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Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson–Book Review

 

The first official round of cases has been assigned to the newly formed Missing Persons Task Force, and Evie Blackwell and David Marshal are put on two unrelated cases in Chicago. Evie’s case involves a missing college student, while David’s case is to find a missing Private Investigator. As they work together they discover many leads and some startling leads as well. While they search for justice for their cases, Evie’s mind is on a personal decision she needs to make and is struggling with the answers to why it’s so hard for her to come to a decision when it seems like an easy choice. Follow Evie as she searches for the answers to her case, and find out what happened in this next installment of the Evie Blackwell Cold Case series.

 

I was so looking forward to this next book in this series. The first book was amazing, so I was so excited to read this second book. I loved the book, but I will say I found it a bit slower and not as fast paced as I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong, it was wonderful, and I highly recommend it, I just wasn’t as caught in the suspense as I usually am with a Dee Henderson book. This was more of a steady pace, and you do keep wondering who did it, what happened to the missing Private Investigator, and what happened to Jenna Greenhill? Which description of Jenna is more accurate, the one where she’s a sweet girl who was loyal, or the one who would steal your boyfriend the second you turned your back?  I love the characters in this series, and I find myself feeling like I’m right there with Evie trying to find the answers to all her questions, both personal and professional. So while it wasn’t as fast paced and suspenseful as usual, it was definitely a great book! Click here to get your copy today!

**I was given a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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Prime Day is coming!

prime-day_is-july-11th_300x250Prime Day is a day that all Amazon Prime members look forward to. A day when you can get great deals on many different items! This year Prime Day is July 11! So if you don’t have a Prime membership get yours today so you can take advantage of all the great deals! Deals run for 30 hours and Prime members can access Prime Day deals at 9 p.m. EST on July 10. If you are new to Amazon Prime, you can get a free 30 day trial to see what it’s all about and if it’s for you. There are all sorts of benefits to having Amazon Prime, the biggest one for most of the members I know is free 2-day shipping on almost everything ordered through Amazon.com, access to the Amazon video library, ad-free music, access to Kindle books, and many more features.

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Do you Believe in Wishes by Janki Mehta–Book Review

This book is an early reader and is supposed to encourage reading, as well as teach children to be kind, honest and well behaved. It is all about a little fairy who grants wishes to good little children. There are two stories in this particular book. The first story shows a little girl who lost her ring in a beautiful garden, and Fairy Ella shows her a few rings that aren’t hers to see if the little girl is honest, and if she is, she gets a wish granted. The second story follows Ella as she searches a town for a child who is being good, and if they are a good boy or girl she will grant them a wish.

This was a cute book. My kids loved the beautiful pictures. They look just like the cover, like they’re hand drawn/painted, and very pretty. They loved the stories with the little fairy. My children love books and this one was no exception. For little children who love fairy tales and make believe this is a perfect story book with beautiful pictures! It’s hard for me to judge exactly what reading level to put this on since it’s recommended as an early reader. I would say maybe late first grade or second grade. Since I’m not an expert here’s a sample sentence from the book to give you an idea for your child:

“While resting she heard something, it was a sound of laughter.”

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**I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

Bible Story Coloring and Activity Book–Book Review

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This activity book is perfect for children of all ages. If you want it for your own children or just for activity/coloring pages for using in your Sunday School class. I was very impressed with the variety of activities in this book. I mean typically you get a book like this and it’s a lot of coloring pages with pretty much the same types of activities throughout the book, but as you can see from my pictures below, there are beautiful coloring pages, secret code activities, word searches, dot-to-dots, acrostics, and there are many, many more. According to the back of the book there are more than 200 coloring pages, and more than 150 activity pages in this book.

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I know my kids are going to love doing the activities in this book. I love it because it reinforces the Bible stories I’ve been teaching them about. Another feature I was impressed with was that this book is arranged in chronological order with references to where you can find the story for each coloring page/activity page in the Bible. I highly recommend this book for parents and teachers alike, it will be an amazing resource for anybody who is teaching kids, their own or just in general. I will say that any verses that are quoted in this book are in the Christian Standard Bible version. I personally use the King James Version so I will just change those when I use them to my preferred version, but I wanted to let others know in case that’s a deciding factor for you.

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 < http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html&gt; : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery–Book Review

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Book Blurb

A news anchor intern has it all planned out, and love isn’t on the agenda.
Brooke Endress is on the cusp of her lifelong dream when her younger sister persuades her to chaperone a mission trip to El Salvador. Packing enough hand sanitizer and bug spray to single-handedly wipe out malaria, she embarks on what she hopes will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

But Brooke is blindsided by the desperation for hope and love she sees in the orphans’ eyes. And no less by the connection she feels with her handsome translator. As newfound passion blooms, Brooke wrestles with its implications for her career dreams.
Ubaldo Chavez, teacher and translator, knows the struggle that comes with generational poverty. But he found the way out – education – and is determined to help his students rise above.

When he agrees to translate for a mission team from the United States he expects to encounter a bunch of “missional tourists” full of empty promises. Yet an American news anchor defies his expectations, and he finds himself falling in love. But what does he have to offer someone with everything?

My Review

When Brooke Endress agreed to go on a mission trip to El Salvador with her sister, she was not exactly thrilled about it. Little did she know how much that mission trip would change her life. Throughout their trip, she found herself falling in love with the orphans and street children, as well as a certain translator, Ubaldo. When she gets home she struggles with her desire to become a news anchor and her strong desire to return to El Salvador. Is this truly what God wants for her life, or is it just a passing feeling?

I am so glad I got a chance to read this book. It was wonderful. I fell in love with Brooke and Ubaldo, and it gave me a glimpse into some of the struggles that children in other countries have to face. I could relate to how Brooke would fall in love with the orphans at the orphanage, and how she wanted to help, but wasn’t quite sure what that help looked like for her. It was beautifully written, and again very relatable, I believe everyone that reads this book will agree. I love how the love of God, and His plan for each person is shown in this story. It is a romance, so if you love romance novels, you need to read this one! I highly, highly recommend it!

About the Author

biophotocroppededited2016Novelist and speaker Jennifer Slattery has a passion for helping women discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. She founded Wholly Loved Ministries, a ministry that partners with churches around the metro and nationally, putting on events designed to help women rest in their true worth and live with maximum impact. She writes devotions for Internet Café Devotions and edits for Firefy, a Southern fiction imprint with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall dates with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband.

Visit with Jennifer online at JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com and connect with her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte

**I received this book free from the author in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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