Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blind Descent by Brian Dickinson

I loved and hated this book.  I was crazily anticipating this book in the mail and couldn't wait to sink my eyeballs into it!  The beginning did not disappoint, but as the story progressed, I wanted to poke my eyeballs out with a sharp fork. Now don't get me wrong, it is a good story.  I love Brian, his family, and his adventure, and I really wanted this story to be amazing because Brian sounds like an amazing man with such a beautiful heart, but the story failed. I really feel one could read the first 1/4 of the book and then go and read the last 1/4 and not miss anything.  I found myself skimming pages just to get to the "good part".  Most of the book is a filler and at times hard to understand and follow to those of us who are not avid climbers or familiar with the details of Mt. Everest.
                                                                                                                           The reasoning behind me wanting to grab a sharp object and poke my eyeballs out was the repetitive talk of AARI training, eating spam, soup & hot tea, and Camp I & Camp II talk.  I couldn't take it.

It is a beautiful story of Brian, his ordeal, how he was able to face his crisis, and probably the most trying and difficult time in his life.  He has a beautiful faith in God and his trust in our Lord his something we should all strive for.  It makes our difficult journeys in life so much easier--as Brian has clearly experienced.  His Naval training came into use probably more than he could have ever imagined and at times it was interesting to hear how he came to have the strength and determination he did.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

And Life Comes Back By Tricia Williford


When I first got this book, I was really hesitant to read it. I don't like heart wrenching, devastating stories. This book was all that but so much more.  This book  is for anyone who wants a great story of God's grace and love, and his brilliant, loving way he takes care of us. It is for one who has lost a loved one to death or divorce and the sheer raw pain that goes with it. It was a captivating read!  I knew what was coming, I wanted to put the book down but at the same time I couldn't.  Tricia's grief exudes out of the pages.  She takes me there in that moment her life changes forever and I feel and am able to empathize deeply.  I want to scream with her, "No, Please God No!!"
I do love how Tricia doesn't idealize her marriage which is so easy to do after a death or divorce. Yes she and her husband were best friends, lovers, partners and loved each other like crazy but she also doesn't hold back on the problems and issues--their not so great moments at marriage.
Tricia's deep faith is what got her through the worst chapters of  her life. Although tragic, this is a beautiful story, and I can't wait to read her next book and find out the next chapter in Tricia and her young son's lives...I have a feeling even more beauty is to come from this deep woman of faith.  God heals and never leaves us--Tricia is proof.
Waterbrook Publishing provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chronological Life Application Study Bible in the New Living Translation

Tyndale Chronological Life Application Study Bible in the New Living Translation.

“A refreshing way to experience God’s story; a trusted way to apply it to your life.”

I L-O-V-E this bible!!   I have a ton of bibles of all sorts and this one is by far one of my most favorites!!  I have never read a chronological bible, but it is a new, amazing, and refreshing way to read the bible.  I would recommend this bible to someone that is already quite familiar with the bible.  Keep in mind that if you are a new student of the bible, this is in chronological order, so the books in the bible do not present them self the way they would in a traditional bible.

This bible explains God's story in a new, insightful way--in chronological order (as best man can).  I'm a very visual person, so the beautiful pictures, maps, and time lines, helped me understand the bible in a very new and different light.

The charts are so helpful in finding what you want to study.  It contains all the gospel stories--for example: Jesus' miracles performed, where they are found, which gospel, and how many of the gospels tell the same story.  I loved reading Matthew's account of one event, and then jumping right in to hear John, Mark and Luke's version of the same event--without having to search!!  Reading the Easter story as a whole, in chronological order with all 4 gospel accounts was beautiful!   It was also quite neat to read David's Psalms while he was going through his turbulent times.  Although, I have not finished reading it, my understanding of the bible and the time of our Lord's time on Earth, has had a whole new meaning and understanding.

To make this bible even better than it already is--is the study portion.  It goes into further discussion on the majority of the verses in the bible, helping us understand the context, wording, and customs of biblical days.  The colorful photographs, archaeological notes, maps, and time lines help bring God's Word to life like I have never imagined--a whole new understanding!.  It is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

This is a beautiful, stunning bible!  I'm in love!

Here are the great, fun features of this bible:

Section Introductions—Background information help you get the big picture of biblical history
Chronological Format—Read God's story in the order it happened
Parallel Passage Indicator—Shows you when there are multiple perspectives of a single story
Running Timeline—Notes key biblical and world events in the margin
Full-color Maps, Photos, & Illustrations—Unique presentation of biblical history and content
Life Application Notes—Learn how to apply the Word to your life with the most trusted application notes available today
Archaeological Discoveries—Brings you closer to the world of the Bible with engaging insights
Christian Worker's Resources—Sharing the faith with others
The Bible Book-By-Book—Introductions and outlines to each of the books of the Bible
NLT Dictionary/Concordance
•Master index to all study notes, chart, map, personality profile, or archaeology notes
•Presentation page
•8.5-point text size
•9.50" x 6.75" x 2.00"

Check out this very cool website for more info!! CHRONO BIBLE

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this bible in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Spoken For by Robin Jones Gunn & Alyssa Joy Bethke

This book is SOOOO good! Make sure you have a highlighter and pen because you will use it!! From the very first few pages to the end of the book--I have highlighted and marked up.  When I have a book that is completely marked in, I know have a treasure on my hands!!

This book speaks to the single, married, happily-married, divorced and separated.  It took me awhile to understand and grasp the fact that there is no man on earth who can fulfill our needs, wants, and desires the way our Lord can!!   I have been on an amazing walk with God these past few years thanks to my divorce and the Lord has been showing me He is what I have longed for my whole life.  This book helped cement that in stone for me.  Not only is it impossible to put this heavy task on a man, it is unfair.  We are very imperfect people, incapable of meeting someone else's deepest need of wanting to be loved and cherished beyond human control. We can't give another human being everything they need and desire, and no one can do that for us, only our perfect Lord can.

I absolutely LOVE this book.  Robin and Alyssa share stories from their own lives--doing what every woman I know has done--giving the men in our lives too much control over our emotions and happiness.  I have been a girlfriend, a wife, a divorcee, and a very broken girl.  I learned through that heartache and desire that only one person can fulfill in me what was so empty.  Jesus wants to be the One you turn to--not only when you are lonely, but when you are content.  The authors did a beautiful job of reiterating what I have come to know and love about our Lord.  We belong to Christ, He pursues us, wants us, and makes it so unbelievably clear through His word.  He is enough, He is so good--all of the time and when we ask, he manifests Himself in ways that are remarkably beautiful!!  And He is crazy in love with us!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Girl at the End of the World

Girl at the End of the World by Elizabeth Esther
This is the true story of Elizabeth Esther and her terrifying, deeply scary, and sad walk with a religious cult, known as The Assembly. This book was a quick, easy read.  It was deeply sad, but Elizabeth knows how to throw humor into these terrible things that she had to go through.  I really did feel extreme sadness and horror, but also laughed a lot!!

Although I did enjoy this book there are things that bothered me coming from a Christian publisher.  One issue was some of the language--I know it helped convey what the author was trying to say, but there are other ways to get your point across. Another issue I had was if I wasn't a strong woman of faith, this book probably would have scared me away from the Lord on all levels!  As a Christian publisher and author, I don't think that is the intention of the book, but it definitely came across as such. I would have liked to see more of how God has worked in Elizabeth's life since walking away from The Assembly.

I wold recommend this book to strong women and men of faith with deep Christian roots.  It is definitely eye-opening and a captivating read.

Waterbrook Publishing provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

His Treasure

His Treasure by Sheri Rose Shepherd
I love this sweet little devotional.  I love that Sheri writes as if God is speaking directly to me, from His point of view. The book is small, but very well put together.  You can carry it in your purse or it would make the perfect gift for a friend, sister or mother.

I love when authors write from God's point of view.  It helps me connect even more with my Lord.  When I am going through a tough time, I love to pick up this little devotional and listen to God speak to me--addressing me as His precious daughter whom He is crazy in love with.  Each reading comes with a scripture that applies to that reading.  I find myself relating to what I am reading so much that I want more and Sheri provides that with providing a verse, so that I am able to go to my bible and read more about what God is speaking to me.

Beautiful devotional, inside and out!

Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Miss Brenda and the Loveladlies

Miss Brenda and the Loveladies: by Brenda Spahn & Irene Zutell
I find prison/jail reality TV shows so intriguing!  For one, how one can mess up so badly and be so angry.  Secondly, it can be quite entertaining. On that note, I will never look at this group of people in the same light.  Everyone has a story and a history--some have one that most people couldn't dream of in our most horrible nightmares.
I really enjoyed this book because it took the prison reality shows and dug deeper into these torturous, sad lives.

This is the story of Brenda, a very wealthy businesswoman, who has it all--family, vacation homes, money, and everything that money can by.  She is faced with the very real reality of spending some time in prison herself.  She makes a promise to God that if He spares her, she will devote her life to helping prisoners, one way or another.  God does spare her and she makes good on her promise--although a bit begrudgingly at first with not a lot of confidence.  Brenda, by God's grace, convinces the state of Alabama to allow ex-convicts (from the roughest women's prison in the country) to come and stay with her instead of a half-way home.  These 7 ladies arrive at her beautiful home and immediately her staff quits out of fear.  Brenda is left alone--with Shay, the gangleader, and her followers.  Brenda envisioned the women showing up,
"thank me profusely, sit, drink tea, share laughs, and get to know each other...The women walking up my driveway didn't look like they wanted tea.  They looked like they wanted blood!"  
This story is truly heart-warming and sad, but yet Brenda's way of reliving those days is so, so funny.  She has a great sense of humor.  It's a beautiful insight to how God works, changes hearts, and blesses us with love when we need it most.  These women not only changed and were given and shown a fresh start, Miss Brenda was changed just as much.  When you think you are the one blessing and helping others, God has beautiful ways of humbling us!  He sometimes shows us we are just as much as in need of profound change and the guy or gal next door.  His grace and mercy abounds.  

Short video from Brenda, herself, describing her book: Miss Brenda & The Loveladies
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Road Trip to Redemption By Brad Mathias

Road Trip to Redemption By Brad Mathias

This is a true story that chronicles a family's trip across the U.S.  Brad is a successful, decent man who has made some bad choices.  He leaves his family and after some soul-searching and time with God, his heart is changed.  God blesses him with a second chance at life with his family.  When he finally is allowed back home by his faithful, forgiving wife, life is beautiful again.  Soon, Brad and his wife discover that their daughter is not just being "a teen" with her moods and hostility.  Something is desperately wrong.  Once Brad finds the real reason for his beloved daughter's personality change, he gets a very special whisper from God to take his family on a 2 week trip across America.  Little does Brad know it will change his family forever.
I loved this story from the very first page--the dedication.  I didn't know how this story was going to relate to me because I do not have a daughter with similar circumstances.  But it definitely did.  I am always looking for a good Christian book about God's redemption, grace and forgiveness and His unbelievable work in our lives--this was it!  This was a beautiful book that spoke of God taking one family's messed up, broken pieces and healing hearts and lives.  Sometimes Brad questioned whether God was really at work in his family's life and the choices he was making.  God always, as I've discovered with my life and this family's life, always appears at His perfect timing and relieves our doubts and fears.    This story shows that sometimes, life is too painful and broken for us to do anything.  Sometimes we have to let it all go and let God-- to fully trust God to take it all out of our hands and let Him do the mending, healing, and redeeming.
I would recommend this book to anyone experiencing pain and loss, heartbreak and sin--whether it is your sin or sin against you.  It teaches us that God wants more from us than to just believe, He wants us to fall in love with Him--as well, as our children.  God' grace and mercy is enough and His love is beyond comprehension.  Give it to God and He will taken the broken pieces and restore and redeem our hearts and lives.  Beautiful story of God's amazing work on one ordinary family!!
Check out Brad speaking of his book personally at Road Trip with the Author
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.
~~Lose Yourself
Jeanna Noelle

Friday, May 3, 2013

Life's Messy...God Heals

I LOVE Christian books, mainly non-fiction.  It has been a little hard to get into the fiction Christian books, but this book was good! I don't know how the author did it, but she made me cry! I cried because even though I have not lost a husband to death literally, I have lost a husband to divorce and it crushes your soul!
This is the story of Robin and Ian, each going through very painful seasons, but very different seasons.
I can relate with this story so well--the pain of praying and praying for something and it seems as if God does not hear and God does not answer.  It's only after your season has passed, you realize God did answer and in a way that was even better than you hoped for.
This book speaks of life's messiness, our fallen world and God's grace and His love.  Life a lot of the times, does not work out the way we intended.
My favorite part of the book involves Ian and his mother.  She is speaking of her son's pain and she says,
       "If that pain brings us to the throne of God, if it brings us to our knees before the King of Kings..."Oh, honey, there's amazing grace in that."
    Not only did Robin learn to "Be Still because God will fight for her."...It reminded me of my favorite bible verse Be Still and Know That I am God.   We all need to remember during difficult times to Let Go and Let God.  God will fight for us and His love is Amazing!!
    Robin's beloved cafe, which holds very dear memories is threatened.  Her fragile heart cannot take anymore pain and it is here, the author Katie Ganshert had my tears flowing--
   Maybe it was time to turn away from this mountain of fear and her past and the man she once loved bigger than the moon so she could take whatever journey God had for her.
     Trust me Ladies, this is a beautiful story of trusting God and His plans for your life...God's plans are always so much better than our own!
Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. 
~~Lose Yourself
Jeanna Noelle
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Saturday, April 20, 2013


 I didn't know what to think of this book in the beginning.  This is the second book in this series.  The first being Be Still My Soul and unless you have read the first book, it will take at least two chapters to finally catch on to what is going on.  That was a tad annoying, but once I got the hang of the storyline, it was actually a good story.  This is definitely a story of a couple in love, forced apart by religion and the law.  Gideon and Lonnie learn to trust in God fully because they soon learn that is their only hope!  These two faithful servants of the Lord trust God even when it feels like, with everything in them, God has turned His back on them.
Gideon very quickly learns he is married to two women.  In the eyes of the church he is still married to Cassie, but was this a terrible mistake that can be fixed easily or will Gideon have to reunite with Cassie and make it work?  Though My Heart is Torn speaks of the three main character's hearts, it tore mine too. I could clearly see God working in one way and then it seems as if the author wanted to turn the story around and make God work in a way befitting her audiences approval.  Although the storyline was good and it held my attention, it seemed like the author was confusing things and making God work in the way she wanted to. 
There is a third book coming out and if it weren't for that, I would have been a little angry at how the book ended.  It cut off in the last act. I can say that I do want to read the first in the series Be Still My Soul to see how Gideon and Lonnie's love story started.
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing group has provided me with this book complimentary for review purposes.
~~Lose Yourself
Jeanna Noelle

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Clouds By Robin Jones Gunn

Shelly, Shelly, Shelly: The main character in this book. If I could only pull her out of this book and give her a stern talking to! This girl is like so many young girls. She gets this hairbrained idea in her head after moving back home. Shelly falls back in love with her memories, like we all do when we reminisce. She suddenly can’t stop thinking about her first love.

Jonathan is Shelly’s long lost love and Elena is his new fianceĆ©. According to Shelly, Elena is terminally perky, young, cute and annoying. I think Elena is funny and witty, but everything she seems to do and say annoys Shelly. Jonathan, noted by Shelly, doesn’t find her funny either. For instance, there’s a scene where the three of them walk by a building in Germany with a stone marker with the words “RATHAUS 1893”. Shelly giggles at the sign and says, “Rat House. Is that where they send all the scoundrels?” “No”, says Jonathan patiently.  It's just annoying how the author is already trying to paint this poor picture of Elena and it just is not happening.

The author portrays Jonathan as a stand-up guy—lovable, fun, honest, and tenderhearted—when Shelly fell in love with him years ago. Suddenly, when Shelly comes back into the picture, his fianceĆ©, whom he just proposed to and adores, is annoying him. He begins to call Shelly her private nickname and give her long looks….Grow up Shelly and Jonathan is what I want to say! This is high school immaturity.

Clouds is the 5th book in the Glenbrooke series. I read the first book Secrets, which I really did like. Toward the end of the book, the author did redeem her story.  She speaks of how God will never stop trying to get us back to Him.  God is with us at all times, even the hard times when He seems so far away.  He is working for us, orchestrating our lives behind the scenes, and truly wants the best for us.  The ending was good and redeemed these two characters who were quickly annoying me from the beginning of the book. I also liked the German history and being Lutheran, enjoyed the tidbits about Martin Luther.

It was a quick read and although there were a few parts where it grabbed my attention, it fell very short of my expectations. I do like how this book is part of a series and even though I read book 1 and now book 5, the characters and tiny town of Glenbrooke all wove together perfectly, and that's pretty darn cool!!
I think these books are geared more towards very young adults, but I am a mother of three and in my 30’s and this just didn’t hold my interest the way the first book did.
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing group has provided me with this book complimentary for review purposes
~~Lose Yourself
Jeanna Noelle

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Limitless By Nick Vujicic

     I have read quite a few Christian devotionals and this ranks right there with the best of them.  Nick's title of his book Limitless has nothing to do with his abilities, our abilities, or lack thereof.  He is speaking of God being limitless in His love, power, and blessings for our lives.
     I read this book in just a few days although it is intended as a devotional book.  This is a book that definitely requires a highlighter and pen.  We all have our struggles and to say the least, Nick has an enormous struggle that he faces everyday--born without arms or legs.  It wasn't until Nick put his faith in God and realized God had plans for him, that he really began to live.  Nick is ridiculously happy and it resonates page after page.  He may not be perfect, but he is "the perfect Nick Vujicic."
     This book is a devotional book intended to help with daily struggles you may be facing.  We all face trials, hardships, despair, inadequacy, and sadness.  This book helps us deal with all our stuff we have going on as human beings, with scripture to encourage us.  There are stories from Nick's life and the people he encounters.  His devotions will make you cry, laugh, and look up to Heaven, smile and know that was God's little wink.  Always trust God.  He loves us, has a plan for us, and can take any situation and turn it into good.
Nick is a perfect example of trusting in our Lord, surrendering, and letting God use us for His glory and Nick has found so much happiness in this.  He says it perfectly,
"You may rejoice that you have limbs, but each day I rejoice that I do not....my victory came in surrender.  It comes every day when I acknowledge that I can't do this on my own, so I say to God, "I give it to You!"  Once I yielded, the Lord took my pain and turned it into something good, which brought me real joy."
This book gives a small dose of the things Nick has had to conquer in his life.  I have not yet read his two other books, but if it is anything like the glimpses he gave us in this book, they are sure to be fantastic!! They are Life Without Limits and Unstoppable.

Please check out Nick's website below and be sure to watch some videos of him speaking.  He is ridiculously optimistic and in love with Christ!!
     Check out Nick's inspirational website with amazing videos here:
Nick's Website with Video
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing group has provided me with this book complimentary for review purposes.
~~Lose Yourself
Jeanna Noelle

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Fourth Fisherman By Joe Kissack

This is true story about Joe Kissack, living the American dream as a big Hollywood executive, and 5 Mexican fishermen just trying to make a dollar, living a simple, quiet life. This is about two completely different worlds coming together in a most unusual, life-changing, spiritual way.
Joes is living a very comfortable life in Hollywood, in charge of striking very lucrative television deals, such as signing on Seinfeld, Mad About You, and Walker, Texas Ranger, to name a few. He has the beautiful home, beautiful wife, and two amazing kids. Life is good for Joe...until all his success, vacations, and beautiful things just aren't satisfying him anymore. Joe starts his downward spiral that will send him on a life-changing adventure.
Across the border in a tiny town in Mexico, five fisherman set out on the ocean for a few days of fishing. Their family's lives depend on them catching enough fish to sell to be able to eat for the rest of the week. They set sail with enough food for 4 days, a few clothing items, blankets, a knife, and their bible. Little do they know these are the only items they will have for the next nine months.
Joe Kissack details the lives of these five fishermen, and himself, worlds apart, fighting for their lives. They exude courage, strength, and most of all; their faith in God are what keeps the fishermen going. Thru all of Joe's addictions, searching, and failure, he finally has enough and crawls into bed, praying for death. Something happened that night to Joe and thru God's amazing grace, Joe wakes up a new man. God stretched out his Big, Loving, Holy Hand, and caught Joe. Joe learns to listen to God, trust Him, and when God tells him to do something--don't question it and don't fight it...because God can and will show you how serious He is-- sometimes with butterflies.
Together with God, these fishermen of faith, unbeknownst to them, change Joe's life and save his marriage. And the fisherman--God taught them a little something too!
This is an amazing book of God rescuing broken men, intertwining their lives, learning from each other, and bringing them back to the men He created them to be.

Check out the video here:
Fisherman Video

You can also read Chapter 1 by clicking on this link:
Read Chapter 1

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing group has provided me with this book complimentary for review purposes.
~~Lose Yourself
Jeanna Noelle

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fearless By Eric Blehm

U.S. Navy SEAL Team SIX: Hero, Father, Husband, Son, Brother, Friend, God's Faithful Guy--ADAM BROWN
This is a story about just an absolute, terrific, all-around guy...maybe a little crazy, okay, maybe a whole lot of crazy. I mean this with all the respect and love for this wonderful man. Thru God's amazing grace, a man's life was turned around to become a U.S. Navy SEAL. Adam Brown fought for his friends, his family, his country and most importantly, he loved God. From the time Adam was a little boy, he was a dare-devil. He was small, but mighty, never backing down, never saying, "No." or "I can't do it."
Adam went from some crazy high school years where he was loved by everyone, stuck up and defended the weak and friendless, and danced with the wallflowers. He went from a promising future to a very dangerous, unhealthy lifestyle to hitting rock bottom. Like all great stories, God knocked on Adam's door--thru his parents hearts, God began to work in this family, and eventually He, our God and Lover of our souls, got into Adam's heart. At last, Adam became the man, son, friend, father, husband, and SEAL that God created him to be.
This is a wonderful story of an average boy, high-school jock/ladies man/goofball. It continues with his devastating, harmful life, and then to a career and life that is virtually unattainable by anyone in the world: U.S. Navy SEAL. Adam not only became a Navy SEAL, he did it under ridiculous injuries and demons waiting to take him out. Nothing and no one could take Adam down, no one could tell him he couldn't do something.
Ryan, Adam's friend who had taken him in during a difficult time in Adam's life, had a conversation one night with Adam and it is the essence of this book. ~~"How beautiful grace is and how God's grace can redeem so much darkness and what was so ugly can be made beautiful"~~ This was Adam's life: Ugliness turned into a beautiful, courageous life. That was Adam.
During Navy SEALS training a friend of Adam's had told of a day during surf-torture training: "They'd made us lie down and link arms in the sand, freezing cold waves splashing over us, our teeth chattering like we're running a jackhammer, and I'd look over at Adam next to me, and he was blue from the cold and grinning, like he was loving it. I remember thinking, What is driving this guy?" This is only the tip of the spear. Adam was ridiculously driven.
You will laugh, cry, smile, look up to God and say, 'Wow, God, that was you!", and cry even harder. Adam was one of a kind and I am thankful to everyone that shared their stories of Adam and his family. Adam truly "Shoveled the sh#t so our families, so the United States, can have what we have and live the way that we do." Thank-you, Adam.
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing group has provided me with this book complimentary for review purposes.
~~Lose Yourself
Jeanna Noelle

Thursday, March 21, 2013


 By Robin Jones Gunn

This was my first Christian fiction book and I really liked it! I read a lot of Christian non-fiction books and never really thought of reading a fiction, but it was surprisingly entertaining and I will definitely be reading more. The story is about a woman named Jessica. Unlike a lot of fiction books that spend a lot of time describing scenery, history, and the like, this book delved right into the story plot from the first page and I was hooked.

 Jessica is running away from something or someone. She ends up in a little town named Glenbrooke where some are out to get her, while others help carry her burdens through Christ. I was curious as to how the author was going to tie this suspenseful story line with romance and God. But, she did and did a wonderful job. The book is suspenseful with a bit of romance and the awesomeness of God and His work in our lives. 
I particularly like the quote of one of the characters in the book, "It seems as if God has been rather obstinate about bringing me back into the fold." "He is pretty relentless, isn't he?" There are parts of the book that gave me goosebumps, knowing that was the hand of God working in Jessica's life. I didn't realize this was a series and this is the first book in the series. So the story of the people in this quiet town of Glenbrooke will continue on and those people will have their own story to tell.
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing group has provided me with this book complimentary for review purposes.
Blessings and Peace to you!
~~Lose Yourself
Jeanna Noelle