Monday, October 31, 2011

The Healing By Wanda E, Brunstetter

**This is the second book in the series. If you haven’t read the first, The Journey; you may not want to read this review**

According to Good Reads:
Seek a fresh start with Amish widower Samuel Fisher as he journeys from Lancaster County to Bluegrass Country, hoping to find a balm for the grief he’s carried with him. Will this single father, burdened by yesterday’s memories, discover a new and perhaps better life in Kentucky, the land of tomorrow? Esther Beiler, who helps watch Samuel’s children, develops a crush on Samuel and a true affection for his kids. Can she win his heart, or has she already lost it to an English woman? How will God untangle star-crossed lovers when jealousies and misconceptions threaten to tear them apart?

I think everyone at one point or another can relate to the grief and sorrow that Samuel is going through. His wife dies along with their unborn child. Any mans worst nightmare. After this tragedy, he is engulfed in grief and depression. I will admit, I was a little confused. I didn’t realize that this was the second book in a series; if I had I would have read the first one beforehand. However, even though I was slightly confused with some of the characters and the Kentucky/Pennsylvania story lines, I felt this was still a great book. This book takes you on a journey through the grief of losing someone you hold dear to your heart, but with the gracious help of God; the chance to heal all their pain in the hopes of finding love again.
I rate this book 4/5

A Simple Amish Christmas By Vannetta Chapman

At the age of 17, Annie Weaver is sent to live with her aunt. While doing so, she continues her education to become an RN. Let me remind you that this is against everything the Amish believe, that is receiving a higher education. One day while at work, she receives some horrible news. There has been an accident and she is asked to return home. Upon her return home, she finds herself butting heads with an Amish farmer who is having some personal issues of his own. What will this Christmas season bring for Annie? Will she find love when she isn’t expecting to? To find out read: A Simple Amish Christmas!

I absolutely loved this story. In fact, I don’t have anything bad to say about any of the Amish based books that I have read. This one in particular, is a favorite of mine. I love how family pulls together during a crisis. I also love how two people, both going through some personal issues find a way to help each other out without even realizing it. I will admit, I was afraid of how the ending would turn out. However, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome of this story.
I rate this book: 5/5

Friday, October 28, 2011


As of this moment, I have a love/hate relationship with the army...more so HATE...We are waiting to get approved to go to Fort Drum and it's taking longer than we thought. Nick's SGT wants to put him on the list to go to Fort Stewart. I am hoping and praying that we get approved for Drum next week.....

A Christmas in Lancaster County By Suzanne Woods Fisher

According to Good Reads:

Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick began their married life as most couples do--in love and looking forward to a bright future together. But four years later they've drifted apart and are almost ready to call it quits.
Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband Sol the Christmas gift they have both longed for--news that a baby was on the way. But as usual, she is disappointed. The holidays bring an acute awareness to Mattie that her dream of a big family isn't likely to become a reality.
Then a winter storm raging outside blows the Fitzpatricks into the Riehl home--and into a much slower pace of life. Can these two couples from different worlds help each other understand the true meaning of love this Christmas?
With her trademark plot twists and attention to detail, Suzanne Woods Fisher offers readers a beautiful Christmas story of love, forgiveness,      and what truly matters in life.

I thought this book was AMAZING! I can relate to both women in the story. I know what it's like to have a hard time conceiving. I also know the troubles that arise within a marriage. This story put love to the test. It turns out having faith not only in yourself but in God, can make a huge impact. Sometimes all the luxuries end up making others miserable and the simple things in life make you happy.

I give this book 5/5!

Hi Mary =)

I hijacked your blog. LOL Test post.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I am slowly getting my blog set up. I am really looking forward to this! I am hoping by tonight I will have my first book review done and I am super excited!!