Tuesday, November 25, 2014

“ When Chicks Hatch” by Heather Randall

Book Description

 October 28, 2014
Jennifer and Nicky collaborate on the most important production of their lives.

Sidney battles to reconcile her self-centered past with her unexpected future.

Alexis faces grief and rejection as she works to resurrect her marriage.

Kristen has lost faith that her dreams of love and family will ever materialize.

Love, friendship, and long-held perceptions of what life holds for them are tested as each woman is confronted by her own personal struggles.

Will they crack under the pressure?

Don’t miss this beautiful story of forgiveness, strengthened faith and unexpected friendships.

Experience the ups and downs of five women who laugh, cry, scream and survive the obstacles that brought them together.


Heather Randall began her writing career with baby steps, literally. In 2003 she started blogging about her mommy adventures and connecting with like-minded women online. During this time she was also preparing the final bits of a novel that had been written with pen and paper. A friend typed it all up properly for her and, at last, in 2011 When Chicks Hatch was published. All this and homeschooling four children still didn't keep Heather busy enough though. She began reviewing books and products and eventually went to work for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.

When God moved her on from there she had learned a ton about copywriting, marketing, editing and developed a confidence online. In 2013 He paved the way for her to purchase Christian Women Affiliate. 

She now serves as the CEO of Christian Women Affiliate, LLC and all of its divisions including the CWA Radio Network and The CWA Review Crew. She especially enjoys serving fellow writers through her company. Heather still leaves time for God to fill her up with stories and she is currently working on a second novel.

Heather's hobbies include spending time with family, writing, reading, creating and trading mail art, and blogging. Heather and her family reside in Oklahoma.

MY REVIEW: I will say say this book is a 5 star novel right at the beginning! 
I will say this book is a 5 star novel right at the beginning! I was hooked from the first sentence!  It is the first book in the “The Chicks of Corbin Bridge “ series by Heather Randall. It is a fictional story that just might be true somewhere. It is about 5 very different woman that have struggles. 

This book is Christian Fiction but deals with the subject of adultery and pregnancy out of wedlock. But there is no bedroom scenes or bad language used in this book. There is also not a lot of preaching ( which I don’t mind in books that I’m reading, in fact I like preaching in books I read, I only included this fact in this review for others that don’t want preaching in books they read) but God is mentioned and you know that the characters know Him. 

This book is written so well that this reader believed every word I read!

“ When Chicks Hatch” by Heather Randall is a story that makes you experience the feelings of curiosity and surprise and yes,( even a little disgust at a married man), and most of love. You can even feel the love between the characters in these different scenarios. I love how she interweaved all the stories into one!

This is a love story (not just between one man and one woman) for all the characters learn what love is and how forgiveness really is the best love.

I loved this story and it is one that I will be reading time and again and I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series!

I recommend this book to everyone that likes to read, but I will caution you you might shed a few tears before you get to the end!  I really think you will like the ending even if you do cry!

There is also an recipe at the end of the book for Brad’s Sweet Potato Ravioli, just in time for Christmas, maybe you can start a new tradition and serve this dish at those holidays gatherings.

 I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

Product Details
  • File Size: 1026 KB
  • Publisher: Heather Randall; 2 edition (October 28, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #683,535 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"BEYOND THE ATTIC DOOR" by Tracy Del Campo

Book Description

 June 13, 2014
The year is 1925, and the nation is at odds as the “trial of the century” approaches. Mr. John Scopes, a schoolteacher, has been arrested for teaching evolution. Creationists and evolutionists are debating the existence of God and the authority of the Bible. Many believe religion may be doomed.

Meanwhile, eleven-year-old Lulu and her seven-year-old brother, Buddy, are visiting their grandmother in the Missouri countryside. On a dark and stormy night, they sneak into the attic workshop of their uncle, a brilliant scientist and inventor, and suddenly find themselves on a harrowing journey through time.
Join Lulu and Buddy on this incredible adventure filled with history, humor, and hair-raising excitement, as they discover the meaning of faith: Beyond the Attic Door. 
My Review: 
"BEYOND THE ATTIC DOOR" by Tracy Del Campo is a short book , only 87 pages but it kept this reader's interest  from the first page.

  Tracy del Campo uses Biblical History and actual history to write an adventure about proving that God actually does exist.

  Lula and Buddy along with their uncle and father are transported to the time of Noah and the ark.

 Their adventure kept me turning the pages because I just had to know what happened next.

The only thing I didn't like about this book was it was too short but that is because it was written for all ages, I think my granddaughter who is ten would love this story and I am giving her my copy to read!

This story was written well and easily read and it is like a chapter book. 

This isn't part of a series yet but Tracy Del Campo told me that she is currently contemplating writing a sequel, which I would certainly want to read as I can picture lots of adventures that Lula and Buddy could have with Biblical stories!

I encourage parents to get"BEYOND THE ATTIC DOOR" by Tracy Del Campo for their children and read it together and use it to discuss Biblical Truths.

I was given a copy of the book for an honest review by the author. I am given"BEYOND THE ATTIC DOOR" by Tracy Del Campo five stars!

Really hoping there are more books about Lula and Buddy and their adventures!

Friday, November 7, 2014

"An Amish Buggy Ride" by Sarah Price

Book Description

 November 4, 2014
Quiet and soft-spoken, Kate Zook is the responsible eldest daughter in an Amish family and prides herself on fulfilling her role. Then, one fateful snowy night, she uncharacteristically speaks her mind—and unwittingly plays a part in a horrible accident.
Wracked by guilt over her role in the tragedy that left her brother David injured, Kate devotes herself to his care, going so far as to take on his chores in the fields. Even so, her brother’s resentment toward her grows, and David torments Kate, making her increasingly isolated life even more difficult.
Though Kate’s parents have emotionally withdrawn, someone outside the home takes an interest in Kate and notes her clear grief. Samuel, a local boy, has recently returned from a wild rumschpringe—the Amish term for exploring the wider world—and recommitted to his community. Intrigued by Kate’s gentle yet loyal ways, he begins to fall in love with her. But tensions rise as he refuses to put up with David’s rage. As Kate’s heart begins to stir and cry out for happiness, she must rely on faith to find forgiveness or risk losing out on love.

AAbout the Author

The author of more than two dozen novels, Sarah Price brings her twenty-five years of experience of living among the Amish to her books, many of which have been Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers. Her recent title First Impressions: An Amish Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice debuted in the ECPA Christian Fiction Top 25 Bestseller List a month after publication.
Price has family roots in the same region of rural Pennsylvania where many of her stories are set; the Preiss family emigrated from Europe in 1705 and settled in the state along with the area’s first wave of Mennonites. Born into a Mennonite family, Price has firsthand experience with the culture and religion of both the Mennonites and the Amish. Her grandparents first introduced her to the world of the Amish in 1978, and since then Price has visited and even lived among different Amish communities in Lancaster County.
My Review:
Sarah Price has shown once again with "An Amish Buggy Ride" why when  a reader reads one of her books, they want to read all she has ever written. 

I was given a pdf version of "An Amish Buggy Ride"by Sarah Price for an honest review and this reader was not disappointed at all with the story except I didn't want it to end. I really didn't want to leave the characters in"story land". I wanted to know more.

The title is just perfect for the story, as the story starts with an Amish buggy ride.

Kate Zook is bullied vocally by her brother David. David blames Kate for the accident that causes his disability. My heart really ached for Kate and I was literally saying aloud as I was reading "David you are really not a nice person and Kate, why are you letting him do this to you?" At one point in the story I was literally cheering for Samuel when he stood up to David.

I think the reason this story is so great is because it shows that Amish families has troubles and tribulations like the Englische (non-Amish people) families. We all know characters like David and Kate in real life. That is why Sarah Price's books are so wunderbar gut (wonderfully good) because she brings real life into her fiction. 

"An Amish Buggy Ride" by Sarah Price is a love story but also a story about faith and healing. 

Is guilt really Kate's to accept or should she accept Samuel's interest in her and learn to move on?

There is a surprise waiting for Kate one day at church, I was totally shocked when I learned this as I am sure that most readers would be.  I do have to say that I was happy to learn this surprise.

I am sure it is no surprise that I am giving "An Amish Buggy Ride" by Sarah Price five stars.