Monday, March 22, 2010

Scattered Petals

By: Amanda Cabot

This is book two in the Texas Dreams series. In this novel Priscilla Morton is looking for adventure but little does she know just what she is getting into. She and her family are heading to Texas to for a wedding. During this trip her parents are killed and she has to indure the one thing that no woman should have to go through. She is rescued by a Texas Ranger who takes her the rest of the way to Texas. It is while she is here that she has to learn to trust in men again especially Zachary Webster who reminds her of the men that attacked and killed her parents. Little does she know that Zach is dealing with his own memories of the mistakes that he made in his past. When necessity forces these two together it leads to a whole new set of problems and difficult situatuions. Can Priscilla learn to love and trust again and can Zach learn to let go of the mistakes of the past? Pick up this Novel and see what happens to these two wonderful characters.

I really enjoyed reading this novel is was a page turner. I loved the message of hope and forgivness found in this story. I liked how the author took what started out as a terrible tragedy in the beginning of the story and turned it into a happy ending. This story is full of inspirational moments that will help anyone who is suffering from a lack of faith. No matter what you are going through God can turn it around and reveal a blessing when it all seems to be going wrong. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good story with a great message.

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

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Distant Melody

By: Sarah Sundin

This is book one in the Wings of Glory series and it is centered around WWII. In this story Allie is set to marry Baxter, her parents choice of husband, but when she is invited to her friend Betty's wedding her resolve changes. It is during this week of freedom away from her parents that she meets Walt Novak. Walt is a pilot in the Army Air force and this is his last furlough before he heads of to join the fight. During this time these two begin to grow close in friendship and realize just how much they have in common. When it is time for them to part they agree to write to each other.

I really enjoyed this story because it really brings home just how out of control lies can become. It shows how important it is to tell the truth no matter the circumstances. There was a lot of reference to scripture and staying true to God an what he leading you to do even if you don't understand it at the time. It can truly be scary to drop everything and trust in the Lord to handle it but that what it means to have faith. As it says in the scripture obedience is better than sacrifice to the Lord.

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