Saturday, May 22, 2010

This Fine Life

By: Eva Marie Everson

In this novel Mariette Puttnam has returned home after graduating from high school to face the future ahead of her. Her father wishes her to go on to college so that she can take over the family business while her mother wishes for her to become a proper young woman and settled down into marriage and doing all the things a young woman of breeding should. One day she runs into Thayne Scott in the stairwell of her fathers factory. As these two continue to bump into each other a romance develops but when her family finds out these two are forbidden to see each other. Risking all these two take matter into their own hands and marry little realizing that the road ahead of them will be a rocky one. Especially when Thayne decides that he wants to be a minister. Pick up this book and follow along with Thayne and Mariette as they try to make their marriage work and face the daily challenges that will arise in their lives.

I really enjoyed reading this novel and following along with the lives of the characters. This was a great story about following your heart and that no matter how hard the road you must always stay true to each other. It was a great story about living your own life and making your own decisions regardless of how others may feel. Sometimes we have to step out on faith and trust God to lead the way. It also shows just how important communication is to any relationship and that love can indeed conquer all.

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

Saturday, May 15, 2010

It Had to Be You

By: Janice Thompson

This is book three in the Weddings By Bella series and like those before it is full of drama and excitement. In this story Bella is in the processing of planning a forties style wedding for her aunt and uncle as well as planning her own wedding. When her uncle's long term friend shows up to take part in the weeding along with all of their family from Italy the sparks start flying. Can Bella help her family come together and over come hurt feelings, pull off this wedding despite the problems that keep occurring, and pull off her own wedding in time. Pick up this book and see what happens in the final chapter of Bella's story.

Janice Thompson has done it again in this third story about Bella. I absolutely loved this story and the inspirational messages to be found in it. I liked that it dealt with how important inner beauty is when compared to outer beauty. I loved the message of change and forgiveness that is carried out in this story. I especially liked the bond of family and how that no matter what happens family has to stick together and how they especially pull together during a crisis.

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