Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Favorite Books I read in 2013

   Hello! I have seen quite a few bloggers post their favorite books they read in 2013. It looked fun so I decided to post my own list.
 They are put in no particular order.


This is the second book by Julie Klassen I have read and I really enjoyed it.

This book was hilarious and sweet. I defiantly want to read Jen Turano's other books soon.

I know the title and book cover makes you think that this book is cliché. Instead this is a lovely read. If you enjoy fairy tales you will like this book.

  This is ( beside the Bible) the most inspiring book I have had the privilege to read.


This was a exciting Mystery. I can't wait to read the last book. I hope my library will order it soon:)

This was such a good book. It was so hard to put down.

I just finished reading this book the other day. This was a fun take on a modern Pride and Prejudice.

I have read many of Beverly Lewis books. This one is different from her other books, but not in a bad way. The romance between the two main charcters is so sweet.

What we some of you favorite books from 2013?

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Apothecary's Daughter Book Review

Title: The Apothecary's Daughter

Author: Julie Klassen

Series: None

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 416

Plot:  Lilly Haswell enjoys working in her father's apothecary shop more than anything.
 Lilly's Uncle and Aunt want her to join them in London to experience culture and hopefully find a suitor. At her father's prompting Lilly reluctantly joins them. Lilly isn't sure whether her heart is at home or London. Will she make the right choice?

What I liked about this book: This is the first non- Jane Austen regency book I read a couple of years ago, so I really liked it.

What I didn't like about this book: I remember there being a good bit of kissing in it, but I can't remember anything else I didn't like.

Would I recommend this book? Yes!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

                Merry Christmas!!!!!!
         May your Christmas be merry,bright, and   hopefully white.

      In Christ's love,


Thursday, December 19, 2013

White Christmas Pie Book Review

Title: White Christmas Pie

Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter

Series: None

Genre: Amish fiction

Pages: 300

Plot: When Will Henderson was young his father left him with an Amish couple and never came back for him.
 Sixteen years later Will is still living with Regina and Mark Stoltzfus, has joined the Amish Church, and is about to marry Karen Yoder.
 As Will's wedding approaches he doubst if he will be a good husband and father. Can Will overcome his past so he can have a happy future?

What I liked about this book: This is such a sweet, innocent book.

What I didn't like about it: Nothing.

Would I recommend this book? Yes. This is a great read for the holiday season.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Persuasion Book Review

Title: Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen

Series: None

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 288

Plot: Anne Elliot was engaged to Frederick Wentworth, but because her family and friends disapproved him, Anne breaks her engagement. Now years later Anne hasn't forgotten Frederick, but she wonders if he has forgotten her. When Frederick shows up in Anne's life again, her life is changed.

What I like about this book: This is my favorite Jane Austen book. It's very well written.

What I didn't like about this book: It is a serious book until the ending.

Would I recommend this? Yes, highly.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Doon Book Review

Title: Doon

Authors: Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Series: A Doon Novel

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 400

Plot: Veronica is your typical high schooler, who is have untypical dreams;She keeps seeing a blonde guy in a kilt.
 Veronica's friend, Mackenna, thinks Veronica is seeing this guy because they are going to Scotland, so it is filtering into her subconscious.
 Veronica knows she isn't crazy and she thinks going to Scotland will prove it,

What I liked about this book: The world Veronica and Mackenna go to is Brigadoon, the same world in the Brigadoon musical. I like the Brigadoon musical, so that element in the book interested me
 The writing style reminded me of Jenny B. Jones' books, which I liked a lot.

What I didn't like about it: This book contains language, a ton of innuendo, and quite a few inappropriate scenes.

Would I recommend this book? Because of the bad content, no.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Messenger Book Review

Title: The Messenger

Author: Siri Mitchell

Series: Against All Expectations Book Five

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 374

Plot: Hannah Sunderland is a Quaker trying to please her family and church in the tumult of the War for Independence.
Hannah finds out her twin brother, who joined the patriots,  has been put in jail. Hannah's church has forbidden any of their faith to visit those in jail, but she knows she must help her brother.
 Jeremiah Jones gets Hannah a pass to visit her brother in exchange that she will deliver secret messages.
 How much will Hannah risk to help the brother that she loves?

What I liked about this book: I haven't read many books that are set in this era, so I really enjoyed this book.
 This is the second Siri Mitchell book I've read and I like her writing style.

What I didn't like about this book: The Quaker faith in this book is confusing and not always biblical.

Would I recommend this book? Yes! I already have recommended this to my Mom.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Martha Book Review

Title: Martha: A Novel

Series: None

Author: Diana Wallis Taylor

Genre: Biblical Fiction

Pages: 257

Plot: Martha has spent her life caring for her father, her brother ,Lazuras, and sister, Mary. Though Martha enjoys taking care of a household she sometimes wishes that she were married.
  One day Martha and her family meets Jesus of Nazarene. Some say he might be The Messiah and others say he is just a trouble maker. Which side with Martha take?

What I liked about it : This was a good book. It gave me a different perspective of what life was like during Jesus' time. Also the romance between the characters in this book a very sweet.

What I didn't like about it: It dragged on slowly in some parts.

Would I recommend it? Yes

Monday, November 25, 2013

Book vs. E-readers


I love books. I have for as long as I can remember.
I like how they smell and feel. I am attracted to pretty book covers, but I will read books with ugly or worn out covers just as well.

 To me books have only two downsides : 1. The price of books is going up, even for used ones. 2. Books can take up a lot of space.


I don't own or plan to buy an e-reader. I have had the privilege to use a family member's e-reader. All the books were organized and it kept track of what page you were on. 
Plus you can get some books on it for free or a couple of bucks. For that reason I can see why the e-reader is getting more and more popular.


I like books best ,but I am not against e - readers.

P.S. Please feel free to leave your opinion on this subject in the comments.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Kisses from Katie Book Review

Title: Kisses from Katie

Series: None

Authors: Katie Davis and Beth Clarkson

Genre: Non-fiction; Autobiography

Pages: 280

Plot: This book is about Katie Davis' decision to move to Uganda after graduating high-school. In Uganda she adopted fourteen girls and started a ministry, all for the glory of Jesus Christ.

What I liked about it: This is the most inspiring (apart from the Bible) book I have ever read. Katie's love for her savior convicts and makes me want to do great things for God.

What I didn't like about it: Nothing!!!

Would I recommend it? Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Joy of Books video

 I thought I would share this fun, little video.
I hope you have a great day!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Silas Marner Book Review

Title: Silas Marner

Series: None

Author: George Elliot

Genre: Classic; Historical

Pages: 364

Plot: Silas Marner was accused of a crime he didn't commit, but those he loves best do not believe. Silas leaves his town heartbroken and desolate.
 Fifteen uneventful years pass in Silas' life until one day a little girl comes into his life.

What I liked about it: This was a really good book. A must read for classic book lovers.

What I didn't like about it: Some of the country folk's language was hard to understand.

Would I recommend it? Yes.

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Change of Fortune Book Review

Title: A Change of Fortune

Series: Ladies of Distinction book one

Author: Jen Turano

Genre: Christian Historical fiction

Pages: 318

Plot: Lady Eliza Sumner, who was once a wealthy heiress, had her money stolen by servants. Eliza becomes a governess in America so she can reclaim her money from the thieves who stole it. Will getting her money back really make her happy? 

What I liked about it: It was hilarious, fast paced, and the romance in it was just to my taste.

What I didn't like about it: I can't think of anything. I really liked this book.

Would I recommend it? Yes!