Friday, March 22, 2013

Review: FORTRESS OF MIST by Sigmund Brouwer

He conquered Magnus, but the real battle has only begun.

Thomas, new lord of Magnus, finds himself caught in a centuries-old battle between two invisible sides, both of whom desperately need him to join their forces. But with much more than just kingdoms at stake, Thomas does not know who he can trust and who is the real enemy; who is in disguise or who is what they really seem to be.

  Full of the same intriguing and unexpected plot twists as The Orphan King, the Merlin’s Immortals series book 2, Fortress of Mist, continues the story of Thomas. If you haven’t read The Orphan King you probably won’t like this one, as you won’t much of the background of the story and you will find it hard to follow. However, if you HAVE read The Orphan King (definite recommend; loved that book!) then you will definitely want to enjoy this one as well!

Kudos to the author on a book well-written. Of course, now I am really eager for the next book in the series which is coming out at the end of October, because Fortress of Mist ended at a sort of cliff-hanger! I DEFINITELY would recommend this series as I have thoroughly enjoyed them! This is a series you won't want to miss out on!!

Thank you to WaterBrook Multnomah for sending me a free copy of Fortress of Mist in exchange for my honest review.

  P.S. If you’ve read and loved Fortress of Mist and The Orphan King, you may enjoy Sigmund Brouwer’s book Wings of Dawn (also published under the title Magnus). It’s the story of Thomas, told a little differently, but the complete story all in one book. I would give it 10 stars; I loved it!

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Friday, March 15, 2013


Since she was a child, Meg Pomeroy has dreamed of visiting Florence. However, when Meg finally has the chance to take the long-anticipated trip, it turns out to be far different than she has expected.

Anticipating to meet her father there, Meg arrives in Florence and discovers that she is on her own. Hospitable Sofia Borelli welcomes Meg to Florence and to her home, but as Meg gets to know Sofia and the beautiful city, she discovers some surprising truths about both- and about herself.

This book wasn't totally my style, and I felt like the ending was a little strange, but I must say that this book was very well-written! I as the reader felt pulled into the story. The depth of the book was stunning due, I am sure, to the careful and precise research of the author. She did a great job of making her readers feel as if they were actually seeing the story with their own eyes. This book was, overall, a pretty good read.

I appreciated the opprotunity to read this book, thanks to the library! :-)

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Skirts, anyone?!

So I was on the internet looking for a peasant skirt pattern and I came across this page, which has tons of awesome skirt ideas! I decided they were too good not to share!
Here's the link: 

I especially love the "Turn a Tablecloth into a Skirt"one! So cute! Now to get my hands on a circular tablecloth! :-) 
The link to just that one is

Hope these patterns inspire your creativity!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Book Review: WAITING FOR MORNING by Karen Kingsbury

 There are good books, and then there are really good books. Karen Kingsbury’s Waiting For Morning is one of those really good books.

 Hannah Ryan’s husband and two daughters were on their way home from a camping trip when a drunk driver collided with their car, killing Hannah’s husband and oldest daughter.

 Consumed with grief and hate for the man who destroyed her family, Hannah spends every minute pursuing the prosecution of the drunk driver to the fullest extent of the law, hoping that by putting him behind bars she will find peace again. Meanwhile, devastated by the loss of her dad and sister, Hannah’s surviving daughter Jenny battles depression and grief alone.

 When a police officer remembers her husband’s dying message, will the letter he sends Hannah contain the truth that will set her free? And will Hannah realize that Jenny needs her love and support, before it’s too late?

 Have tissues handy! Waiting For Morning is a story of hope and forgiveness that will touch your heart and stay with you for a long time. This book was excellent, well-written, and I would not hesitate to recommend it.

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Hello Blog Readers! What's up?

Well, I've been posting quite a few book reviews lately; I think I posted 4 of them in February which is a record! During the winter, I signed up to be a blogger for Baker Publishing Group, which includes Bethany House Publishers and Chosen Books, and so I've been reviewing their books in addition to the books I got from WaterBrook Multnomah.

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