NEW BOOK REVIEW


 Coming Out Of Egypt (The Egypt Series Book 1) ... By Angela Joseph


When Marva accidentally kills her father while trying to protect her younger sister June from him, she anticipates a new beginning far from "Egypt" where they once lived. But her new life is fraught with fear and anxiety. She has become the detective's chief suspect, her teenage sister is too beautiful for her own good, and her supervisor wants to teach her more than her job requires. In addition, she has to sort out her mixed feelings for her childhood sweetheart. It's enough to drive a girl to drink - which she does - until Cicely, Marva's former teacher intervenes. She patiently mentors the girls and leads them to Christ.
But Cicely has problems of her own, and as Marva watches her deal with and overcome heartbreak, she begins to understand the true meaning of love, forgiveness and faith in a God who can bring her "out of Egypt." But the noose still hangs over her head. Will Marva be punished for her crime, or will she find compassion and understanding? The dark matter covered in this book is offset by the exotic setting and the rich, cultural references of Trinidad and Tobago.



OUR REVIEW

Coming Out of Egypt (The Egypt Series Book 1) by Angela Joseph is not your typical mystery, romance Christian novel. The main content was very painful and I believe after reading the author's notes, based on gathered facts from Joseph.

The story is centered around two sisters that endured a horrific childhood, and the consequences that happened. The subject matter was intense and very sad for me to read, and I will refrain from giving out any spoilers. Be aware that this is an adult book with a lot of emotional and spiritual turmoil.

I did like the questions at the end of the book to use as guidelines for open discussions about forgiveness and deliverance, but I felt the writing could have been a little more polished and needed to flow a bit more evenly.
 
 

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NEW BOOK REVIEW



                              The Other Side of Freedom ... By Cynthia T. Toney



In a southern U.S. farming community in 1925, thirteen-year-old Salvatore and his Italian immigrant father become involved against their will in a crime that results in the murder of an innocent man and family friend. Will Sal keep the secrets about that night as his father asks, or risk everything he and his family cherish in their new homeland, including their lives?

Amidst bigotry, bootlegging, police corruption, and gangland threats, Sal must discover whom he can trust in order to protect himself and his family and win back his father's freedom. Sal's family, their African-American farmhand, and the girl who is Sal's best friend find their lives forever changed as dreams are shattered and attitudes challenged in a small community called Freedom.



OUR REVIEW

"Strangers. And none of them dressed like farmers." A tingling that creeps down 13 year old Sal's hairline, a stern look of warning from his dad to stay back and the glint of a revolver from the men on his porch sets this novel into action. The Other Side of Freedom by Cynthia T. Toney is a remarkable story of love and loyalty amidst the hardship of families in the 1920's.

The mystery evolves and builds, adding characters that enhance and move along the flow of the story. I loved that Toney did not go overboard with excessive details and let me picture life and struggles of that era. Seeing life from a 13 year view and trying to understand exactly what the family was facing was an eye opener.

Who children trust and how much they understand is quite the dilemma that they to face, even in this day. I loved how Toney quietly lays out ways to handle situations, still having the fear of reaping the consequences of their actions.

I was not expecting the way the story wrapped up with it's twists, which added to the pleasure of reading this book. An easy read for middle school and up, a must read for all ages.



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NEW BOOK REVIEW


Planet Police: Never a dull moment policing the streets of Britain (True Stories Book 27) ... By Natalie Vellacott


Natalie Vellacott worked in Sussex Police for almost a decade, during which time she investigated almost every type of crime from traffic offences, thefts and minor assaults to burglaries, rape and murder.

These revealing and often humorous stories from the frontline of policing address the questions Natalie is most frequently asked as a former "cop": what is the worst incident you dealt with? the funniest? the craziest? the most serious? She also shares personal life experiences, showing how these impacted the way she dealt with issues that arose in police work.

A fascinating read; hard to put down!




OUR REVIEW

Have you ever wondered what the police really think and do in all those crazy and/or wild situations that we hear about? Planet Police: Never a dull moment policing the streets of Britain! (True Stories Book 27) by Natalie Vellacott gives us the inside scoop. Natalie became an officer while just nineteen, but I felt while reading this book her maturity was way beyond her age. She gives us some highlights from the many departments during her years on the force, some good and funny and some that were a bit sad.

At first I found it a tiny bit hard to related to the humor of the  towns and counties that Vellacott was describing, but easily fell into the flow of the story. Training was hard and demanding, but came into good use as some of the incidents the officers came upon were quite astounding. From six year olds damaging cars, teens "borrowing" stolen furniture, child abuse, death and rapid promotions, working on the force began to take it's toll.

Author Vellacott reveals the inside turmoil and events that lead up to a major decision in her life. Curious about the "inner circle" of officers and detectives, this is a must read for you.


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NEW BOOK REVIEW



Blessed Are the Contrarians: Diary of a Journey Through Interesting Times ... By S.R. Piccoli



Blessed are the contrarians, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. But they must be very, very careful in these Interesting Times! Contrarians are those who go against the current (as the dictionary states), who take opposing stands from the majority: in the stock markets they buy when others sell and vice-versa; in religious matters, if they are Christians, they continue to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, in spite of the Zeitgeist, and if they are not they have the utmost respect for what Christianity is all about and for its contribution to civilization. In matters of culture, education and lifestyles, they are “old-fashioned” while the rest of the world seems to be hell bent on transmuting order into chaos. This book is a kind of diary of a journey through our time—politics, culture, lifestyles, worldviews, etc.—and back home again, where “home” stands for a sense of belonging to something stronger than the spirit of our times. In other words what this book represents is a sort of explanation—though not a systematic one—of why the Author disagrees with certain mainstream views in several domains. And this from a conservative and Christian point of view, that is to say the perspectives that come under severe attack from secular and progressive ideologies, the over-influential schools of thought of our time.


OUR REVIEW

Blessed Are the Contrarians: Diary of a Journey Through Interesting Times by S.R. Piccoli was quite the eye opener for me. It revived old memories of past events, some that I could relate to and some new enlightening facts. After reading the dedication I knew this was going to be a most unusual read for me.

The diaries are compilations of his past blogs of actual current events at the time of writing these blogs, infused with his point of view.  "The "diary" entries are not arranged in any chronological order, but in accordance to subject pertinence."

Piccoli is an extraordinary writer and sometimes a bit over my head as I am not a very detailed related reader, but these blogs where brimmed with various opinions and facts and a few stood out for me. Loved the blog about the Monks (who will replace them), the Shroud of Turin, and the Saudi Women's sexy eyes.

A few thoughts were given on Obama, Rubio and Romney and human cloning...nicely done.

I recommend Blessed Are the Contrarians: Diary of a Journey Through Interesting Times by S.R. Piccoli for readers who enjoy bits and pieces of current history presented in a casual format.


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NEW BOOK REVIEW



Reuben and Joseph: A Make Your Own Decisions Book (The Adventures of Reuben Sense 2) ... By Natalie Vellacott


Reuben is happy with his small circle of school friends. Their families all have money and they can visit each other's houses and borrow each other's things. Reuben likes hanging out with the popular boys and thinks things will always be this way.

Is Reuben's comfortable friendship group about to be invaded by the sudden arrival of Joseph, a poor boy who doesn't seem sure when his birthday is, let alone anything else? How will Reuben and his friends respond to him? Will Reuben be willing to share the things he has with someone who seems to have nothing or will he avoid him at all costs? Will he offer heartfelt friendship or angrily obey a teacher's instruction?

Will Reuben get close enough to Joseph to find out why he is dirty and wearing ragged clothes? Will he be able to help him if he does find out? How will his Christian faith impact the decisions he makes? What would Jesus do in this situation?

Join Reuben on another interactive journey as he learns the importance of caring for others and sharing what he has with those less fortunate. Struggle with him as he makes tough decisions and learns some painful lessons!



OUR REVIEW

Are you looking to spend some quality time with your children? This book is for YOU!  Reuben and Joseph by Natalie Vellacott is a fabulous inter-active story to teach your child how to handle situations and dilemmas that might happen in real life.

I read this book twice. Once to get the "feel" of the complete options, and then followed through with making a decision on the story problems to complete the ending.

Since iPads are in most of the schools today for learning use, I feel this book would be a great teaching aid as the Kindle form of Reuben and Joseph could be used effectively with adult supervision, answering even more in depth questions about faith and making the right decisions that might arise. Also, a great gift to a child who would enjoy the "choosing" of the adventure. A book that can be read many times over.



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NEW BOOK REVIEW



                                            The Golden Locket ... By Aurora Manderville





Rose and her brother Ferdinand receive scholarships to the most prestigious college in the whole country, only to find themselves caught in a strange turn of events.







OUR REVIEW

I was in for a real surprise while reading The Golden Locket by Aurora Manderville. The adventure started out giving me a feeling that I already felt comfortable with the setting of this story without author Manderville  even describing it yet. Loved the simple descriptions of the main characters...Rose with her dark chocolate curls, Ferdinand being "stubborn" as a mule, and best of all Maria, a strong mother determined to see her children make the best of their lives.

As Rose and  Ferdinand accept their letters of entrance to prestigious Tolken University, the tone of the story blossomed before me...it was a different genre then what I was expecting!

As I found out the meaning of the title, the story zipped along in a fast pace, enjoying the flow of the adventure.

A simple, sweet, and clean read book, I could recommend this to middle school level and up. Love to have a sequel to see what happens to the main characters.


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Some people can only dream of living out their fantasies. Cupcake shop owner Denie Shaw is the exception to the rule. This young, witty and charming woman seems to have a perfectly balanced life. Years of making bad relationship decisions had given Denie, owner of Icing, the opportunity not only to become a strong, successful business woman, but also managed to involve her three best friends in her crazy cupcake adventures. Denie’s sweet life gets turned upside down when she meets her crush, Tom Billingsly, right wing for the Cleveland Monsters hockey team. Together, Denie and Tom strike up a relationship that seems to have all the right ingredients. Will Denie allow the fear of heartache to guide her choice, or will she take the leap of faith and trust God to provide a solid recipe for her life?



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NEW BOOK REVIEW


Manners And Customs of Bible Lands ...by Fred H. Wight




A study of the manners and customs of Arabs of Bible lands invaluable. For many years the Arabs were the custodians of Palestine. In the seventh century, an army of Arabs broke away from Arabia and invaded the Near East. They brought with them the habits of life inherited from countless generations before them. Since they have lived in these lands ever since, they have largely become the conservators of the manners and customs of Bible times.

During the centuries, Arab customs largely unchanged. There are three classes of Arabs in these lands. First, there is the Nomad or Bedouin Arab, who is a shepherd and lives in tents. Second, there is the Peasant or Fellahin Arab, who is a farmer and usually lives in a village one-room house. Third, there is the City or Belladin Arab, who as a rule engages in business in the larger cities. The Belladin Arab has come in contact with western civilization more than the other classes, and therefore his manner of life has undergone a certain amount of change. On the other hand, the Peasant Arab has changed his customs very little, and the Nomad Arab practically none at all. Through the centuries the Arabs have for the most part considered it to be morally wrong to change their ancient customs. For this reason the manners and customs of Bible-land Arabs are very much the same as the Jews of Bible times. There are some exceptions to this rule, and most of those have to do with religious observances.



OUR REVIEW

Have you ever wondered the who, what and why of Bible life? Manners and Customs of Bible Lands has most of your answers! I used this book in our Bible Leadership Class, as we tried to understand the customs that would help explain some of the Bible verses.

The most widely used vegetables in Bible times were beans and lentils.

Milk in bible times was considered, not simply as something that was added to their food in cooking, but was regarded as a
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substantial food for all ages.

Meat was eaten on special occasions.

To sleep without a light is considered by most villagers to be a sign of extreme poverty.

There was great fear of the ocean, since they had no charts of the seas or compass to guide them.

All interesting facts, each backed up with scriptures. This is a handy guide to learning more about life and living in Bible times.
   
                                                                        


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Children's clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball's soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar- entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs inside, Mary Wade loses hope for escape when a third villain returns with supplies. Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Weighing the difference of ruining his three months' investigation against the woman's safety, Brett forsakes his mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind. When Mary Wade's safety is threatened once more, Brett rescues her again. This time, her personal safety isn't the only thing in jeopardy. Her heart is endangered as well. Learn more and purchase a copy.




OUR REVIEW

Wow! This is a non stop read, from the unexpected beginning all the way through to the end. How does Mary Wade find the strength to get in and out of the perilous situations that keep tangling her personal safety along with the emotional drama that even surprises herself! You think things will smooth out, but her relationships with the other characters take detours and twist your gut with the "oh no" this can't be happening! It was a fast read for me, as I liked the unusual story line for a change of pace. Characters were written in a believable way, and the settings to right on. If you love romance AND mystery, this one is for you!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.


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About the author:
 
 
 
Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master's degree in English and taught at East Carolina University as well as York Technical College. A member of ACFW, RWA and SinC, she writes for Almost an Author. Before writing novels, she published non-fiction articles on topics ranging from gardening with children to writing apprehension. She cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers, ACC basketball, and Army West Point Football. Hope and her husband, Kevin, live in North Carolina and chat with their two daughters and twin sons through ooVoo.
Find out more about Hope Toler at http://hopetolerdougherty.com.







NEW BOOK REVIEW


The Complete Birdhouse Book: The Easy Guide to Attracting Nesting Birds ... by Donald & Lillian Stokes





Copiously illustrated with line drawings and full-color photographs, this large format paperback book contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to build and seek out birdhouses, including the right birdhouse for many popular species .




OUR REVIEW

A fascinating book about building particular bird houses for special breeds of birds. Attracting The Complete Birdhouse Book: The Easy Guide to Attracting Nesting Birds by Donald Stokes, is brilliantly illustrated and loaded with bird information.

Each type of bird had their life patterns, nesting habits, and special features. And if you want to attract the birds that would be in your area, it also gives what kind of bird house to build, including dimensions and placement of house.

I bought this book at the Nature Center to help support the habitat. Never got around to building any of the houses, but certainly enjoyed reading about these special gifts of God, and hoping to support a worthy cause.


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A Small Book about a Big Problem: Meditations on Anger, Patience, and Peace ... By Edward T. Welch


Look closely at any day and we can usually find anger in both our actions and attitudes. Things spill or go missing, we get stuck in traffic, and the people we live and work with often make life even harder. We want to stay calm, but what do you do when you feel your blood pressure rise yet again? Anger is so common yet it also destroys. It leaves its mark on us it s not healthy which is one reason we hear so much about finding peace. And it leaves its mark on others. The wounds we inflict on others when we are angry the loss of intimacy, trust, security, and enjoyment in our closest relationships give us compelling reasons to look closely at our anger and think carefully about how to grow in patience and peace. If you have just gotten irritated for the umpteenth time today, you might wonder if change is possible. Can anyone grow in patience and peace? Yes. But you need a plan. Biblical counselor and psychologist Ed Welch invites readers to take a 50-day journey that unpacks anger and encourages readers to become more skillful at responding with patience to life s difficulties. Along the way, readers will be introduced to Jesus, the Prince of Peace the only one who can empower his people to grow in patience, peace, and wholeness.


OUR REVIEW

"Anger looks like Satan...and it summons him." is my favorite quote from A Small Book about a Big Problem: Meditations on Anger, Patience, and Peace ... By Edward T. Welch. A wonderful devotional for every day use that can help explain how to handle our anger.

We can easily blow up with anger and possibly feel regret, but do we really understand the concept that by following the examples set by Jesus we can actually gain control over anger. Author Edward Welch weaves scripture into everyday language so we can get a grasp on forgiveness to others as well as ourselves.

Do you know what is the cousin to anger? Do you know 10 ways to Bless and Enemy? How about murder? Welch backs up each answer with scripture that we might not have even thought of, and shares them in realistic ways and stories.

A great daily read, giving us some good goals to follow.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.


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                          Love Unfeigned ... Nadine Keels


Love to the chords of a classic jazz band, spanned over more than a decade…Lorraine: plucky and competitive. Isaiah: impish, with a smile that gleams in more ways than one.
From the time the two first square off for a wall ball battle as children, Lorraine and Isaiah can’t help knowing each other. But neither can they avoid passions and misfortunes lining their path to young adulthood. After Isaiah's family breakup disrupts the haven he’s shared with Lorraine, their relationship is threatened by jealousy, abandonment, and a life-altering trauma too grave to…forget.

As one year follows another, what might it take to reunite this divided man and woman in love: a love unbounded by time?



OUR REVIEW

Love Unfeigned by Nadine C. Keels quickly shot me back to my middle school days, the excitement of first crushes and the pressure of fitting in. Keels quickly moves her characters ahead, keeping the flow of the story even and building up our interest to see just how far along in life she takes them.

A contemporary young adult story enhanced by the realistic feelings of today's society. Lorraine's personality is bold and strong, but her feelings are kept in check by the teachings of her family and church. The meeting and renewing of friends during the course of this story brings some surprises, as Keel reveals events that happened to Lorraine that adds to why her feelings and trust in men are the way they are.

A wonderful romantic read.


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AUTHOR AWARD



Congrats to Debra Sue Brice on winning The New Apple Summer 2017 E-Book Award!








Danni is back in the routine of life after losing her best friend to a crazed murderer. Moving forward, Danni decides to celebrate life on a leisurely cruise around the city with family and friends. With Ryan and Chris both at her side, her feelings become torn between these two extremely good looking men. But all too soon murder strikes again and any hopes at having a romantic evening are dead in the water.


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                   Christmas Hotel Reunion ... By Saundra Staats McLemore



A mega-reunion is planned at Christmas Hotel. Previous guests are invited from all over the world. In the midst of this event, Christopher worries for Jerilyn's safety. She has Alzheimer's. Christopher has severe heart problems.

On a short vacation, Jerilyn becomes violent and doesn't know Christopher. When they return home, Jerilyn leaves in the middle of a frigid night in her nightgown. Fearing she could out-live him, Christopher worries about her future care and considers a local nursing home. How can two people who have adored each other for fifty-seven years be separated?

With the Alzheimer's spinning out of control, withdrawing from family, having to be watched every minute, Christopher's grieving heart is in turmoil. Their children and grandchildren lament over Jerilyn not knowing them. Christopher needs to make the nursing home decision soon. Christopher prays for one last cognizant moment with Jerilyn. Only faith and prayer will save them.



OUR REVIEW

Christmas Hotel Reunion by Saundra Staats McLemore brings together a cast of characters that have traveled through this heartwarming series. As they gather together for a special Christmas reunion, all doesn't go as smoothly as you would hope.

Once again, Staats develops depth to the main characters as Alzheimer's threatens to take control and touch many family lives during this devastating time. Families rally together, but will they be successful in their endeavor to complete the major event they planned so diligently for?


This was a bitter sweet story, and without giving away any spoilers, there were many surprises that I never dreamed would have happened. A great wrap up to a wonderful series. Well done! 


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The Action Storybook Bible ... Text by Catherine Devries, Illustrations by Sergio Cariello

 
What do you and your family have in common with the heroes of the faith? You all play an important part in the same story-God's redemptive plan for His creation. The Action Storybook Bible combines dramatic storytelling with over 350 brand-new, comic-book style illustrations to guide you through His plan and help you discover your place in God's magnificent story.

From creation to the crucifixion, God has all the details covered. But God's story doesn't end with His Son. In fact, He has a purpose for all His children, including you and your family. The Action Storybook Bible combines exciting storytelling with brand-new, dramatic illustrations that will help you and your family understand God's plan like never before.

Family time is irreplaceable. So, make yours count by taking your family's faith one step deeper. The Action Storybook Bible combines dramatic storytelling with comic-book style artwork to create an exciting reading experience. You and your family will take an adventure into God's fascinating story to learn more about him, how you fit into His redemptive plan, and how to put your faith in action!
 

OUR REVIEW
 
Wow!  Who knew the Bible  could so colorfully come alive and jump out of the pages with abundant action and thrilling us with amazing true life stories that will impact our every day lives! The Action Storybook Bible is formatted in such a way that kids of all ages will be able to understand the simple truths of God's teaching.
 
I loved the bold and bright colorful illustrations, keeping the text short and to the point. The wrap up at the end of each chapter gives a super quick summary to reinforce the story that was just told and a thank you prayer for all of God's blessings.
 
If you ever wondered what Noah's ark might have looked like, or the parting of the Red Sea, this book will captivate and enrich your reading of God's word. A book for the whole family.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.


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DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE COMIC BOOKS? HOW ABOUT SUPER HEROES?

Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello make your child's dream come true!

Parents!

David C Cook is proud to introduce the newest book in the Action Bible collection: The Action Storybook Bible (coming October 2017). Pre-order The Action Storybook Bible from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or ChristianBook.com to reserve your copy today. Plus click the graphic below to enter to have a chance to win an illustration of your child as a super hero by Action Bible artist Sergio Cariello (who has also illustrated comics for DC and Marvel!).


The giveaway is open until September 11, 2017, 5:00pm MST. Your entry must be received by then to be eligible. Five winners will be chosen at random from eligible entrants.

{THE ACTION STORYBOOK BIBLE}

Families see the Bible in motion and put their faith into action! The Action Storybook Bible invites families with young children to explore God's redemptive story together. An entry point into the world of The Action Bible, it tells of the amazing creation story, powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel, God's miraculous gift of eternal life through Jesus, and more! God's promise for the world is displayed throughout every page. Discover your family's place in God's incredible story and together put your faith into action! Interactive features include:
  • Fifteen key episodes from God's Word-each one loaded with several stories along with over 350 brand-new illustrations throughout.
  • Short and easy readings-for children ages eight and under with rich, colorful images.
  • Life, Faith, Action! features-conclude every episode and invite families to talk about how God moves in the stories, how to see God in life today, how to put faith into action, and how to easily talk to God with a suggested prayer.
  • Hall of Fame visual index-the place to look up favorite Bible characters by discovering their icon connections and finding them in the stories.
Learn more and purchase a copy here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW BOOK REVIEW




Trusting God through Cancer: A Collection of Cancer Survivor Stories of Faith and Hope ...By Ed Adams


After providentially meeting Kayla Hudson, a courageous young woman who has dealt with several cancer diagnoses, Ed Adams followed a nudge from God and collected stories of hope from cancer survivors—including Kayla—and their families. In each author’s unique voice, the stories detail the survivor’s diagnosis and treatment as well as the faith, love, and support that sustained him or her through the cancer journey. The survivors range from Izzie Pittman, diagnosed with leukemia at just eleven months old, to LeeAnn Lapum, who discovered she had breast cancer in her mid-fifties after nearly twenty years of dealing with MS. This book is relatable and encouraging for anyone who has dealt with cancer or is currently walking through this daunting disease as each story reminds readers that God is always with us.



OUR REVIEW

Trusting God Through Cancer: A Collection of Cancer Survivor Stories of Faith and Hope by Ed Adams is a beautiful dedication of love to and by cancer survivors or their care givers. Loving stories that will grip your heart, bring you to tears and yet you will come away with knowing how God has touched so many lives.

What's important about this book is that first of all, these cancer patients want to share their stories, no matter what the outcome is or has been (since these are very current stories) and secondly, people who have never been exposed to the battles of cancer need to know how important it is to give loving support in a non-judgmental way. 

Caregivers share their feelings of "why wasn't it me" or feel guilt for one reason or another, but the common thread through these stories was the hope and faith they grew in God.

I did find a passage in one of the stories the really grabbed my heart..."My encouragement to people who have cancer is that it is not the end of the world, but rather, the beginning of a new life."

All share a favorite Bible passage, their struggles and sorrows, and yet they are the ones sharing their faith of love of God to us.


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Sailing Into Trouble (Danni Girl Mystery Book 2) ... By Debra Sue Brice





Danni is back in the routine of life after losing her best friend to a crazed murderer. Moving forward, Danni decides to celebrate life on a leisurely cruise around the city with family and friends. With Ryan and Chris both at her side, her feelings become torn between these two extremely good looking men. But all too soon murder strikes again and any hopes at having a romantic evening are dead in the water.





An excerpt from the book:


“Is he dead?” I asked, praying the poor guy was in a coma-like sleep. Ryan knelt down and leaned in, checking for any signs of life. It only took a few moments to confirm the obvious.
“I'm sorry, Danni,” he said as he rested back on his heels. This wasn't the first time Ryan and I faced a death together, but I was certainly hoping it would be the last. I shook my head in disbelief.
Ryan was the strong one, not afraid to take charge of a situation. He looked up at me and knew what had to be done.
                                                  

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