Saturday, 16 August 2014

Book Review - Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert



Publisher's blurb: You never know what you're really made of until you lose everything.

Texas socialite Claire Massey is living the dream--designer clothes, luxury cars, stunning homes. But everything comes crashing down when her charming cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. Suddenly she finds herself facing attorneys, a media frenzy, and a trail of broken hearts. Betrayed and humiliated, Claire must face incredible odds to save her family--and discover a life worth living.

My Review: I have mixed reviews on this book. I am stunned that someone could be so completely clueless to the character and business dealings of their life partner. Claire seemed completely baffled about everything that was happening. And more then a bit spoiled, but I guess there are people like that in the world. Also how the older son and daughter in-law handled the situation was extremely selfish. They all seemed to be living in their own little bubble of entitlement. I'm really not sure if I would recommend this book to others - it was well written but the subject matter and plot left me cold.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 

Book review - Love Comes Home By Ann H. Gabhart



Publisher's blurb: When the flush of victory fades, there remains a winding road to an uncertain future.

World War II is finally over and the people of Rosey Corner are joyfully welcoming the boys home. The Merritt sisters in particular are looking toward the future. Kate is eager to start a family and live out her dream of happily ever after with Jay. Evangeline craves a beautiful house and encourages Mike to pastor a big-town church. Victoria wants what can never be. And Lorena is growing up and wondering more and more about her birth family.

Each sister must learn to hold her plans with a loose hand, trusting that God will guide and strengthen them as they share the joys and sorrows of life in their little corner of the world.

Award-winning and bestselling author Ann Gabhart invites you back to Rosey Corner for a heartfelt story that closes the distance between the things that were and things that can yet be.

My review: I really enjoyed this book, the 3rd in the series. It was written with real life emotions and realistic expectations. The characters where relatable and likable. I found myself crying more than once. I am hoping there is a 4th book about Birdie's future. I would recommend this book.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 

Book review - Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund



Publisher's blurb: Michigan Territory, 1814
A voyageur and a young woman swept up in a time of upheaval and danger discover firsthand the high price of freedom.

The British Army has taken control of Michilimackinac Island and its fort, forcing the Americans to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a fur trader who returns after being away from the island for years, only to find the family farm a shambles and those he cares about starving and at the mercy of British invaders.

Torn between the adventurous life of fur trading and guilt over neglecting his defenseless mother, Pierre is drawn deeper into the fight against the British--and into a relationship with Angelique MacKenzie, a childhood friend who's grown into a beautiful woman. She now finds herself trapped by the circumstances of war and poverty, and the cruelty of her guardian, Ebenezer Whiley.

As tensions mount and the violence rages on, Pierre and Angelique must decide where their loyalties rest and how much they'll risk for love.

My review: I have mixed feeling on this book. I found some parts silly and unexplained, other parts interesting and exciting. The relationships between Pierre and his father and brother were not well explained, nor was the reason for Angelique's living circumstance. It was an ok read - not something memorable.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group"






Tuesday, 5 August 2014

More Bentley Pics

Here are some more pics of Bentley interacting with Kodi & Peanut.



































Sunday, 3 August 2014

Meet Bentley

Last Sunday we picked up Bentley - he was 2 days shy of being 8 weeks old.

Peanut was wary of him at first but now likes him, as long as he isn't biting her - he is biting everything!

Kodi wants to play with him, but forgets how big he is himself and wants to hop like Bentley does.


Bentley checking out Kodi

Playing with Peanut - he gives as good as he gets!










Playing TUG

Peanut TUGGING Bentley across the floor






Trying to bite Kodi's ear

Being checked out by Peanut & Kodi


Trying to bite Kodi's wagging tail



All tuckered out from all that play