I recently finished reading Girl Defined by Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird. This was an amazing book! It’s difficult to put into words how amazing and impactful this book has been in my life. It has been such a blessing for me to read all about what being a true woman of God really means. I only hope that this book will make as big of an impact on you as it has on me. Not only do Kristen and Bethany go over exactly what a godly woman is and is not, but they also address gender roles and the importance of marriage and motherhood in the eyes of God. This book was extremely challenging for me, and it made me reevaluate a great deal of the thoughts and opinions I had on the role of a woman. Overall, an incredible and thought-provoking book that every Christian woman of God should read! I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
I recently finished reading Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd. All I can say is, “Wow.” Where do I begin? This book was so utterly charming I could not put it down. Isabel is such a loveable, honest character that you can’t help rooting for her happiness. Not only is she loveable, she is also very relatable. I found there were times when I was almost looking into a mirror when Isabel thought about her insecurities and hopes. In a way, Isabel reminds me a great deal of Fanny Price from Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. And let me tell you, that is high praise coming from me, as I adore Mansfield Park and its characters. The plot also had a level of calm mystique– it subtly left you wanting more and dying to know its outcome. Bottom line: I cannot recommend this book more highly. If you ever wished that Jane Austen wrote more books, then fear not. Sarah E. Ladd has flawlessly continued her legacy. I received this book from the publisher/author in exchange for my fair and honest review.
I recently finished reading They Were Christians by Cristóbal Krusen. What an inspiring read! While I had at some point in my education learned about the faith of a few of these men and women, for the most part, this book provided entirely new information on the spiritual lives of some of the world’s greatest humans. A great deal of these important people had very unimportant starts in the world, but through their devout faith in God, they changed the world for the better and left a lasting legacy. I enjoyed the length of each biography, and I never felt bored while reading this book. I also appreciated the little peeks into Cristóbal Krusen’s life at the beginning and end of each biography. It was almost like a mini-memoir, and it was very effective in weaving all the biographies together. Overall, this was a fantastic and inspiring read. If you desire to leave a legacy of faith in this often dark world, take some time to read They Were Christians. You will leave feeling ready to truly live. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
I recently finished reading Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin. I am such a fool for World War II era novels, and this one hit every target for me. Not only was it romantic, it was also incredibly mysterious and intriguing. The characters were very realistic, and I couldn’t help rooting for their success. The plot was also very well executed–it was not too fast paced to be overwhelming nor too slow. Overall, this was a very romantic and enjoyable read. I cannot wait for the next in the series! I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
P.S. Is it just me, or does the model on the cover look like Chad Michael Murray? 😉