Review of Caleb Breakey’s book “The String”

I had never heard of Caleb Breakey before coming across his book “The String”. At the beginning, I was somewhat confused. As the story unfolded, I was intrigued by the complexity of the plot. Just when you thought you had the mystery solved, something unforeseen happened. Although I thought it was well written, some of the violence was a little too graphic for me personally. This book definitely challenges the reader when it comes to fitting all the pieces together.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Review of “Light from Distant Stars” by Shawn Smucker

This was my very first book by this author so I wasn’t sure what to except.   I will say that this book kind of reminds me of James L. Rubart because it seems to have a supernatural element to it.  This supernatural element to me is never fully explained in regards to its purpose to the overall story.  Also, the author goes back and forth between past and present.  When he does this, I don’t always feel like it’s completely obvious right at first which you are reading about.  However given all of that I think I would still read more books by this author or at least one more before I decide that I just am not into his books.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.

Book Review of “When You Need to Move a Mountain” by Linda Evans Shepherd

This was another book that I was really looking forward to reading.  I have to say I was not disappointed with this book at all.  The book is broken into several chapters in which the author talks about the different areas in our life where we can use intercessory prayer.  However, before she talks about where we can use it, she goes into why it is important for us to practice it as well as why God even wants us to pray in the first place.  One of my favorite things that Linda Evans Shepherd includes in this book that I have not seen or read anywhere before is about “prayer giftings”.  She even includes an extensive list of them in the book.  While I am not sure at the moment which ones apply to me, I love that I have the list to go back to while I mull it over.  I also really like that she includes scripture, sample prayers, and a prayer at the end of the chapters.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good reference on praying.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to write an honest review.

Review of “Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle” by Richard Furman, MD, FACS

I was really looking forward to receiving this book not because I have diabetes.  I was looking forward to it because I know from past experience that a diabetic diet can help you lose weight and be healthy or at least healthier. However, though I do think it is a good read and has good information in it.  I do feel like some of the information provided is common sense or can be found in many other places.  I was also really hoping that it would possibly have some recipes in it for good healthy options to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  However, it did not have any recipes.  It did have a sample daily menu and a list of good foods to eat.  As well as wanting some good healthy recipes, I was looking for some possible workout exercises and/or routines to be included (maybe even with diagrams).  But I did not really see what I wanted in regards to exercise either.  Within the chapter on “Importance of Ideal Weight”, the author says that the ideal weight for a woman should be calculated by taking 95 pounds as a base and adding 4 pounds for every inch over 5 feet that you are.  Well I am 5 foot 3 inches and I just feel like if I only weighed 107 pounds that I would look way too thin.  I feel like your body fat percentage should be taken into account when calculating your ideal weight.  Overall I did think that the information on how diabetes relates to your heart and brain were interesting but the rest of the book just did not seem like something I would specifically go out and get this book for.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review of it.

Review of “Truly Yours, Thomas” by Rachel Fordham

Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Revell in order to post an honest review.

This is my first book by this author and I would have to say she did not disappoint me in the least. I was drawn into the book from the very beginning. I felt like the characters were my friends. I was truly invested in their stories. The main character, Penny, was such a loving person that you could not help but want everything to work out for her. I will not spoil the ending for anyone because that would not be nice. But I would think even if I knew the ending I’m advance of reading the book I would still have enjoyed reading it. It is a great book of second chances.