Through Waters Deep
by Sarah Sundin
America is on the brink of joining the allies in WWII, in 1941 tensions was high and opinions was many. Mary Stirling is a young Boston Navy yard Secretary that is not looking for love. Then along comes an old childhood friend, the handsome and outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery. As evidence starts to pile up that someone is sabotaging the ships in the navy yard. Mary starts to see a mystery brewing that she needs to solve just like her childhood heroine Nancy Drew. She goes to Jim and shares her thoughts and he agrees to help her uncover the culprit that is doing the sabotage. As the time passes and the list of suspects grow, it seems that they are not getting any closer to finding out who is trying to push for america to go to war. the challenges grow as Jim and Mary grow closer to finding out that they love each other.
If you love reading a WWII novel this is the one for you. I love that it mentions the Nancy Drew series, which was one of my favorite series to read growing up.
A big Thank you to revell reads for providing this book for free for exchange for a review.
The Mapmakers Children by Sarah McCoy
Two women from very different eras lives interconnect across the generations. Sarah Brown the vibrant and talented daughter of abolitionist John Brown finds her life turned around when she starts to work with the Underground railroad. Watching as her family deals with the loss of her father and brothers, she resolves to continue her fathers work with the help of a friend. Using her artistic talents to provide hidden maps for the fleeing slaves to follow north to freedom.
Eden Anderson is a modern day woman facing some struggles of her own, having not been able to have a child and moving to a new home. The discovery of a old doll head leads her on a search for information about the house she lives in. Sarah and Eden connect across time thru the dolls head and letters that are found connecting to the house.
This book takes us back to a time when war was brewing between the states. It shows a side to the John Brown story that I have never thought about.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for free.
In FireFly Valley by Amanda Cabot
The second Book in Texas Crossroads series brings back Rainbows End Resort and Greg and Kate as a background characters.
Marissa St George is headed back to the one place she has run away from, the town where she grew up at. After losing her job to a downsizing, she has chosen to take a huge pay cut and has accepted a position as the business manager at the struggling Rainbows End Resort. A new guest to the Resort, Blake Kendall has come to his friends resort to find his muse. But unbeknownst to him, he will find more than thoughts for his next book. Meeting the very interesting Marissa leads him down a very different road then he ever expected in his life. For Marissa she never thought she would fall in love at first sight, but after meeting Blake it seems that there is some truth to it. Will they both be able to overcome secrets and the dark past that haunts Marissa?
I received this book for free for a review from Revell Reads.
“The Pharaoh’s Daughter ” A Treasures of the Nile novel by Mesu Andrews
The Pharaoh’s Daughter is the first installment of the “A Treasures of the Nile” series. It follows the life of the daughter of Pharaoh who found the little baby Moses in the Nile River. Delving deep into a very dark time period of the Hebrews journey toward freedom, this story follows the life of the one who saved the bay Moses from a pending death. Growing up in a culture that seen their king as a God and with a fear of being snatched to the afterlife, Anippe has carried a dread of childbirth. The time has come for her to marry and start a family of her own. To protect herself from the gods, she chooses to create many deceptions and lies, while involving a slave people called the Hebrews. While bathing in the river, she finds a baby, which it seems that the gods had answered her prayers. But unbeknownst to her she was chosen to protect the leader of the Hebrews from death, the very same thing she feared.
As time passes, bloodshed increases, politics change with the death of a ruler, Anippe starts to wonder if the child she rescued could become the next ruler of Egypt or does the one true God, El Shaddai have bigger plans for the boy she calls son.
Mesu Andrews takes deep into the culture and world that the boy Moses would have grown in.
Life Unstuck by Pat Layton
To all who are looking for a way to get out of that rut in your life that you are stuck in. this is the book for you. Pat Layton invites each one of us to take a fresh look at our lives and the dreams we have for ourselves. By taking Psalm 139 and using this very wonderful scripture as a guide to get ourselves unstuck from the place we are stuck in. Pat delves deep into the areas we are sonmetimes afraid to look at and we have just thought we would stay stuck in. She shows us there is a way to be free and to dream big. That there is more to life than “being Fake” holding the mask up to camflouge ourselves from others. We have been given an invite to imagine a life of peace from our past, purpose in the present and to expect the possibilites that are out there for us.
You’re Loved No Matter What by Holley Gerth
If you are longing to be the perfect wife, friend, sister, or person this is the book for you. In our search to become the perfect person we seem to forget that we are allowed to make mistakes and that no one is truly perfect in life. Delve deep into life and find out how to truly be the person you want to be. Holley takes each of us down the road to freeing our hearts from that clinging need to be perfect. she shows us thru each chapter that there is hope out there for all women, that hope is thru God who loves us for who we are.
If perfection is what you are seeking or you are feeling the need to break free from the mold that you are in this the book for you.
When Mercy Rains by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Coming back to the Old Order Mennonite community, requires alot of grace for Suzanne Zimmerman. At the age of seventeen, her mother sent her away to hide her daughter’s pregnancy from others. Suzanne chose to not come back home, instead she chose to move to Indiana where she became a nurse. After recieving a letter from her younger brother requesting her to come home to help with the care of their ailing mother. Upon Suzanne’s arrival back home, her family is surprised to find out that she has a grown daughter, Alexia and is not married. Coming back home to Kansas does not just mean facing her family and community, but it also means seeing her first and only love Paul Aldrich.
Now a widower with an eight your old son, Paul is relieved to see Suzanne back home with her family. He has been given another chance to ask for her forgiveness, but when he sees Alexia he is taken back for a bit. The guilt buried down deep from their time together flares up and makes him want to know more about his daughter.
Will Suzanne be able to let go of the past and let healing begin between her and her mother? Will everyone let go of the past and embrace what precious time has given them?
“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”