September 19, 2016

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September 13, 2016

The Night Voyage

The Night Voyage is the third book in the coloring book series by best-selling Korean pen and ink artist, Daria Song. With each book, I find a new favorite.

The pages display a make-believe world with lovely drawings of paper cranes, hot air balloons, lanterns, trains, etc. Intricate designs for young and old alike—for most creative people are children at heart.

The book also has a fun storyline, of a little girl and her cat going on a magical voyage.

This magical adventure coloring book is fun, creative, and has a sweet storyline. A nice addition to my growing coloring bookshelf!

Storyline: A young girl and her cat take a magical journey, on a train through the night.

Craftsmanship: The softbound book has a beautiful, colorable slipcover. The pages are made from thick cardstock, which assures colors will not bleed or show through to the backside of the page.

Suggestions: Using crayons might be a little taxing, since it might be difficult to color within some of the tinier lines, so I suggest using coloring pencils or gel pens.

A fun keepsake, or thoughtful gift. Perfect for any creative soul.

5 Stars!

Cover: Love
Title: Love
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Pages: 80
Target ages: 10 and up
ISBN: 978-0399579042

I received a review copy from Blogging for Books.

September 12, 2016

From Heaven

Nothing anywhere in this vast, complex world is as beautiful and as compelling as the record of the incarnation, the act by which God was made flesh to dwell among us in our own human history. ~ excerpt

From Heaven is one of several books I’ve read by A.W. Tozer. If you’re not familiar with him, he was a prolific theologian who devoted his life to sharing God’s messages. He uses smooth poetic-like language that I really enjoy. Though he died in the early 60s his teachings are still appropriate and powerful.

This 5” x 7” hardback book contains 28 daily devotions to be read during Advent (the four-week period leading up to Christmas.) Each day is 2-4 pages and only takes a few minutes to read.

I’m drawn in by the titles used, (e.g. Taking Up Humanity, The Reasons He Came, God’s Best Gift, etc.) and the scripture verses (KJV) and daily devotions are thought-provoking and heart-stirring. They do a nice job of preparing us for a meaningful and magnificent Christmas season.

One con: there are a few of Mr. Tozer’s personal beliefs that I don’t fully agree with (e.g. including Santa Claus in Christmas is purposely misguiding our children) but I agree with the fundamental, Biblical teachings.

I Love Christmas. The time with family and friends, giving, lights, trees, and festivities, but especially the significance. This book keeps the reader’s focus on what truly is important during the season, and impacts the soul.

Thank you to Moody Publishers for providing a review copy of this book.

4 Stars

Cover: Love it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Pages: 128

ISBN: 978-1600668029 

September 8, 2016

Just a Kiss

Just a Kiss, by Denise Hunter, is more than just-a-story. It’s an experience. If you’ve enjoyed Ms. Hunter’s previous books, I’m certain you won’t be disappointed. This book serves well as a stand-alone story, even though it’s the third and final installment in the Summer Harbor series.

I’ve read (and reviewed) book one, Falling Like Snowflakes, and couldn’t put it down. Loved it. Somehow, I missed the second book, The Goodbye Bride, but now have it on order! I couldn’t wait to read book two when book three was already here and staring at me from the to-be-read stack on my nightstand.

She’d done some research and, despite what Beau said about his brother’s spirits, she expected some fallout. It was time for her to be the strong one. ~excerpt

Riley and Paige are such endearing and layered characters. They are easy to relate to and sympathize with, and I became invested in them from the start. With a perfect mixture of loss and triumph, tears and joy, this story is a satisfying end to a sweet, complex series. I’m saddened that it’s over, and will miss the Callahan clan.

Thank you to Booklook and NetGalley for providing me review copies of this book.

5 Stars!

Cover: Love
Title: Love
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 336
Pace: Steady/fast
ISBN: 978-0718023751
First Line(s): Paige Warren checked her watch, then peeked around Miss Trudy’s silver head for the dozeneth time. Riley’s plane had landed, and the steady stream of passengers moving toward Bangor Airport’s baggage claim had begun to dwindle.