ISBN-13: 9781683223351 Publisher: Vendor: Barbour Shiloh Run Press
Christmas in Gold
Astrid is a feisty gal with a heavy history, and her faith is substantial. I loved Astrid because she was unwilling to give in to her age, her condition or her past. She willingly shares the stories of her own life to help another a young woman who needs hope again.
Carly is a tough woman fighting the worst kind of enemy. She’s spent her life running and she’s tired. Astrid’s hope helps fuel Carly’s own desire to fight. A beautiful story of hope and strength.
Christmas in Blue
Angela’s having the toughest year since her best friend’s passing and now the town thinks she’s the one to run their Christmas celebration. Oh, how I felt for poor Angela. Hope was so beautifully portrayed in this story and it was even comical at times. I especially loved the dog, Blitzen!
Both Christmas stories were wonderfully done and put me in the Christmas mood. Easy reading, refreshing and light, I found Colors of Christmas to be a wonderful addition to my Christmas library collection.
I have read almost every single book written by Tammy L. Gray, and none have had the impact on me that Sell Out did. Cody James is a guy who just wants to fly by. After being a victim of bullying at Madison High, all he wants to do is finish his time in school and get out without being cast from the social inner circle. However, with the addition of a beautiful, new student in class, Cody begins to question his role. All Skylar Wylde wants is normal. Being rock legend Donnie Wylde’s daughter does not leave much room for normalcy, but she hopes that Madison High can offer her some kind. When she catches the eye of the elite circle’s “king,” things become strange in both her life and Cody’s.
I really enjoyed this book! I never realized that stories about bullying could be so intense. Once I started reading the story, I could not put it down! Cody’s story on its own was interesting, but with the addition of Skylar’s story and general high school drama, Sell Out was just awesome! Every spare moment of my time was spent reading this story. There were so many elements of the plot that I had to have answers to that I could just not stop reading. Miss Tammy has woven together a wonderful story that all should read. She includes not only the social impacts of bullying, but also the psychological impacts. Words and actions cut a lot deeper than most realize, and Tammy L. Gray has shown that in her novel. I highly encourage that you read this book, whatever your age; there is a lesson for everyone in Sell Out.
**I was provided an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review.**
ISBN-13: 9780310341529 Publisher: Zondervan
“Wow” is the only word I have to describe Rachel Hauck’s latest book, The Wedding Chapel. The mix of past stories, present stories, and family secrets made this book one of the best I’ve ever read.
Jimmy Westbrook, also known as “Coach,” built a beautiful wedding chapel for the love of his life Collette Greer in the 1950’s. For sixty years, it has stood silent and unused in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee. When special interest in his chapel appears, Jimmy is thrust back into the world of his emotions, the ones he thought he’d buried long ago. Taylor Branson left Heart’s Bend to rid herself of the many family problems that lurked there. She finds herself in New York, and she falls in love with Jack Forrester, who is also a Heart’s Bend native. Their love connection leads to an elopement and some second thoughts, as Jack battles his own inner demons. When Taylor takes a photography assignment in Heart’s Bend, she discovers secrets and events that could change everything for her family.
This book was absolutely amazing! Once I started reading it, I could literally not put it down. I would wake up earlier and go to bed later just to catch one more chapter of the story. The way Ms. Hauck set up the story was so different. Parts of the chapters were in the past, while there were whole chapters in the present. The Wedding Chapel taught me that love runs deep, you should never give up on love, and always go where you hear God’s voice. There were so many mysteries and questions I had, but by the end of the story, every one of them was answered.
I give this book five out five stars because it is probably the best fiction book you will ever read. I highly recommend reading The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck.
ISBN-13: 9780310341529 Publisher: Zondervan