Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Perfect Gift!

For many of you who do not know I fought cancer last year.  My friend bestowed a gift of this devotional book by Sarah Young.  Jesus Today is an inspirational guide to the daily living of those suffering with an illness.

The introduction of this book begins with the background of Sarah Young.  She has also fought chronic illness, and is open and honest about her journey.  Sarah uses her experience with her illness to inspire others.  This journey is full of compassion and warmth for her audience.

Each page shares a saying or an inspired message.  The book is intended to be a devotional book.  There is a message to uses parts of the bible.  Each entry includes many bible verses on the opposite page. There is a section that separates the weekly entries.  It can include quotes or bible verses.  That includes some quote that may or may not use a bible verse.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book!  I read it daily for about three to four months.    I am not a typical devotional reader for those who know me well.  Should you choose to give this book as a gift to someone who is ill, it will be the perfect aide for their journey.  She is a truly godly inspired writer!  This book is worth your time!  I think that I would read her again in a heartbeat!



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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What a Project for Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig!

For the first time in history three women authors have gotten together to tell a story.  This story is written one seamless story.  The Forgotten Room is one such novel.  I also know that they are working on another project.


Olivia Van Alen is a maid in the Pratt mansion in New York.  She has taken the post to get revenge for her father’s death.  Will she be able to find the proof that she needs?  Or will she be distracted by one of the sons?  Their story remains a secret until we meet Lucy Young who takes a job with a law firm.  Her boss is a Schuyler and one of his clients is a Ravenel.  When Lucy is asked to take this client out will she find that they have more in common than she thought?  Then in the Second World War the mansion has become a hospital.  Doctor Kate Schuyler who is Lucy’s daughter makes a case for taking on an extra patient.  This patient is Cooper Ravenel.  What will they discover about their common pasts?

My Thoughts:

I loved this novel!  I am a fan of at least two of the authors Karen White and Beatriz Williams.  I have yet to be able to share one of Lauren Willig’s novels.  I hope to in the future.  I loved that the story is seamless from beginning to end.  The plot in this book will keep the reader hooked from beginning to the end! The story is set in three different time periods the Gilded Age, The Jazz Age, and the World War Two era.  I found myself wanting to skip ahead to find out what happened next.  I know that the authors worked hard on making these characters gel together in one seamless way.  I might have liked the pacing to be a little quicker in the novel.
 I can’t wait for their next novel together!



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