31 July, 2015

{{Book Review}} A Bride At Last


Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.


Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she'd been deceived about her intended groom, she's now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she'll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony-until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy's father.

Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony's wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?




*My Review*
This was my first time reading anything by Melissa Jagears. The story is set in  Missouri, where the main characters, Silas and Kate, have both tried to find love the "mail-order-bride" way and both failed. I honestly wasn't sure I would like this book, but by the time I was a few chapters in....I was hooked.
"A Bride At Last" is a well-written romantic story with a few surprises here and there.


Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1M44A97



About the author: 

Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade and the author of A Bride for Keeps and A Bride in Store, is a stay-at-home mother on a tiny Kansas farm with a fixer-upper house. She's a member of ACFW and CROWN fiction marketing, and her passion is to help Christian believers mature in their faith and judge rightly.


Find Melissa online: websiteFacebook


*Disclaimer*
I Received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

{{Book Review}} Direct Hit





The jagged blast of high explosives rips through the evening air. In the sky over East London the searchlights criss-cross in search of the enemy.

On the first night of the Blitz, a corpse is discovered in a van in the back streets of West Ham. Detective Inspector John Jago recognizes the dead man as local Justice of the Peace Charles Villiers. But then a German bomb obliterates all evidence. 

Villiers, not a popular man, was both powerful and feared. As the sirens wail, the detective must start matching motive to opportunity – and it doesn’t help when his boss foists an intrusive American journalist on him.

Jago soon discovers the dead man held many secrets, some reaching back to World War I. A lot of people wished Villiers dead – and an air raid is a good time to conceal a murder.



*My Review*
I've never read anything written by Mike Hollow before, but I absolutely loved "Direct Hit". It's a mystery novel set during WWII & London is being bombed by Nazis. A body is discovered and it appears to be a murder, but before anyone could examine the body...a bomb destroys the evidence. Thankfully Detective Inspector Jango was able to identify the body beforehand. I won't say who it was, because I'd hate to ruin the book for others! If you are intrigued 

My favorite part of this story was the time period. I absolutely love the WWII era.  The author has a way of making you feel like you are in the story. There were some interesting discussions about God, truth and chance, though it seems Jago isn't about what he believes. There were a few time the word, "damn,"  appears, and I do feel that the book would have been just as great had they not been in the book, but other than that the book is clean. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical or mystery fiction.

29 July, 2015

{{Book Review}} A Heart's Promise -Book Five {Emmie makes a promise to her friend that, if fulfilled, could mean the end to her dreams of a future with Isaac}




Emmie Croftner let Isaac Liddle go to avoid telling him about her past. But Isaac remains determined to win Emmie’s heart and hand. Though Emmie resolves to keep her heart in check, it hurts when she sees that another woman has set her bonnet for Isaac.
Then Emmie’s dear friend extracts a costly promise: if anything happens to her in childbirth, Emmie will marry her widower and raise the baby herself. And it seems Emmie may have to fulfill that promise. But can she live happily without Isaac?

*My Review*
After waiting what seemed like FOREVER, I received book 5 out of the 6 book series..and let me tell you..it was well worth the wait! 
I loved books 1-4, but I have to say book five is much better that book four.

I've already started on book 6, and love it so far. I give "A Heart's Promise" 4.5 stars. I suggest you get the whole series so you are not confused. These book are not stand alones.


*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own

{{Book Review}} Hope Harbor - Come home to Hope Harbor--where hearts heal . . . and love blooms.





Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life--and love--altered her plans. Now she's home again--with a floundering farm to run . . . a tragic secret . . . and a wounded heart. Romance is noton her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter's. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets and devastating regrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help with a project that is close to her heart, winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives--including their own.



*My Review*
I have read a few books by Irene Hannon in the past, some I've liked...and others not so much, but I honestly enjoyed reading the newest contemporary Christian romance by Irene. I've said in past reviews that I sometimes have a hard time sticking with a book until the end, but "Hope Harbor" grabbed and held my attention from the beginning even in the slower parts. Irene did a wonderful job with both the development of the characters and plot. They are unique and interesting. By the time I reached the end of the book I absolutely loved the characters and wanted to take a trip to  Hope Harbor, Oregon. I think it's safe to say that this is an outstanding book, and a great read. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a new book to read! 

*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

27 July, 2015

The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book{{Book Review}} You can prepare three months’ worth of healthy, homemade baby food in just three one-hour blocks of time!





Perfect for busy parents, Dr. Lisa Barrangou’s innovative plan features instructions for preparing, freezing, and effortlessly combining puree “building blocks” into quick, tasty meals. With fun combinations like Peachy Strawberry Salad, Coconutty Mango Lassi, Plum-Gingered Brocco-Quinoa, and Purple Papaya Flax Yogurt, The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book will help your baby cultivate an adventurous palate while providing a rainbow of nutrients.




*My Review*
I absolutely love this book! Making your own baby food, what a great ideat! Not only do you save money, but get the satisfaction of knowing what is going into your children's bodies.I just wish I would have known to do this when my first daughter was born, but I was young and not aware of all the harsh icky stuff that goes into our food(even baby foods). This book is packed full of gorgeous photos. Creating the baby foods in this book, won't take up too much of your time either! You can make 3 months of homemade purees in 3 hours. This would be perfect for a new parent, or parent to be. 

I recommend this book to everyone wanting to save time and money, while knowing what actually knowing what goes into your children's bodies. 

*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from bloggingforbooks.org in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

26 July, 2015

Back To School Fun with Label Daddy Labels!




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*Disclaimer*
This post is sponsored by US Family Guide & Labeldaddy.com, I am not paid for this post, but I will receive a free $30 credit to use on their website in exchange for my honest opinion.

22 July, 2015

{{Product Review}} EcoStatic Office Supplies




I recently found a new place to sign up to do product reviews for, & was sent my very first product(s) to review from them! I am super excited about the EcoStatic Slick Board beginners kit that I was recently sent. I've never heard of them before...but the large white board will come in handy this school year(We homeschool). 

I was wanting to purchase a white board so I could write the days school assignments for my two older girls(6th grade & Advanced K), but we live in an apartment. We COULD have attached a big clunky white board, but after living in base housing and having to fill in every.little.push pin hole...there was no way I'm doing that in an apartment. 




These White boards are perfect for those who live in rental houses/apartments or if you just don't want to put nails/screws into your walls. They are glue free, so they won't damage the paint on the walls. 



*Product Details*Slickyboard can be used for whiteboarding, as a flipchart, Easel Pad or bulletin board. Sheets adhere with No Glue similar to a magnetic whiteboard. Rewritable, reusable, 100% recyclable. Stick to any smooth dry surface like drywalls, windows, wallpaper, wood desk, doors and more. Their stable electrostatic charge lasts for weeks. Used in conjunction with Slickynotes, SlickyWhiteboard is perfect for brainstorming, ideation, collaboration, coaching, planning and presentation. Each set included 10 Slickyboard sheets, one large slickynote pad, and one slickynote pad.

The slicky board,  & slicky notes stick to surfaces using static. I wasn't sure about how these would work, but once I put one of them up...it stayed and hasn't fallen off yet(it's been up about 5 days so far). 

I put one up above my desk space that way my girls can come into the living room and look at what they are supposed to do for the day and then can just grab the book(s) and go to the dining room table. No more wasting paper, or telling them over and over again what they need to do for the day. Once that task/subject is completed...we can just wipe it off and it's ready for use the next day!


{My desk area where blogging is done. Doesn't the white board look nice there?!)


I never really use sticky notes, but my husband does at work. They, like the white board don't use glue and stick to just about any surface. 

*Product Details*Our multi colored Slickynotes Medium 8 Pack. save BIG. Save money. have more! Slickynotes Medium are double sided. reusable on one side and 21% bigger than your regular 3x3 sticky notes. Our Slickynote gives you the option to write notes with more space. have a coaching event. corporate training. Agile. Scrum. Lean. Kanban session or just want to release your creativity! Slickynotes can be used with any writing implement on the colored side. FLIP the sheet over and use a dry erase marker and erase it. You double your pad while saving money and have more! One pad has never came this far! You can stick to any smooth. dry surface like drywalls. windows. wallpaper. wood desk. doors and more. Their stable electrostatic charge lasts for weeks. Stick. restick and slide them around. Adhesive free and 100% recyclable. use them indoors for ideation. brainstorming. presentation or simply leaving a lovely note. Slickynotes 8 pack colors include 2 Green. 2 Orange. 2 Yellow and 2 Purple. Each pad of Medium Slickynotes include 100 sheets. 100 x 74mm (3.94 x 2.91in). Turn any surface into a creative space. Set your ideas free!


I absolutely LOVE the items that came in the slicky board beginners kit, and it will definitely be put to good use. You can find out more info on these products and about Shoplet by going to the links provided below. 

EcoStatic Inc. Beginner Kit Glue Free WhiteBoard Sheets and SlickyNote Note Pad 




Don't forget to check out their office supplies, medical supplies, & office furniture

*Disclaimer*
This post is sponserd by shoplet & simsill. I am not paid for this post, but I was given the slicky board beginners kit in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

20 July, 2015

It's always a fun time at Water Works Water Park in Denton, Texas!!!



Recently I was given the chance to visit Water Works waterpark in Denton, Texas. We went there last year and my two younger girls were a bit scared of the water. This year, they acted like completely different children & turned into little water bugs as soon as we were inside of the park!

This year we were given 4 free tickets, a cabana rental(with a locker key), 4 free waters, & 2 souvenir cups(which I ended up not getting). Having the Cabana this year made a world of difference. I was able to relax in the shade while my husband played with the girls in the wave pool. My 5 year old had a blast playing on the slides in the wave pool area. She went on both slides multiple times. My 4 yr old wanted to go down the slides, but we decided it would be best if she waited a bit, maybe next year.

After we managed to get them OUT of the water and off of the slides, we went to the lazy river. I wasn't able to get any pictures from that because my phone was in the locker. My 5 year old was brave this year and wanted her own tube to float down the lazy river on(I held on to it of course), and my 4 year old sat with my husband and tried to "tag" my 5 yr old and myself. It was so much fun, that we ended up going around twice!

We had an amazing time and it was a great family outing. There are big slides, but we didn't bother with them since we had our two littles. We spent most of our time in the wave pool & the cabana.

We're already planning our trip back to Water Works for next summer! We know to bring an ice chest and food/snacks so we can eat lunch there. By next summer I WILL have my own water proof digital camera, that way I can get awesome pics of the lazy river and other things.


Here are a few pictures of my girls and my husband having fun and playing in the water.

(Hanging out in the Cabana)

(Slides and other fun things in the wave pool)

(My husband and 5 yr old)

(lol That face! My 4 yr old splashed her)


Don't let the "I'm not amused" look fool you. He had a good time! lol I think he was just a little jealous that I was in the shade of the cabana and he was in the sun. 


If you are looking for something fun to do in N. Texas, check out Water Works waterpark in Denton! I can't wait to go back next year! 

*Disclaimer*
This post is sponsored by US. Family Guide & Water Works Water Park in Denton, Texas. I was given free passes for myself and my family in exchange for me honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

In an uncertain time, she faces a choice that will change her life forever. {{Book Review}} To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca Demarino




It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a princess of the Montaukett tribe, is celebrating her wedding feast when a rival tribe attacks, killing the groom and kidnapping her. Though her ransom is paid by an Englishman, she is bound by her captors and left to die--until she finds herself rescued by handsome Dutch Lieutenant Dirk Van Buren.

Still tender from her loss, Heather Flower begins to heal in the home of the Hortons, English friends of her people. Torn between her affection for Dirk and her longtime friendship with Ben Horton, Heather Flower must make a difficult choice--stay true to her friend or follow her heart.

Exploring a unique slice of history, Rebecca DeMarino transports you to the wild land that would eventually become Long Island, New York.

"A masterful weaver of history and heritage, Rebecca DeMarino laces tender love stories with vibrant threads of history and hope, wooing the heart and waking the soul in this rich New World saga."--Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and The Heart of San Francisco series



*My Review*
To Capture Her Heart is the second book in The Southold Chronicles series. You can read this book as a stand alone, and do not need to read the first book before this one.

I have to be honest, I had a hard time getting into this book at first, but once I got past the first few chapters I found myself really enjoying the book. It is a historical romance
set in the mid 1600's. The Indian Princes Heather Flower is celebrating her wedding feast, but before her wedding something happens! I won't ruin the book and say what happens, 
but I did want to mention that the land in this story is what eventually became Long Island, NY! I thought that was pretty neat. 



*About the Author*
Rebecca DeMarino is the author of A Place in His Heart, book one of The Southold Chroniclesa series inspired by her ninth great-grandparents, Barnabas and Mary Horton. She inherited her love of baking and gardening from her mother; a love of horses, reading, and writing from her dad; and the wanderlust gene from both parents. Rebecca lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. Learn more atwww.rebeccademarino.com.

*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

13 July, 2015

Can he risk his heart a second time? And will she forgive him? {{Book Review}} Picture Perfect Love By Melissa McClone




When image becomes everything, it's up to love to refocus the heart.

Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day, putting her heart into every wedding to give the couple memorable images of their love. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren't always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. But Jenna has faith that she will find true love. Until then, she must be patient and trust in God's plan and His perfect timing.

Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away. When an embarrassing Photoshopped picture of put an end to his political aspirations, he blamed Jenna. So what if the photo led to his being offered a dream job and changing his life for the better? Jenna betrayed his trust, and two years later, Ashton's heart still hasn't recovered.

It was me. His younger sister's three words turn Ashton's world upside down. He must ask Jenna's forgiveness, but can he risk his heart a second time? Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?

*My Review*
 I really enjoyed reading "Picture Perfect Love" by Melissa McClone's The characters are straight forward. This is such a sweet story of forgiveness, love, trust & it helps you have hope when you thought it was lost.


To purchase a copy of this book, follow the link ----> http://bit.ly/1JJZY8s
About the author:
Melissa McClone has published more than thirty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She has also been nominated for Romance Writers of America's RITA® award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house.

Find Melissa online: websiteTwitterFacebook




*Disclaimer*:
 I received this e-book free from Litfuse and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own

Secrets and a mystery plague two families in Melanie Dobson's New Book "Shadows of Ladenbrook Manor" {{Book Review}}




When Heather Toulson returns to her parents' cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder.

Libby, a free spirit who can't be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. Libby finds herself pregnant and alone when her father kicks her out and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Though theories spread across the English countryside, no one is ever held responsible for Oliver's death.

Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family's cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is filled with mixed emotions. She's mourning her father's passing but can't let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. Adding to her confusion, Heather has an uneasy reunion with her first love, all while sorting through her family's belongings left behind in the cottage. What she uncovers will change everything she thought she knew about her family's history.

Award-winning author Melanie Dobson seamlessly weaves the past and present together, fluidly unraveling the decades-old mystery and reveals how the characters are connected in shocking ways.

Set in a charming world of thatched cottages, lush gardens, and lovely summer evenings, this romantic and historical mystery brings to light the secrets and heartaches that have divided a family for generations.



*My Review*
"Shadows of Ladenbrook Manor" is the first book I have read by Melanie Dobson. The cover of this book is absolutely amazing, and is what drew me to reading the snippit about the book. After reading about this book, I KNEW I had to sign up to review it and I was so excited when i received the email saying i was chosen to review it. I enjoyed reading this book can't wait to read more from Melanie. 

"Shadows of Ladenbrook Manor" is multi-generation story that is told from the different perspectives of everyone involved. This book jumps back and forth from the mid 20th century to present, so we get to see how specific choices effect the different generation.

There are so many secrets,twists and turns in this book that you will not want to put it down until you reach the last page. I had only planned on reading a few chapters at a time, as I have major exams coming up for school...only to end up reading half the book in one sitting! This book is packed with mystery, romance, family problems, and other twists that kept me interested until the very end! 


To purchase a copy of this book, 
click on the link:


About the author: 
Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of thirteen historical romance, suspense, and contemporary novels. Two of her novels won Carol Awards in 2011, and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indianawon Best Novel of Indiana in 2010. Melanie lives with her husband Jon and two daughters near Portland, Oregon.

Find Melanie online: we

*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

{{Book Review}} Beyond the Ashes: Is their relationship worth a second chance at love when time might be short?


Where better to rebuild and face one's fears than in 1906 San Francisco, a city rising from the ashes?

Ruby Marshall, a young widow, is certain she'll discover new purpose assisting her brother Robert with his cancer research, but she doesn't anticipate finding new love.

Dr. Gerald Larkspur dreams of filling his empty home with family, but he'd always hoped it would be a wife and children. In the aftermath of the great earthquake, the rooms are overflowing with extended family and friends left homeless by the disaster. When Robert's widowed sister arrives, the close quarters seem close indeed.

Ruby and Gerald's fledgling romance is put at risk when Gerald develops symptoms of the very disease they're striving to cure. Together they must ask---is it worth a second chance at love when time might be short?



*My Review*
 "Beyond The Ashes" is the second in The Golden Gate Chronicles series. The first book is referenced, but this book can be read as a stand alone. Though if you have the chance , I would read "Out of the Ruins first".

I did have trouble getting into this book at first. The first few chapters chapters just didn't grab my attention, but as I kept on reading I was able to enjoy the story for what it is. 


To purchase a copy of this book, click on the link--->

About the author: 
Karen Barnett is the author of Beyond the AshesOut of the Ruins, and Mistaken. Named the 2013 Writer of Promise by Oregon Christian Writers, Karen lives in Albany, Oregon, with her husband and two kids. When she's not writing novels, she loves speaking at women's events, libraries, and book clubs.

Find Karen online: websiteTwitterFacebook

*Disclaimer*
I Received this book free from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

10 July, 2015

{{Book Review}} A Midwife's tale



Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives who have served the families of Trinity, Pennsylvania, for generations. A widow with two grown children, she's hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, but when Victoria runs off, Martha's world is shattered. 


Worse, a new doctor has arrived in town, threatening her job, and she can't remember a time when her faith has been tested more. Still determined to do the work she knows God intended for her, Martha is unprepared for all that waits ahead. Whether it's trying to stop a town scandal, mending broken relationships, or feeling the first whispers of an unexpected romance, she faces every trial and every opportunity with hope and faith.




*My Review*

This is my first time reading anything by Delia Parr. It is a nice historical read, if you are into historical fiction type books.

I just wish that the author would have given more information about being a midwife in that time period. I really loved the characters and and how developed they were, which drew you into their lives. There were a few times that this book felt that it was progressing slowly, but there are enough twists and turns to keep you wanting to read this book until the last page. It was a great read overall. I am anxious to see what the next book has in store. I recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction. 


About the Author

Delia Parr is the author of sixteen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including The Midwife's TaleHearts AwakeningLove's First Bloom, and Hidden Affections. The mother of three grown children, she was a longtime high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida's sunny west coast. In between visits to her grandchildren in several different states, she spends her time writing and volunteering alongside other women who share a bond of sisterhood as sisters of faith.
*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

08 July, 2015

It's time to start treating yourself the way you treat others. {{Book Review}} Give yourself a Break by Kim Fredrickson



As children we're taught to treat others the way we would like to be treated. But as adults, we often need to turn that old maxim around. We're good at showing compassion to other people--but many of us have trouble showing that same compassion to ourselves. We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend. And all this negative self-talk can have a devastating effect on our lives and relationships.

Licensed marriage and family therapist Kim Fredrickson wants you to stop beating yourself up. Grounding her advice in Scripture, she offers practical steps, specific exercises, and compassionate words to say in order to build a loving relationship with yourself. Through inspiring stories of transformation, she'll help you learn to show yourself the kind of grace and understanding you offer to others--and to change your relationships, your outlook on life, and your view of yourself in the process.

*My Review*

It's no secret that we can all be  too hard on ourselves from time to time. Kim Fredrickson's book "Give Yourself A Break" helps us understand self-compassion.
This is a a quick read packed full of great information. I really liked how Fredrickson explains that we should model ourselves the way that God relates to us. We should receive His grace and apply it to our lives.
This is a wonderful read for those of us who struggle with being kind to ourselves.


*About The Author*
Kim Fredrickson has been a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified Christian life coach for more than thirty years. An adjunct professor, speaker, and author, she loves helping people become equipped spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually with practical skills to live more effective and fulfilling lives. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for thirty-seven years and they have two grown children. Learn more and read her blog at www.kimfredrickson.com.

*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

06 July, 2015

When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs sought justice and found it.{{Book Review}} Letters From My Father's Murderer By Laurie Coombs


His murderer now serves two life sentences with no possibility of parole. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn't control. After coming to faith, she realized she was being called to seek something infinitely more difficult than justice: forgiveness.

This is an extraordinary true story of grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of God to change lives. The reader is swept along with Laurie as she undergoes the life-changing transformation of becoming a Christian. As she studies Scripture, seeing God redeeming losses and healing deep wounds time and time again, she starts to understand that her own healing would require her to love her enemy in a real, practical way.

Using her incredible correspondence with the man who killed her father, Laurie reveals a compelling journey of transformation, not only in her life, but in the lives of those whom many would call irredeemable.

Letters from My Father's Murderer is for any audience Christian or secular who

-Craves freedom from the inability to forgive those who've caused them harm 
-Wants to hear testimony of God's power in our obedience 
-Has experienced pain through other's sin against them 
-Needs to know healing is always possible

The real story here is not primarily about murder and its fallout, but rather about redemption and how far it can reach.


*My Review*
This book was such an emotional read. I cried so many tears while reading this book. "Letter's From My Father's Murderer" is a book that is sure to touch you deep down. I read this book and then reread it. This is a book that will stay on my bookshelf. This is such an inspiring book...especially for those of us who are wrestling with forgiving someone. 

I gave this book five stars(which I don't to often) and I HIGHLY recommend it.

To purchase a copy of this book, click on the link: http://bit.ly/1g6sd4H 

About the author: 

Laurie A. Coombs is a passionate writer and speaker on the issues of forgiveness, redemption, and the hope that is found in Jesus. Her story was featured in Billy Graham's new film, Heaven. She is a featured writer and blogger for iBelieve and Crosswalk. Laurie and her husband, Travis, make their home in Nevada along with their two daughters.

Find Laurie online: websiteTwitterFacebook

*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.