Friday, November 27, 2015

Enjoyable Story and Characters - My Review of The Wedding Chapel

Published by: Zondervan
By: Rachel Hauck

I love reading all kinds of fiction, especially contemporary fiction, and I was happy to have the chance to read and review this one. The Wedding Chapel was an interesting and fun read, something that I was happy to have the chance to check out and enjoy.



Who the book is for:

This book is for anyone who likes a good love story or just a good read, overall.

What I liked:

I like the fact that this book shares bits from the characters' pasts as well as their present lives.

I like the mix of characters.

I like the interesting story.

I like the emotional parts of this book as well as the parts that are a little more humorous or heartwarming.

I like the fact that this book kept me interested.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I did not like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I enjoyed my chance at reading this book.

I give The Wedding Chapel 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. 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, November 24, 2015

A Cookbook for Food Network Fans - My Review of Happy Cooking

Published by: Pam Krauss Books
Written by: Giada De Laurentiis


I love looking through cookbooks! More often than not I will just look through them and not end up cooking anything that I find inside. I was excited to check out and review Happy Cooking because I have watched Giada De Laurentiis on TV and thought it would be fun to look through her cookbook.



Who the book is for:

Those who are seeking a variety of recipes for a variety of meals and occasions.


What I liked:



This cookbook includes pictures of the foods that are created using the recipes that it contains.

The recipes in this book contain simple ingredients that you actually have on hand.

There are some good, healthy recipes inside this book.

This is a colorful and fun cookbook.

What I didn’t like:


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

My conclusion:


Overall, I thought that this was a good cookbook option for just about anyone.


I give Happy Cooking 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, November 14, 2015

A Really Good - Solid - Parenting Book - My Review of Safe House

Published by: WaterBrook Press
Written by: Joshua Straub, PhD
I enjoy checking out parenting books so I know what I can recommend to my siblings and so that I know how to be the best auntie possible. I chose to read and review Safe House for those two reasons, and I'm happy that I did.



Who the book is for:

This book was obviously written for parents, but I feel that it is worth reading for those of us who are involved in the life of a child at all.


What I liked:


Wow, I have a hard time finding parenting books that I actually agree with and like but most of the teaching in this one was solid. I love the face that the author is always looking out for his children in the way that he does things and the choices that he makes.


This book encourages children to love their children and to lead them in a good way.

This book  is non-judgmental.

This book does not encourage punishment but instead teaches children to teach - discipline - their children.

What I didn’t like:


While I don't agree with the author 100% on everything there is nothing that I felt was a serious issue.


My conclusion:


I found this to be a very interesting and helpful book, one of the best parenting books I have ever read.

I give Safe House 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.

A Little Depressing but Uplifting in the End - My Review of Keeping Christmas

Published by: Revell
By: Dan Walsh

I like reading a variety of fiction books, and I find Christmas books to be a great way to get into the holiday spirit, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review Keeping Christmas.


The story:

This book tells about a woman who is feeling down as Christmas approaches because her three grown children  are unable to make it home to join her and her husband for the holiday.

Who the book is for:

Those who are feeling down as Christmas comes around or anyone who's just looking for a good Christmas story.

What I liked:

The characters are fun to read about.

The story is uplifting and positive in the end.

I love the Christmas theme.

What I didn’t like:

The beginning portion of this book seemed to bring me down as I was reading it.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was an interesting and different book to be read at Christmastime.

I give Keeping Christmas 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.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Heartwarming Read for Christmastime - My Review of The Christmas Joy Ride

Published by: Revell
By: Melody Carlson
I enjoy reading all kinds of fiction, and I was excited to have the chance to read and review The Christmas Joy Ride. It's not quite Christmastime yet, but I have been shopping for gifts for awhile and I was happy to read this book now.


The story:

This book tells the story of two women who set off on a journey to spread Christmas cheer.

Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy a simple and sweet Christmas story.

What I liked:

The characters are interesting.

It was easy to stay connected with the quick read.

Heartwarming.

What I didn’t like:

I felt like the story could have gone a little deeper and been more heartfelt.

There's not really a message of any kind in this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I found this book to be a good read for Christmastime.

I give The Christmas Joy Ride 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.