Review of “The Secrets of Paper and Ink” by Lindsay Harrel

This is my second book by Lindsay Harrel and I have to say that I was not disappointed in the least when I read this. Lindsay has this way of writing her characters to where if I didn’t think about the fact that the book was fiction you would almost think it really happened. She does such a great job of showing the journey towards healing from loss and tragic circumstances. I definitely recommend this book.

Review of “Alaskan Christmas Redemption” by Belle Calhoune

This is the second book I have read by Belle Calhoune and the third in the Owl Creek series. I have to say that Belle does such an excellent job of bringing her characters to life. Her books are so good! They definitely invoke your emotions and make you feel like you’re right there with her characters. I will definitely be adding Belle Calhoune to my go-to authors.

Review of “Live in Love: Growing Together in Life’s Changes” by Lauren Akins with Mark Dagostino

“Live in Love” is the story of Lauren Akins during her youth and then Lauren Akins and Thomas Rhett. This book was a fast read for me. The way it is written reads like you are reading Lauren Akin’s journal. It is very personable and refreshing. Throughout the book, she is very honest about things and just tells it like it is. In these times, it is so nice to know there are good honest people out there especially ones who love the Lord and want to do what they feel is His work for them. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an inspirational story.

Review of “Focus: How One Word a Week Will Transform Your Life” by Cleere Cherry Reaves

This devotional is set up for you to read one devotional each week and then to memorize scriptures that are listed at the end of each devotional. After four devotionals, there is something called “Taking Inventory”. This is to help you figure out how you are doing with growth. I have heard of doing word studies before and that is one of the things I thought of when I heard about this devotional. I loved the different words that Cleere chose to use for this book and that she puts scriptures that relate to that word at the end of each devotional. I also love that she puts focus tips in there to further help with application of each word to our life and walk with the Lord. The other thing that makes this devotional unique is that Cleere is doing a podcast to go along with it called “Let’s be Cleere”. I highly recommend this book and the podcast. And I myself am looking forward to further digging into the devotional and listening to the future postcast episodes (I have listened to the introduction episode).

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

Review of “Something Worth Doing” by Jane Kirkpatrick

This is the first book I’ve read by Jane Kirkpatrick. It is based on a true story set in the 1800s. One of the things I like that this author did was with the list of the characters she has in the front of the book she mentions which ones she completely made up so there is no question. I am not sure why but most historical fiction for me are slow reads even if I am enjoying the book. And I did very much enjoy this book. I would love to know more about the main character of Abigail Scott Duniway and which parts of the book really happened. She was big on women’s rights and was a suffragist. I can see why the author chose to write a story based on her. I would recommend this book.

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