Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Catching Katie by Robin Lee Hatcher

Join Katie as she sets out to change the way the things are done and the way people believe.  Katie is a woman with a mission - a mission to help every woman in the United States have the right to vote.  She has spunk, spark, and a heart to do as God has called her to do.  What she doesn't realize is that sometimes things don't always go according to plan.  Hearing from God and actually listening to what He's really saying can sometimes mean two different scenarios.  Read along as Katie discovers that there is a plan for her life that will allow her to change the world and to have more than what she'd ever expected.  You will enjoy her story of coming home and finding what is truly meant for her life.  She has a faith beyond what she sees in her world in 1916 - a faith for what the future could hold.  I really enjoyed this story - it made me want to learn more about the suffrage movement.  I hope you will find it as enjoyable as I did!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blog Tour Challenge Update

I'm done with the non-fiction titles in the challenge and now I can move on to the fiction titles.  Continue to stay tuned for more reviews and updates.  I'm excited; are you?

Love is a Verb: Stories of What Happens When Love Comes Alive by Gary Chapman

This book was not what I first expected, but as I read I really found it enjoyable.  Love is a Verb is a compilation of several short stories written by several different people about their encounters with love.  The stories range from uplifting to bittersweet and all touch on different kinds and aspects of love.  Stories include love for a spouse, child, parent, neighbor, stranger, etc.  They are powerful stories with eye-opening insights and thought-provoking concepts.  I cried and maybe even laughed a little while reading this collection of tidbits right from people's real lives.  Love is something so precious, a true gift we can give to others and receive from others.  God is the ultimate example of what love is and can be and that also shines through in this heartfelt book.  I recommend this treasure of a book for those who are interested in gaining new insights into love through the true-to-life words of people who have come face-to-face with the many facets of what love can be.

This book was provided for review by Bethany House Publishers.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Miserly Moms: Living Well on Less in a Tough Economy by Jonni McCoy

This book was really interesting for those who are interested in saving money in their budget, especially on groceries and other expenses.  Jonni's writing is easy to understand, clear, and full of details many of us may not have realized or understood before.  She covers many topics with helpful tips and information, and she lists many websites and books as useful resources.  She understands the importance of spending your money wisely, without being wasteful.  There are recipes included for meals, cleaning products, and also great ideas for making your holidays enjoyable without going crazy on spending.  I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in finding a few ways to cut back on some spending in their family budget.

Disclaimer: This book was provided for review by Bethany House Publishers.