Sunday, January 31, 2010

Songs of Deliverance

By: Marilynn Griffith

The four main characters in this story are Zeely, Ron, Brian, and Grace. They have all been friends since school and were given up on by most people except for one teacher. When she falls ill these four friends are reunited and the secrets of the past are brought to light. Zeely and Ron were once involved but a miss understanding in the past caused them to go there separate ways. A tragic situation caused Grace to leave town for a while but she has returned stronger for it. This book is full of secrets and plot twists that will leave you on the edge of your seat and wondering what will happen next. Can Love, truth and forgiveness overcome the hurts and secrets of the past? Read this book and see how these four friends find love and unity during a time of sadness and uncertainty.

I thought that this was a great book. I really enjoyed the characters and how real they are. I loved the message of forgiveness and how you can never be sure just how things will turn out. The only draw back to this story is that it jumps from one character's point of view to another so it can be kind of confusing to follow.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jenna's Cowboy

By: Sharon Gillenwater

The two main characters in this book are Jenna Callahan Colby and Nate Langley. Jenna is home living with her parents and is learning to find peace in raising her son and working as a parner on her father's ranch. Nate langley left small town Callahan Crossing and joined the army after 9/11. Nate has returned to home to help his dad with his farm and runs into Jenna. what follows next is a wonderful story is healing for both characters and a renewing of love that started years earlier and has never died. To make things difficult Nate is dealing with issues following his tour in the army and Jenna is recovering from the a divorce. Can these two over come their difficulties and capture a love that never died? Pick up this book and see for yourself how Faith, Love, and Friendship help these two to find themselves.

I really loved this book for several reasons. First thing that I really loved was the use of Religion throughout this story. There are several mentions of prayer and the importance of it no matter the situation. I also liked that one of the characters whos was in the army is facing some of the same issues that real soldiers are dealing with after having served in the armed forces. I think that this book will be great for the family members of soldiers to read so thath they will have some idea of what they may have to face when they return home. I loved the devotion to family and friends in this story. There is sooo much love and support in this book it made for a Great Read. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a geat love story with great information throughout.

Available January 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Choice

By: Suzanne Woods Fisher

This story takes place in the Amish community in Lancaster County. Carrie Weaver is an Amish girl who has fallen in love with Solomon Riehl. She is ready to leave the Amish community and follow him as he leaves to become a pitcher for the Lancaster Barnstormers. When tragedy strikes in Carrie's family these plans change and there are hard choices to be made. In each part of this book all the characters are faced with difficult choices that must be made and the results that follow. Some choices are made without due consideration and the results are not what Carrie and Solomon expect.This story helps readers to see how things that we think are meant for us are not and how God causes things to happen to help us to fully see the plans that he has for us. Each character must learn the important lesson of forgiveness and learn from the things that have happened in the past to have a happy future.

I really enjoyed this book because it helped me to face some of the choices that I have had to make in my own life. This book really shows that no matter the plans that we make God has bigger and better things in store for us. It helps to encourage forgiveness and the importance of learning from the past and moving on to face the future with a new positive outlook.

Available January 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.