Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble {Review}


This is my second book review for a book by Colleen Coble. It is also the second book in The Sunset Cove Series called Mermaid Moon. Last year I reviewed the first one in the series titled The Inn At Ocean's Edge. I am very excited to tell you about Mermaid Moon and I hope you grab it for yourself (as well as The Inn At Ocean's Edge). They are wonderfully intertwined and use some of the same characters.

Mallory Davis has not set foot in her hometown in nearly 15 years. So much confusion and hurt surround Mermaid Point and she just can't get past it. A phone call from her father changed her entire world in an instant. She is forced to go back to her home and find out what happened to her father. He mysteriously dies and she is left putting the pieces together. She believes it was murder but can't prove it.

When she arrives back home to investigate her fathers untimely death, she is met by her long ago ex-boyfriend, Kevin O'Connor. As soon as she sees him she knows her heart never left home. Her daughter Haylie joins her on her mission as well as her best friend and neighbor Carol.

While they are unraveling the details of her past and how her father was killed, many things begin to happen to her and her family. There are people who do not want her investigating the death of her father and will do anything to keep her from discovering the truth behind her past. As she searches for answers she begins to get close to Kevin again. They start to rekindle old feelings and love that never really faded, even after all these years.

This is one of my favorite books I have ever read. I recommend reading the first one in the series beforehand. There are a few references to that book as well. It will help you to understand who certain characters are. It is an easy read and you won't want to put it down. When I finished this book I felt like I had to say goodbye to friends. I know...silly. But, I really loved this book and the characters.

*I received this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.*

Monday, February 15, 2016

Undaunted Hope~Beacons Of Hope Book 3 {Jody Hedlund}


Jody Hedlund is an amazing author. She delivers consistently good books every time. Her newest book Undaunted Hope is not an exception. It is the third book in the Beacon Of Hope Series. There is so much history, romance, and faith that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it even though I have not read the first two books in the series (which I plan to rectify very soon).

Tessa Taylor was so excited when she was chosen for a teaching job in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's 1871 in Eagle Harbor, Michigan and she has dreams of starting over and forgetting her past. But, when she arrives her dreams seem to crash down as she learns the town requested a male teacher. As winter approaches she find herself homeless, hopeless, and jobless. Percival Updegraff decides he will allow Tessa to teach until Spring, putting her in his debt.

Tessa has come a long way and wants to thrive and succeed at her new job. She propels herself into her teaching and becomes close to the children. Two of the children think that she is the perfect match for their widowed father, the Lighthouse Keeper. But, his brother has other plans for Tessa and himself. She soon finds herself in a love triangle with both brothers competing for her affections. All the while, Tessa has a strange feeling that someone is following her every move.

This book was riveting and romantic. I could not put it down. Jody Hedlund is one of the greatest authors of historical fiction. Her way of writing captivates you and makes you feel as though you are part of the book. The characters come alive and cause you to root for them or really dislike them (the villains). She intertwines all of this with her faith. That is such an important part of her writing and it is what keeps me coming back to her books.

*I was given this book by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.*

Monday, February 8, 2016

Women of Faith {An Amazing Joyful Journey}


Women of Faith has been around for many years. It is a group of women (and a few men) who travel around the country to speak to large groups of women about faith, Jesus, and being a woman.

There have been many different speakers and entertainers over the years. Some of them include: Patsy Clairmont, Luci Swindoll, Avalon, Sheila Walsh, and Sandi Patty. There are many more but those are just a few. I have personally never been to one of their events but I have watched them online and heard first-hand from close friends just how amazing these events are.

Over the last 20 years, WOF has become the largest non-denominational Christian conference. Millions of women have been changed by WOF. The movie will take you on the journey from the beginning and give you a close up look at what happens during one of their conferences as well as behind the scenes footage and so much more.

Women of Faith has come out with a movie for only a few days in the theaters. I am so excited to attend next week. Please visit THIS LINK to watch a preview of the movie. At that link there is also information about locations and show times for the movie.

I have a Women of Faith Bible that I received years ago from my husband. It has daily devotions in it as well as insight from some of the ladies who spoke at the events. It is a collaboration of all that the WOF speakers and what faith means to each of them.

I also have many of their CD's with the music from the events. The music is unlike any you can hear at other events. It is specialized just for the WOF events and really captures the essence of faith, hope, and love.

As a Christian woman, I am always looking for ways to follow God and to be a light in this dark world. The WOF events have encouraged thousands of women over the years and given them to courage and strength to do the hard things in life. That is why I love WOF so much. You really can't mention it without someone knowing what it is. Everyone has a story of how WOF has touched their lives.

No matter if you have been to every event or just one or you are like me and have never been, this movie will motivate you and inspire you. I encourage you check it out for yourself to find out more about how God inspired these women to start such an incredible ministry.

The Women of Faith movie comes out on February 18 & 20 and March 3 & 5. Check your local listings for availability.

For more info:

Official website
Instagram: @WomenofFaith

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