Monday, February 23, 2015

Historical Fiction with Interesting Characters - My Review of The Trouble with Patience

Written by: Maggie Brendan            
Published by: Revell

I enjoy certain historical fiction, so I was happy to get the chance to read and review The Trouble with Patience.

This book tells the story of a young woman in the west who surprises herself when she falls in love with a marshal.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy historical fiction of the wild west.

What I liked:

The characters are interesting.

The story was different.

I stayed connected with the story.

What I didn’t like:

This book mentions hangings multiple times and it doesn’t quite cast as negative a light on them as I would have liked for it to.

My conclusion:

This is a good read.

I give The Trouble with Patience 4 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Revell. 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 Pictures - My Review of Life the Flap Bible

Published by: Lion Hudson
Written by: Karen Williamson
Illustrated by: Louise Anglicas

I love reading and reviewing children’s books, so I was happy to have the chance to check out Lift the Flap Bible.


The story:

This book contains stories from the Bible in a short and simple form.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are simple and cute.

How strong is the book?

This seems to be a sturdy boardbook.

Who the book is for:

This book is good for babies and toddlers.

What I liked:

This book has different stories than most children’s Bibles will have.

This book is interactive.

The pictures are cute.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn’t like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a cute book.

I give Lift the Flap Bible 5 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Kregel Blog Tour. 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.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Gluten Free Cookbook - My Review of Against the Grain

Written by: Nancy Cain    
Published by: Clarkson Potter

As someone who is living gluten free, I am so excited to have the chance to review Against the Grain. I have been eating gluten free for almost nine months now, and it is always good to have new recipes to check out and try out.


Who the book is for:

Anyone who is living the gluten free lifestyle.

What I liked:

This book uses real ingredients that you can actually find in the store.

This book has healthy recipes in it.

This book has pictures in it.

This book has a ton of recipes in it.

This book includes tips and hints for those of us who are living gluten free, allowing us to get better at our baking/cooking.

What I didn’t like:

As with every cookbook that I look through and review, I wish that there was a photo for every recipe in the book. Unfortunately, there is not.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a great book.

I give Against the Grain 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, February 19, 2015

Nice, Rhyming Book About All God has Made - My Review of Only God Can Make a Kitten

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Rhonda Gowler Greene
Illustrated by: Laura J. Bryant

My nieces and nephews love books, they love having new stories to read. So, as the spoiling auntie that I am, I love receiving new children’s books to read and review and share with those special kiddos. I was excited to have the opportunity to check out Only God Can Make a Kitten, and I am looking forward to sharing it with my nieces and nephews.


The story:

This book tells – in rhyming text – about all the things that God has made.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book aren’t my favorite. Some of them are a little bit cute, but I don’t really care for most of them too much.

How strong is the book?

This is a hardcover book with a jacket, and it appears relatively sturdy.

Who the book is for:

The back of this book says that it is for ages 4 through 8, but I would say it would be good for 2 through 5 or so.

What I liked:

The text is cute and easy/fun to read.

The message is good.

What I didn’t like:

I’m not a big fan of the pictures.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a simple and decent book.

I give Only God Can Make a Kitten 4 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Book Look. 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.