Monday, March 31, 2014

This book is a treasure and should be in every woman's home.

Anyone following me, will remember that I recently started reviewing books. My contact person is author Heather B. Moore so most of my reading is some how related to her. Without a doubt and no contest, this has been my favorite book to review. I've posted at goodreads, amazon, deseret book and seagull book and you can obtain a copy at all of these places. This is the book you will want to get every woman in your tribe. It will celebrate all of her divine qualities and help her recognize all of her superpowers even when she isn't wearing a cape.

Divinity of Women
By Heather B. Moore & S, Kent Brown
In short, I loved this book, I loved the art-work and I loved the message. This is a book that should be in the home of every woman, so that she can recognize how far reaching her influence may be.
By reviewing women of scripture we can find a path way to becoming women of faith. This book is a treasure that celebrates the influence of women throughout ancient times. Some women of scripture used their power and influence for good and saved nations like Queen Esther, And others like Jezebel become synonymous with evil and wanton influence.
 This book has amazing art work that is soothing and beautiful. No matter the day you are having you can find the story of an ancient woman and see her example so that you can be uplifted. These women faced lives with severe trial and found joy. When making bad choices they suffered sorrow and personal destruction. And each woman made an enormous difference in the welfare of her family members.
Few women will find their contributions listed in great volumes of scripture but it doesn’t lessen the influence we each have, whether we be married, widowed, sisters, aunts, mothers, or daughters.
Reading this book will reaffirm that the Lord is mindful of us.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Timeless Romance Anthology; Love letter Collection

I recently discovered anthologies. I really didn’t think I would be a fan. However, I have been converted. I actually love, love, love them. In “A Timeless Romance Anthology- Love Letter Collection” you have six amazing stand alone, un-connected stories featuring romance, twists and turns as well as lunk headed characters that you want to tap some sense into. The best part about this anthology is that you can dabble in historical romance as well as contemporary romance. And this collection would be safe to give to both your young teen daughter and your grandmother.

Maggie’s Song” by Karey White has you trudging down trails near the grand canyon, visiting Hava Supai, with Wild Country Hiking Tours. It seems misinterpretation can only be resolved with dropping hints.

Just Fly” by Krista Lynne Jensen involves “gramps” bucket list. Wren is challenged to ‘grab life with both hands and spin around until she is dizzy with it’. It’s like taking a mini-vacation in and around Seattle, Washington. If your vacations might include skinny dipping, para-gliding and salsa dancing.

How to rewrite a love letter” by Diane Darcy takes you back to high school and pits the honors English teacher, Julie Ashburn against Principal Dave Parker who doesn’t want to shave his head for a fund raiser. At one point Julie ponders whether she would rather face matchmaking love letter writing teenagers or tigers. You be the judge. 

“A Thousand Words” By Sarah Eden is the first historical romance in the collection.  Before facetime, email and Instagram you follow the story of Irish immigrants in 1867 Omaha. Though Shannon Ryan can not read the written word, Patrick O’Malley can woo her with a sketch.

Between the Lines” by Annette Lyon celebrates getting to know the person you’ve overlooked because they are right under your nose. Jane Martin is forced to choose between her new attraction to Thomas Allred and her grown attachment to a man she has never met, Charles Percival Wharton. All the while she wonders if she was duped by  Emma Tanner of the Aid and Cultural Society.

Blackberry Hollow” by Heather B. Moore is set upon the background of 1908 England. There Lucy settles the estate of her uncle while getting to know the great grandson of Calvin Devans, the man who did not marry her great great aunt Lucille, for whom she is named after. Though nearly engaged to the most famous bachelor in New York, Robert Jamison, Lucy is content to sketch all things that she comes to love. Even a man with deep blue eyes.

And that wraps up the titles and authors. You can’t go wrong with a single story and together they really are a prize. I hope you find them as enjoyable as I have.