Review: One More Step

    'One More Step' is a Christian womens book to overcoming obstacles. Although most of the book of Psalms is for encouragement, author Rachel Wojo points out one chapter that speaks of despair. It's a Psalm that lets the Christian woman know it's ok to ache with sadness. There are activities throughout the book to help the reader through each process. As I worked each 'Stepping Stone' I was able to process just a little more and understand more about myself. The reader can add these 'steps' to their own journal or print out a beautiful companion journal at:  I like the graphic on page 19 in which Rachel states:   Hope in people = Disappointed.    Hope in things = Distracted.  Hope in ourselves = Devastated.    Hope in Christ = Delivered

    Rachel writes of her divorce, remarriage and a special needs daughter with MPS (mucopolysaccharidosis). I believe the authors thesis could be summed up in this one statement from page #79. God's immense grace brings joy in the midst of suffering.

I recommend this book to every reader who is going through a hard time or knows someone who is.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review.

Review: The Golden Braid

      'The Golden Braid' (Melanie Dickerson) is a retelling of 'Rapunzel'. The year is 1413, in the village of Ottelfelt, southwest of Hagenheim, the Holy Roman Empire. The novel opens with Wendell Gotekens telling Rapunzel of his wish to marry her; which Rapunzel quickly said, 'No'. Her mother had told her no man is worthy of her. Even though this is a modern retake on Rapunzel, I did not like the sexual innuendos in this version.
       My favorite character is Knight Sir Gerek. He is more than willing to save Rapunzel, the peasant and her mother, from disaster.  In ' The Golden Braid' there is sexual innuendos, as I mentioned, as well as some frightening parts with some violence. So, I would not recommend this novel to a soft-hearted reader. I did like how Sir Gerek prayed to God to forgive him of wanting riches and status more than giving love to a woman.(page 239)
          This novel ends much different than the reader might expect and I think it is worth the reading. I do recommend this book to readers who like fiction with mild violence.

Disclaimer: I received an ebook of ' The Golden Braid' from BookLook for my honest review.

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Story Behind At Love’s Bidding

After a cross-country trip to track down a sold painting that could ruin her family’s business forever, Miranda Wimplegate forms an unlikely but charged partnership with livestock auctioneer Wyatt Ballentine in Regina Jennings’ At Love’s Bidding. Miranda and her grandfather discover their new auction house doesn’t deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its frustratingly handsome manager, Wyatt, is annoyed to discover his fussy new bosses don’t know a thing about the business he’s single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more heads of cattle than they can count–but no mysterious painting–Miranda and Wyatt must try and prevent a bad situation from getting worse. Read our story spotlight below to learn more.
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