Book Review: Halfway to Nowhere

I was in a precarious position. Having finished my last book two days earlier, I knew I had to choose a new book before my trip out of town. I searched for hours for a Christian fiction book, but nothing struck my match.

This book came up, and it looked satisfactory, so I lept. It was ok. Nothing great, but not a bad read either. 

My biggest concern was I finished the book when it said I was 39% done. What a kill joy! No time to prepare myself for the end. It came suddenly. I didn’t feel like it was long enough. 

Concern number two was the language. I am sure it is not enough to offend most, but as I said, I am used to Christian novels, and they generally are very clean.

That being said, it was well written, and the character were vividly alive. I was compelled to turn the page, and keep reading, never wanting to put it down. 

My honest review is, it’s ok, buy don’t expect great. Definitely worth the read if you are in a lurch.

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Book Review: Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin’s newest book, Where We Belong, is a masterpiece in words! Never to disappoint, this author will intrigue you from cover to cover! Based on a true story about two sisters, this book will take you on a roller-coaster of emotions!

Where We Belong is a question many of us ask from the time that we begin puberty, until we grow very old. Why am I here? What is my purpose? When we believe in God, we put our trust in Him, that our lives will fulfill His greater purpose. 

Jeremiah 29:11King James Version (KJV)

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

We must trust that He knows us better than we know ourselves. His plans are greater than our plans. He sees the big picture.

In this book, the two main characters encounter many obstacles. Whether they are racing the great Chicago fires, sailing on treacherous seas, or melting in the Sinai Desert, they continue to walk in faith, influencing all who are with them. 

Our walk during hard times will not only strengthen our faith, but it will also compel unbelievers to put their trust in God.

Soren, one of the young men in the story, decides to give his life to God, because he wants to be just like the sisters. Who is watching your life? Who have you influenced to follow God? 

I read a comment someone made regarding this book, and it really impressed me. Are you a Rebecca, or a Flora? These two sisters both serve God, but they are very different. Flora is more reserved, more feminine. Flora loves to dress in beautiful dresses, and socialize. She has an insatiable desire to help the poor. In contrast, Rebecca hates all the frills of lady’s dresses. She despises all the pretenses of putting on aires, going to teas, and talking for hours about nothing. She desires true love and adventure! Which sister are you?

I received this book for my honest review by Bethany House.

Emma’s Gift

I try to be nice. I want to be remembered as a nice person. That being said, I had a hard time with this book. It is not a happy book that let’s you feel good. This is a book full of heartache and mourning and tears! 

It really deprested me the whole time I read it. For me, there was just too much tragedy. I read to escape to a better place. This book is not the case!
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All She Ever Wanted by Lynn Austin

Let me start off by warnine you. . . . You can’t put this book down! It is highly addictive and may make you miss appointments, burn supper, or forget your kids!

I love a book I can become so involved in. This one was all the more. I could not put it down. 

It is the story of a teenager and her mother, who take a road trip to the mothers home town. Both mother and daughter stumble onto a mystery of the past. 

This will make you cry!

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Candle In The Darkness

I have never read a book by any other author that captures my attention and my Intrigue as Lynn Austin does. She intricately weaves a story in and out and leaves you mystified by her imagination and creativity, until you find yourself falling in love with the characters.
Candle in the darkness is set during the time when slavery is at the front of everybody’s mind and heart. Battles between morality and tradition are fought in every home, dividing the nation. In one of the bloodiest wars in history, the abolitionists declare a victory for all mankind!

I love how she weaves so much information into the background. I learn as I am entertained! My favorite aspect is how faith is always present. 

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Thicker Than Blood by C. J. Darlington

I just finished this book by Darlington, about two sisters and their lives after their parents are killed in a car crash. Now they are grown, 15 years later, and both feel a yearning toward the other. Estranged after the accident, they feel like strangers after all these years. 

This was a pretty good read. It definitely gets better as you go. I almost put it down at first, but I am glad I finished it. 

2 thumbs up, 3 stars ALL SMILES!

A Book Is A Book!

Has anyone every asked you what your favorite book is? Who your favorite author is? What kind of book you like to read?

I am pretty flexible. I like a good romance for sure. Especially the kind where it’s secret love until close to the end, then they figure out they love each other! Ahhh! Just like a fairy tale.

I also like a good nail biting drama. Lots of suspense and action. You know, where you flip the page faster and faster? Can’t put it down. Just one more chapter!

I guess I like fiction more than nonfiction, because it helps me get away from this crazy life I’m in. I just recently figured this out. I was a fiction gal trapped in a nonfiction body lol.

What is your perrogative?