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WHISPERS from the SHADOWS by Roseanna White - Review

Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. The following post contains some book advertisement. I love her...can I trust her?                             I love him... is he safe? This exciting and adventurous romantic spy novel is the second book in an exciting series by Roseanna M. White. Whispers from the Shadows combines fascinating cloak-and-dagger secrets with a tale of love and intrigue during the War of 1812. Treachery causes Gwyneth Fairchild’s world to crumble. The daughter of a British general, she barely saves her life by fleeing London aboard a ship to America. Her goal is to find refuge with the Lane family in Maryland, having been told by her father she could implicitly trust Winter and Bennet Lane, even though their nations are once again at war. After meeting their son, Thad, she wonders how safe she truly is when she discovers that the Lanes trade in a

DARK ROAD HOME by Elizabeth Ludwig - Review

Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for my review. The following post contains advertisement The nightmares of her past have found Ana Kavanogh an ocean away. Ana Kavanogh's memories of Ireland are mostly of fire and pain. As a girl she survived a blaze that left her an orphan, scarred and angry at God. Now in New York Ana find a kindred spirit in Eoghan Hamilton, who's struggling with his own anger. His twin sister, Cara, betrayed him by falling in love with his enemy. Both of their lives in danger,

Sunday Praise

This Sunday is Homecoming Sunday at our church. I am so blessed to be part of a congregation where my church is my family! But when I think of homecoming, I think of heaven!  Growing up on the mission field, then returning to a country that should have been home, when you feel like at times your heart is elsewhere, is not always easy; and at times you feel lost and alone. You feel like you are always split between two places and people that you love. I am so thankful for a Friend who never leaves me nor forsakes me, and who is right now preparing for my homecoming day! In heaven, I will not only be reunited with all my loved ones that have gone on before, but also those that are here on earth that I cannot be near and may never see again. "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.   In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.   And if I go and prepare a place for you,

BURNING SKY by Lori Benton - Review

Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for review. The following post contains some advertisement. "I remember the borders of our land, though I have been gone from them nearly half the moons of my life. But who there will remember me? What I have seen, what I have done, it has changed me." I am so happy to have guest reviewer, Starr, helping me out today. The following review is her opinion on the book. The story takes place right after the Revolutionary War has ended.   Burning sky had been captured by Mohawk Indians as a young girl.   There were so many deaths among the Indians because of war and sickness that she finds herself going back to her New York home 12 years later.   Her parents and grandmother are no longer there.    There are so many questions to be answered.  What happened to her New York family?  Were they even alive?    She finds that the ugliness of war has left many people changed and scarred.

WORSHIP WALK by Gareth Goossen - Review

Disclosure: The following post contains some advertisement.  "Gareth Goossen describes worship as entailing more than music, as entailing all of life. To that one can only say a hearty 'Amen.' But he does more than this, for he not only describes the goal of worship, doing so in a very down-to-earth way, but he also gives us the practical steps for progressing towards that goal. Worship does involve all of life, and I warmly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in entering into this reality." - Dr. Peter H. Davids , author, pastor, professor, and New Testament scholar

Alaskan Adventures Sweepstakes - Bethany House and Dani Pettrey

THREE DAYS LEFT TO ENTER I thoroughly enjoyed Book 1 and 2 of the Alaskan Courage Series by Dani Pettrey. I am getting ready to start reading Book 3, and am so excited! I can't wait to see what happens in this book. You can read my reviews for Submerged - Book 1  and Shattered - Book 2  by clicking the links. This ranks top ten in series I have read! Keep reading to find out about the prizes and how to enter the giveaway!

Sunday Praise

"Remember these things, O Jacob, for you are my servant, O Israel. I have made you, you are my servant; O Israel, I will not forget you.   I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you." Sing for joy, O heavens ,  for the Lord has done this; Shout aloud, O earth beneath . Burst into song, you mountains , you forests and tall trees , for the Lord has redeemed Jacob , he displays his glory in Israel . ~Isaiah 44:21-23 The book of Isaiah is one of my favorites.  God reminds His people that they belong to Him, that He forgives their sins. If nothing else, that is a reason to sing and shout!  Right outside my window this morning trees are changing colors already. God's creation is an amazing reminder of who He is. He deserves all our praise, every day. There is so much to praise Him for. Count your blessings today, and praise Him for them. If you don't know whe

A Surprise for Lily

Disclosure: the following post contains some advertisement. Eleven-year-old Lily Lapp wants her life to stay just the way it is. Instead, it's constantly changing. New jobs, new schoolmates, and new challenges sure keep life interesting. It seems like the only thing Lily really wants to change--Effie Kauffman's mischief making--is the one thing that never does. Effie is up to her old tricks, and Lily is her favorite target. With each chapter in Lily's life comes another ever-more exciting adventure. But no one could have prepared Lily

Sunday Praise

Hezekiah (king of Judah) is facing a tough opponent, who is not only threatening him, his people, but is also mocking his God. What does he do?  "Then he ( Hezekiah) went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord. (the letter the messengers brought him from the opposition) And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord: O Lord, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, O  Lord and hear; open your eyes, O Lord, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to insult the living God... Now, O Lord, deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O Lord, are God."  What do you do when faced with opposition? Is your first stop on your knees before God? Do you see it as a way for God to be revealed to those around you? Before Hezekiah made his request - he praised God. Is that my attitude when things get tough? Is it yours? No

The Promise - Revell Blog Tour

Disclosure:  The following post contains book and publisher advertisement One home, two hearts, and the power of a promise kept . . . For the last five months, Tom Anderson has been without a job, a fact he's been hiding from his wife Jean--and everyone else. He leaves each morning, pretending nothing has changed, and spends his disheartening day rotating through coffee shops and the library, using their wi-fi to search job listings online. The stress of keeping this secret is beginning to put serious strain on his marriage. But Tom's not the only one hiding something. Jean Anderson has a

Sunday Praise

We are created for God's glory... Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory , I have formed him; yea, I have made him.   ~ Isaiah 43:7 To do all things for his glory. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. ~ I Cor. 10:31 He is glorified through our praise. Whoso offereth praise glorifieth Me: ~ Psalm 50:23 What praise do you have to offer today? I am praising Him for the blessing of a great day with my family yesterday and my daughter who just turned six. It is all because of Him - My God and my Heavenly Father!