Saturday, August 29, 2015

An Interesting Read - My Review of The Sea Keeper's Daughters

Written by: Lisa Wingate
Published by: Tyndale Fiction

I am always interested in checking out new books, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review The Sea Keeper's Daughters

This book tells the story of a woman who is haunted by a decision that her dad made when she was young. This woman needs to face her past and the lives of her ancestors in order to get her life to the place where it should be.



Who the book is for:

I  think that those who are interested in a story that is fresh and different will enjoy this one.

What I liked:

The characters are interesting and different. 

The story is touching at times. 

The story is interesting, and I liked the deepness of it all.

What I didn’t like:

Parts of this book are a little boring and hard to get through. 

I think that there is too much included in letter form from the past.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this book was pretty interesting.

I give The Sea Keeper's Daughters 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale Blog Network. 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, August 27, 2015

Full of Color, Fun, and Meaning - My Review of The Plans I Have for You

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Amy Parker
Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton

I love getting the chanced to check out any children’s books that I can, so that I can share them with my nieces and nephews – who love to read! I was happy to have the opportunity to review The Plans I Have for You.


The story:

This book is written as if God is speaking to the child, and it tells about how he has big plans for them.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are full of color and fun.

How strong is the book?

This is a jacketed hardcover book that seems pretty sturdy.

Who the book is for:

The back of the book recommends it for ages four through eight, but I think that it is better suited for two through five or so.

What I liked:

I like the fact that this book is full of color. I noticed that right away from just seeing the cover and loved it.

I like the message of the book – kids need to know that God made them special and that he has a purpose for them.

I like the rhyming text.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a fun and meaningful book.

I give The Plans I Have for You 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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Interesting and Fun - My Review of Born to be Awkward

Written by: Mike Bender and Doug Chernack
Published by: Three Rivers Press

I enjoy the kinds of books that you can look through when you are bored, and this is definitely one of them. I chose to review Born to be Awkward because I thought that it sounded both cute and funny, and it is definitely and interesting book filled with awkward pictures of young children.


Who the book is for:

I think that this book would make a great gift for new parents, and I think that anyone who loves kids will find it interesting and fun to look through.

What I liked:

The pictures are fun and it is interesting to look through all of them.

The captions are humorous.

I especially liked the pictures that captured siblings in awkward poses and showing all of their love for one another in their own special way.

What I didn’t like:

There are some pictures that I think could have been left out of this book, such as the pictures of babies making inappropriate hand motions.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a pretty interesting little book.

I give Born to be Awkward 4 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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Colorful and Tasty - My Review of Treat

Written by: Stephanie Banyas
Published by: Clarkson Potter

I love looking through cookbooks, and Treat is definitely a fun one to look through. Usually when I am looking through such a book I just like looking at the pictures, but I was drooling over the ingredients used in these recipes and the way that I imagine the treats to taste.


Who the book is for:

This book is for anyone who is looking to make a quick and easy dessert, and especially those who love marshmallow treats.

What I liked:

This book is colorful and fun.

This book contains a variety of recipes that seem to be very tasty.

The ingredients used in the recipes in this book are simple and a lot of them are things that most people have on hand.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn’t like about this book, I am just sad that gluten free crisp rice is so hard to come by.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this is a fun book.

I give Treat 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.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Interesting Story of Relationships Restored - My Review of A House Divided

Written by: Robert Whitlow
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I am always interested in checking out new fiction, and I was happy to have the chance to read and review A House Divided.

This book tells the story of a family that has been torn apart by alcoholism but that slowly finds healing and a connection.


Who the book is for:

Anyone who enjoys a good novel about change and relationships will enjoy this, as will those who enjoy books that are focused on legal/lawyer themes.

What I liked:

I love how real this book is. There are no quick fixes in the book, the characters transform little by little throughout the story.

I like the fact that the ending isn’t completely perfect.

The characters are realistic and likeable.

The story is interesting.

What I didn’t like:

There are a few parts of the book that got a little boring for me.

My conclusion:

Overall, I enjoyed this book.

I give A House Divided 5 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.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Pretty Interesting Read - My Review of A Bride at Last

Written by: Melissa Jagears
Published by: Bethany House

I enjoy reading all kinds of books, so I was happy to read and review A Bride at Last.

This book tells the story of a man who meets his son for the first time when the boy is already nine years old, a woman who cares for the boy, and the drama that unfolds as the two individuals try to make things right and to look out for the boy.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy historical fiction with a good story and some romance.

What I liked:

The characters in the story were people that I came to like.

The story was very interesting and different from other books out there.

There is excitement and touching moments as part of this book.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn’t like, the book was just a little bit boring at times.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was a pretty good book.

I give A Bride at Last 4 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.

Didn't Get Out the Message I Was Expecting - My Review of The Father's Love

From: Word Films and Lovelight Pictures

I am always interested in the opportunity to check out another movie, and so I chose to watch and review The Father’s Love. I watched this with two of my siblings, and they both agreed with me in thinking that the movie is a bit weird.


Who the movie is for:

Teens and adults. I wouldn’t really recommend it for kids.

What I liked:

I liked paying attention to the characters and their clothing choices, makeup, etc.. That was about it.

What I didn’t like:

The story of this movie is kind of weird and drawn out, and I don’t think it really makes the point that it meant to make.

My conclusion:

Overall, I’m not a fan of this movie.

I give this The Father’s Love 2 out of 5 stars.


I received this dvd free to review from Edify Media. 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.

Some Funny Jokes and Some Not-So-Funny Ones - My Review of Diary of a Jackwagon

Written by: Tim Hawkins with John Driver
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I am usually open to check out any book that sounds halfway interesting, and my oldest brother is a big fan of Tim Hawkins, so I had to check out Diary of a Jackwagon.


Who the book is for:

Those who love comedians and their humor, those who are fans of Tim Hawkins.

What I liked:

There are some jokes in this book that actually brought a smile to my face.

The chapters are quick and easy to read.

What I didn’t like:

In the chapter where the author is talking about Supernanny, he makes some pretty serious threats of what he would do to the “demonic” children on the show. That is not humor. Not in my eyes.

There are other parts of the book where children are put down, and women are put down… I understand that that is what comedians do, but I felt it was a little overboard.

My conclusion:

Overall, this book wasn’t my favorite, but it will be enjoyed by some.

I give Diary of a Jackwagon 3 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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Healthy Cookbook - My Review of Everyday Detox

Written by: Megan Gilmore
Published by: Ten Speed Press

When I am looking through a cookbook, I am usually attracted to unhealthy recipes that are not good for anyone. When I received EverydayDetox to check out and review, I had the opportunity to look through healthy recipes that would actually be good for my body.


Who the book is for:

Those who are looking to detox and grow healthy through that.

What I liked:

Filled with interesting recipes and interesting ideas. I was surprised at some of the things that I learned in this book – such as the fact that fresh fruit should only be eaten on an empty stomach and on its own.

This book includes some pictures.

This is a healthy cookbook, something that I appreciate.

What I didn’t like:

I wish that there were more pictures in the book, but that is my only complaint. If you are looking to live a detoxed and healthy lifestyle, then this book will come in handy.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this book is something that some people will find very helpful.

I give Everyday Detox 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.