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The Hope of Christmas

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About the Book

Title: The Hope of Christmas
Author: Jodie Wolfe, Terri Wangard, Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Christmas
Release Date: November 24, 2017

Picking a Bride for Paul When Teddy Love’s neighbor and best friend breaks his leg, she pitches in to do whatever she can to help him on his farm. But when he enlists her aid in finding a wife, she comes to realize she has feelings for him. Paul Baker follows his heart mother’s wishes by looking for a bride from the East who is refined and gentile, two qualities Teddy isn’t. When his potential bride arrives, he finds himself comparing her to Teddy. How can he go back and change things before he makes the biggest mistake of his life? Typhoon Prompting A destroyer escort is among the smallest of warships, but the USS Tabberer has the heart of a giant. A typhoon threatens the US Fleet in the Pacific during World War II, days before Christmas. The men of the Tabberer stand tall as they rush to the aid of their fellow sailors. For Se…

Guest Post: Author Toni Shiloh

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Please welcome our guest author Toni Shiloh to New Horizon  Reviews.
Author bio –Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and president of the Virginia Chapter. You can find her on her website at http://tonishiloh.wordpress.com. 'What, or who, inspired you to become an author? As an avid reader, I’ve had the thought a time or two that I could write a better novel. Usually the thought came after reading one that was boring or I just could predict the ending. Fast forward to going back to school for my bachelor’s degree and I took a creative writing course. That class revived my love for writing and showed me how difficult it is to write a good novel. Do you …

Review: Isaiah's Daughter

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`Isaiah's Daughter: A Novel of Prophets and Kings` is a historical fiction novel by author Mesu Andrews. I chose this novel to review so I could learn more about Isaiah. It did not meet my expectations of learning about Isaiah, however, I was pleasantly surprised that the two main characters were King Hezekiah and Queen Hephzibah.

        Mesu included a character list and a description of each character as well as a Palestine map. This novel reminded me of a series I read a few years ago: `God's and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings` by author Lynn Austin. It was much like getting a refresher course.

        One of the quotes in the book that I liked was spoken by Isaiah. `If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.` 

        I recommend this book to fans of historical fiction.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."

Isaiah 7:14 (KJV)

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Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Review: She's Still There

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Book Description What’s a woman to do if her life is not taking shape the way that she thought that it would? What happens when she looks at herself in the mirror, lingering just a little longer than usual and realizes that she no longer recognizes the person staring back at her? What does she do when she sees that, somehow, her life has drifted away from all her original hopes, dreams, or plans? Speaker, blogger and writer Chrystal Evans Hurst wrote this book because she was that woman. One day she realized that she had somehow wandered away from the life that she had purposed to live a long time ago. Chrystal since discovered that this moment of awareness happens to lots of women at different seasons of their lives. Poor decisions, a lack of intentionality or planning, or a long-term denial of deep hopes and dreams can leave a woman, old or young, reeling from the realization that she is lost, disappointed, or simply numb. And she just needs encouragement. This woman simply needs s…

Review: Brides of Montana

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`Brides of Montana` is a set of 5 Christian adventure books by author Faith Crawford. I chose this book series because Faith Crawford is a new-to-me author, plus I like an adventure.  Each book is a different mail order bride and her experiences.

Isabella's story is about love thriving in the unlikeliest of places. Her husband was a gold miner who struck it rich. Alice's story is set in the early 1900's.  Her brother is very ill and has medical bills piling up. So Alice decided to leave home and work so she could help pay bills, or marry a man that would help pay the bills.

Helena had been summoned to be a mail-order bride by the groom's mother. The groom wasn't much up to summoning anyone since he recently lost his wife. Janelle had been living with her aunt and uncle who were abusive to her. Her mom died during childbirth and no one knew who her dad was. Grace becomes a cowgirl overnight while her husband is healing from injuries. Alonzo, Grace's husba…

Review: The Marvelous Mud House

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`The Marvelous Mud House` is a Christian book for children by author April Graney. It is a story of finding fullness and joy even when you have very little. A story of being content with what you do have.

        The book I have chosen to review is organized into simple paragraphs. This structure is sufficient for the story being told. Each page is just long enough to tell a story by not giving too much detail away, leaving room for the child to imagine being there.

        There are two families in this hardback book. One family, the Smith's, live in the `hungry` house, the house of always wanting more. The other family lives in the `Marvelous` house, a house of contentment. The Smith family went to see the Marvelous house in Kenya.  Can they be content no matter their circumstance?

        The primary medium used in the illustrations are very colorful drawings. I recommend this book to 8-12-year-olds, both boys and girls. This would also be a great book for an adult to…