Thursday, January 20, 2022

Polly's Secret Mission (Brides of Pelican Rapids Book 19)


Polly's Secret Mission 

(Brides of Pelican Rapids Book 19) 

by Elaine Manders  (Author) 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Help Me Be Bold by B J Bassett

So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. 1 Thessalonians 2:8 RSV

“Mrs. Dickey, how much longer do you plan to teach?” one of the students in her English class asked.

“Fourteen more years unless God takes me to heaven first.”

“Do you believe in heaven?”

“I sure do.” She gave her testimony about her faith and shared the gospel with her class.

A female student in the front row mumbled, “I’m not good enough to go to heaven.”

Mrs. Dickey’s heart broke. She marched over to her bookcase and grabbed one of the Bibles she kept in her bookcase. She handed it to the girl. “This is for you.”

Her student is not alone in her thinking. Many feel they are not good enough for God’s love and forgiveness. They are ashamed of past sins and cannot forgive themselves or accept God’s forgiveness. They don’t realize He paid the price for their sins with the sacrifice of His Son.

Are we like Mrs. Dickey? Do we share our faith with the lost? Those who feel they aren’t good enough?

Help me be bold, Lord. Lead me to those who do not know You as their Lord and Savior. Amen.

The King’s Daughters

B J Bassett




B. J. Bassett encourages others as an author, teacher and speaker. Her books include a contemporary novel, Gillian’s Heart; a historical novel Lily; Sweet Charity; A Touch of Grace—The G.R.A.C.E. Ministries Story; and coauthor of a children’s devotional My Time with God, Focus on the Family, Heritage Builders, with over 55,000 copies sold.


As a contributing writer, publications consist of Writer’s Handbook 2000, The Writer, and The Focus on the Family Guide to Growing a Healthy Home, Wolgemuth& Hyatt, Publishers, Inc.—consistently on Bookstore Journal’s Best-selling Christian Books List from November 1990 - February 1991, and voted the 10 Best Books for 1990 by Today’s Christian Woman.


Magazines, devotional booklets, curriculum and newspaper publishers include Focus on the Family, Woman’s World, The Quiet Hour, Pathways to God, Devotions, Harcourt Brace, WordAction, Gospel Publishing and Times Standard (newspaper).


She teaches writing workshops at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR and at writer’s conferences. As a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries, she tells her story of rejection and acceptance, not only in life, but as a writer as well. She also offers book talks, including discussion questions and shares the journey -- from the seed of an idea to a published book.


Memberships: ACFW and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW).


She enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, munching warm scones oozing with butter and strawberry jam and sipping earl grey tea.



Friday, January 14, 2022

Dead Fall (The Quantico Files Book #2)


Dead Fall 

(The Quantico Files Book #2) 

November 2, 2021 

by Nancy Mehl  (Author) 

He has a deadly endgame in mind--and he's already chosen each victim . . . including her.

After putting to rest the most personal case of her career, Alex Donovan is ready to move on and focus on her future at the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit. When the BAU cofounder is discovered dead in his hotel room, the FBI is called in to work on the strangest case they've ever faced. How do you find a killer who murders his victims from a distance?

When it becomes clear that the killer is targeting agents in Alex's unit, they are ordered into lockdown, sheltered in the dorms at Quantico. Alex bunks with controversial agent Kaely Quinn, and as they work together, Alex discovers in Kaely the role model she's never had--despite being warned away.

As Alex questions the type of agent she wants to become, things get personal when the brilliant killer strikes close to home. Now Alex will do anything to find the killer--even at the risk of her own life.

My thoughts: the second book in the series seem to be rather creepy to me and I vowed I would not read it last book in a series because it was just too scary. However, here I am having finished the third book in the series and it was not creepy at all. In fact it was rather count compared to the second. I couldn't put the book down, it was gripping, and I couldn't figure out who done it. There are a lot of unexpected twists and turns in this book and a lot of trying to guess. I love this opportunity to say goodbye to this character. I probably won't reread the series but if you love suspense you will absolutely love Nancy Melh and her books. Especially if you are not  put off by creepy.. I was giving a copy free and all opinions are my own.  

Thursday, January 13, 2022

I Wonder: Exploring God's Grand Story: an Illustrated Bible


I Wonder: Exploring God's Grand Story: an Illustrated Bible 

Hardcover – Illustrated, 

September 21, 2021

by Glenys Nellist  (Author), Alessandra Fusi (Illustrator)

Through innovative storytelling and open-ended questions, I Wonder: Exploring God’s Grand Story an Illustrated Bible offers a remarkable approach to teaching young minds to wonder about the mysteries found in God’s Word.

The I Wonder: Exploring God’s Grand Story, an Illustrated Bible:

  • Encourages children ages 4 to 8 to ask important questions and consider the mystery of the Bible
  • Is an inspirational storybook Bible that speaks to the hearts of children everywhere by asking thought-provoking questions at the end of each story that children and adults can read and discuss together as they consider God’s love.
  • Is based on a simple but brilliant idea: all good teachers know that the best way to get the attention of their students is to inspire wonder, and God is no different
  • Contains 30 stories—15 from the Old Testament and 15 from the New Testament
  • Is written by Glenys Nellist, bestselling children's author and creator of two popular series: Love Letters from God and Snuggle Time

Ever since imagining the world into being, God has placed wonder in the hearts of children. The Bible is full of 'I Wonder' moments for all who open their hearts to experience them, and The I Wonder: Exploring God’s Grand Story helps show little ones how to begin.

My thoughts: Bible story books seem to be immensely popular and this author has done a stellar job with both the illustrations which look realistic and not scary and the storyline which remains close to the actual scripture but making it more readable for a small child. This is an excellent book for Bible story time at a Christian preschool or a church or children's hour and would be a welcome addition to any home library or Church children's library. I highly recommend this book  and this author. Great job. I was given a copy free and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

A Stranger's Game

A Stranger's Game 

January 4, 2022

by Colleen Coble  (Author) 

This gripping new novel from USA TODAY bestselling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

 A wealthy hotel heiress.

Even though Torie Bergstrom hasn’t been back to Georgia since she was ten, she’s happy to arrange a job for her best friend at one of the family properties on Jekyll Island.

A suspicious death.

But when Torie learns that her best friend has drowned, she knows it is more than a tragic accident: Lisbeth was terrified of water and wouldn’t have gone swimming by choice.

A fight for the truth.

Torie goes to the hotel under an alias, desperate to find answers. When she meets Joe Abbott and his daughter rescuing baby turtles, she finds a tentative ally.

The more Torie and Joe dig, the more elusive the truth seems. One thing is clear: someone will risk anything—even more murder—to keep their secrets buried.

  • USA TODAY bestselling author
  • Full length, standalone romantic suspense
  • Also by Colleen Coble: One Little Lie, Two Reasons to Run, Three Missing Days, Strands of Truth, Tidewater Inn
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs


    My thoughtls Colleen has written a spell binding Romantic suspense set on an island in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean near Georgia. The princess has returned, but nobody knows who she is until her father arrives. Not even her aunt recognizes her. She's there to investigate the supposed murder of her best friend which nobody believes is a murderer. Can she prove that it is and find a killer before the killer finds her? And what about a long unsound mystery that has had people baffled for years. Is it possible to solve that one too? I couldn't put this book down and had to keep reading until the end. Colleen coble is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors for good reason and if you haven't read any of her books you need to pick one up and read it. This one would be  a good one to start with. I was given a copy free and all opinions are my own.


Monday, January 10, 2022

Marry Me, Millie (Paradise Valley)


Marry Me, Millie

 (Paradise Valley – 

December 28, 2021

Friday, January 7, 2022

Prescription for Mystery


Prescription for Mystery 

January 1, 2021

Polly's Secret Mission (Brides of Pelican Rapids Book 19)

  Polly's Secret Mission  (Brides of Pelican Rapids Book 19)  by  Elaine Manders     (Author)   A man’s ambition, a woman’s mission, and...