Friday, June 16, 2017

The Book Lovers Tag

I hope you all are having a wonderful Friday! Today I am here with The Book Lovers Tag. This is a tag that I came up with and am excited to do! :)

~The Rules~
1. Answer the questions 
2. Have fun!
3. Tag some book loving bloggers

1. If you could rewrite the end of a book, which one would it be?
I would definitely choose to rewrite the end of June Bug by Chris Fabry. This book was pretty good and I was enjoying it, but the ending was awful! It actually was the first book to make me cry!

2. Which fictional character are you most like?
I'm going to say Christy Miller from the Christy Miller books by Robin Jones Gunn. She just is very realistic. When things don't go as planned she sometimes has a harder time adjusting at first until she realizes that God has other plans. There's also other things that I can relate to. Mostly in the books when she's older like the College Years and on.

3. Do you have any signed books?
Yes, I do have a couple. They are: Andrea Carter and the Long Ride HomeAndrea Carter and the Long Ride Home 10th anniversary edition, Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home anniversary edition, Andi Saddles UpAndi Under the Big TopHeartbreak Tail, The Last Ride, and Courageous Love by Susan K. Marlow, and One Summers Desire by Abigail Prigge.

4. What's the best book that you've read this year so far?
I've read some great books this year so I can't exactly choose one. A couple wonderful ones are:
The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis

Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts (this book comes out on June 30th!)

Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses by Robin Jones Gunn

5. Do you have any bookish pet peeves?
Yes! For some odd reason I do not like long chapters. I love it when I get a book and the chapters are short. Long chapters just seem overwhelming for some reason. I think just because with shorter chapters it's easy to find a good stopping spot. I don't really know what the problem is, I just know short chapters is what I like.

6. Out of the books you've read so far this year, what has had your favorite cover?
I'm going to have to go with three favorite coves. ;)

7. Is there a book that releases this year that you cannot wait to read?
There are a couple books that I cannot wait for, but the two that I am most looking forward to is The Proving by Beverly Lewis and Sunset Lullaby by Robin Jones Gunn.

8. What is your favorite nonfiction book?
Between Heaven and Hollywood by David A. R. White. It is a really good book about chasing your God-given dreams. I'll be doing a review of it soon here on the blog.

9. Do you have a favorite location and/or time period to have a book set in?
For location I really like it when books are set either in Amish Country or the beach. Those are two of my favorite places to go and it's just so much run read books that are set in those two areas.
For time periods, I love the Oregon Trail and times around the Oregon Trail like the Pioneer days.

10. Is there a book that reminds you of something else? (Movies, life, etc...) 
Yes, there is. The Lopsided Christmas Cake actually reminds me of an episode from season 1 of When Calls the Heart. They are both quite funny.
Also there's a little poem at the beginning of The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis that reminds me of that same episode of When Calls the Heart.

Okay, I tag:
Faith from Stories by Firefly
Jonathan from The Second Brother
Micaiah from Adventures Beyond the Horizon
Shantelle from Between the Pages of This Bookish Life
Lindsey from Books For Christian Girls

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tearoom for Two // Book Review

From the Back Cover:
Cousins Elaine Cook and Jan Blake are ready for a new season in their lives. Together, they purchase a lakeside Queen Anne-style house in Maine and, following in their grandmothers footsteps, convert part of the house into a tearoom. Expecting their new life to be quiet and uneventful, they're surprised to find themselves drawn into baffling mysteries. 
When they buy an unusual teapot for a song at a flea market, the dealer desperately tries to buy it back. And then a woman starts snooping around their house. Is she after the teapot or the sapphire ring the cousins found inside the wall?
When Elaine is threatened by a midnight burglar, they must spring into action, using their wisdom, deductive skills, and a dose of prayer to get to the truth behind the mysterious happenings. Undaunted and determined to make a success of their venture, they discover they're as good at uncovering the truth as they are at serving tea.

Tearoom for Two is the very first book in the Tearoom Mysteries series.
This was a fun book. The mystery wasn’t too mysterious, but it was still good. Tearoom for Two is about two cousins, Jan and Elaine, who decide to open up a tearoom and they happen to run into a bit of a mystery. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
This is a 26 book series and it is about the same characters, but the books are written by different authors. This first book isn't quite as good as some of the others in the series, but it's still fun and a nice start to the series.

I give this book 7.5 out of 10 R's

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Blue Sky Tag

Shantelle from Between the Pages of this Bookish Life tagged me for the Blue Sky Tag. Thanks, Shantelle, it was fun!

The Rules:
Thank the person who tagged you
Answer the 11 questions
Tag 11 people
Give them 11 questions

1. What would you say is the hardest season that God has brought you through so far? Looking back, what did He teach you through that season?
A couple years ago my family and I went through a lot of medical related stuff. We had to travel back and forth to a hospital out of state. It was a trying and stressful time. It taught me to trust in God for the big stuff and for the small things.

2. What's one book/verse from the Bible that has inspired you lately?
Isaiah 40:31
Yet those who wait for the Lord

Will gain new strength;

They will mount up with wings like eagles,

They will run and not get tired,

They will walk and not become weary.

3. Do you prefer tea or coffee? And what kind (black or with cream and sugar, herbal tea, lattes, etc.)?
I like homemade mint rooibos ice tea.

4. What is one sermon/talk that you think every Christian should listen to?
Pastor Jack Hibbs from Calvary Chapel in California did a sermon on voting before the election happened in November 2016. It was excellent and every Christian should listen to it.

5. What is one (or more) book that you think every Christian should read?
I’m going to go with a series that I think every Christian girl should read. That would be the A Life of Faith Millie Keith series by Martha Finley and adapted by Kersten Hamilton. They are such wonderful books and really inspiring!

6. What is your favorite way to relax and de-stress?
Either watch a movie or read a book.

7. Was there a time in your life that God answered a prayer in a really amazing way (share the story!)?
God has answered a lot of different prayers.

8. What is one childhood hobby that you wish you’d kept pursuing?
When I was younger I collected erasers, but I don't so much anymore. Sometimes I'll get them as a gift, but I don't usually buy them anymore.

9. What do you dislike most - spiders or snakes?
Definitely spiders!

10. What is your favorite hymn?
Be Thou My Vision and It is Well With My Soul

11. What books do you really want to read this summer?
I really want to read: When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin, Katie in Waiting by Erynn Mangum, Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer, The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda Brunstetter, The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher, and several other. :)

I wasn't going to tag anyone this time, but definitely feel free to do this if you want! :)

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Ebb Tide // Book Review

From the Back Cover:
Sallie Riehl has dreamed of traveling at least once before settling down to join church, so she is thrilled at an unexpected summer opportunity to nanny in Cape May for a well-to-do family. However, saying even a temporary good-bye to Paradise Township means forgoing baptism another year, as well as leaving behind a would-be beau. Yet the weeks in Cape May soon prove unforgettable to Sallie meets a Mennonite young man whose friendship she quickly begins to cherish. Has she been to hasty with her promise, or will she only find what her heart is longing for back home. 

I really enjoyed The Ebb Tide. It was SO good!! This is definitely my favorite standalone book by Beverly Lewis. Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres and I love beach settings and this book had both of those things. It was just amazing and not predictable, which was really nice. Usually with a book, I have a pretty good idea of how the book will end and it takes some twists, but it usually ends the way I hoped it would. :) Well, this book I really wasn't sure how it would end and for a little while I wasn't even quite sure how I wanted it to end. This book is just so good and I would definitely recommend it!!!

I give this book 10 out of 10 R's

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Goodreads Tag

Faith from Stories by Firefly tagged me for The Goodreads Tag. Thanks, Faith, it was fun! =)

~Thank the person who tagged you 
~Answer the questions 
~Tag at least three people 

What was the last book you marked as 'read'?
The last book I read was Love Me Tender by Janice Hanna. I just got done reading it with a friend and it was a great book.

What are you currently reading? 
I’m currently reading a couple different books, but some of them I’ve set aside for now. So I’m mainly reading Salty Kisses by Robin Jones Gunn and it is so good so far!

What was the last book you marked as 'to read'? 
A Place Called Lonesome by Jesseca Wheaton. I’m looking forward to reading it soon. :)

Do you use the star system?
If the star system is the same as rating a book, then yes I do occasionally. Some times I’ll rate a book, but it just depends.

Are you doing the 2017 Reading Challenge?
Yes. My goal is to read 100 books this year and so far I’ve read 46.

Do you have a wish-list? 
I do have a wish-list, but not on Goodreads. 

Who are your favorite authors? 
I really like, Beverly Lewis, Janette Oke, Susan K. Marlow, and Robin Jones Gunn. There’s lots of other great authors, but those are my top favorites.

Have you joined any groups? 
I was invited into one group, but I don’t actually do anything in it. 

How many Goodreads shelves do you have? 
I have six. 

I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you want to do this, feel free to do so!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Music, Medication, and Movies--My May Highlights

May has been a super busy month. There was really only two days towards the end of the month that I didn't have to do anything or go anywhere. It was lovely. One of those days I practically read all day. :)

~The month started off with me being in a Christmas mood. Thankfully it only lasted a few days, but on May 1st, I was reading a Christmas book, O Christmas Tea by Amy Woods , and watching a Christmas movie, A Christmas Detour.

~My exotic bird friend came back for a couple of days. :)

~I had a shopping spree. I went to several different thrift stores and found a ton of great books! One day I went shopping with a friend and the other times I went with my mom. :)
I actually found The Sunroom by Beverly Lewis! That book has been on my wish-list for a long time now, so I was thrilled to find it!

~I got a babysitting job and I am now babysitting once a week.

~My family and I went to three different graduations and parties.

~My family and I watch Signed, Sealed, Delivered. It’s a really fun show and I can’t wait to watch some more. :)
I also re-watched some of the episodes from the TV show Christy.
I went and saw The Case for Christ again, but this time with a friend.

~On Memorial Day weekend we had some friends over for dinner, which was fun. =)

~I put on a recital for my violin students, then a couple days later I had a recital of my own. My brother and I played two duets and a friend of mine accompanied us on the piano.

~This isn't exactly a highlight, but it was a bigger part of my month...medication. I have to take antibiotics before I go to the dentist and I had a couple dentist things that I had in May. I also had to take some medicine for an infection and root canal, but I ended up not actually having a infection or root canal, it was kinda complicated. ;)

I read some great books this month! They were:
Tenney Shares the Stage by Kellen Hertz
O Christmas Tea by Amy Woods
Millie’s Fiery Trial by Martha Finley, adapted by Kersten Hamilton
Kathleen’s Shaken Dreams by Tracy Leininger Craven
On Thin Ice by Anne Marie Rodgers
Tea is for Treasure by Kristin Eckhardt
The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis
Love Me Tender by Janice Hanna

All of these books were really good, but The Ebb Tide was definitely my favorite. I had been waiting to read it for months, and it was definitely worth the wait!! I’ll be doing a review on it soon!

I know that I haven’t been blogging that much lately. I started off the year good, but after the When Calls the Heart blog party was over, I guess I haven’t had too many things to blog about, but that should change this summer! :)

How was your May? What was one of your favorite highlights?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spring,... It's Coming to an End

Spring is getting close to ending and summer will be here before we know it. Around here it’s definitely starting to feel like summer. Although we still have some spring weather every once in awhile. The last couple of days it has been around 80 degrees, but last week it was cold and rainy. The weather keeps changing from cold and rainy to hot and sunny.

Springtime is really nice because the flowers start coming up and the birds are around a lot. Also the weather can, some days, be just perfect.
Today I’m going to share a couple different pictures from around here of the pretty flowers that we have. Some of them have already come and gone, but the rest of the flowers are still around.

 I'm not sure what these flowers are, but they come up every year.

I think these tulips are just so pretty with all the white ones and just one pink one.

I just love the color of these tulips too!

This bird was sitting it the tree, right outside my bedroom window. :)

What are some of your favorite flowers? 
Are you looking forward to summer coming?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Sunroom // Book Review

From the Back Cover:
When I was twelve, I made a naïve, yet desperate pact with God to keep my ailing mother alive. It was the first time I'd ventured something so brazen--making a contract with the Almighty...

So begins the story of Becky Owens, a talented and passionate young pianist on the verge of adolescence when she learns the devastating news of her mother's critical illness. As the daughter of a country preacher in Lancaster County, Becky knows well the significance of sacrifice, and in her bargain with God, she vows to exchange her most cherished possession for her mother's life. Hospital rules only add to Becky's sorrow--twelve-year-olds aren't allowed to visit, so Becky and her mother must share tearful smiles through Lancaster General's sunroom window. But a realization of the power of music and a lesson in unconditional love compel Becky to rethink her "deal" with God, and the sunroom becomes a place where miracles happen...

The Sunroom was one of the first books that I read by Beverly Lewis. It is a short, sweet book, but also sad. This book is a bit different from most of Beverly Lewis' books. It is about a 12 year old girl and is written from her perspective. Although a little different, I still enjoyed it.

I give this book 8 out of 10 R's

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Return of the Exotic Bird

Okay, so last summer I did a post on my sighting of an exotic bird. If you missed that interesting story of mine you can read it here. ;)
Well, folks! The bird (that turned out to be a heron) is back. So, last year when I first saw a heron was in late April and I just saw a heron again yesterday. I’m guessing it just comes around our place in the spring. While it’s here it helps itself to the fish in our pond. We have too many fish, but that isn’t exactly the way we want to get rid of them. ;)
Anyways, I just wanted to share my “exotic” bird update with you all! :)

I'm happy that I was able to get a nice, clear picture of it this time!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

April Highlights

April has been a great month! The weather has gone back and forth between beautiful sunny days and rainy days. We have some flowers coming up which is really fun!

--On April 18, I got my braces off!!! I had braces on for just a little over 3 years. Now I can finally have stuff like caramel popcorn and certain candy.

--My mom and I went to the movie theatre and saw The Case for Christ. We both enjoyed it.

--When Calls the Heart! Season 4 ended and it was another amazing season!! :D I really, really enjoyed it. Also, it was announced that there will be a season 5!!!!! I am SO super excited!!!

--I had a When Calls the Heart season 4 marathon with three of my friends. It was so fun! We've been doing these marathons since season 2.

The books I read this month were:
Crosswords and Chamomile by Elizabeth Adams
Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho by Angela Ruth Strong
Brides of Alaska by Tracie Peterson
The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield
The Seekers by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Thick as Thieves by Susan K. Marlow

How was your month?
Do you have pretty flowers coming up?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Liebster Blog Award Tag

My friend, Faith, over at Chosen Vessels  (she also blogs at Stories by Firefly), tagged me for the Liebster Blog Award Tag. Thanks, Faith! I had fun doing it. :)

1.) What made you want to start a blog?
Well, around July of 2015 I started reading a couple of different blogs and started to think that it would be fun to start one. So in October of 2015 I ended up stating this blog.

2.) What does your first name mean?
Rebekah means captivating.

3.) Did you know when you were younger what you wanted to be/do when you grew up? Do you know or have any idea now what you want to do?
When I was younger I had a lot of different things that I thought be be fun to do when I got older. One of those things was to be a violin teacher. I actually now am a violin teacher.

4.) If you could see yourself from someone else's perspective, who's perspective would you choose and why? (It could be a family member's, a friend's, your local librarian's, etc.)
Hmmm...I think I might choose my book club girls. I really enjoy spending time with all of them and I think it would be fun to see myself through their perspective.

5.) What was the last book you read? What was your opinion of it? Did you like it, or not so much?
The last book that I read was Brides of Alaska by Tracie Peterson. It wasn't my most favorite book, but it wasn't terrible either. You can read my review of it here.

6.) What was the last movie you watched? What was your opinion of it? Did you like it, or no?
The last movie I watched was Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate. It's a Hallmark Movies and Mystery movie. I enjoyed it.

7.) What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book?
This movie adaptation is very different from the book, but I do like the book The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis and the movie Saving Sarah Cain. Like, I said they are very different. Usually if I like a book and the movie is somewhat the same, but it does have some bigger things different then I don't like the movie as much. This one was different enough that I liked both. They're kind of like their own stories. ;)
The movie adaption that I've seen that is closest to the book is Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio. The book and the movie are very close and both are good.

8.) What quote (from a book, movie, or YouTube video) do you find yourself saying often?
I find myself quoting stuff from the TV series When Calls the Heart a lot. :)
One that I say a lot is something that Lee said to Rosemary in season 3. She gives him a list and he says, "This is not a list, Rosemary, this is the Magna Carta!" I just replace Rosemary's name with someone else's. ;) So, I always enjoy if people give me a list, so I can say that. ;)

9.) If you could live in any other previous time period, which one would you choose?
I would definitely choose the mid 1800's. The Oregon Trail and the pioneer days have always fascinated me. I just love the forms of transportation in those days and the clothes they wore back then.

10.) What would you consider your favorite thing to do in your free time? What do you 
ACTUALLY end up doing in your free time? 
Usually I consider reading and that is what I end up doing most of the time.

11.) What is one thing that you always want people to remember about you after you're gone?
I would say that I'd want people to remember me as being a kind, sweet person. Most people it's really easy to be kind to, but there are sometimes people that don't make it as easy, so I still need to work on it a little, but that's what I'd like people to remember me for.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Brides of Alaska // Book Review

About the Book:
Surviving the rugged frontier of Alaska is a daunting task. But even in that hostile wilderness God allows the tender flower of love to bloom. Follow the adventures and Romances of Julie, Beth, and Rita, women of different generations who share a common home.

Nurse Julie Eriksson cares for the victims of the 1925 diphtheria epidemic while Sam waits quietly, willing to give anything to see her save their own struggling relationship. Where is hope when they need it most?

Beth Hogan loses her beloved husband in World War II and returns to Alaska with her two sons only to find their remote village overrun by soldiers and civilians coming to build that Alcan Highway. Will she find a second chance at love when she meets August Eriksson?

Confident, independent Rita Eriksson travels to her hometown of Tok, Alaska, to enter the dogsled race. Her coach, Mark hopes and prays against all odds that he’ll become part of her dreams, too. Can their relationship survive the Iditarod race?

Brides of Alaska was the first book that I read by Tracie Peterson. It was not my most favorite book, but it wasn’t my least favorite either. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped I would.
This book has three short stories in it that are all set in Alaska and are woven together in some way.
So the first story, A Light in the Window, is about a nurse during the 1925 diphtheria epidemic. I didn’t really care for the main guy character which made it a little harder to enjoy the story. The thing that I liked the most about this story is the historical facts about the diphtheria epidemic and the Great Serum Race.
The second story, Destiny’s Road, was probably my favorite story. I also thought that the salvation message was well done.
The last book, Iditarod Dream, was the story that I was most looking forward to since I really enjoy learning about the Iditarod and following it each year. Well, I didn’t find this story to be quite as good as I’d hoped. The main character was quite annoying through the first half of the book. The thing that I did like was the Iditarod facts. They were very accurate for the time. Some things have changed with the race since the book was written in 1994, but it was very accurate for its time.
So, I did somewhat enjoy this book, but it just wasn’t my favorite.

I give this book 7 out of 10 R's

Friday, March 31, 2017

March Highlights

March is now over, but spring has definitely arrived! The weather has been really beautiful lately. We've had a couple rainy days, but for the most part it's been very clear and sunny. The crocuses have already come and gone and now the tulips are trying to bloom. Flowers are one of my favorite things about spring!

--A couple weeks ago we got some chicks. We got some chicks that will be meat birds, but we also got five chicks that will be laying hens. The five laying chicks are all Ameraucanas. I got to name one of them. I named her Willow after the Iditarod checkpoint.

--Speaking of the Iditarod, that took place this month as well. I followed it this year with a friend and it was a lot of fun.

--We celebrated one of my brothers birthdays.

--I started attending a Bible study with a friend.

--My book club is continuing to go well. It is so much fun! :)

I was able to get quite a bit of reading done. I read 10 books this month.
Millie’s Reluctant Sacrifice by Martha Finley, adapted by Kersten Hamilton
Tenney by Kellen Hertz
Tenney in the Key of Friendship by Kellen Hertz
Drums of Change by Janette Oke
Holly’s Heart volume 1 by Beverly Lewis
Dandelion Dust by Faith L. Potts
Burning Secrets by Rebecca Adams
Andi Saddles Up by Susan K. Marlow
Andi Under the Big Top by Susan K. Marlow
Your Heart's Desire by Melody Carlson

Friday, March 17, 2017

Iditarod Fun Facts!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! 

Over the last week and a half I have been following the Iditarod. It has been a lot of fun and I've been following it with a friend so that has made it even more fun! Well, on Tuesday the 14th, Mitch Seavey won the Iditarod. This was his 3rd win.
There are still some mushers racing, but the majority of them have finished.
Today I am going to be sharing some fun facts about the Iditarod. :)

-- During the even years they take the northern route which is 975 miles and during the odd years they take the southern route which is 998 miles. They used to only take the northern trail but after several years the Iditarod Board of Directors thought it would be best to have a southern route because the smaller villages were being heavily impacted. In taking the southern route the mushers would be able to go through the ghost town of Iditarod and other smaller villages would be able to participate in the race.

-- Each team averages 16 dogs, which means that over 1,000 dogs leave Anchorage for Nome

--There are 26 checkpoints on the northern route, the first in Anchorage and the last in Nome. On the southern route, there are 27 checkpoints.

-- In 1973 the first Iditarod was run in honor of The Great Serum Race and to save the dog sled culture and Alaskan huskies which were being phased out because of the introduction of snow mobiles. Thirty-five mushers started the race but only twenty-two finished. Dick Wilmarth was the first to finish, it took him twenty days.

-- Rick Swenson is the only five time winner of the Iditarod. His lead dog, Andy, lived for almost 20 years and led the musher’s team to victory four times. After Andy died he was stuffed and is on display at the Iditarod Headquarters. Rick Swenson’s son is named after the dog.
Rick Swenson won in 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1991. He is now the only person to win the Iditarod in three different decades, a record that will probably never be broken.

--The largest number of mushers to finish a single race was in 2004. 77 mushers completed the race that year.

--The 1991 race was the coldest on record, with wind-chill temperatures falling to minus 62 degrees. 

-- The closest finish was in 1978. Dick Mackey finished one second ahead of Rick Swenson. Dick Mackey’s time was 14 days, 18 hours, 52 minutes and 24 seconds. The winner was decided by the nose of the lead dog across the finish line.

-- Dallas Seavey is the youngest musher to have ever entered the Iditarod. He turned 18 on March 4, 2005, the day that the race started.
He is also the youngest musher to have won the race. His first win was in 2012 at the age of 25.

-- In the first official race, in 1973, John Schultz won the Red Lantern award, coming in at 32d 5h 9m 1s. The longest time to ever complete the race. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Question of Honor Blog Tour

Today is the release day for Jesseca Wheaton's newest book, A Question of Honor. This is such a great book! I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it! :)

About the Book:
A man. A child. A war.  
When German soldiers invade France during World War II, young Joyanna's perfect world is shattered. In the hands of those who hate her, she battles to comprehend why people can be so ruthless and cold toward those whom they have never met.  
David Sullivan, pilot in the Royal Air Force, was certain he would never hate, but a painful loss forces him to either reconsider or do the inconceivable—forgive. He is suddenly challenged by the realization that doing God's will is not easy, but most important. With the lives of freedom-fighters relying on him, he must learn the difficult lesson that he is not in control, but merely one who must surrender his heart of obedience to One greater.
A sudden turn of events lands Joyanna and David in the same country—but for far different reasons. When their paths cross, David finds he must make a decision that will affect them both for the rest of their lives.  
Will he chose vengeance, or will he let his life be ruled by a higher standard? A standard of Honor.

~My Review~
A Question of Honor is such a great book! I really, really enjoyed it. It is my favorite book by Jesseca Wheaton. It's set in France and Germany in 1940. The characters were all wonderful and very well written. This book almost made me cry in a certain spot, and I hardly ever cry during books. The story was wrapped up pretty well so there wasn't any huge cliffhanger, but there was a couple things that never did get figured out so it definitely makes you want to read book 2.
I cannot wait until book 2 comes out!! :)

About the Author:

Jesseca is an 18-year old daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano.  And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

Blog Tour Schedule:

Wednesday: March 1st
Angela Watt -- Review/Author Interview @ The Peculiar Messenger 
Faith Potts -- Author Interview @ Stories by Firefly

Thursday: March 2nd
Kellyn Roth -- Review @ Reveries Reviews
Faith Potts -- Review @ Stories by Firefly
Kaitlyn K.--Book spotlight/Author interview @ Twin Thoughts

Friday: March 3rd
Deborah C.--Book Spotlight @ Reading in June
Soleil B.-- Book Spotlight @ Reviews by Soleil
Victoria Lynn: Book Spotlight/Review @ Ruffles and Grace
Brianna Henderson -- Review/Author Interview @ Ramblings of a Pilgrim on the Way
Anika -- Review/Author Interview/Book Spotlight @ Anika's Avenue
Rebekah Ashleigh -- Review @ Rebekah Ashleigh

Saturday: March 4th
Livi Jane--Review @ Living for the Other Side
Victoria Lynn -- Author Interview @ Ruffles and Grace
Emily Putzke -- Author Interview @ Taking Dictation
Julia Ryan -- Review @ The Barefoot Gal
 Rebekah Eddy -- Book Spotlight/Author interview @ Rebekah's Remarks  

You can also enter a giveaway to win a copy of A Question of Honor!

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Princess and I Blog Tour

Today I am participating in Rebekah Eddy's blog tour for her newest book, The Princess and I. I have not read this book yet, but I'm excited to. It comes out this Friday, the 3rd.

About the Book:
Megan is content with her life, despite her parents' death and her brother Malcolm's job that keeps him busy at the King's castle. But when she is offered the position as Princess Christine's lady-in-waiting, Megan is glad of the change in scenery and accepts it with the hope that she can spend more time with her brother. The promise from Malcolm of lessons in swordsmanship only adds to her enthusiasm.

However, helping keep an eye on the emotional and excitable young lady proves to be much harder than becoming her friend. As rumors of war circulate the castle, Megan strives to encourage her new friend even as she tries to settle the doubts and fears in her own heart when her responsibility in protecting the Princess is put to the test. Follow the unwanted adventure which serves to teach her that loyal friendship, true love, and God's amazing grace will always triumph over revenge, greed, and hate.

About the Author:

Rebekah grew up surrounded by family members who appreciated and read good literature. First, she fell in love with the stories her parents read aloud to her from the Bible and books like The Chronicles of Narnia, Great Expectations, The Hobbit, and Anne of Green Gables. After learning to read on her own, she discovered other fantastic books which helped to build her ever growing imagination.
She completed her first written work at the tender age of eight and now uses it to humble herself whenever the need arises. The story did serve to show her that God had given her a desire to write, however, and from that moment on Rebekah has never looked back or regretted picking up her pencil and becoming an author.

This eighteen-year-old homeschool graduate lives in rainy Western Washington and is currently working on receiving her BA in English in order to further her passion for creating worlds on paper.
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