Sunday, September 24, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
About the book:
Charming illustrations help infants and toddlers discover God's natural world, from dolphins to foxes to kittens! This squishy fabric book features crinkle cloth for sensory development and hours of baby fun. God Made the World also includes a child-safety mirror so baby can see herself and know she's a part of God's design.
For parents, a Velcro closure keeps the book shut, and a hanging tab can attach the book to a stroller, purse, or toy so it can go wherever they do. It comes packaged in a bag to keep it clean and includes a header card for easy hanging display.
This is a very cute book with adorable illustrations and fun colors! It's all soft cloth but there's a crinkly sound in the front cover. The words are very simple and there's a mirror in the back for baby to see themselves as they hear that "God made me!" I love the velcro closure and the handy hanging tab. This would make a great gift!
I received this book free from Kregel Children's Books.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
About the book:
After two broken engagements, Mia Robinson is done with dating. From now on, she's focusing on God and her goal to join an international aid organization as a nurse practitioner. But when her 18-year-old sister, Lucy, calls with an invitation to her Vegas wedding, it throws a wrench into Mia's plans.
Jake Tanner has recovered from the injuries he sustained as a police officer--on the outside. Inside, he's yet to heal from losing his partner in the tragedy, but finds some solace in keeping an eye on her young adult son, Sam, who's asked him to be best man at his wedding.
Mia expects a mess when she arrives to sort out the situation with Lucy, but she wasn't expecting Jake, who views the marriage a little differently. As Jake's and Mia's lives slowly become more intertwined, could his courage and her caring heart be enough to bring them a lifetime of healing?
I really enjoyed this wonderful, sweet story. I loved so many of the characters, from the main ones to the supporting cast. I admired Mia a lot for her selflessness and commitment to God and to staying pure. She truly wanted God's will ahead of her own. Jake was such an honorable guy and he had the patience of Job! This story actually kept me guessing about if they'd end up together or whether she would choose medical missions. There were some great romantic moments and also some humorous ones. It was fascinating to learn about Jake's hearing dog and see what their interactions were like on a daily basis. It was also interesting to learn about taking care of a person with Alzheimer's. I liked seeing some of the story from Lucy's perspective as she struggled with her faith and with not understanding who God really is. She had a hard time believing He wasn't angry with her and punishing her for choices she'd made. She also had to learn to lean on God instead of other people. He's the only one who won't let you down! There was a lot of spiritual meat in this book. I highly recommend it for anyone who likes romance!
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
Victoria BylinVictoria Bylin writes contemporary and historical romances known for their realistic, relatable characters. Her work has finaled in contests such as the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and the RT Reviewers' Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband...
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