I have several books to review from August, and I haven't finished reading my September books yet. If you need a good read, though, please check out the books below!
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This is one of the best novels I've read in a very, very long time. I ATE IT UP. It's inspirational, historical fiction. The story is about a woman who signs on to work with someone she hates to find a cure for tuberculosis. Does her hate turn into something else? You'll have to read it and see. 🙂
I will tell you that the plot was amazing. The characters were personable and well-developed. The whole story was riveting. Seriously, you all know that I love to read fiction to de-stress. Historical fiction in particular. But I promise you I'm not biased. If you like historical fiction too, GET THIS BOOK. (And of course, please click on my Amazon link to do so…). You'll be thrilled with it. 😉 Guaranteed. <=Click the cover to purchase on Amazon!
This is a delicious piece of historical fiction. It's about a girl who agrees to marry a storekeeper, just because her dream is to own and run a mercantile. Hmmm… maybe not such a good reason for marriage? What could God have in store that might surprise her?
I loved every minute of this book. The story line was super-creative and had awesome twists and turns. The characters were well-developed and engaging. It was such a fun read with a very strong female lead character (which I love). I read most of it in one night and hated to go to sleep and put it down. I really couldn't recommend it enough. Get this book for an awesome, relaxing, fun Friday night read! 🙂 Click the cover to purchase on Amazon!=>
$10 Great Dates: Connecting Love, Marriage, and Fun on a Budget by Peter & Heather Larson and David & Claudia Arp:
This was a cute book that had some neat ideas (exploring back roads you don't know; going to a cheap Lowe's workshop together). It also had some ideas that seemed a bit silly to me (visiting hotel lobbies and watching the people). Also, I have to admit that I personally prefer to spend money on date nights, not go out for cheap. (If I'm going to be frugal, I like to just stay home.) That's just me. To each his own, I suppose. The main point is that it did have lots of fun ideas for cheap date nights. If you want to stay within your budget, this book might give you some good ideas.
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Heaven Touching Earth: True Stories of Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters by James Stuart Bell, ed.
This was a neat book. It contains over 200 pages' worth of short stories about people's supernatural encounters. Each story is written by the person who experienced the encounter. I started crying happy tears around the 3rd chapter, and had many praising-God moments throughout the book. It's really neat to read people's testimonies. If you're into that, then you might enjoy this book.
DISCLAIMER: The book does contain at least 3 stories about encounters with the dark side. Each time the storyteller does talk about how Jesus won the battle, but I don't love reading about the dark stories at all. I read the first two stories about that and skipped the 3rd one.
For the most part, though, the book does focus on supernatural stories of rescue, protection, and healing. I was praising God throughout, and it built my faith as I'm asking God for more encounters with His angels myself. Click the cover to purchase on Amazon! =>
I received a free copy of each of these books in exchange for an honest review. However, the free copy didn't influence my opinion. 🙂