Monday, December 14, 2015

Booklook Blogger Review: NIV Bible For Teen Girls

I received this book for free from BookLookblogger in return for my honest review.

I decided to request this Bible to review because I thought it was super cute. I am a 20-something and was slightly embarrassed to have requested a teen Bible but I am so glad I did. Not only did its creative design keep me entertained and refreshed but this Bible is jam-packed with tools such as Book introductions, character breakdowns, highlighted promises, devotionals and so much more.

This Bible has made me look forward to spending time with God. Its helped me engage young girls looking to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ. Its brought me so much joy and creative inspiration. I cannot thank BookLookBlogger enough for allowing me to review this Bible.

I highly recommend this book to any woman out there looking to grow in her relationship with God.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

BookLook Blogger Review: Picture Perfect Love

I received this book free for giving my honest review. For more information please go to www.booklookbloggers.com I downloaded this as an e-book though I much prefer the actual book version.


Book Description

Meet the people who make it all happen - the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. When image becomes everything, it's up to love to refocus the heart.
Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day, putting her heart into every wedding to give the couple memorable images of their love. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren't always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. But Jenna has faith that she will find true love. Until then, she must be patient and trust in God's plan and His perfect timing.
Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away. When an embarrassing Photoshopped picture of put an end to his political aspirations, he blamed Jenna. So what if the photo led to his being offered a dream job and changing his life for the better? Jenna betrayed his trust, and two years later, Ashton's heart still hasn't recovered.
It was me. His younger sister's three words turn Ashton's world upside down. He must ask Jenna's forgiveness, but can he risk his heart a second time? Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?

 I have found most Christian Romance (Love Stories) are very predictable. This book in my opinion was very predictable. Its definitely an easy read and a great feel good kind of story. Its a quick read and has a happy ending. I loved the theme of taking someone who is less than photographic and making them flawless. This theme of using your passions to serve others and glorify God was definitely seen throughout. I was continuously reminded of the fact that God constantly uses and loves broken, hot-messes, imperfect people! He loves us more than we can fathom just the way we are. I do think that most everyone can relate to the storyline in some way... oh being hurt or betrayed and losing some or all of the possessions and people you held dear and then working through that, healing, and continuing to be vulnerable even to the point of mending. Love conquers all.

I highly recommend this feel good story. Its an easy read and definitely has many tangible themes and topics throughout. I would love to know your thoughts if you have read the story. Please comment below!

-Amber

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Married Til Monday BookLookBlogger Book Review


I received this book free in return for my honest review from www.booklookblogger.com 

I wasn't aware that this book was part of a series. It's book number 4. So, I cannot tell you how the series is, but would recommend you start with book #1. Otherwise, you may be slightly lost (like I was) reading just Married Til Monday.

With that being said, I thought that it was well written. It's a Christian Romance and was pretty predictable in my personal opinion. I still would recommend it to someone but would definitely say to read it in series order. I wish that Booklookblogger would have mentioned that before I requested it. This series may be perfect for summer book reading as it is easy to read and is a love story. Go check it out if you want.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Make It Happen Review

I received this book free from Booklookbloggers  in return for my honest opinion and review


I really enjoyed reading Lara Casey's Make It Happen. Not only was it an easy read but it is a book that I will use daily. Make It Happen is about trusting God and yourself enough to go for your goals and love out your dreams. It's a great tool to use and a great reminder that God's plan for you is bigger than you can fathom, all God asks for is for you to be open and available. To step out into the unknown with the security in knowing God is in control.

I highly recommend this to everyone.  I encourage you to read it slowly and let it sink in and allow yourself to digest it and apply it. I know this book will bless everyone who reads it, because it's been a blessing to me and so many others who've read it.

Friday, April 10, 2015

together with you by Victoria Bylin Review

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishing in return for my honest opinion.


 About the book as written on Baker Publishing Groups Website:

Sometimes the most unexpected love can be exactly what a heart needs...
When a Lost Child warning blares over the mall's PA system, Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. Something about Penny Tremaine is different. An ex-social worker, Carly recognizes that the child suffers fetal alcohol effects, and a piece of Carly's past suddenly confronts her. Never again will she become personally involved with a client. The risks are far too great. But something about Penny--and Penny's handsome father--tugs at Carly's heart.

Dr. Ryan Tremaine is trying to put his life back together. With his ex-wife remarried and on a trip far away, his two teenage sons and Penny are living under his roof full time. Ryan has put his faith in his Sink-or-Swim list, a plan to reconnect with his children. The first step: recruit Carly Mason to be Penny's nanny.

Ryan never anticipated being so drawn to Carly, an attraction Carly seems to fight as much as he does. Could Carly be the missing piece that helps his family stay afloat, or will their blossoming romance only complicate things further?

Known for her realistic and engaging characters, Victoria Bylin delivers an emotion-packed story reminiscent of The Sound of Music, one that reminds us all to believe in the power of faith and love.


I thought this book was well written. It had a firm plot and strong character development. It immediately drew me in with an intense first chapter.

I fell in love with all the characters. Specifically, Carly because of her firm foundation in God, gentle spirit, and her heart for serving others. I love Ryan and his endless struggle for control and living up to others expectations. I think we can all relate. There is a moment in the book where Ryan finally surrenders his control to God. It is such a beautiful moment in the book, one were we can learn and grow in our own battle with control and opening up our hands in full submission and surrender to a God who loves us more than we can fathom. Little Penny was such a unique and beautiful part of the story. She suffers from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and I learned so much about the disorder through this book and the author's note at the end of the book.

If you are looking for a Christian love story that is such an beautifully intense ride it will change you for the better, I highly recommend this book. Especially now that the warmer months are coming. It would make a great beach book. The book retails for $13.99 and is available in printed form and e-book. I hope you enjoy reading it and would love to hear your thoughts.