Wednesday, September 26, 2012

To Love and Cherish by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

To Love and Cherish is the second book in the series Bridal Veil Island.  I did not know at the time I started reading this book that it was in a series but you don't need to read the first to enjoy this book.  The story is set in the south in the late 1800's. Melinda is a lady's maid to a family on Bridal Veil Island resort, and is in love with Evan who is an assistant gamekeeper at Bridal Veil Island.  When Melinda's family she works for plans to go back home to Cleveland early, she hopes that Evan will propose so she won't have to go.  Evan does not propose and Melinda has to leave to go back to Cleveland.  A hurricane then strikes Bridal Veil Island, and Melinda becomes concerned about her love Evan so decides to quit her job and go back to the island to check on Evan and try to get him to marry her.  When Melinda gets back she finds Evan is safe and gets a job on the island since he still will not propose marriage to her.  They thought the separation and hurricane was a hurdle, there is much more to come that tests their relationship. The hurdles that are continuously thrown at this couple kept me from wanting to put the book down.  I wanted to finish it to see what would happen to their relationship.  After reading this book, I am much more interested in reading more historical romance books. I was all ready a fan of Tracie Peterson but now also a fan of Judith Miller.  I plan on getting book one in this series to read, and then read the other books that will come out in this series.

This book was given to me free from Bethany House Publishers to read and give my honest review.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day

Let me start of with that I am not a big fan of any type of nonfiction, but went ahead and requested to read this book! When I was in college I had a World Religions class that I barely passed, and this book would have helped me out a lot. Each chapter discusses the basic information about a religion to help you better understand the differences and similarities between it and other religions. You can read as much as you want at a time, or as the title suggests give yourself 15 minutes each day to read about one religion and take it in fully.  I think it is a great resource to have since in our communities there is a wide variety of  religions that people are a  part of, and you can understand better what there beliefs are. After reading this I feel I understand more about different religions then I did in taking a full semester course on World Religions in College.  There are quite a few religions in this book that I never heard of before.  I also feel that I will be able to better answer any questions by children might have in the future about different religions.

I was given this book for free from Bethany House Publisher to read and give an honest review.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

TuTu Bag

Here is the newest product in my store Unique Creations by Tracy, the tutu bag.  It makes a great bag for girls to carry things in especially to dance class. The pattern is by Snappy Tots. If you are interested in getting this for a little girl in your life go here to my store. They are custom made with the colors that you would like.  I am also now shipping products to Canada beside the United States.  More countries are to come over the next several weeks.

When Hope Blossoms by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Another great book by Kim Vogel Sawyer! In this story Amy Knasckstedt moves away from her Mennonite family home to Weaverly, Kansas with her children. She is trying to get away and have a fresh start after losing her husband. She moves next door to Tim Roper who use to be a Mennonite and is dealing with his own issues. Tim is not happy to have Mennonite neighbors because he doesn't want reminders of his past. Amy's kids befriend Tim and end up helping him through his own struggle. While Tim ends up being able to help Amy out with the questions surrounding her husband's death. It was very nice to read a book that had characters with special needs children in the story, because you don't see that very often.  If you are looking for a good Christian book that is an easy read then this book is perfect for you.  I look forward to reading many more of Kim Vogel Sawyer's books in the future!

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for an honest review!