Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Reads

I have been so blessed to participate in a couple of programs that send me books to review for them. I read the books and then (as long as the material is appropriate) I donate them to our church library. Not all of them make the church library cut, but most do. I've really enjoyed it.
I've also utilized the free kindle reads. With our budget it's free or nothing :). We also use the library when looking for something specific. All of that to say I'm still on the wait list for Not Your Mother's Make Ahead Freezer Meals, but really looking forward to it.
You can check out the my reviews of the last few books I've had to review.
Touching the Sky by Tracie Peterson 5 stars
Tamitng the Wind by Tracie Peterson 5 stars
The Widow of Saunders Creek 3 stars
Rare Earth by T Davis Bunn 5 stars
The most recent kindle reads were
Christmas at Harringtons by Melody Carlson - A great Christmas read. With insight into how hopelessness breeds hopelessness and hope breeds hope. 4 stars
Patchwork Dreams 4 stars An Amish romance. Sometimes God moves us when we can't move ourselves and puts us in the best situation.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Book Review!

I got to read a new book for Bethany House this week and I loved it.  Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson is the newest book in the Land of the Lonestar Series. 

Carissa Lowe is grateful for her daughter and chance at a new life, but has decided widowhood is it for her.  Can she open her heart and let someone else in? 
Tyler Atherton is being eaten up from the inside out with hate.  If he doesn't deal with his dislike for indians that took the life of his father and friends, than he won't be able to extend love to those who need it from him.
Can Carissa and Tyler overcome the problems that continue to plague them?

Not only did I love the story (come on, it's Tracie Peterson, pretty sure I've loved everything I've ever read by her), but I loved how it made me think about the relocation of Native Americans after the civil war.  I guess I always just thought that it was awful and I couldn't believe how "white men" had treated them.  That is still true, but I never really thought about the settlers that were being attacked with out provocation, or about the Native Americans that were upset about being run off their land.

I loved every moment of this read.  Check it out now!

  Thank you BethanyHouse for providing me with a review copy.  My opinions are my own.