Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Review: God Loves You, Little Peanut by:Bourland

 God Loves You, Little Peanut

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

 About the Book:

God Loves You, Little Peanut is a heartwarming premium picture book about the deep bond between a parent, grandparent, or any loved one and their little one. From playtime to bedtime, silly time to cuddle time—the sweet rhymes and adorable illustrations show many different wonderful moments shared with a child, reminding boys and girls how special they are and how much they are loved.

My Review:

God Loves You, Little Peanut is a precious book that instills what every parent already know. The love that we have for our child is immeasurable and so is the love God has for them. This book takes the child on a little adventure throughput a typical day and show all the ways this child blesses the loved one, the world and most of all blesses God. The illustrations are perfect and the theme hits the nail on the head. A great way to let the child in your life just how much they are loved.

Review: Tiny Truths Wonder and Wisdom: Everyday Reminders from Psalms and Proverbs by:Rivard/Penner

 Tiny Truths Wonder and Wisdom: Everyday Reminders from Psalms and Proverbs

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

A highly engaging introduction to Old Testament Psalms and Proverbs for young children, each bite-sized reading draws on the timeless wisdom of these books to remind young ones who God made them to be and how to live their lives with him on a day-to-day basis. The lessons found in Psalms and Proverbs are enduring and key for understanding what it looks like to live a life of love and gratitude, make good choices, and ask helpful questions.

My Review:

 For a very long time people sort of cast aside the Old Testament as not erally applying to the here and now, and that is simply not true. There is much wisdom that can be gained by a visit to the front of the Bible especially Psalms and Proverbs. Teaching your children about these very helpful books of the Bible is always a step in the right direction.

 Tiny Truths Wonder and Wisdom take a few of the Psalms and a few of the Proverbs and puts it into wording that a young child can read or listen to and understand. This is a sweet book that reminds children who loves them and cares for them. A great teaching tool!

Monday, January 18, 2021

Review: Sleepytime Colors by:Deb Gruelle

 Sleepy Time Colors: A Lift-the-Flap Book

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

If you’re looking for that one colorful and cozy book your little one wants to read before bedtime again and again ... you’ve found it! A follow-up to the bestselling Ten Little Night Stars, snuggle your little one in their favorite jammies as they lift the flaps to learn their colors alongside cuddly animal friends in this bedtime board book.

My Review:

 I always loved reading my children the lift-the-flap books. each time a page was turned there was a surprise waiting for them. They absolutely loved them. Well these type of books are still around and they are so sweet, cute, and full of gorgeous illustrations.

 This precious book is perfect for bedtime. It talks all about getting ready for bed and all that goes along with it. And with each turn of the page it introduces a different color under the flap. It is a board book too, so its perfect for little hands.

Review: Fun Fall Day by:Tara Knudson

 Fun Fall Day: A Touch and Feel Board Book

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

Fun Fall Day is a sensory celebration of the season for little ones. Young children can scratch a leaf, feel a smooth pumpkin, and brush a horse’s coat in this colorful touch and feel board book.

Parents, grandparents, and anyone else with little loved ones in their lives will be kicking up some leaves and some laughs this autumn every time they read Fun Fall Day. The magic and splendor of fall comes to life at the harvest fair, where there’s a petting zoo, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and plenty of treats for everyone!

It’s a celebration of the unique sights and sounds of fall through adorable and engaging illustrations, simple and playful rhymes, and touch and feel elements on every page of Fun Fall Day.

Time for crafts,
Cut and trace.
Pumpkin patch,
Paint a face.

Harvest treats, 
Lots to buy,
Donuts, breads, 
Apple pie.

My Review:

 A sweet, little board book just perfect for tiny hands. Its a touch and feel book so your sweet baby can touch the softness of the horse hide or the goats hair. It is the sweetest little book that talks about going to the fair and seeing all the animals. It describes all the fun things to do on a pretty, fall day. Full of fun and laughter. Any sweet baby would love the bright colors and the animals in the book as well and feely places that they can actively touch. A great gift!

Review: Tidewater Bride by:Laura Frantz

 Tidewater Bride

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

 About the Book:

Selah Hopewell, Virginia Colony's most eligible woman, is busy matchmaking for a ship of brides, though she has no wish to wed.

Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement, but he is already wedded to his business and still grieves the loss of his wife, daughter of the Powhatan chief.

Can two fiercely independent people find happiness and fulfillment on their own? Or will they discover that what they've been missing in life has been right in front of them all along?

My Review:

 If you are looking to get into the Historical Romance genre and you are not sure which author to start with then Laura Frantz is the one. Her writing is full of energy, but not too much and her writing will not cause you to snooze between pages. She is just that good and full of life. You will not be disappointed. 

 Selah has always seen herself as one to put people together not one to seek romance for herself. But isnt love funny that way? Just when you least expect it, it can appear out of nowhere. And it looks like that is whats about to happen.

 Xander is just as independent and bull headed as Selah but there is something about her that brings him to life. 

 A brilliant unsuspecting love story that takes place in colonial times. A great read for a blustery winter day. With almost 400 pages to comb through, trust me you will love every minute of it.

Review: The Key to Love by:Betsy St. Amant

 The Key to Love

 Disclosure: This book was sent to me for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

 About the Book:

The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so, she's created her own version of the famous Parisian lovelock wall at her bakery in Story, Kansas. She never expects it to go viral--or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He's definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for a love story like the one her parents had, and that certainly will not include the love-scorned-and-therefore-love-scorning Gerard.

Just when it seems Bri's bakery is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just her business but the pedestal she's kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri's recipe just needs to be tweaked.

Novelist Betsy St. Amant invites you to experience this sweet story of how love doesn't always look the way we expect--and maybe that's a good thing.

My Review:

 Anyone that knows me, knows I love to bake. So fiction books about bakeries are at the top of my reading book list. I have always wanted to own my own bakery. Huge score for me to get to read about Bri Duval and to get the chance to live virtually through her. 

 Bri Duval, is all about creating baked goods that literally cause you to slap yourself. They are just that good. Good to eat, good to smell. Just heaven in cake form. Bri has this great idea to create something in her bakery that is similar to the lovelock wall in Paris. And it turns out to be a big hit amongst her customers. Bri is a little sidetracked by the travel writer that is sent to interview her about this great addition to her bakery. But she immediately snaps herself back to attention. He is handsome but he is probably lacking what she truly wants in romance, most men are anyway. Why should Gerard be any different?

 Its not long before the bakery is threatened in a very big and unexpected way. Will Bri have what it takes to stick it out? And is there more to Gerard than meets the eye?

Monday, November 23, 2020

Review: Softly Blows the Bugle by Jan Drexler

 Softly Blows the Bugle (The Amish of Weaver's Creek, #3)

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own!


About the Book:

When Elizabeth Kaufman received the news of her husband's death at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863, she felt only relief. She determined that she would never be at the mercy of any man again, even if it meant she would never have a family of her own. Then Aaron Zook comes home with her brother when the war ends two years later.

Despite the severity of his injuries, Aaron resolves to move West and leave the pain of the past behind him. He never imagined that the Amish way of life his grandfather had rejected long ago would be so enticing. That, and a certain widow he can't get out of his mind.

Yet, even in a simple community, life has a way of getting complicated. Aaron soon finds that while he may have left the battlefield behind, there is another fight he must win--the one for the heart of the woman he loves.
Welcome back to the Amish community at Weaver's Creek, where the bonds of family and faith bind up the brokenhearted.

My Review:

 Jan Drexler is new to me, but never again. Her writing really honestly seems timeless. No matter the subject, I am sure could never be lifeless or boring. Elizabeth is turning out to be the model woman. When she hears of her husband's death during the Civil War--she is actually relieved. I would be distraught, but after all she had endured, she was glad to be done with it.

 She decides she now has a chance at a new life, a new beginning. But its not long before two eligible men look her way. What will Elizabeth do? Whom will she choose to begin again with?

This book has many twists and turns in its short pages, but full of interesting meat. Thats for sure!