Friday, March 17, 2017

A Heartfelt Novel - My Review of Life After

Published by: Waterbrook
Written by: Katie Ganshert

I love those works of fiction that are full of heart and have a story that touches the reader. I was excited to receive an "uncorrected proof" of Life After to read and review in advance of the book's release.

This book tells the story of a young woman who survives a horrible attack. She is left to face her ghosts, and while doing that she discovers others who are also dealing with the repercussions of that attack.

Life After  -     By: Katie Ganshert

What I liked:


The characters in this book are likable. I enjoyed getting to know them.

The story is touching and beautiful.

The emotion in the story was real, and there are also a few funny parts.

My attention was focused on the book the whole time I was reading it.

What I didn’t like:


I don't want to give away a spoiler, but there is one thing that I disagree with the author on when it comes to the views that are shared in the book.

My conclusion:


Overall, I really liked this book.

I give Life After 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cute Book for Daddies and Their Children - My Review of God Loves Daddy and Me

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen
Illustrated by: Laura Watkins

I like checking out all kinds of books, and it seems that there are many children's books out there that focus on moms and their children. This book focuses on dads and their children, and I thought that was special. I was happy to have the chance to read and review God Loves Daddy and Me.

God Loves Daddy and Me  -     By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen

Who the book is for:

This is the kind of book that dads can read to their children and enjoy with them. I think this would be a good gift for baby showers and for births. This is good for babies up through about four years old.

What I liked:

This book talks about the way that God and dads show their love for children.

I like padded covered boardbooks.

The pictures in this book are really colorful and cute.

This is a fun little book to read.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I did not like.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a fun and special book.

I give God Loves Daddy and Me 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Cute Book for Mommies and Their Little Ones - My Review of God Loves Mommy and Me

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen
Illustrated by: Laura Watkins

I love reading children's books, and I was happy to have the chance to check out yet another children's book author. I was happy to have the chance to read and review God Loves Mommy and Me.

God Loves Mommy and Me  -     By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen

Who the book is for:

This is the kind of book that moms will love to read to their children. I think it would make a great gift for a new baby or a baby shower. I think this book is appropriate for babies through about age four.

What I liked:

This book talks about all of the things that God has done for us.

The pictures in this book are sweet and cute.

This book has a positive message focused on love.

I like the padded cover.

What I didn’t like:

One thing that I found weird was more a messup by the author than anything. The books says that when we make mistakes, we say "I forgive you". I thought that it was weird that it said that instead of we say "I'm sorry".

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a cute book.

I give God Loves Mommy and Me 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fun Book - My Review of Ready, Set, Find Easter

Published by: ZonderKidz

I like having themed books that I can give to my nieces and nephews for different occasions. For their birthdays, I always give them birthday books, and I am excited to have another Easter book to give to them this Easter.

Ready, Set, Find Easter is something that I think that my nieces and nephews will find to be a fun book.

Ready, Set, Find Easter  -     By: Zondervan

Who the book is for:

I would think that the book is made for those aged about two to four, but I can see my older nieces and nephews having fun finding the various pictures in it, too.

What I liked:

This book has pictures on each page of items for children to find, keeping children entertained as they read it.

The pages are tabbed, which helps in turning them and just makes it more fun.

This book is colorful.

What I didn’t like:

Something about this book just seems cheap, but there is nothing truly wrong with it.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that young children will enjoy this book.
I give Ready, Set, Find Easter 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Interesting Read in an Interesting Setting - My Review of In the Shadow of Denali

Published by: Bethany House
By: Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

I liked Tracie Peterson's books back when I was younger, and I was excited to have the chance to read something new from her. 

In the Shadow of Denali is set in Alaska in the 1900's. I found it an interesting setting and an interesting time to read about. This is a story of family, love, and deceit.

In the Shadow of Denali #1   -     By: Tracie Peterson, Kimberley Woodhouse

Who the book is for:

I think that those who are fans of the National Parks will find this book to be interesting because of the setting. I think all those who like historical fiction will find this to be a good read.

What I liked:

The characters were interesting and somewhat different from those in other books.

The story kept me interested.

I liked the unique setting.

The talk of food made me hungry.

What I didn’t like:

There is not much that I didn't like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought this was a good read.

I give In the Shadow of Denali 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Cute Book When a New Baby is Coming - My Review of God Bless Our Baby

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Hannah C. Hall
Illustrated by: Steve Whitlow

When a new baby enters a home, it can be hard for an older sibling to adjust. God Bless Our Baby is a cute gift for the older sibling, to help them feel noticed in the midst of such a time and to help them adjust.

God Bless Our Baby  -     By: Hannah Hall    Illustrated By: Steve Whitlow

Who the book is for:

This book is good for toddlers and preschoolers who are welcoming a new baby into their family.

What I liked:

The pictures in this book are gentle and cute.

The book has a cute and positive story.

This book compares the new baby coming into the family to the older sibling, helping them to accept that little one right away.

What I didn’t like:

If I'm being picky, I will say that I do not like the font that is used for the title on the front of this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this would make a great gift for a new big sibling.

I give God Bless Our Baby 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Cute Little Easter Book - My Review of Really Woolly Easter Blessings

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen
Illustrated by: Donna Chapman

I like checking out books that are made for a specific holiday or occasion and sharing them with my nieces and nephews. I was happy to have the chance to read and review Really Woolly Easter Blessings.

Really Woolly Easter Blessings  -     By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen

Who the book is for:

This book is good for babies and toddlers and children who are a little older, too.

What I liked:

The pictures are fun and cute and colorful.

I like the type of book that this is, with the padded cover and the overall shape of it.

The poems in the book are cute and fun.

What I didn’t like:

This isn't my favorite type of book for kids, as each page has a title and a poem and it is not all fit together in one long story or anything. Still, though, the book is pretty cute.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this is a decent book for Easter.

I give Really Woolly Easter Blessings 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.