Saturday, August 25, 2012


I did it! I am now officially a homeschooling parent! We completed our first week and it was amazing. Seriously, I'm not just saying that! We had a great time, learned a lot and without any tears. We decided on going with My Father's World and their recommended Math, Spelling, Language package. This year we will be "exploring countries and cultures" and the girls even get a passport (fake). I will post pictures when I can get them uploaded to my computer. I plan on keeping this blog up during this journey because frankly I'm interested in typing it so maybe someone out there will be interested in reading it!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

Historical novels are great because you get drawn into a different time period where things are so incredibly different. The case is the same with Short Straw Bride. The characters Meredith and Travis are thrown into what we would think a ridiculously awful arrangement. Drawing straws to see who get to marry you would be nothing we would deal with now. Yet the story is so romantic that you can't help but love the simplicity. You won't be disappointed reading this novel.
I was given this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Almost Amish

Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman

This novel was enjoyable to say the least. I learned a lot about my own life and my own struggles reading about Susan and Julie. I was able to look at where I fall short with my marriage and my children in a different perspective. Susan is the Martha of the bible and Julie is Mary. This book will definitely tug at your heart and make you look and where you need to grow and where you need to slow down. Balance being the key. When you are done you will think you have read the best self-help book ever.
This book was sent to me from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Nothing to Hide

Nothing to Hide by J. Mark Bertrand

I am a lover of crime dramas. The ones on the television anyway. I read Pattern of Wounds, which was my first mystery novel. I loved it, swore that was the route I would be going in my personal reading. Fast forward a year, having yet to pick up another mystery, I received Nothing to Hide from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. It was FANTASTIC! The writing is so throughly thought out, planned, maneuvered, honest and real that it seems Bertrand himself is Roland March. These books would make great movies which usually isn't the case!