Friday, December 28, 2012

Against the Tide - 4.5 stars

I had never heard of Elizabeth Camden before, but now she is going to be a favorite on my reading list.

I read Against the Tide and was blown away by the quality of writing. Especially from someone I had never heard of.

I found the characters compelling, the story line believable and the book, in general, was much deeper than others I have read like it.

Lydia Pallus is a strong willed woman, who falls for a man who is full of passion. The passion that he lives and breathes threatens to tear them apart.

This book enlightened me to something I had never given a second thought to, the opium trade of the 19th century.

Check this book out, it is different than the typical historical romance. It has a great plot and you just might fall in love with the characters!

*I received this book in exchange for my honest review.


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A Kingsbury Collection - 4.5 Stars

If you have never read Karen Kingsbury, then you are certainly missing out. She is one of the greatest Christian fiction authors, ever. In this collection, there are three books; Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy came to Stay and On Every Side.

My favorite had to be When Joy Came to Stay. I have seen the effects of children who live in homes where love is not abundant. It is devastating. My heart broke for the little girl and her mom who was ridden with so many problems. When Joy Came to Stay talks about the damage that hiding our sin causes and the havoc it wreaks on ourselves and those around us. I cried multiple times in this book, so if you are looking for a book not to cry, read another one. Where Yesterday Lives will touch every person who is in a family. All family has baggage and issues. I love watching the characters figure out how to love each other and work through their junk.

Karen Kingbury is a master storyteller. Any and all of her books are amazing, but this collection is a good place to start! Why don't you read chapter one and tell me what you think?

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

LOVE Cosmo VoxBox

I am madly in love with this Cosmo VoxBox!

Okay, when I say in love, I mean I really like it. I don't love this as much as my hubby. I might love this as much as my dog, though.

I recieved these goodies in the mail from Influenster for free in exchange for my honest review. The Venus Razor is AhMAZING!! I LOVE it.

For someone who journals, the Pilot gel pens are such a smooth write.

I am not a huge fan of milk chocolate, but the Ghiradelli bar was still incredibly tasty.

The sweet scent from Bath and Body works is something I will save for those special occasions.

This box is awesome. Have you signed up for Influenster yet? You totally should!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Venus Razor

Have you tried the Venus Razor's yet?

Seriously, if you are looking for a last minute gift idea, try this.

This would be a fabulous gift for a wife, mother, sister, aunt, etc.

These razors are interchangable with other blades and handles from Venus.

Highly Recommend!

I recieved this product in exchange for my honest review