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Wolf Creek Wife by Penny Richards

Wolf Creek Wife by Penny Richards
Harlequin

This book is a Love-Inspired-Historical; a Christian fiction romance. A nice light-hearted read for passing time. Bring this along on a short or long trip and take your time reading.

The book has a good progression. Not to slow and not to fast. The characters have a good background and the book leaves you wondering about the personalities of those who have lived before. It moves the heart with the twist and turns in the plot and it gives you an eerie feel as to assume you were there with them. To summarize, two characters fall in love, but it has to be. However unorthodox was there meeting. Forced into a marriage where the two tried there best to stray from the other only to be together in the long run. Only to find they actual have more in common. Main female character, Blythe Granville’s, life couldn’t get any worse and yet it did. Main male character, Will Slade, couldn’t have put himself in a more obtuse situation the his first marriage… yet here he is with Blythe Granville trying to weather the storm of society gossip and his ex-wife returning. Blythe had more than enough on her plate while tragedy after tragedy seem to raining one after the other but… BUT! They manage and the story ends beautifully. I believe it should however have another follow up read.

5/5 stars.

B’Sweet-Stay Reading,

Annie ♥

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Blu Vivo Air Unboxing (White)

Good Day Everyone,

Today I’ll be putting up a long awaited unboxing of my new phone. I had bought a Blu Vivo Air in February and now after using it to it’s fullest capabilities I am posting a Review and unboxing at the same time.

The first thing I want to point out about this is: Iphone 5 look-a-like. It is supposed to look like it. If you want an Iphone but not the Ipone price you can buy this instead. Now when I say look-a-like I mean it even in OS design. The operating system (OS) might be android but it is set up like an Iphone. The same 4 X 4 rows and columns. There are apps on th first page you can’t get rid of just like the Iphone.

Now, I prefer my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Sprint Network) by far but I wanted a GSM/Unlock/’Free Network Use’  phone that wasn’t broken like my previous Blu phone that I dropped on concrete on December 31, 2014.

The cracked screen, as you can see, isn’t too bad but the line that starts from the beginning extends to the end and it annoyed me to no avail. So I decided to get the Vivo Air.

> It is light.(Funny: Like Air)
>Nice Looking: I have Gold & White. {The other is Gray/Aluminum & Black}
>Enough Space(16GB)
>Hold-able(Fits in my hand with thumb reach space)
>Amazing Color
>Easy Access/Not Hard to Use
>Different Design Layouts to choose from.

I don’t really have a con, but for a simply definable answer: It most definitely isn’t a Galaxy Note Phone. So it is different for me, but it’s not much different from the Iphone except Android OS. It’ sold from an upcoming company like Blackberry and Iphone. They come out with many designs and layouts externally and internally. BLUProducts are a more colorful brand so hopefully they can stay afloat better than Helio, because I actually like them.

Thanks BLU for a great phone. I hope you like this unboxing and review.

 

{P.S}So a little update with my scheduling, I have gotten rid of Official Blog Days. Reason being, I have so many things to blog about and waiting till the date to post two or more things is a little hard so I decided to post whenever I get a topic or idea.

 

B’Sweet~Stay Sweet,

Annie ♥

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NIrV Study Bible for Kids by Zondervan

 NIrV Study Bible for Kids
Published by Zondervan

This new international readers version is derived from the NIV version, just for young readers. It’s a very creative study Bible that has any devotional qualities than most other young reader bibles. This is approx. for ages 6-10 years old. I love the devotionals for one but what is very ‘iffy’ is the crass or so language for certain situations, you probably wouldn’t want to give a 6 through 10 year old this Bible, but a pre-teen and sprouting teenager… this is good for them.

I really like this Bible. It’s easy to read, maybe to straight to the point, but it is amazing with its devotional qualities. I’ve always had a love for devotional Bibles because they give more of an in-depth reading and learning experiences to the Bible. The study tools are practical and that is great for the age range of this Bible. The commentary is also very interesting, it is always god to get a different perspective on broad subjects. This Bible came hard-cover. I gave my niece a small Bible cover I had bought a few years back on CBD.com, the fit is nice and snug. The typeface and font is decent for the size of this Bible.

I would highly recommend this Bible for any upcoming pre-teen to a new aspiring high-schooler.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

B’Sweet ~ Keep Reading,

Annie ♥

 

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A Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck

A Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck

The story is beautiful. Based on a woman with skin damage and a man with family gossip following him They were once friends but had a falling out. He mends his way through his family drama and she finds love in all the right places while finding it in her self.

The story held a few ‘cue the romance’ scenes but they weren’t there! I know, how can that be? Well this is a christian book and it held a lot of respect for how relationships should be. I pray to find me a Tom Wells (main male character). It made me feel blessed be a child of God and to know that no matter what I look like God loves me all the more and there are people God put out there who will too.

The plot was great. The writer showed her experience with the main female character and her issues, even if the author had none. Character development was also great. It’s crazy how the two main characters lives were entangled yet they didn’t even know themselves; very well written and brought together. Dialogue and description played hand in hand. I’ve always said, If an a person can describe winter weather well without over use of the five senses they are good at being a writer. 70% of writing a book is based off of scene description and character interaction with the scene; Ms. Hauck did a great job for a short novella.

Overall the message was inspiring and one people all over the world need to preach about more. Why be afraid of who and what God made you/ called you to be? He knows what He is doing, ‘trust in the Lord with all you strength and lean not on you own understanding’, Proverbs 3:5-6. I was challenged! I was challenged to say no to the devil’s lies and accept God’s truth and will for me and my life.

I highly recommend this novella.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

B’Sweet~Stay Sweet,

Annie ♥

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A November Bride By Beth Vogt

A November Bride {A Year of Weddings Novella}
By Beth Vogt
Published by Zondervan

A November Bride is a great end to the Year of Weddings Novella Series. The story takes place between two friends lost between what they think they want and what God is trying to show them. The story gives way to a woman who has followed her dream of being a chef left to take a decision that will take her away from her friends and possible love interest for a great job offer. The hero on the other hand is pretty much a ‘player’. He goes through woman very quickly and has yet to recognize his feelings for his friend as she has yet to accept the days of dating they actual went through after graduating high school.

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This novella wasn’t suspenseful or frightening of any sort, but more amusing at how much they were trying to deny they actually dated back in senior year summer. It was romantic and yet realistic. I could see myself in the main heroine.The plot was well done, short but detailed. The character development was good, without it this book wouldn’t be good; for the way it was written required a great sense of back-story. Descriptive. Scenic. As Always I don’t like short books, especially when the potential was there for a novel, but this was good none the less. The overall message was inspiring: Love does come back around if it was meant to be. This has entertained me by far and it was a great end for the series. I highly recommend this novella.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Love At Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk

 Love At Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk
Published by Zondervan

I’ll be honest to say this book didn’t really catch me, but I will continue to read it.

Love at Mistletoe Inn is the first of many series in a wedding novella set. It didn’t really grab my attention, but It wasn’t at all bad, a three out of five or even a two point five. I find the problem to be a bit lagging, yet so hard to grasp. By not giving anything away, I just find this book to be too complicated yet so far fetched. The two main characters had found themselves in a compromising situation, one that is hard to undue, but do they really want to. The issues seem real and seem as if they can be easily solved, but they aren’t.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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An October Bride By Katie Ganshert

 An October Bride

By Katie Ganshert, Published by Zondervan

An October bride is a beautiful Novella that speaks so true about our feelings getting the better of us. Emma Tate has found herself in a dilemma. She wants…needs, to get married before her father dies. No one knows when her father will pass, but she wants to fulfill one of his wishes before he does. An old friend concocts an idea and that involves Emma and that one wish. Even if she doesn’t have feelings for Jake Sawyer, anymore, or does she?

This was a great novella. Precisely and ever so accurately portrayed. The feelings of the main female character was one point with her life scenario. Not many authors can grasp real life emotions and actions together, but this author did. It was so terrifying to read, my mind was telling the character ‘No, don’t do it, you’ll regret it’ but I was also rooting for the two “aspiring” love birds to do it and find their way through the hurdles. I believe this book shaved a few years off of me. The plot was on point. There wasn’t an huge story line jumps and the characters seemed to flow graciously as well. I love autumn so I am always ready-and-rearin’ to read a book with autumn themes, this one was written nicely.

The over all message was aspiring. Through the fuss, I could have missed the message but the ending tied up perfectly. It did challenge me to let go of my wants and worries, giving them to God, who will know what is best for me, giving me way out of my own proportioned dreams for something unfathomable. I highly recommend this book. Though the suspense made me a sped reader. I finished this book in a few hours.

 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

B’Sweet~Stay Sweet,

Annie ♥