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.
The Legacy by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley
In a search for independence from his parents, Doug Anderson chose to go to school away from home. At school he chose to become a very different person then the one his parents had see at home. The more his parents reach out to him, the more he seems to be pulling away and going down a very dangerous path. Christina understands more than Doug realizes about taking the wrong path in life. Taking a big step, she reaches out to him and offers her friendship even if there is a possibility of her heart being broken in the midst. Will Doug be able to see what he is missing and turn from the path that is leading him toward danger?
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.
Breathing Room by Leeana Tankersley
Breathing Room is an invitation to take a break and pull our chair up to the table. Leannna Tankersley does not sugarcoat things, she writes the hard core truth about our struggles. She tells us it is time to beating ourselves up over the messes in life and make some room to just breathe. To stop and take a look around the dull brown world around us, experiencing the rare beauty that is there in front of us. It is truly a breath of fresh air in a world filled full of the smog of despair.
This book was given to me for free for exchange of a review by Book Fun Network.
Unplanned by Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson was once a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas, until one day she had a very eye-opening experience. She tells her story from how she got involved as a young college student volunteer to the moment her life was changed one day in October 2009. Going in as a volunteer, Abby Johnson had a heart for women in crisis; she truly believed she was helping them. Her goal was to educate women on the options they had after finding themselves with an unwanted pregnancy, while diminishing the amount of abortions performed. As the years passed she evolved from being a volunteer to working with the women that came into the clinic as a counselor. When the opportunity came around to become a director of the clinic where she worked at as a counselor, she jumped at the chance to make a difference in the clinic. During these years her deep longing to have connection with God seemed to not be attainable as she experienced rejection from her home church over her job choice. At the same time there was several Coalition for Life volunteers that reached out a hand and just said we are here for you when you are ready to talk. That day in Oct 2009, Abby Johnson walked out of the clinic a changed woman and crossed the fence that divided pro-choice and pro life.
This book is very much a must-read for all.