I will admit from the start that I had a hard time getting in Egypt’s Sister by Angela Hunt. I found myself rereading some pages and unable to relate to the characters, this was the first book I have read by Angela Hunt and most often do not read biblical fiction, with that said the author wrote an awesome book The main point of the story was Chava’s relationship with God and Urbi, an Egyptian princess who became as close as sisters. Urbi unexpectedly ascends the throne as Queen Cleopatra. Chava believes their bond is strong enough to survive, but her ultimate betrayal takes her from everything where she must choose between love, honor and God’s will for her life. Overall, a well written story that just didn’t do it for me. I received this book from the Bethany House, but I was in no way required to leave a positive review. I will wait and read Book 2.
Convicted was about two men from two different walks of life, Andrew Collins, a cop who let his ego get to him and operates like the law does not pertain to him and Jameel McGee, an innocent man who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. They both land up in prison and start on a journey together neither envisioned when they started their day. One that saw suffering first hand, but yet the first one to forgive the police officer. A true story of hope, forgiveness, redemption, love, truth. Both land up in prison, once released they are faced with accepting responsibility for their actions and from that they rediscover what forgiveness really is in a racially divided city. God uses situation we are all in to get our attention and protect us.
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The Memory Of You pulled me in from the first page. How do we forgive ourselves? Natalie lost part of herself when her sister died 13 years ago.(I can not even imagine losing my own sister.) When her grandpa has a heart attack, Natalie returns to the winery in California. She has avoided visiting the winery since that awful summer. Natalie’s dad would like to close the winery due to poor business and its starting to get run down. Tanner Collins, an employee would like to see it closed permentaly, when he meets Natalie everything changes
This book is about redemption, love, family loyalty and how to move past a tragedy. I could not put the book down and my heart was heavy for Natalie. I hope the author writes a follow up to this book. I highly recommend The Memory Of You and carving out time to read it.
Catherine West is an award-winning author who writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. Her first novel, Yesterday’s Tomorrow, released in 2011 and won the INSPY for Romance, a Silver Medal in the Reader’s Favorite Awards, and was a finalist in the Grace Awards. Catherine’s second novel, Hidden in the Heart, released in September 2012, was long listed in the 2012 INSPY’s and was a finalist in the 2013 Grace Awards.
When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or tending to her roses and orchids. She and her husband have two grown children. Catherine is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, and is represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary. Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at Catherine@catherinejwest.com
The Essential Guide to Prayer: Life-Changing Teaching on the Simplicity of Having a Powerful Prayer Life, by Dutch Sheets is focused on implementing prayer into everyday life.
This book is based on the author’s personal reflections and experiences, as well as research and scripture passages. We should go further in our prayer life by learning how to be intentional when praying. God will answer our prayers on His time, not ours. After the first chapter, I started loosing interest in the book. Some areas were too preachy for me. I don’t need to be movtivated from a book to pray.
I liked some of the questions that are at the end of each chapter- Did you understand? Great resource if you want to focus more on prayer. All opinions in ths review are my own.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of secrets, romance, and two women bound together across time by a shared dream.
Why not read The Wedding Dress while waiting for the release of The Writing Desk.