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Monday, May 13, 2019

The Tinderbox Audio Review!!!!!!!

The Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis


Audio Review Notes:

Psalm 69:2 
“I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.”

1 John 1:9 
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Ephesians 4:23-24
“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”

Psalm 31:1-2
“In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. 
Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.”

Micah 6:8
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”

WOW!  What a read!  Beverly Lewis still's got it, not that she'll ever loose it but man what a unique and captivating plot this book has!  And the ending!  WOW!  I can't wait for the conclusion to this story she's got me totally hooked!  For starters I have ALWAYS loved and still love Ella Mae the Wise Woman of Hickory Hollow, and that leads me to say I've always LOVED Hickory Hollow.  So returning there is always a treat for me!  These chatacters are dear to my heart and I enjoyed how Beverly jumps from one character's percpective to the next and how it kept me in the loop so to speak on what each individual is thinking.  And the twists!  WOW!  I also LOVE the amount of scripture and spiritual insights Beverly weaves through out, I know of one message in particular where Sylvia's mom, Rhoda expresses her inability to carry the weight of a problem and so gives it The Lord to carry, I really loved the way it's expressed and written and REALLY needed this message at the time!  Personally I'm not fond of Sylie's beau at this time and I can't wait to see where Beverly takes that thread and oh man, let me just say that this book ends with a bit of a mushroom cloud twisty shocking moment that has left me longing for September's release!  
LOVE IT!
Songs that I think fit this book are: He Knows Jeremy Camp, Carry Me Josh Wilson, and Glow In The Dark Jason Gray

*I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about "The Tinderbox"

Sunday, April 21, 2019

HAPPY EASTER! HE IS RISEN! :D

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!!!

"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. 
Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
Matthew 28:6

HALLELUJAH!



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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Far Side of the Sea Audio Book Review!!!!

Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin

Audio Book Review: https://youtu.be/ePoeYAgTBLc

Audio Reviews transcripts:
And I have four verses I would like to read with it starting with: 
Psalm 139:9-10 author's choice
“If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”

Lamentations 3:32 “But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies."

And Colin mentions pieces of Psalm 116 throughout the latter part of the book so I'll read 

Psalm 116:1-2 
“I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. 2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”

Psalm 116:5
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

Really enjoyed this book overall!  It was a little slow in the beginning for me but I think that's because I hadn't read the previous book where Colin's introduced.  So for me personally the plot didn't seem to pick up and ensnare me until Johanna entered the picture.  I LOVE JO!  She is a fantastic character and has some of the best and most humorous scenes!  I think one thing that I loved the most about this book is that both the male and female leads are so far from perfect.  For one thing Colin's missing hand really made me kind of excited, because there aren't that many quote on quote heros out there that have such and impediment.  And then Jo's inability to tame her hair and keep herself quote on quote put together really endeared me to her, well since, (clear throat) I may relate to some of these issues.  I particularly LOVED the scene where these two meet, but I won't give away the wonderful details!  As the plot progressed I was immersed into the spy game and I loved every bit of it!  Kate throws in some of the best twists!  I love the historical details and I especially loved the additions of carrier pigeons and nesting rings!  AND THE FAITH SCENES!!!!  BIG LOVE FOR THOSE! Overall I really enjoyed this book, it makes me want to go back and more about these characters in their previous book and I highly recommend it!
Songs: Through All Of It Colton Dixon, Haven't Seen It Yet Danny Gokey


*I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about "Far Side of the Sea"

A Bound Heart Audio Review!!!!

A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Between Two Shores AUDIO REVIEW!


Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green

The Bible verse Jocelyn puts with this book is 
Below are my notes on the book and highlights from my audio review:
I LOVE the part 1 of this book! There's not too much horrific detail as in some previous books!  I LOVE the majority of the characters and how Jocelyn kept giving little bread crumbs of the secrets! And I LOVED how she married the past with the present in part 1 and she did it in the way I'm ready for it and didn't leave me wanting to skip chapters and come back to those parts! It has a fantastic flow between the two. And I LOVED the historical detail and the things I learned! However I became torn on through part 2. It's here that it blew my mind at times and I was totally left wondering what was possible going to happen next! That part I LOVED and it left me feverishly reading and turning pages. However I would like to warn you that I feel this next part might be considered a spoiler though I also think that this needs to be mentioned so I'll leave it up to you to choose if you'd like to continue. For those of you that are still reading (listening) and want to know, this is not a typical romance. It really isn't a romance at all actually. Instead this is a story about different kinds of love and in the end siblings. I mention this because, since I wasn't prepared for this, it ripped into my own wounds around siblings and left me unsettled and raw. In the end I wasn't too fond of Samuel though I LOVE Catherine and her sister and the other characters. The ending of this book really left me torn. On the one hand it does end in a good place and I LOVED the Faith messages (I LOVE LOVE LOVE how the sisters talk about The Lord and call Him The Great Good God and there's one scene when they speak about how Jesus has ransomed us that is so beautiful and I LOVED that scene). But on the other hand the end parts really left me wanting. I think that I was more hung up on what Catherine went through because of Samuel than she was! I would have personally prefered things to be really different in bigs parts from chapter 22 on to the end. Though as I said that Faith scene was great, and I loved how Jocelyn worked pieces of chapter 33 on as well. I also liked how parts of this story reflected what I've had problem with in some other books I've recently read and mentioned in my reviews, these parts in 33 on really show the difference between love and enabling. The balance between still loving someone and yet not skirting the problems and enabling the issue. Lastly, if you are going to read this book PLEASE make sure to read the author's note or at the very least the very end part of the Author's note! LOVE IT love it!

The songs that I would put with this book are: Look up Child by Lauren Daigle (this really reflected this book for me and I kept thinking about it while reading), Even If by Mercy Me, Confidence by Sanctus Real, Before the Morning by Josh Wilson


*I received a copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Between Two Shores. ~ASC

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year New Word!

So as I said last year, I'm not really a resolution maker.  But I decided to pick a word, "Trust".  And I LOVED IT!  It was amazing to me how The Lord kept bringing it up!  I kept coming back to learning to and being encouraged to trust Him throughout the year!

So this year I feel really led to pick the word "Love".  

Now when I looked up the definition of love I was a touch disappointed "an intense feeling of deep affection".  I mean that's not all that love is.  Love is SO much more!  So I'll turn to scriptures definition and teachings on Love beginning with 1 Corinthians 13:4-7!

How about you?  Any resolutions or what's your years word?

~ASC

Books I most looking forward to in 2019!

I.E. Books I'M LONGING TO READ! :D

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"The Old Lace Shop(Once Upon a Dickens Christmas #3)"
(COVER TO COME!)

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The Unexpected Champion (High Sierra Sweethearts, #3)

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I made myself stick to 10
OH BUT THERE ARE SO MANY MORE! LOL!  

Best Books of 2018 in my opinion! :)

In no particular order these are the books that are at the top of my list for 2018's best.
I kept to only those that I thought were 5 stars, with a publication date of 2018, and that made such an impression on me that I still remember great parts about them even if I read them at the beginning of the year! :D

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HAPPY NEW YEAR and HAPPY READING in 2019!
GOD BLESS!
~ASC



HAPPY NEW YEAR!

WOW!  This day snuck up on me and yelled SURPRISE! 
How about you?
Well I hope and pray all of you have a safe and Blessed New Year!




ASC Book Reviews
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2018

This is my 2018 in books!
TOTALS
I read 10,112 pages across 31 books

A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep
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SHORTEST BOOK
192 pages
A Tale of Two Hearts
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LONGEST BOOK
663 pages
The House in Grosvenor Square
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The House in Grosvenor Square by Linore Rose Burkard
AVERAGE LENGTH
326 pages

MOST POPULAR
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A Change of Fortune
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A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano
Eyes of Pearl by Ginger Solomon
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MY AVERAGE RATING FOR 2018
4.2

Eyes of Pearl by Ginger Solomon
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Eyes of Pearl
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Death at Thorburn Hall by Julianna Deering
My first review of the year
liked it 
A good read! I really enjoyed this Drew Farthering mystery, it being the second I've read in the series. Though I did find it's pace a little slower in the beginning, and I was a little sad at who ends up being the baddie. I really liked the person and didn't want them to be the baddie! There was also a touch of confusion as I was reading along. I thought at first I had missed something when a clue was brought up, but as I went back and searched ...more
MY 2018 BOOKS
Death at Thorburn Hall by Julianna Deering
House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright
it was amazing
Phoebe's Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Amish Cooking Class Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink
Way of the Raven by Jackie Zack
Painter Place by Pamela Poole
Hugo by Pamela Poole
The Innkeeper's Daughter by Michelle Griep
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y'Barbo
it was amazing
A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green
A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason
The Ladies of Ivy Cottage by Julie Klassen
The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep
The Seafaring Women of the Vera B by Susan Page Davis
Cowboy Bodyguard by Dana Mentink
Falling for You by Becky Wade
The House in Grosvenor Square by Linore Rose Burkard
My Heart Belongs in Galveston, Texas by Kathleen Y'Barbo
First Impressions by Debra White Smith
it was amazing
Her Cherokee Groom by Valerie Hansen
The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron
Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano
Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher
A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep
Lost Christmas Memories by Dana Mentink
The Reluctant Warrior by Mary Connealy
really liked it
A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano
Eyes of Pearl by Ginger Solomon
The Reluctant Warrior by Mary Connealy
My last review of the year
really liked it