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Way Back Wednesday ~ Island of the Blue Dolphin– Scott O’Dell

This post was originally published on January 12, 2015.

This classic was one of my very favorites as a child. I was excited to share it with our daughter, and I was delighted that she loved it too. Island of the Blue Dolphin shares the story of Karana and her survival on an island off […]

Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy – Connie Albers

Parenting Beyond the Rules is an encouraging and inspiring book that focuses on how to continue to have a strong relationship with your child as he/she moves into the teen years. Rather than viewing the teen years as something to dread and simply try to get through, Parenting Beyond the Rules presents these years as […]

Eat Live Thrive Diet: A Lifestyle Plan to Rev Up Your Midlife Metabolism – Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson

The Eat Live Thrive Diet is a plan that presents a three phase nutrition journey. The book starts with how to jump starting weight loss and then provides details on how to investigate for food allergies and sensitives. The final phase focuses on creating a life long nutrition plan. There was not really any “new” […]

Finish First: Winning Changes Everything – Scott Hamilton

Finishing First focuses on the importance of not being afraid to fail. It actually details why it is so important to fail…So you can learn how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again. Written in a conversational tone, Hamilton’s book is a quick enjoyable read that packs a strong punch of wisdom.


Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us – Matthew Sleeth

In Reforesting Faith, Dr. Sleeth takes the reader on a walk thru scripture. His focus is helping one discover and and explore the biblical trail of trees. This book is an inspirational read that focuses on the Creator and His creation.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing, no other […]

Blogging Vacation

Looking forward to enjoying the week of Spring Break with our little lady! My next new review will be posted on Wednesday, March 20th.

Let’s All Make the Day Count – Charlie Daniels

Let’s All Make the Day Count is a devotional book written by music legend Charlie Daniels. It contains one hundred short, uplifting stories. Each story is coupled with a Bible verse and closes with pithy take away statement.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing, no other compensation was given. […]

Robot in Love – T.L. McBeth

Even robots can fall in love…

This is a silly, fun book that features a robot who falls in love at first sight. Unfortunately, his true love seems to have disappeared never to be found again until the unexpected happens.

Title: Robot in Love Author: T. L. McBeth Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers

Release Date:

December 24, 2018



The Somethingosaur – Tony Mitton

The Somethingosaur is a delightful rhyming tale that features a brave little newborn creature who is on the search for his family and his home during the time of the dinosaurs. This book is beautifully illustrated and includes a fun surprise at the end for the reader. This one is a winner!

Title: The Somethingosaur Author:

Tony Mitton, Russell Ayto,


Juvenile Fiction


Harpercollinschildren Sbooks

Release Date:

October 8, 2014



Grit and Grace: Devotions for Warrior Moms – Suzanne Hadley Gosselin and Gretta Kennedy

Grit and Grace is a ninety day devotional that provides encouragement for mothers. The book is filled with short highly relatable devotions that are coupled with a scripture and a prayer. This book would make a lovely gift for a new mom.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Harvest House Publishers, no […]