Genesis 5020

My Story for His Glory

Review and Giveaway: Living Lies by Natalie Walters May 31, 2019

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In the little town of Walton, Georgia, everybody knows your name–but no one knows your secret.

At least that’s what Lane Kent is counting on when she returns to her hometown with her five-year-old son. Dangerously depressed after the death of her husband, Lane is looking for hope. What she finds instead is a dead body.

Lane must work with Walton’s newest deputy, Charlie Lynch, to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when that truth hits too close to home, she’ll have to decide if saving the life of another is worth the cost of revealing her darkest secret.

My thoughts and giveaway:

You never know what to expect when reading something by a new author. I had heard a lot of good things about this book before I picked it up.

I was not disappointed. For anyone who enjoyed romantic suspense you will love this book.

So many secrets slowly revealed at just the right time. So many questions left unanswered until the perfect moment.

I have never struggled with depression (just the daily, once in a while type), but never had to live with it. But Lane does have to deal with it and figured out to survive for the little boy she loves.

Charlie has his own issues that seem to get entangled with Lane.

Overall, a wonderful read that will have you on the edge of your seat.

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Leave a comment by June 10th for your chance to win copy. One winner will be chosen by random.org. U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail. 

A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my  own. 

 

Upon My Heart Forever by Amber Lynn Perry May 30, 2019

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When Clara Moore learns of her brother’s unthinkable scheme—to take her to England and force her into a hasty marriage—she knows she must escape New York. But when she finds out who has accepted the job of taking her to Boston, she almost rethinks her own hurried plan. For the handsome man who comes to her aid is none other than her former love, Ethan Barrik. He left her heart in shambles six years before. Can she trust him a second time?

Ethan Barrik is no stranger to struggle. But tracking the enemy, and war-time spying are nothing compared to the pain of regret. Ready at last to leave his past behind, he accepts one final job for a friend, only to discover the person he’s really helping is the woman he still loves. Despite her ire, he knows he must make every attempt to make it right—and hope she will find a way to forgive him and give their love another chance.

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This little book packs a big punch. This is the second book I have read by Amber. I really liked the first one so I didn’t hesitate to pick this one up. I really like her writing style and nothing is lost in this short story.

Ethan and Clara definitely frustrated me. I just wanted them to speak the truth. Of course if that happened too soon there would be no story. The way these two are thrown together makes for a very interesting story.

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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own. 

 

Whispers and Wildflowers by Sarah Beth Marr May 29, 2019

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How many of us find ourselves constantly busy and, deep down, constantly soul-weary? By striving to keep up our busy pace, we can easily miss out on a deeper connection with God. So many of us are overwhelmed and underfed. But there is hope.

In this inspiring and practical book, Sarah Beth Marr helps women develop a regular practice of withdrawing from busyness to realign and refresh their hearts, minds, and souls. She helps them

– discover Scripture that will lead them to peace
– connect with God on a deeper level
– run to God rather than other things that do not satisfy
– experience less stress and more contentment
– be fully present in their lives

Any woman who feels distracted, burnt out, depleted, or overwhelmed will find in Marr a gentle and uplifting guide to greater personal peace and simplicity.

My thoughts:

This is a good book to take your time through, don’t rush it. Take it day by day and answer the questions at the end of each chapter and take the prayer to heart.

I think this book could get to the heart of what is rushing us around if we take the time to slow down and let it do its work. So take a deep breath and read.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own. 

 

Sweet On You by Becky Wade May 28, 2019

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Britt Bradford and Zander Ford have been the best of friends since they met thirteen years ago. Unbeknown to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long.

Independent and adventurous Britt channels her talent into creating chocolates at her hometown shop. Zander is a bestselling author who has spent the past eighteen months traveling the world. He’s achieved a great deal but still lacks the only thing that ever truly mattered to him–Britt’s heart.

When Zander’s uncle dies under mysterious circumstances, he returns to Merryweather, Washington, to investigate, and Britt is immediately there to help. Although this throws them into close proximity, both understand that an attempt at romance could jeopardize their once-in-a-lifetime friendship. Britt is determined to resist any change in their relationship, but Zander finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings hidden.

As they work together to uncover his uncle’s tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also finally come to light?

My thoughts:

I have been waiting for Britt and Zander’s story and it was as good as I hoped.

Becky is such an excellent writer and I love she infuses a bit of mystery into this series.

My only complaint was there was a lot of backstory thrown in. The reader was often pulled out of the present and placed in the past for a good amount of time.

But aside from that I loved this story and how Becky brought Zander and Britt together.

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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Pages of Her Life by James L. Rubart May 23, 2019

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About the Book

Book: The Pages of Her Life

Author: James L. Rubart

Genre: Christian fiction – suspense

Release Date: May 21, 2019Pages-of-Her-Life-cover-198x300.jpg

Award-winning and bestselling author James L. Rubart explores the way our memories shape us . . . and how they affect our beliefs.

Allison Moore has no idea why she got out of her car on that rainy March afternoon and picked up the soaked journal laying on the side of the road. Brought it home. But she did. It was empty. Except for two lines scrawled in the front, too washed out to read. And a Jesus emblem inside the back cover. Something about the journal compels her to start writing in it, capturing thoughts about her newly acquired job that she thought would be heaven, but has turned into hell. Then one day, she finds words in the center of the journal. Words she didn’t write: Mene mene tekel upharsin. After her heart stops hammering, Allison Googles the phrase, and reads the story of Belshazzar’s Feast, where a hand from God writes on the wall, and the king is slain. Fear grips her, certain God is coming after her for what she did twelve years back. What she’s done wrong her whole life. She vows to make things right. Then she discovers more phrases appearing underneath each of her journal entries. Those phrases take her on an emotional roller coaster that forces her to look at everything she believes about her past in a new light, and opens her eyes to a supernatural realm of staggering consequence.

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About the Author

Rubart-James-240x300.jpgJames L. Rubart is a professional marketer and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling novel Rooms as well as Book of Days, The Chair, Soul’s Gate, Memory’s Door, and Spirit Bridge. He lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest. Website: www.jameslrubart.com Twitter: @jameslrubart Facebook: JamesLRubart

 

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Giveaway

To celebrate his tour, James is giving away a finished copy of The Pages of Her Life!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/e4f2/the-pages-of-her-life-celebration-tour-giveaway

My thoughts:

Um, yeah. This is a great book. I love James Rubart’s imagination. I have no idea how he comes up with his stories but that are all so unique and deeply spiritual. This book is definitely that.

Allison is going through some stuff as well as her family. They are trying to figure out how to function through the mess and overcome the past. This journal that Allison receives is an answer to prayer and begins to change things.

There are many other things going on in the story that will keep you reading as well. Like what is going on with this new job? Is it a mistake or is God going to do something with it?

If you like books that will get your thinking and encourage your faith I highly recommend this one.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own. 

 

Get Well Soon by Lisa Harris Smith May 22, 2019

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Walk in Divine Health and Wholeness

We live in the most technologically advanced age of all time, yet we have never been more sick. Even those in good health face constant misdirection.

Certified nutritional counselor, co-pastor and TV host Laura Harris Smith helps you pursue healing and wellness for body, mind and spirit–both naturally and supernaturally. You are meant to enjoy a full, abundant life, and Smith equips you with the tools you need, including

· condition-specific healing prayers
· links to free online videos by Laura
· powerful declarations of faith
· body system blessings for the prevention of sickness
· delicious menus tailored for each of the 15 body systems
· spiritual warfare guidelines for troubleshooting stubborn ailments
· guidance for confronting spiritual sickness–such as grudges, unforgiveness or sin patterns–that may be blocking physical healing
· amazing, miraculous testimonies to build faith

My thoughts:

I love Laura’s words on health. She makes sense and she addresses so many concerns and issues.

I feel I am already on the road to better health but I still found this book informative because there are things that aren’t getting better and I don’t know why. Thanks to this book I can now have a focused prayer for what “ails” me.

I really appreciated her explanation of the difference between healings and miracles, truly eye-opening. If you want better health and continued good health I encourage you to give this book a read.

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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own. 

 

Uncharted Destiny by Keely Brooke Keith May 21, 2019

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Bailey Colburn is safe in the Land, but her father figure, Professor Tim, never made it to Good Springs. When Bailey discovers Tim is lost in the Land’s dangerous mountain terrain and out of his life-saving medication, she sets out to rescue him. Even with the help of intriguing native Revel Roberts, Bailey faces an impossible journey to save Tim. The mountains are shrouded in dark folklore and full of deadly surprises.

Revel Roberts never stays in one place too long. No matter where he travels in the Land, he avoids the Inn at Falls Creek, his boyhood home and the business he will inherit. But when fearless newcomer Bailey Colburn needs Revel’s help to find her friend, he joins the mission and is forced to return to the place he’d rather forget.

Bailey and Revel’s friendship strengthens as they need each other in ways neither of them imagined. But nothing can prepare them for what awaits in the Land’s treacherous mountains.

My thoughts:

I have so enjoyed this series. It is definitely unique but not too crazy. I find this believable.

The previous book left the reader hanging, wondering what would happen and where Tim was. We pick up right were we left off on this adventure.

I liked watching Revel and Bailey’s friendship blossom and wondered what would happen between them and where this relationship would go.

I really recommend this series or anything written by Keely. If you like this that are a bit different this should right up your ally.

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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.