Thursday, October 27, 2011

Book Review: The Christmas Singing

I received The Christmas Singing by Cindy Woodsmall from Blogging For Books for review. I have read many of Cindy Woodsmall and always enjoy them, but I especially love this book because of the characters! Mattie, an Amish cake baker/decorator in Ohio, loses her cake shop in a fire. When she returns to her parents' home in Pennsylvania for the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays, she is forced to face her past relationship with her childhood sweetheart, Gideon.

I absolutely loved the character development and plot. This is a wonderful, heart warming story to read during the holiday season! Cindy Woodsmall even included a couple cake recipes at the end of the book!!! This is a very QUICK and EASY read!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Book Review: Forever Faithful

I received Forever Faithful by Karen Kingsbury for review from This is the complete trilogy: Waiting for Morning, A Moment of Weakness, and Halfway to Forever.

Karen Kingsbury is a great writer and really does a great job conveying faith and hope throughout all of her books. She also did a great job developing her characters so that you can relate to each and everyone of them in some way... even if you are not going through the exact same tragedy. I found the stories heart breaking and at the same time providing a lot of hope. I liked how there is a message from Karen for the readers at the end of each book.

Even though it is great to have all 3 books in one, I would have preferred them to actually be separately bound. This trilogy is a bit bulky to carry around. I would recommend purchasing each book separately instead.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Book Review: Hermie A Common Caterpillar

I received the book Hermine A Common Caterpillar by Max Lucado from Tommy Nelson publishing! This is a beautifully illustrated book for level two readers. Hermie is a caterpillar without any spots or stripes, and feels so common compared to strong ants, beautiful butterflies, black spotted lady bugs, and very large snails. He prays throughout the book to God about why God had made him so common. Throughout the book, God answers with "I love you just the way you are. But I'm not finished with you yet!" The story is very sweet and has great lessons on praying and God making everyone special. I would recommend this book for children of all ages, whether they can read for themselves, or have it read to them as a bed time story!