Tuesday, January 29, 2013

God Gave us Easter

About the Book:

"God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That’s why God knew he’d need to give us Easter.”

As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year. Papa lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.

My Review:

5 Stars

God Gave Us Easter is just a beautiful book. From the cover to the back every illustration is just breathtaking and a book that many children are going to love for years to come. This is a great book to share the story of Easter to your children, grandchildren and children in general. This is the first book I have read in Lisa Tawn Bergren's God Gave Us series and I can't wait to pick up others to read to my baby girl. I loved how she told the story and made something that can be confusing to kids a lot more understandable.

This book is really excellent and will be a beautiful addition to any child's library. Make sure you grab this book for that special child in your life, it would also make a great addition to any Easter basket.

* I received this book from Blogging for Books for the purpose of this review.

The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow by Olivia Newport

About the Book:

The whole world is coming to Chicago. Charlotte’s whole world is coming down around her.

While the rest of Chicago focuses on the enormous spectacle of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Charlotte Farrow’s attentions are entirely on one small boy-her boy-whom she has kept a secret from her wealthy employers for nearly a year.

When the woman who has been caring for her son abruptly returns him to the opulent Banning home, Charlotte must decide whether to come clean and face dismissal or keep her secret while the Bannings decide the child’s fate. Can she face the truth of her past and open her heart to a future of her own? Or will life’s struggles determine her path?

This compelling story of courage, strength, and tender romance captures the tension between the glittering wealthy class and the hardworking servants who made their lives comfortable.

My Review:

4.5 Stars

Wow, I loved this book. After finishing the first book in the series, The Pursuit of Lucy Banning, I could not wait to read this book. I just loved Charlotte from the first book and wanted to read more about her and see where her story would take me. I found this to be a fast read and once I started the pages kept turning till the very end. I really liked Charlotte as a character I found her determined to make the right decisions while being torn on what to do at the same time. She was bold yet scared and my heart broke a few times with the situation she was faced with. 

I highly recommend this book and this series to anyone who enjoys historical romance. While you could read this book on its own, I believe that reading them in order will enhance this story that much more. Overall, great job Olivia Newport. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series and any other future book from Olivia Newport.

*I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. Thank you Revell!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Waiting For Spring by Amanda Cabot

About the Book:

A new identity may protect her family-but can it protect her heart?

After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But she can find no rest from the ghosts of the past and flees to Cheyenne to put the pieces of her life back together.

Wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry must make a sensible match if he is to be elected senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. He needs someone with connections. Someone without a past. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future.

Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?

My Review:

4.5 Stars

After finishing Summer of Promise, book one in Amanda Cabot's Westward Winds series I could not wait to read the next book in the series and get to follow on with Charlotte's story. Well, after a years wait I will have to say it was worth waiting for and now I must wait till next spring to finish out the trilogy.

This book picks up where the last book left off, which means I highly recommend reading them in order, and goes forward with what is going on with Charlotte. I personally really liked Charlotte in the first book and found her fascinating and I was so happy to see her get her happy ending. I loved everything about this book and enjoyed the new characters introduced. I will say Charlotte did frustrate me at times and I felt so bad for her friend and the situation she got put in. In the end this is an excellent book from an author I am happy to call one of my favorites. 

*I received this book from Revell Books for the purpose of this review. Thank you!