Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Each story in this collection, A Miracle for Miriam, A Place of His Own, and What the Heart Sees are beautifully written stories that allow the reader to reflect on the simplicity of life as the Amish do. Growing up in Indiana I often came in contact with the Amish and was able to witness their basic lives, but without observing their humility and their dedication to the Lord and their work. Therefore, reading these stories, I was able to picture the characters in my mind as Kathleen Fuller did a great job bringing each of them to life.
I enjoyed reading all three stories, however, as a collection the stories began to reflect a similarity with the previous ones. While I enjoyed them, I would have enjoyed a little more complexity with each of the characters and the plots of the stories. Even so, I truly enjoyed the collection of stories and would read more books written by Kathleen Fuller if given the chance.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of What the Heart Sees through Book Sneeze. I received no compensation for my thought.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Blind Hope, by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher, is a sweet story about a blind dog and her ability to change a woman just by being present in her life. I enjoyed reading this story as I have a very big heart for dogs in need of rescue. I have two dogs that I have adopted. My babies do not have any problems, they simply did not have a home. By letting them into my life, my life has changed because of who they are and how they love unconditionally. This is what Laurie Sacher, one of the authors found to be true with her dog Mia.
The story is written much like a memoir, which threw me off at first and actually kept me a little disinterested in the story itself. But once I started reading, I fell in love with this dog Mia and who she was. Also, interwoven in the story is the message that God is always with us, that God forgives all of our faults (just as a dog would), and God is ever loving no matter what our past might look like. It was a true reminder of God’s love and grace. And sometimes, just that message alone makes a book worth reading.
“No one ever warned me that when you rescue a dog, the life you save just might be your own!”
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I loved, loved, loved this book and could not put it down! Jenny B. Jones, author of Save the Date has written a real winner!
Lucy and Alex, two very unpredictable people to put together are in it for the long haul….simply because they both need each other in their life. This story is funny and witty. It is charming and beautifully written. It speaks to you and opens your heart to the Love of God and His saving Grace. Once you open it and begin to read you will not want to put it down.
I hate to say too much about the book itself because I don’t want to ruin any of the details, but just when you have everything figured out, something happens to take you for a little spin. I am ready to read it again! Enjoy!!
Disclosure: I received a review copy of Save the Date through Book Sneeze. I received no compensation for my thought.