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.
Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson
The First Installment in the Brides with Style Series, hooks you from page one. It pulls your heart strings as you follow a small town girl on a journey toward foloowing her heart. Katie Fisher has been planning her fairytale wedding as long as she can remember. When the chance comes to win the wedding dress of her dreams, she enters the contest. The day she gets a phone call saying she has won the contest, is the same day her long time boyfriend breaks up with her. With her world turned up-side down, she has to choose does she go thru with the dress or let her dream go. Does she go to Dallas and hide the truth from the son of the wedding dress designer?
The Woods Edge by Lori Benton
This book takes us back to the time during the French and Indian war in the 1757 New York frontier the home to the Oneida tribe and the British colonists. It opens around the time period when Fort William falls, Major Reginald Aubrey is struggling with the grief of the death of his newborn son. When he comes across a Oneida mother with her newborn twins one white and one brown. Making a choice that is going to haunt him for the rest of his life, he choses to take the white child for his own leaving behind his dead son. His wife and his foundling daughter Anna never suspect the truth behind the boy they call son and brother. Over time Anna crosses paths with her brothers twin Two Hawks not knowing the true reason he has come seeking her family. One father being torn apart by a dark secret and while another father is being tormented by a lust for vengeance. A mother grieving for the lost of a child, while watching her other son grow into manhood. A brother who feels his twin’s abscence and longs to meet his brother, while his brother is very unaware of his existence. Anna, who loves both of the brothers, one like a sister and the other as the one she chooses to marry. Will each of these find the peace they need, while forgiving the other for hiding the truth.
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.
The Crimson Cord “Rahab’s Story
by Jill Eileen Smith
Taking a step back into history we are introduced to Rahab, the prostitute that hid the two spies and helped them escape from Jericho. After being forced to become someone she does not want to be, she chooses to keep on surviving from day to day. Until one day into her life walks two strangers who believe in a High Power. Their appearance in Jericho makes her rethink what she has known from childhood up. Rahab has heard the rumors about the Israelites and how they have trimphed over everyone of their battles. Taking a leap of faith, she places her life and her families life in the hands of God. As the time passes after she helps the spies escape, she convinces her family to come live with her for their safety. not having any idea of the many challenges that she will face on the other side of the walls- will she be able to see the true meaning of love.
Jill Eileen Smith takes us deeper into the history of the bible and weaves a story that keeps us riveted to the pages till the end of the book.