Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ride to Redemption by D. J. Wilson REVIEW


 Righting another wrong landed D in WITSEC, the witness protection program and cost him family, friends, and everything of substance in his life.

Loneliness is his constant companion until he meets Candi, the girl of his dreams. He and Candi embark on a three-week ride to redemption where they deal with mind-numbing deceit, perilous treachery, their overpowering lust for each other and their personal demons.

Nevertheless, new opportunities bring a chance to begin again. And, it doesn't hurt that he's got 200 pounds of illicit diamonds to use to ease the pain of those wronged. He will continue the redemption process by way of a well thought out plan involving a 5,000-mile adventure through the Western United States and Canada.

When D meets Candice, aka Candi, she captures his heart, mind and soul the instant she 'inadvertently' almost runs him down in the Starbucks drive-thru. Candi joins him on his three-week, two-wheeled ride to redemption, where they're forced to face their personal demons, while dealing with wanton lust, mind-numbing deceit and perilous treachery.

Spectacular scenery and a cast of unforgettable characters they meet along the way makes the journey memorable, but nothing prepares them for the sacrifices they must eventually make midway in the ride. 


 I am sure there are many romantic books written by men. I have not personally read many romantic books written by men. This was a very good romantic and erotic writing. This book was not simply about sex and erotica either. This story will keep you on your toes with the suspense, twists and turns of the great mystery within these pages. Not only is the cover of this book an attention grabber, but the the story is gripping. 

*There is strong sexual content in this book, I recommend this book only for mature and older audiences.*



I received this book for review from Tribute Books

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Note: A Graceful Reflection by Cameron Dockery REVIEW

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The Year was 1972 and while America was knee deep in something called Watergate an eleven year old boy from a small community finds himself neck deep in a scandal of his own. The Note is a true story about a boy who gets himself into trouble and has a hard time confessing after having been traumatized the previous year. A line was crossed while discipline was administered and the father he loved became the man he feared. An emotional scar left his heart deeply wounded and severely handicapped.

Can a relationship be restored? Can a wounded heart experience healing? Is there hope for the hurting? The Note answers these questions with a loud and resounding, YES!

The Note was a quick and somewhat easy to read. Meaning, it was easy to understand, but there were parts in the book I didn't quite agree with, mainly the wording at times. Outside of what I would refer to unfortunate wording because of today's society and the popularity of political correctness, I enjoyed this quick little read. I agree with the theme and moral of the story. I also appreciated the moral compass it held. The story deals with what many kids deal with: feeling bad about what they did wrong, but not wanting to come clean. Yet the guilt of what they did pushing them to do what is right, knowing (or not knowing) the consequences that are about to take place. 
I don't quite agree with how the father dealt with the son after he stood up to and fought his bully or the lesson the boy took away from the incident ( I'll stop with that example since I don't want to give any spoilers).
What I did like is, after the boy was feeling tortured for what he did and the guilt from it and from lying, he still came forward, knowing fully what the consequences were. I also respected how the father dealt with the issue and his son after he came forward with the truth; he showed him grace and forgiveness.
All in all, if it were not for what I believe is the moral of the story, that being grace and forgiveness, I don't feel I would be able to recommend this book even though it is a true story from the authors life.




I received this book for review from the author.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WWW Wednesday

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

  •  I am currently reading:
  1. Sarah's Choice by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue
  2. The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
  3. A Life Apart  by L. Y. Marlow 
  • What I am going to read next:
  1. Ride to Redemption by DJ Wilson
  2. I am going to re-read Monday Monday by Elizabeth Crook
  • I recently finished reading:
  1.  Anger: How to Control It So It Won't control you by Dr. Tiffany Brown 
  2. The Respect Dare 40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband By Nina Roesner
  3. Dandelions on the Wind by Mona Hodgson  


     
     



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Anger: How to Control It So It Won't control you REVIEW

 
Everyone has experienced at least once in their life. Some have experienced at least every day.

I have traveled all over the world and since it in every place. I struggled with it as well. It’s a family problem for generations. It can be your greatest motivator or worst enemy.

Anger. Anger is defined by the Webster Dictionary as a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.

I will show not only to control your anger from a Christian principles but also have manage it until your motivate you; not hinder you. Get Ready. Anger is nothing more than manifestation of fear. Once you eliminate fear, the anger will be gone. Become Fearless

I read Dr. Brown's book The Reflections of Light for Daily Living: A Book of Affirmations for the Ambitious A few years back and I found that book very helpful and encouraging so, when I heard about this one I was glad to read it.
This is the same type of book as her others, the self help type but I do enjoy and appreciate particular aspects of her self help books that others seem to lack. For example, she creates a self help book that is not only relatable and easy to understand without sounding or coming off as condescending but, she gives people help and advise without making you feel as though you're sitting in a classroom or being given an anger intervention. She creates this feeling within her book as though you are sitting down with her over a cup of coffee or tea; simply chatting with a friend who is offering good advice to live by. 
Even if you yourself don't feel as though you have anger problems personally, it would make for a great gift, daily lesson on how to help those with anger problems, or if you know someone who could use it but may not receive it as well, you could read it yourself and get help on how to help them and communicate with them.
Lastly, another lovely facet to this self help book is, even though it is written in, and could be read in chronological order, it does not require chronological order reading. You can jump throughout the book to where you need help first. 


I do recommend this book

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                                                                               I received this book for review from Ambition Press

Thursday, July 3, 2014

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The Respect Dare 40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband By Nina Roesner REVIEW

The Respect Dare: 40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband
 
"A long and happy marriage." It sounds like the end of a fairy tale--an illusion that modern times have exposed.

And it is, if marriage depends on a constant stream of romantic emotion, or even on copious amounts of time or money. Thank the Lord, none of those are necessary. Two thousand years ago, Paul gave women the key to a successful marriage, and it can be summed up in two words: "unconditional respect." It's not popular. It doesn't sound fair. It can be hard to imagine.

But it works.

Nina Roesner has led countless women through this practical and life-changing journey, and in "The Respect Dare" she offers you the hope that so many others have found. Day by day, true stories and thought-provoking questions will help you apply biblical wisdom to the most important relationship in your life.

Give it forty days. Experience the intimacy God intended and discover what he can do in your heart and in your marriage when you choose to show respect his way.


Everyone who is married wants a great marriage that is deeply connected. If you have a relationship with God as well,  you want it to be a triangle marriage. Or if you're single and wanting a guide to a wonderful marriage, this is a wonderful guide.
This book reminded me of the book and movie, The Love Dare (move - Fireproof). 
The Respect Dare, each day you have a Bible Scripture to read, a story, and a dare to partake in. The book is about building a deeper, more wonderful connection between you and your husband with the help and guidance of God through the Bible. 
All in all I found this to be a good read and a nice challenge to keep up with. I think it would work even better if both spouses kept up with it than used their own imagination after the 40 challenge.
I do recommend this book.


                                                                         
 
 
 
                                                                        I received this book for review from BookLook Blogger