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Stories for His Glory

Eubeltic Quest by Nadine C. Keels March 10, 2021

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Book Two in the Eubeltic Realm series.

He suspects that his own prayer has come back to haunt him…

As a respected guardsman in the kingdom he calls home, Dauntless is more than ready to take on his next assignment. He’s been chosen to accompany the king on a trip to witness the inauguration of a new Eubeltic nation.

Aside from the prestige of the trip, Daun is relieved to be getting away for a while. He hasn’t fully recovered from the recent damage to his trust in the woman he has a passion for.

This time of travel could be his best chance to soul-search. But when critical remnants of the past come to collide with the present, Daun realizes just how risky—and eruptive—a true quest of the soul can become.

This book is inspirational historical fantasy: fictional history that takes place in a completely fictional world.

My thoughts:

Another short, yet well-developed, read by Nadine. I am constantly surprised at the stories she comes up with, and how unique they are.

This was the second book and it was great to meet up with these characters again. There were some definite surprises and twists and turn in this quick read. Things I didn’t anticipate or see coming.

As I always say when I am reviewing one of her books, if you are looking for something different but well done, look no further, you have found it.

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

 

Eubeltic Descent by Nadine C. Keels December 28, 2020

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our soul will remember…
As a woman who wasn’t born to wealth or privilege, Abigaia has mastered the art of thievery. And she’s come to hate it. Not only is she plagued by guilt, but her shadowed upbringing and silent ways cause most of her town to question her sanity.

Yet, Abigaia’s eccentric father always taught her to be proud of her heritage. Her ancestry lies across the sea, in a prominent realm she’s read about but has never seen.

The man who desires Abigaia’s hand in marriage doesn’t share her hope of seeing the Eubeltic Realm. But disaster erupts in their path, and Abigaia’s dream may have a greater purpose—if that famed domain of her ancestors is now in crucial need of her.

This book is inspirational historical fantasy: fictional history that takes place in a completely fictional world.

My thoughts:

Nadine’s books are always so unique. I never know what to expect but I am always pleasantly surprised by her stories. This book was no exception. Abigaia’s story is actually very beautiful.

This book is also a quick read. Nadine is an excellent writer, creating a story world that you will easily fall into and not want to walk away from.

I loved the characters that we get to meet in this book, Daun and Valerie. Wonderful additions to this story.

Something else I appreciate about Nadine’s books is that her characters are not perfect, that is refreshing to read.

If you are looking for something different that I recommend this read.

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

 

Embracing the Outcast by Nadine C. Keels July 2, 2020

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Book Two in the Crowns Legacy series.
They can only experience beauty if they dare to behold it…

Now that Princess Eunice of Diachona has come of age, she has much more to study, and a new weight sits on her compassionate shoulders. Her late mother was an admirable ruler, but Eunice can hardly see herself thriving in the political arena. In fact, she doesn’t think many people see her at all, especially not would-be suitors who often bypass quiet Eunice to pursue ladies they find more attractive.
So when Eunice meets a serious, gifted artist who expresses his desire for her company, she isn’t sure if his interest in her is romantic or simply artistic. And why does this young man seem to be as saddened by Eunice as he is drawn to her?

My thoughts:

This book was rolling along, seemed your average romance brewing between a princess and an artist who wasn’t worthy of her and then bam! Three-fourths of the way through Juwells drops a bomb I NEVER saw coming. It actually made me want to go back and reread the book with this new perspective.

I can’t say, or even hint, too much at what the revelation is but it would be something a Christian might struggle with. I even played mental gymnastics with this revelation and did some research this morning on what is revealed. It was an interesting situation that I can’t even imagine dealing with or the heartache people who deal with this issue must face.

I have read a few of Nadine’s book and have enjoyed them all. They are a bit different and that is what makes them interesting. Not to mention, this was a quick read.

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

 

Yella’s Prayers by Nadine C. Keels April 13, 2017

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She awoke with a gasp, sitting up. God? Was that You?
A pivotal year awaits Bless, a young woman who hides her passion: her music. She’s not exactly friends with T’meal, a talented athlete who won’t explain why he’s passed up the chance of a lifetime. Nor is Bless too close to Lamall, a boisterous playboy with a broken private life that’s spiraling out of control.

But Bless knows she’s meant to help these two young men. She can’t deny the Voice that told her so.

A coming of age story of compassion, the awakening of love, and knowing when it’s time to step out of the shadows and shine.

My thoughts:

This story has a lot going on and many layers to it.

Bless is a sweet girl who tries to hide but God doesn’t really let her do that. I love how He uses her to have influence in other people’s lives.

Nadine did a nice job building the other characters and their stories. We really have the chance to get to know T’meal and Lamall and their family life. There are definitely some underlying things going on that will come into play later in the book.

I was interested to see how Nadine would weave it all together.

For me personally I really like short chapters, I feel I can read more for some odd reason, this book has long chapters and even though I probably read the same amount I felt like that slowed the pace down for me.

While I didn’t love this book it has a great message that I think many people can relate to.

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