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Dreams Rekindled by Amanda Cabot {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel. Title : Dreams Rekindled Author : Amanda Cabot Series : Mesquite Springs #2 Age : Adult Genres : Christian Historical Romance Publication Date : March 2, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover | Christian Book Synopsis : Though she hopes for a quiet, uncomplicated life for herself, Dorothy Clark wants nothing more than to stir others up. Specifically, she dreams of writing something that will challenge people as much as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin seems to have. But in 1850s Mesquite Springs, there are few opportunities for writers--until newspaperman Brandon Holloway arrives, that is. Brandon Holloway has seen the disastrous effects of challenging others and has no intention of repeating that mistake. Instead of following his dreams, he&#
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Unknown Threat by Lynn H. Blackburn {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a finished copy of the book for review. I truly appreciate it and it by no means changes my opinion of the novel. Title : Unknown Threat Author : Lynn H. Blackburn Series : Defend and Protect #1 Age : Adult Genres : Christian Suspense, Romantic Suspense Publication Date : March 2, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover | Christian Book   Synopsis : US Secret Service Special Agent Luke Powell is lucky to be alive. Three of his fellow agents have died in unusual circumstances in the past ten weeks. Luke is devastated by the loss of his friends and colleagues, and his inability to locate the killer feels like a personal failure. He's an expert at shielding others, but now the protectors are in need of protection. FBI Special Agent Faith Malone is driven to succeed and confident in her ability to solve every case she's assigned. She's been put in charge of the inves

Habakkuk by Dannah Gresh {Bible Study Review}

Hey Gems!!! We all know that I love studying the Bible and that I also enjoy a great Bible study workbook or guided study. I was excited for this release because I was able to go through this author's first study as well. I had high hopes going into this study. FTC Disclaimer: I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not paid nor do I receive commission for this book. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Keep on reading to see my thoughts... Title : Habakkuk Author : Dannah Gresh Age : Adult Genres : Bible Study Publication Date : September 1, 2020 Publisher : Moody Publishers Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Christian Book Synopsis : Why does God seem silent when I need Him most?

A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel {Book Review}

Hey Gems!!! Title : A Dance in Donegal  Author : Jennifer Deibel Age : Adult Genres : Christian, Historical Romance Publication Date : February 2, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Hardcover | Christian Book   Synopsis : All of her life, Irish-American Moira Doherty has relished her mother's descriptions of Ireland. When her mother dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1920, Moira decides to fulfill her mother's wish that she become the teacher in Ballymann, her home village in Donegal, Ireland. After an arduous voyage, Moira arrives to a new home and a new job in an ancient country. Though a few locals offer a warm welcome, others are distanced by superstition and suspicion. Rumors about Moira's mother are unspoken in her presence but threaten to derail everything she's journeyed to Ballymann to do. Moira must rely on the kindness of a handful of friends--and the strength of Sean, an unsettlingly handsom

The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods Fisher {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a copy for review. This does not alter my opinions or experience of reading the book in any shape or form. Keep reading for my thoughts... Title : The Moonlight School Author : Suzanne Woods Fisher Age : Adult Genres : Historical Fiction Publication Date : February 2, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible   Synopsis : Haunted by her sister's mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain people, she is repelled by the primitive conditions and intellectual poverty she encounters. Few adults can read and write. Born in those hills, Cora knows the plague of illiteracy. So does Brother Wyatt, a singing schoolmaster who travels through the hills. Involving Lucy and Wyatt, Cora hatches a plan to open the schoolho

Network of Deceit by Tom Threadgill {Book Review}

Huge thank you to Revell for sending me a copy for review. This does not alter my opinions or experience of reading the book in any shape or form. Keep reading for my thoughts... Title : Network of Deceit Author : Tom Threadgill Series : Amara Alvarez #2 Age : Adult Genres : Christian Fiction, Mystery, Suspense Publication Date : February 2, 2021 Publisher : Revell Reads Source : Paperback Purchase : Hardcover |  Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book Synopsis : After her rescue of nearly fifty kidnapped children made international headlines, Amara Alvarez gets what she's worked for: a transfer to San Antonio's Homicide Division. Reality sets in quickly, though, as her first case, the suspicious death of a teenager at a crowded local water park, brings chaos to her personal life. As the investigation moves forward and she increases the pressure on the suspects, Amara finds herself under attack by cybercriminals. Her every move is being potentially watc

Book Club | Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar

Hey Gems!!! Book club is back in action for this month!  I am so excited to be back in action with you all for the year. I've missed doing book club, but now I'm expanding it for all platforms (YouTube, Facebook, IG and the blog). I pray that we all can grow together and be edified as we dive into a selection of biblical fiction, Christian fiction and non-fiction books. From February 12th to April 9th, 2021 we will be diving into a Tessa Afshar novel...of course I just had to do it. Keep reading for a synopsis, reading schedule and more... Title : Harvest of Rubies Author : Tessa Afshar Series : Harvest of Rubies #1 Age : Adult Genres : Biblical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance Publication Date : May 1, 2012 Publisher : River North Purchase :  Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book | Scribd Audio | Scribd Ebook   (get 2 free months with Scribd when you use my code ) Synopsis : The prophet Nehemiah's cousin has been catapulted

Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz {Book Review}

Hey Gems!!! Another book review to close out the month! This one is curtesy of Revell Reads. I was excited to get my hands on this book for two reasons: 1) the cover was gorgeous and 2) the main characters name. Keep reading for my thoughts... Title : Tidewater Bride Author : Laura Frantz Age : Adult Genres : Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance Publication Date : February 5, 2021 Publisher : Revell Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book Synopsis : Selah Hopewell seems to be the only woman in the Virginia colony who has no wish to wed. True, there are too many men and far too few women in James Towne. But Selah already has her hands full assisting her father in the family's shop. And now she is in charge of an incoming ship of tobacco brides who must be looked after as they sort through their many suitors. Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement. His lands are vast, his crops are prized

A Great Cloud of Witnesses by Trillia J. Newbell {Bible Study Review}

Hey Gems!!! Here with my first Bible study workbook review for the year. As much as I love studying the Bible, I enjoy a great Bible study workbook/guided-study. I was excited for this release because I was able to go through this author's first study as well. I had high hopes going into this study. FTC Disclaimer: I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not paid nor do I receive commission for this book. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Keep on reading to see my thoughts... Title : A Great Cloud of Witnesses Author : Trillia J. Newbell Age : Adult Genres : Bible Study Publication Date : January 5, 2021 Publisher : Moody Publishers Source : Paperback Purchase : Paperback | Kindle | Moody Publishe