Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Pelican Point

Due to some health issues, I have not been able to do much sewing or quilting lately. But I have been doing a lot of reading.



Pelican Point by Irene Hannon, part of the Hope Harbor series, was a totally delightful read. I had previously read the first book, Hope Harbor, yet each book is an independent story.

Dr. Ben Garrison inherits, wait for it, a lighthouse, from his grandfather. Returning to Hope Harbor Oregon to settle his grandfathers estate, Ben plans to sell the lighthouse, as he prepares to begin his practice back in Ohio.

When Hope Harbor Herald editor Marci Weber learns about the sale, she is determined to save the Pelican Point landmark. What begins as a fiery start, soon cools into a cooperative friendship. They both have past hurts that leaves them skittish, yet sparks fly whenever they are together.

I loved how Ms. Hannon wove this story around the lives of the Hope Harbor residents. She seamlessly brought two hurting hearts to a place where trust and love could flourish.  It was a lovely story and I am looking forward to the next chapter in the Hope Harbor series.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bountiful Blessings



Sometimes I have a hard time doing a daily devotion. Whether it is because of time constraints,  responsibilities or just loss of interest, it seems having a guide helps keep me on track.

Enter Bountiful Blessings by Susie Larson. A delightful creative devotional. With a short passage of scripture and devotional passage, there is also lovely illustrations for you to color in. This sweet little book takes only a few minutes to read, and allows you to unwind by drawing at your leisure. A wonderful way to set aside some of the hard things in life and remember God is with you and wants to encourage you along life's way. This little book would make a great gift for a new wife, or Mom, or a lonely senior.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Book Review



Have you ever known a bully? Ever been bullied? Then you know the kind of hurt a bully can inflict on a person's heart.

But have you ever dug down to understand why someone would want to be a bully. To act like they are better than others? A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears is a story about a young man who was the school bully growing up. Yet when he returns to his hometown, trying to make restitution for the way he treated his childhood classmates, he finds that people's memory are very long.

Mercy McClain works in the local orphanage and serves on the school board. When Aaron Firebrook seeks a position as a teacher, Mercy remembers him as the boy who tormented her and made fun of her disability during their school years. Although Aaron seeks forgiveness for those he has wronged, Mercy does not believe he has changed.  Her mistrust blocks his acquiring the position, but in a twist of circumstances, Mercy is forced to examine Aaron and discovers that maybe people do change.

The characters in this book were developed and well thought out. Sometimes God says "no" to our requests, but in the end it is usually for our good and His glory. What we learn by our past mistakes can help others who may be on the same path. Learning to forgive when we've been hurt is sometimes hard, yet it brings peace.

Melissa Jagears did an excellent job of conveying deep feelings and emotions of her characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.


I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.