Friday, March 22, 2019

Her Secret Daughter by Ruth Logan Herne

Pages: 224
Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: January 16, 2018 

Josie Gallagher has been living with a secret for the past six years. Imagine her surprise when she meets Jacob Weatherly, the man who works for the company that bought out her restaurant property and with him, Addie, the sweetest little girl she has ever seen. In fact, the same little girl that just so happens to be the daughter she gave up for adoption all those years ago. Time and circumstances have brought them together and Josie is going to do everything within her to right the situation. First, there are questions that need to be answered. What happened to the couple that Josie signed away her rights to? How did Addie end up with Jacob, a single father trying to raise Addie on his own? Finally, just how does Jacob propose that Josie can save her restaurant and not give up her dream of a lifetime?
Author Ruth Logan Herne has written a beautifully scripted story that will pull at the heartstrings of many readers. In today’s world, almost every single person has been touched by adoption and should find this novel relatable. A strong story line with well-developed characters are the beginning to any great piece. Background information from previous books in the series is not a necessity, Her Secret Daughter is skillfully written and Herne has succeeded in creating a book that could stand-alone on its own. Void of profanity and any questionable material, this Love Inspired book will quickly draw the reader in and engulf them with a warm and fuzzy feeling by the end of the book. 
Readers looking for a happy ending will not be disappointed!
*I give this book 4 stars and highly recommend it*

Friday, October 12, 2018

Too Blessed to be Stressed for Moms

Pages: 224
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: September 1, 2018

About the book:

Do you feel like you’re drowning in the everyday stress-pool? . . .

Wish you could make busy-ness a business so you’d be a millionaire? . . .

Welcome to the maternal order of slightly sagging sisters of the 'hood. The motherhood.

With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, popular inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of moms drowning in the churning stress-pool of busyness. In her beloved mom-to-mom, grin-provoking style, Coty offers empathy, laughs, real-life stories, practical parenting survival tips, and fresh biblical insights to help you hear Papa God’s still, small voice through life’s chaos.

Whether you're struggling with stress related to attitude, time-management, guilt trips, patience, or something in between. . .this humor-filled volume will deliver a much-needed smile and equip you with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the peace we all crave—the peace that passes all understanding.

My thoughts:
The wonderful!!  I love the colors, the flowers, and the font!  What mom wouldn't want to pick up a copy of this book?  Or better yet, who wouldn't love being gifted a copy of this book?


No one is immune to stress, least of all moms.  That's why Debora M. Coty, author of the best-selling Too Blessed to be Stressed series decided it was time to write an edition specifically addressing the stresses and needs in the daily life of moms.  In Too Blessed to be Stressed for Moms (Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing), Deb offers empathy, laughs, real-life stories, practical parenting survival tips, and fresh biblical insights to help frazzled moms of all ages hear God's still, small voice through life's chaos.

To celebrate the release of Too Blessed to be Stressed for Moms and to bless a mom that needs to de-stress, Deb is giving away a "Take a Day for Mom" $75 VISA Cash Card.  The card can be used by a mom for a day of pampering or just getting away and enjoying a day to herself.  Do you need a day away or know a mom who does?  (Is that a trick questions?)  Then, enter the giveaway and share it with all your friends.  (Another little don't have to prove you are a mom in order to win!)

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Things I Never Told You - Beth Vogt

Pages:  432
Publisher:  Tyndale
Publication Date:  May 8, 2018

About the book from Amazon:

It’s been ten years since Payton Thatcher’s twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope in whatever ways they could. No longer half of a pair, Payton reinvents herself as a partner in a successful party-planning business and is doing just fine―as long as she manages to hold her memories and her family at arm’s length.

But with her middle sister Jillian’s engagement, Payton’s party-planning skills are called into action. Which means working alongside her opinionated oldest sister, Johanna, who always seems ready for a fight. They can only hope that a wedding might be just the occasion to heal the resentment and jealousy that divides them . . . until a frightening diagnosis threatens Jillian’s plans and her future. As old wounds are reopened and the family faces the possibility of another tragedy, the Thatchers must decide if they will pull together or be driven further apart.

My thoughts

First of all, let's talk about the cover of this book.  I love it!  The simplicity of it, with the model looking down, goes perfectly with the title.  You can tell she has some secrets that she's not sure about sharing.  

Readers not familiar with Vogt are in for a treat.  She's a seasoned writer who handles sensitive topics and relationships delicately.  Great character development, vivid imagery, and an intriguing story-line are just a few of the delights you will find.  

I highly recommend this book for every female reader and would definitely recommend it as a gift. I give this book a 4 star rating.

**I was provided a copy of this book in exchange of my honest opinion.