Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Review: Swept Away

I really enjoyed this book. With a new twist on Out West adventures, the story was intereting and I found myself really liking the characters and really engaged in the story! I couldn't wait to findout what happened.

My complaint is that I didn't think the back cover description was very accurate of what actually happened in the story. From the back cover, I had the impression that Luke was ruthlessly set on getting even at all costs, but really he wants to just get his land back and go on peacefully.

I liked how the storyline ended up being more than just what it originally seemed.  I'm glad that I read this interesting, enjoyable book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction.

Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for sending me a complimentary copy of Swept Away in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Tempted, Tested, True

This book was encouraging to me. Numerous times throughout reading it, I said to myself, "Wait! I'm not the only one?!"

I liked how the authors took a deep, close-up look at the most common tempations that men or women face. They shared some good ideas for standing against temptation. I would've liked for them to maybe dig a little deeper into their subject matter, but the material was still good.

I would particularly recommend this book for someone who is a new Christian.

Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for sending me a free copy of Tempted, Tested, True in exchange for this honest review.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Book Review of The Winnowing Season by Cindy Woodsmall

Rhoda Byler, and Amish woman with the unusual gift of being able to foretell things, is preparing to join several others moving to Maine to start an Amish community there. Rhoda hopes that moving to Maine will give her a fresh start, but once the group gets there she discovers more trouble waiting and more secrets waiting to be uncovered.

I thought that some parts of this book were a little creepy, like Rhoda's gift and the scenes with her sister Emma, but other than that it was an interesting book and pretty well-written. I felt like I missed out on part of the story by not reading the first book, but I still liked it.

Thank you to WaterBrook Multnomah for sending me a free copy of The Winnowing Season in exchange for my honest review.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Book Review: I'm No Angel by Kylie Bisutti

In her book I'm No Angel, Kylie Bisutti sares her story of becoming  Victoria's Sectet model and why she gave it up to become a Proverbs 31 wife. Growing up in a small town, Kylie dreamed of becoming a model. Her opprotunity came when her family had moved ti Vegas. At age 14, Kylie got a contract with a modeling company. She began her modeling career, which took her to the other end of the country and also overseas. Kylie modeled throughout high school.

High school was a time where Kylie had struggles, but was also where she met a girl named Catalina, who invited Kylie to a youth group meeting. Kyle bgan attending youth group and eventually gave her life to Christ. After high school, Kylie continued her modeling carrer, and she met her future husband, Mike. The two quickly fell in love, and Kylie kept modeling after their marriage. When she had the opprotunity to audition for the title of Victoria's Secret Angel, she took it. Kylie ended up winning the competition. As she continued to model, Kylie eventually began to relize that her modeling lingerie was not honoring to God. Kylie made the decision to walk away fro her career and become a Proverbs 31 wife to her husband. Almost a year later, Kylie openly began sharing her story and began encouraging girls and young women to embrace the real beauty that lies within.

Kylie's story was interesting, and it was encouraging to read her journey to becoming a Proverbs 31 wife and see how God worked in her life. I did feel like the book ended rather abruptly, though. I would really have liked to read more about her ministry to girls and young women. On the whole, though, it was not a bad book.

Thank you to Tyndale House for sending me a free copy of I'm No Angel in exchange for my honest review.