Friday, August 29, 2014

Vint Virga's The Soul of All Living Creatures ~ A Major Disapppointment

  I looked forward with anticipation to The Soul of All Living Creatures (What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human) to read and review for my community.  Whether it was the countless statistics or Vint Virga, DVM's style of writing the book lost my interest right away. This was a shock even to me.  I favor non-fiction books, which this is and I also enjoy reading about animals.  In a nutshell, the book is about Dr. Vint Virga's twenty five years of working with animals as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist and the bonds that we create with our pets.  The writer has years of experience with animals as mentioned in this  New York Times Post but I found myself bored and frustrated while tackling the chapters of the above.  I would also like to point out that this is my opinion and that this book is a 2014 Silver Nautilus Award Winner.  Author's Website .  I was given the opportunity to review this book by The Blogging for Books website.

Wanda E. Brunstetter continues to delight Amish Fiction Readers with "The Healing Quilt"

               New York Times Bestselling Author, Wanda E. Brunstetter, continues to deliver magnificent amish fiction books which has caused me to become one of her greatest fans.  In, "The Healing Quilt",  Emma Yoder Miller and her spouse retire to Southern Florida.  Emma, never content not being productive decides to teach quilting lessons which opens the door to her encounter with many needy individuals.  I absolutely love this book and felt an immediate bond with Emma. Emma and I are close in age and learning her priorities in life I found that we are much alike.  The author's gift of bringing her character's to light makes her book and book series a treasure.  With so many Author's writing Amish Fiction, Ms. Brunstetter's writing style stands out from all others.  I was given the great priviledge of reading this book by Handlebar Publishing in exchange for my review.  I highly recommend this book, readers will not be disappointed, and I also recommend the series.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Tool To Learn More About Your Better Half

With lack of communication being high on the top of the list for why couples end up divorcing, Dr. Gary Chapman & Ramon Presson have compiled a book of questions that can strengthen marriages.  It is a marvelous tool to open your lines of communicating and learning more about the person you love.  It's imperative to dig deeper into your spouses thoughts in order to expand your relationship.  It also makes the couple find time to spend together in order to draw closer to one another.  Too often, relationships fail because work and activities take priority over their time together.  The couple than drifts apart.  The assignment the author's give us can be fun not to mention all of the new things we will learn about our partner that we never knew before.  This book is definitely a must read for all couples.  I was given the opportunity to read it from Moody Press in exchange for my thoughts. Dr. Gary Chapman is also the #1 New York Times Bestselling autor of  "The 5 Love Languages."

Monday, August 4, 2014

Wanda E. Brunstetter's "A Woman of Courage" is a Definite Must Read~

     New York Best-Selling Author, Wanda E. Brunstetter bids us to come along on Amanda Pearson's journey who decides to pour her heart and passion into ministering among the Nez Perce' Indians after losing out on love.  It takes all of Amanda's Quaker faith to have the courage to achieve her task among those who are reluctant to hear.  The journey is dangerous and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.  For me, the experience was so exciting that I read the book twice.  I was given the great priviledge of reading this book for Handlebar Publishing in exchange for my thoughts.  This book lands on the list of my favorites and I highly recommend.