Brave surrender by Kim Walker-Smith

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“We’re never the same after we’ve encountered the love of God”

I bought this book about a year ago, I finally read it recently and really like it
Kim Walker Smith is a Worship Leader for Jesus Culture band. In her book she speaks about her upbringing,
the hardships she faced growing up, how she encountered God’s love and her inner healing.
We see the hand of God in her life from the beginning and how he gently leads her to surrender everything and trust Him.
Throughout her journey God also taught her to forgive people who hurt and betray her and release them. She learns that she could not always pleased people, but have to stay focus on God and his plan for her.

I have always loved her music and wanted to read her book since its release, I like her openness and vulnerability. This is a powerful testimony.

When Jesus wept by Bodie &Brock Thoene


” I remember thinking, On a clear night, constellations above the earth reflect on the still surface of the sea. But here? Only one of Jesus’ tears contains a galaxy.”

When Jesus wept is a biblical fiction about Lazarus.
In the story Lazarus is portrayed as a winemaker and a young widower. He has just lost his wife in childbirth and is deeply hurt. A friend of his invites him to listen to John the Baptist and later they attend to Jesus Baptism. But it’s during the wedding of Cana where Jesus perform the first miracle that he is going to realize that maybe the Messiah has come…
It’s a beautiful story filled with adventures and with themes such as forgiveness, redemption…

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“In the wine that Jesus created, I had tasted for myself the glory of what a life could become if it remained connected to the True Vine.”

If you like biblical fiction this is a book I will highly recommend.

A lady in attendance by Rachel Fordham


“Someday someone will see you for you. “

Hazel has just get out of New York state Reformatory and find a job as a lady in attendance for Doctor Gilbert Watt’s. She’s afraid to tell him her story. She’s a good
employee and become friend with Gilbert.
Hazel has not seen her familly since her arrestation and her desire is to clear her name to be able to rekindle their relationship and she’s looking for help.
When the relationship between Hazel and Gilbert take a step forward from professional to sentimental Hazel choose to tell him the truth about her past…

I found it hard to connect with Hazel but I understood her pain. At the beggining she was against marriage but I think through her relationship with Gilbert she was able to see that there is nothing that God can’t redeem.
The story is well written but I prefered the author’s previous book.

“Real romance is thoughtful and kind, it makes your heart feel like it’s alive within you.”.

I received a copy of this book and this is an honest review.

The East End Girl in Blue by Fenella J. Miller

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The East End girl in Blue is the second book from the serie “The girl in Blue”.
I read the first one and enjoyed it.
This one is about Nancy who grew up in a poor neighboorhood in London. She works
for the WAAF and is about to marry but tragedy happens and she finds herself pregnant and have to leave her job.
She finds a job in a small village where Jane familly, one of her best friend live.
Working for Doctor David Denny is going to change her life forever, contrary to her
David comes from a comfortable familly and when loves comes knock at the door of their heart they have to fight against the fear of not being good enough for each other especially Nancy.

I liked Nancy’s courage and perseverance also the fact that she learn to write and read with Dr Denny.
However there were time where I struggle with her indecision and constant change of mind regarding the relationship.

Overall it’s in interesting book and I would like to read the rest of the serie.

The book cover is very pretty too.

I received a copy of this book and this is an honest review.

The scarlet pen by Jennifer Uhlarick


This is the first book of the serie True Colors that I read, a series of Historical Stories of Romance and True American Crime.
Emma Draycott is engaged to Stephen Dee Richards. Her Father doesn’t really approve Emma’s choice but she is so in loved with Stephen
that he finally consent but at one condition, they have to wait about one year and Stephen must have a good situation…

When a Service Secret Agent Clay Timmons arrives in their town investigating on fake currency everything lead him to Stephen.
Stephen is hiding who he really is: a manipulator and a murderer.

Emma is a strong woman very determined. She was so blinded by her love for Stephen that she can not believe him capable of hurting people.
It shows us how important it is sometimes to take a step back to pray and examine the relationship and the character of your future partner.

Clay on the other hand is a man according to God’s heart, loving the word of God and I really like this passage that he quotes: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” It is so important to see things from God’s perspectives and rely on him because things can not always be what they seem.

I really, but really like this book it shows you the importance of wisdom and it’s also about love, forgiveness and redemption.

I received a copy of this book and this is an honest review.

Dreams rekindled by Amanda Cabot

Dorothy’s biggest dream is to be a writer and she has a heart to help others but she doesn’t want to marry. When Brandon arrives in Mesquite springs to start a newspaper, Dorothy has the opportunity to writes for “the Chronicle” she thrives on it and Brandon realized her talent.

However Phil who also recently moved to Mesquite springs is trying to sow discord among the townspeople and Brandon and Dorothy will have to fight to restore the truth.

I like Dorothy’s character especially her kindness and her passion for writing.

This book is a part of a serie. I have not read the first one but this one is very interesting, the story is well-written and captivating.

I received a copy of this book and this is an honest review.

Leah:Unnoticed.Unwanted.Unloved by Amanda Bedzrah

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I like biblical fiction. I had never read one about Leah, Jacob’s wife, Laban’s daughter and Rachel’s sister.

Jacob was in love with Rachel but Laban deceived Jacob and gave him Leah instead of Rachel and he realised it only after the wedding because of the veil she was wearing. Jacob was angry for he had served Laban for seven ago in order to marry his youngest daughter.

In the bible Leah is described as a woman with weak eyes but Rachel is very beautiful.

In her book the author portrays Leah as an humble woman, loving God, willing to serve her husband even if he doesn’t really care about her. Leah had to learn to surrender all her desire for her husband to God. God saw her pain, he saw that she was unloved, unnoticed and gave her several sons and a daughter. God cared about her.

I really liked this book, it gave me another perspective regarding Leah and Rachel story.

This is a book I highly recommend.

“Leah began to realise that life with God was a journey – a daily walk of trust and faith. She needed to turn to Him every day.”

“The message in Leah’s story is one that inspires and encourages me. It is amazing to see how God can use a woman who was unwanted and unloved to change history.” Author’s note

A dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel


This is the first book of Jennifer Deibel and we embark in a journey to Ireland. Moira Doherty a young teacher fulfill her mother’s wishes and leave her comfortable life in Boston for the Emerald Island. It’s the beginning of a new life with new challenges in a new country. Her mother passed away and she made severals dreams where she saw her mother pleading for her to go to Ireland. She is going to learn more about herself and her mother’s past.

This is an interesting story filled with description of Ireland and Irish Gaelic expressions.

I received a copy of this book by Revell and this is an honest review.