Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Twice a Bride

By: Mona Hodgson

Love lost doesn’t mean love lost forever.
Can unexpected romance deliver a second chance for two deserving widows?

Full of resolve, young widow Willow Peterson decides to pursue her dreams to be an artist as she settles into a new life in the growing mountain town of Cripple Creek.  When she lands a job working as a portrait painter with handsome entrepreneur and photographer Trenton Van Der Veer, the road before Willow seems to be taking a better-than-anticipated turn. 

With questions tugging at several hearts in town, including the Sinclair Sisters’ beloved Miss Hattie, change is traveling down the tracks as several unexpected visitors make their way out West.  Will the new arrivals threaten the deep family bonds of the Sinclair sisters and the roots of love that are just taking hold for Willow?    

Filled with the resonating questions that all women face, this romance awakens hope against grief, love against loss, and dreams against life’s unexpected turns. 

I really enjoyed reading this book, yet at different points in the book I was lost since I had not read the three books in front of this one. Yet even being confused at certain places I still loved reading this book, I love books about second chances on love and historical fiction. I would recommend reading the other books first so you had the background stories first. I would recommend this book to all historical fiction lovers.
I received this book for review from Water Brook Publishers.

Friday, September 14, 2012

90 devotions for kids

Written by the Adventures in Odyssey team, 90 Devotions for Kids provides fun, Bible-based devotions for families and will encourage children to spend time learning more about God. There are no better mentors than Whit and the folks from Odyssey to partner with parents as they teach their children about God’s Word and make the truths of the Bible accessible to their kids.

AIO’s 90 Devotions for Kids includes thirteen weeks of devotions. Sidebars from Odyssey favorites Wooton, Whit, Connie, and Eugene provide friendly suggestions for life applications. Each week has an individual theme and will include an overview to introduce the theme, seven devotions that reference AIO dramas, and an activity, puzzle, or game to reinforce the core biblical truths taught during the week. Parents will find the tools they need to help start children on a path toward regular time alone with God, and families will be encouraged to spend time together as they share the daily readings.
This book is the perfect children’s devotion for any kid that loves adventures in odyssey radio programs. They are short and to the point lessons as to not lose the child’s interest too quickly as some devotionals would. I would recommend this to any child that is looking for an entertaining and uplifting devotional.
I was not made to write a good review only to voice my opinion; I received this book for review by Tyndale publishing.