Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Wonder of Your Love

Katie Ann is a forty-something Amish woman with a newborn son whose husband left her for another woman. After his dead in the Englisch world she is heartbroken and looking for answers. Her neighbor's cousin, Eli visits for a wedding after finally marrying off the last of his six children. He plans on traveling and spending time finally relaxing on his own. Once in town, it seems everyone is trying to play matchmaker with the two reluctant people.
I really enjoyed The Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wiseman. Wiseman has written many Christian Fiction books in the Amish genre and often has the same characters within her books. Her plots are often similar, but still fun to read. I tend to expect that the two main characters will end up together, but the journey getting there is the fun in these books. The Wonder of Your Love was no different. I knew parts of the end, but not all of it, and certainly not how they would get there. 
I received a complementary copy of The Wonder of Your Love through the Booksneeze blogger program in exchange for a review. I was not required to provide a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thank You, God, for Blessing Me

Thank You, God, for Blessing Me by Max Lucado is a short and sweet Hermie book. The illustrations are typical of the Hermie series and I enjoyed the rhythm of the poetic story. Hermie is in his garden, praying his thanks to God for all that he has. It would be a perfect book to introduce young children to how to talk with God, and how to recognize the wonderful things in our lives that God has blessed us with. Despite the fact that the e version of this book is only four pages long, it is a very good read that will be beneficial to my children.

I received a complimentary download of this book through Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze blogger program in exchange for a review. I was not required to provide a positive review, and all of the opinions are my own.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings by Amy Parker is a sweet bedtime book that reminds children of the many blessings in their life. The rhythm of the book is nice and makes it fun to read. The illustrations are beautifully drawn and enhance the overall feel of the book. I sincerely enjoyed reading "Night Night Blessings" and am looking forward to reading it to my daughter before bed tomorrow night.

I received a complimentary copy of Night Night Blessings through the Booksneeze blogger program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Hermie A Common Caterpillar

I downloaded a complementary copy of Hermie A Common Caterpillar through the Booksneeze blogger program. My three-year-old and almost two-year-old love reading books on my Nook Color, and I'm always on the lookout for new ones~especially books with Bibically sound storylines. I was a little disappointed that the book didn't seem to be formatted especially for an e-reader. Instead of having the illustrations large and within the story it has some of the story, then a small picture followed by more of the story. I was reading it to my three-year-old, and she very quickly lost interest, and I think that is one of the reasons. If the illustrations were larger she would have been more interested in the pictures and therefore the story as well. I personally think the story is wonderful for children. Hermie and his friend, Wormie feel common compared to the other creatures they meet, but God consistantly tells them they are wonderful as they are and He is not done with them yet. Overall, it is a great book, with a theme that every child should hear often~you are wonderful just as you are, and God is not finished with you.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gabby, God's Little Angel

Last night before bed, I read Gabby, God's Little Angel by Sheila Walsh to my three-year-old daughter. About three or four pages into the book my daughter looked at me and declared "This is a long book you picked, Momma." Indeed, it is a bit long for a three-year-old, but she listened intently through to the end. The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is cute despite being a bit long for my preschooler. Gabby is a bit clumsy, but God still chooses her to be Sophie's guardian angel. Sophie is a bit of a daredevil herself, and provides Gabby with a challenge. The book focuses on God loving all of us and providing an angel to watch over us. All in all, it is a very sweet book and I'm sure my children and I will read it over and over.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free through the Thomas Nelson Publishing Booksneeze program in exchange for a review. I am not required to provide a positive review and all opinions are my own.