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!

 

Everything is Possible by Jen Bricker

Today I posted twice. An original poem of mine. I was feeling sad today and felt like sharing it. You can see that here and feel free to leave comments. 🙂 Now, off to today’s book review of Everything is Possible by Jen Bricker.

What a wonderful book! I just finished it today. At a time in my life when I’m feeling discouraged about things and people around me, this was a great pick-me-up.

Jen Bricker is an extraordinary young woman. Being born with no legs, life was not going to be a easy for her. She also was adopted because her biological parents could not take care of a hajen-bricker-everything-is-possible-663x1024ndicapped child.

In this book, Jen narrows down her exciting life into many topics and links them to Bible verses. I love the keeping faith chapter. Jen never lets anything get her down and she admits her difficult moments and sassy ones too. She never considers herself handicapped. Jen shows she is human (maybe superhuman lol), but that she also loves everyone around her and is never afraid of anything. If its a challenge, she’ll do it. Nothing holds her back. Did I mention she’s an aerialist? That’s strength to do that kind of stuff. Best part?! She credits God for everything in her life even her struggles; that God has to have a reason even for that particular parking space.

As I read this book, I could see so many similarities between me and Jen. I’m sure others will too. You can relate to her easily. You like her. For me, I think its that spunky-ness we both possess and our crazy thoughts.  Sometimes we just want to punch someone for their rude ways. Laugh Out Loud!  🙂 Just kidding, but I’m sure you get the same feelings too about things.  We want to love others, even if they make it difficult.

This book was awesome and I’m actually proud to say this was one of the first copies off the press, because I got it through Baker Publishing’s Blogger Program. I loved the book obviously. But don’t take my word for it! Check it out for yourself below.

If you want to learn more about Jen, follow her on social media @JenBricker and @JenBricker1 on Twitter. Plus visit her website at www.jenbricker.com. Pretty easy to remember, right?

If you’d like to pick up a copy, please check out these fine retailers below or visit a local one near you. Please support local businesses! Also, see if your local library has a copy. 🙂

AMAZON: Hardcover $10.88; Kindle $9.36

Barnes and Noble: Hardcover $11.84; Nook $12.99

Until next week’s review of the devotional I AM FOUND by Laura Dingman, get a glass of hot tea and a nice book to snuggle up with. Fall is coming…

Happy Reading!

Booker T. Washington’s “Up From Slavery”

Up From Slavery  is a significant piece of literature, especially for the African American community. It is the official autobiography by Booker T Washington. (For those who don’t know what an autobiography is, it is the actually biography from the person it is about.) I’ve read this piece of literature at least 2 times. I’ve been thinking about reading it again.

Up From Slavery starts the story out about what Booker T. Washington’s childhood was like and running to get free. He eventually makes it in to college with the little education he has. As he gets older and smarter, he soon acquires the college he’s attended and builds many of the buildings around it. Through many hardships, Booker T. Washington manages to build Tuskegee Institute. It isn’t easy though!!! Many things hinder his success, but he keeps his goal in the forefront. Today, Tuskegee Institute is called Tuskegee University.  It is a very prestigious  African American college.

I find this entire book intriguing and it is so rich in African American history. This is a definite must. This book is available through Christian Book or Abeka Book (that’s the edition I’ve read and Abeka offers free shipping) for 12.95. Amazon sells the Kindle edition for 99 cents and the paperback is under $4… Can’t beat that!!!  Lastly, I found that you could also read it online for free through Bartleby.com. It’s free because after so long the copyright runs out. But I think for a under a dollar Amazon is the best bet…

Additional fun fact: Did you George Washington Carver went to Tukegee?

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