Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Her Surprise Sister" by Marta Perry

About this book:

"Imagine her shock when Violet Colby discovers she has an identical twin sister she never knew existed. Why her family was torn apart remains a secret no one can answer—yet.

Hoping to develop a sisterly bond, Violet invites her sophisticated city twin to the Colby Ranch in tiny Grasslands, Texas. But when her sister's former fiancĂ© arrives with questions of his own, country girl Violet finds herself drawn to handsome businessman Landon Derringer. And learns that true love requires faith—and a heart as big as Texas."

Series:  Yes, ‘Love Inspired –Texas Twins-‘ Read in order. Book #1.

Spiritual Content:  Psalms 8:3-4 in the beginning of the book;  Violet prays;  Pastor Jeb talks about  the ‘Prodigal Son’ (Luke 15).

Violet Colby
Landon Derringer
                                                                           216 pages
P.O.V. switches between Violet & Landon

Texas is my state! I have nothing bad to say about this book, it was a good Christian book. :)
(I’ve never heard the name ‘Landon’ before- I like it!)                 

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Back Home Again" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

"The sleepy town of Acorn Hill is in for a surprise when the three Howard sisters reunite after the death of their father. Each has inherited a share of his worn-down Victorian house, and they dream of turning the family home into a bed-and-breakfast. But these three women are as different as siblings can be--can they survive living together, let alone going into business together? It looks like their dream may be headed for disaster! Only by learning to work together, trusting in God, and accepting a little help from their friends can the three sisters see Grace Chapel Inn open its doors."

Series:  Yes, ‘Tales from Grace Chapel Inn.‘ Read in order. Book #1.

Spiritual Content:  Many different Bible stories; Alice prays; Alice tells herself to be more Christ-like.

Alice Howard, late fifties
Louise Smith, early sixties
Jane Howard, 50
                                                                           233 pages*
P.O.V. of Alice

 Didn’t grab me ‘till the middle of the book. Once I got there, I really liked it. :)
*My hardcover copy of this book has a recipe in the back. I think the paperback copies of this book will have it as well. :) Look for the recipe on here soon!                   

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

"Million Dollar Dilemma" by Judy Baer

About this book:

"I'm a P.K., preacher's kid (or if I want to get fancy, a T.O., theologian's offspring). I grew up afraid of my own allowance....
So when over $20 million falls into her lap, Cassia Carr views her Midas touch as a cross, not a blessing--and certainly doesn't anticipate the difficulty of giving it all away!
And it's hard enough to gauge romantic feelings without the chaos of a major windfall. Her globetrotting neighbor, Adam Cavanaugh, seems interested--but in Cassia or her fortune? When Adam abruptly disappears, should Cassia forget him or follow her heart to an unknown, life-changing destination?"

Series:  Yes, ‘Steeple Hill Cafe‘. Does not have to be read in order.

Spiritual Content:  Ecclesiastes 5:12 in the beginning of the book. Proverbs 11:24, Proverbs 15:3, Proverbs 12:24, Psalms 37:16 & Luke 6:38 all in the first chapter. This was the most (as of 3/3/13) book I’ve read for this blog that had the most scriptures. A++ Fantastic!  Adam isn’t as strong in his faith as before his mission trip.

Negative Content:  Adam has flashbacks about the country he served in; some in details. 

-Cassia Carr
-Adam Cavanaugh
                                                                           312 pages
P.O.V. switches between Cassia & Adam (Mostly Cassia- it’s her book after all ;) )

Cassia doesn't want the money the came into in lap, she tries to give it away...but that doesn't work well.
I think I find a new favorite.

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.