does Ami know that the entire idea is hard for Beckett. He had lost his wife several months ago and he is bitter.

They both suddenly grow closer as time nears the holidays. Ami  bring joy to Beckett and heals his broken heart, yet he still holds a few secrets on what happened. As well Ami holds a secret of her own. She’ll never drive anywhere and always catches a ride with someone. Beckett finds this peculiar, but he sees the beauty in her heart. They soon began falling for each other, and make love one night after a holiday party. Soon they are with each other almost every waking moment. Ami helps Beckett in the Muddy Boots and makes meals to make money for the furnace she so needs.

However, Ami fears that the secret she holds will hinder her relationship that she has learned to enjoy and love. She learns that she loves Beckett and that he loves her. Are their secrets going to hinder their relationship? You’ll just have to find out for yourself. 🙂 I can’t say anymore, but it has a good ending.

Part 2 is coming out in June 2016. That’s going to be nice. I can’t wait.

Where can you get this book? Amazon of course. It is available for $5.99 digital or $9.50 paperback. Click the link above if you are interest. If you have prime you maybe able to borrow the book for free. 🙂

Happy Holidays!!! And Happy Reading!