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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Book Review --- Colors in the Bible and Numbers in the Bible -- Courtesy of Worthy Publishing

9781945470431 9781945470448

In this energetic board book, children are taken on a colorful tour of beloved Bible stories. Little ones will learn about colors and be introduced to the world of the Bible as they read about the green trees in the Garden of Eden, the orange lions in the den, and the red flames of the burning bush. Created with fresh, modern illustrations, this colors primer is sure to captivate curious toddlers.

My Thoughts:
This is a great book - my 4 year old loved reading it. It has about 20 pages, sturdy board book. 
I love that they use the teaching of colors and apply Biblical Truth. This book is geared toward Infant - 4 ish - my 4 year old loved it. 

In this energetic counting primer, children are taken on a number-filled tour of beloved Bible stories. Little ones will learn their numbers and be introduced to the world of the Bible as they count one ark filled with animals, five stones picked by David, and the Ten Commandments written on stone tablets. Created with fresh, modern illustrations, this educational board book is sure to captivate curious toddlers.

My Thoughts:
This is another great book. We are working on numbers with my 4 year old - and this was a helpful tool. Bright colored pictures - biblical truth - great edition to our Bible study. 

I received these books courtesy of this publisher, all thoughts are my own. 

BOOK REVIEW!!!! Secret Service Setup -- By Jessica R. Patch

Secret Service Setup (The Security Specialists) by [Patch, Jessica R.]

Can The Security Specialists protect him?

Secret Service agent Evan Novak becomes the target of multiple hit men when someone puts a two-million-dollar bounty on his head. Is it the gunrunner he’s tracking...or a traitorous agent? Framed and wanted, Evan reluctantly accepts protection from bodyguard Jody Gallagher, his former love who lost her Agency career because of him. But then the bounty is raised to include Jody…

Jessica is the author of the contemporary romance series Seasons of Hope and several Love Inspired Suspense novels. No matter what genre she’s writing in, you’ll always find romance, adventure, some laughs, and a heap of hope. Check out her book club page for bonus features and extras, and don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter to stay “Patched In.”

Jessica lives in the mid-south with her handsome husband, her college bound daughter and her middle-schooler son.

Find her on her website Here

I know that anything that I read by Jessica is going to have me on the edge of my seat. My heart pounds while I read through every page. Her stories are so real, it's like you can touch it. Her descriptions are tangible. I know that everything that I read I will love 
This. Book. Was. So. AMAZING. 
This book is a great reminder of God's Amazing Grace and Mercy. Secret Service Setup is the second book in  the The Security Specialist series. Although it can be read as a standalone, but trust me, the series is so good you'll want to read the first one also. 

I received this book courtesy of the author, all thoughts are my own. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Book Review: Fugitive Spy --- By Jordyn Redwood -


A spy with amnesia—and a mission he can’t remember

When Casper English lands in her ER with amnesia, Dr. Ashley Drager learns he has a picture of her…and the same tattoo as her long-missing father. With a dangerous man after Casper, and his memories possibly holding the key to finding Ashley’s father, she secretly whisks him away from the hospital. But can she keep him alive long enough to help him regain his memories?

About the Author:

Jordyn Redwood has served patients and their families for nearly 25 years and currently works as a pediatric ER nurse. As a self professed medical nerd and trauma junkie, she was drawn to the controlled chaotic environments of critical care and emergency nursing. Her love of teaching developed early and she was among the youngest CPR instructors for the American Red Cross at the age of seventeen. Since then, she has continued to teach advanced resuscitation classes to participants ranging from first responders to MD’s.
When she discovered she also had a fondness for answering medical questions for authors, this led to the creation of Redwood’s Medical Edge. This blog is devoted to helping contemporary and historical authors write medically accurate fiction.
Jordyn lives in Colorado with her husband, two daughters and one crazy hound dog. In her spare time she also enjoys reading her favorite authors, quilting and cross stitching.

My Thoughts:

Heart pounding, page turning, edge of your seat suspense book. You will want to keep reading and not put it down. Well writen characters, intriguing storyline, and twists and turns. The author spins a great tale This is a stand out book from the Love Inspired series. 

I received a copy of this book from the author, all thoughts are my own. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Book Review! Planet 316 Story Bible --- Worthy Publishing

An innovative Bible storybook with a free augmented reality app that brings the characters and stories to life
This innovative Bible storybook features more than 100 favorite stories from the Old and New Testaments. From the story of Creation and the Garden of Eden all the way through the life of Jesus and the acts of the Apostles, the stories are told in kid-friendly, yet biblically accurate, language and accompanied by bright and whimsical artwork. The book is paired with a free downloadable app that brings the stories to life through the use of augmented reality. By holding a smart phone or tablet over the page, the app allows characters, animals, and objects in the stories to spring up in 3-D, with audio that reveals additional character dialogue and sounds. Together, the book and its app are sure to engage children's imaginations and start them on their faith journey. Ages 4-7.

Planet 316

Planet 316 is a team of talented writers, artists, and developers who share a love for technology and a desire to make the Bible approachable and engaging for children. They create fun and interactive experiences that are infused with faith and family values. While the team members come from diverse backgrounds, many have experience in ministry as pastors, children’s ministers, and creative leaders within their churches.


I was very excited to get this book to review. With boys, it's hard to keep their attention for any length of time. This Bible they were excited to see the story on pages (My almost 7 year old could read MOST of what was in here :) BONUS POINTS!!!) But with the app  - they were able to see it come to life. Bright colorful pages. Bible stories tailored for the boys age. This is one they loved reading from. 

Here they are reading together 

I received a copy of this book through Worthy Publishing --- all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Cover Reveal! 39 winks by Kathleen Valenti

39 Winks

Former pharmaceutical researcher Maggie O’Malley is losing sleep. Her boyfriend Constantine’s aunt is a multitasking sleepwalker who prepares meals, folds laundry and, one winter night, stumbles across her husband with his throat slit.
It’s a rude and gruesome awakening that’s upsetting to Aunt Polly. And interesting to the police.
Maggie and Constantine work to uncover who killed the cosmetic surgery mogul and why. As they dig into the lives of those who knew him best, they discover that doctoring perception has deadly side effects.
A gripping page-turner with more twists than a surgeon’s suture, 39 Winks is a tale of lies, betrayals, and greed that will keep you up at night—and looking over your shoulder.


About the Author
When Kathleen Valenti isn’t writing page-turning mysteries that combine humor and suspense, she works as a nationally award-winning advertising copywriter. 39 Winks is the second of the Maggie O’Malley mystery series and follows her Agatha- and Lefty-nominated debut mystery, Protocol. Kathleen lives in Oregon with her family where she pretends to enjoy running.
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Friday, March 2, 2018

Book Review Pit of Ambition by Ta'Mara Hanscom

Book Review Pit of Ambition by Ta'Mara Hanscom 

About the Book:
Pit of Ambition is the second volume of 5 in the family epic series The Caselli Family Series.
Five years have passed since Noah and Tillie s chance meeting. They ve married other people by now, and are both beginning their families.
In the pursuit of professional and political success, Alex runs headlong into a pit of pride and ambition...and Giuseppe begins to hate the husband he chose for his daughter.
Alex and Noah are doing business on many fronts, which will bring Noah to town for an unintended meeting with Giuseppe. Tension abounds as he attempts to conceal his daughter s identity from Noah.
Alex strays when Tillie needs him the most, and it s Noah who will bring him home. But, instead of learning Tillie s identity, he connects with her brothers, especially Marquette.
Unbeknownst to Noah, his new foreman is a member of the crime family Marquette has sought since 1968.

About the Author: 
I was born and raised in South Dakota, an
 I love her people and rich history. For many years I’ve also had a deep love for Italy and her colorful chronology. I was fortunate enough to visit Italy on my 25th wedding anniversary, and I added some of the details of my travels to my fictional series The Caselli Family Series.
My favorite sport is baseball – Detroit Tigers – and I can’t wait until the next time I get to see them play in Comerica Park.

My Thoughts
I am loving this series. I love the characters and who they have been created to be. The storyline leaps right off the page at you. The author does a great job of creating a clean suspense book that you do not have to feel bad about reading. She also leaves you hanging and it you want the next book to be ready to read. 
I did read the first book, so I already had a feel for the characters. While it can be read as a stand alone - I would suggest reading book 1 to start. 

I received a copy of this book through the author or publisher - all thoughts are my own