Saturday, August 27, 2011

Blue Skies Tomorrow

By: Sarah Sundin

This is book three in the Wings of Glory series and we are once again introduced to those Novak brothers and this story is about Raymond Novak. In this story Raymond is more interested in being a pastor than joining the army but the more that he hears about the great things that his brothers are doing and the sacrifices of other men that are serving their country the more he begins to feel that he is missing out on something great and he sets out to prove to himself and others that he is just as good as his brothers.

We are also introduced to Helen Carlisle who's husband was killed in action during the war and she is left alone to raise their son. Helen sets out o fill her time volunteering and also uses it as a way to escape her true feelings. She has been hiding a terrible secret and is afraid that she will slip and give it away.

When these two meet up sparks begin to fly and there new found attraction will be put to the test. Can Helen over come the secrets of her past and find a lasting love that will surpass all her expectations or will she let the secrets from her past destroy her chance a t love? and can Raymond survive his tour of duty during the war and find his true calling before it is too late? Pick up this amazing story and find out what happens to these two people.

I really really enjoyed reading this Story and catching up with all of the Novak brothers that we meet in the first two stories. I loved the message in this story of forgiveness and the message of moving on from the past and not getting lost in what happened. I also like that Raymond began to realize that he did not need to compete with his brothers and that what he was doing was just as important as what they did fighting in the war. Many people today get so caught up in trying to do what others are doing that they forget to look at the good that they are doing. God made all of us unique and equipped us all to handle certain tasks. There are also a lot of people who are walking around today caring scars from thing that were done to them in the past and they are letting it cause them problems today. We must all learn to forgive those that have done wrong to us, not for them, but for us so that we can move on and have greater hope in the future.

Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Colonel's Lady

By: Laura Frantz

In this novel we are introduced to Roxanna Rowan who is heading to a Kentucky fort to reunite with her father who has been serving with the army there. Little does she know the hardships and trials that she will face thanks to her decision to leave the safety of Virginia and brave the wilds of Kentucky. To make matter worse She receives the terrible news that her father was killed but a few days before her arrival to the fort. Can this brave girl hold up under the strain of the loss of her father and the struggles of fort life?

Next we are introduced to Colonel Cassius McLinn who has been placed in charge of the men and women who reside at the fort. When he meets Roxanna he fills a great need to take care of her because he feels a great responsibility for the death of her father. Felling a need to help her he offers her the chance to feel in the job that her father held by writing letters for him to certain people. The more together that they spend the sparks begin to fly between them but one terrible secret threatens to ruin it all. Can these to people over come the harsh trials and the deep secret that separates them and find lasting love? Pick up this exciting story and find out.

I found this novel to be an exciting page turner that kept me hooked until the last page was read. Each character in this story faces several trials that they must over come and there is a great bases of faith and prayer being the answer. Also there is a great part that forgiveness plays in this story as Roxanna must forgive the Colonel in hopes of finding the chance at true love and happiness and the Colonel must forgive himself for something that happened that was beyond his control.

Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.