2017/01/10

Through the Eyes of Hope by Lacey Buchanan - Book Review

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Understand how God turns tragic circumstances into something beautiful for His glory, while you love more, complain less, and see God at work in the most unlikely of places.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1, MEV

What happens when things don’t go as planned? What happens when the storm you face is completely out of your control? The Buchanan’s precious son Christian was born with a medical condition that is so incredibly unique, it's one of only fifty known cases in the world. This story has captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands.
In Through the Eyes of Hope Lacey Buchanan tells this compelling story of trusting God in the face of adversity. You will be moved and inspired to hold on to God’s promises when things go wrong and find joy in the midst of any storm.



Review:
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  And let me tell you, I was thrilled to be on the team!
The story of Christian will grab you right off the bat.  What Lacey went through during pregnancy and then just after Christian was born would test any new mother.  I was amazed at how strong Lacey could be and wondered if I would have had that same strength.  Reading the journey their family has been on if phenomenal and hopefully will inspire you in your own struggle.
My own faith is something I wrestle with daily.  I don't think I would have had the wherewithal to continue with a faith as strong as Lacey's has been.  She, her husband, and their family all rallied around Christian his whole life.  If Lacey had not been firm in her belief, she might not have taken the blessings God gave in those first couple years.  We all tend to be blinded by our own insecurities and, I know in my own life, bogged down in the daily grind.  Thankfully our Lord knows what is in our hearts and is merciful.  
If you are on a difficult part of your path, I encourage you to pick up a copy of Lacey's book.  My hope is that it will give you comfort that you are not alone.  I hope it will inspire you to look to your own walk with Christ.  The Buchanan's story certainly lifted me up as I've been struggling with my walk.  
Visit their website, Eyes of Hope Book, to find more info on the book and where it may be purchased.  Visit places like Amazon or WalMart and read the reviews.  The website has links to all retailers that carry the book.
Happy reading!  Let's celebrate the blessings of life together and hold each other up during the difficult times.

Author Bio
Lacey Buchanan is a native of middle Tennessee who is enjoying raising two rambunctious boys, Christian and Chandler, with her husband, Chris.

She also has earned her Juris Doctor. She has traveled the country for the last four years, sharing her family’s story and spreading a message of hope in God. She is an avid runner, a lover of books, and a follower of Christ, 
and she plans to use her education to practice in the areas of disability advocacy and education.
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2016/11/21

The Asian Slow Cooker by Kelly Kwok - Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway

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the-asian-slow-cooker-coverThe Asian Slow Cooker cookbook provides great new flavors to try in your slow cooker. These simple and delicious recipes will have your favorite Asian dishes waiting for you right when you get home.

With the press of a button, you can make authentic dishes that are healthier and tastier than their restaurant counterparts.

You’ll experience a wide variety of flavors; choose spicy, vegetarian, noodles or rice.

There are even recipes that have 5 ingredients or less. Extra long day? Kelly’s fuss-free one-pot and skillet recipes will have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less?and with only one pan to wash, cleanup will be a breeze.Whether you’re in the mood for General Tso’s Chicken, Pad Thai Noodles with Chicken, Beef Chow Fun, Panang Curry, Mapo Tofu or Tom Yum Hot and Sour Soup, you can have fast, delicious meals every day of the week the easy way.


Review:

I received a copy of this cookbook for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  

Asian cuisine is one of my favorites!  I jumped at the chance to review this cookbook.  I thought what better way to fit tasty new recipes into our lives than trying them in the crockpot?!  So far it has been quite the success.

The recipes are easy to follow, require fairly standard ingredients, and are generally quickly put together.  The first recipe we tried was the Orange Beef.  Huge hit with my boys!  They gobbled it right up.  I knew then we had a keeper.

It's great for a couple or family.  The recipes don't make a huge amount.  She also gives tips with each recipe.  And the photos of the food are wonderfully done.  There's such a wide range of flavors and styles of dishes that this will become your favorite go-to Asian cookbook! 

Enjoy!!  We certainly are!

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kelly-bioBio: Kelly is the blogger behind Life Made Sweeter. She is a self-taught baker and specializes in Asian cuisine. You can often find her in the kitchen dreaming up tasty new dishes that are quick and easy to make for her family. She enjoys using her slow cooker and adding a fun and healthy twist to many classic favorites.

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2016/10/23

A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White - Book Review

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Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile--even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won't wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.
Lord Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife, who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he's determined to live a better life. But that proves complicated when old friends arrive on the scene and try to threaten him into a life of crime. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger, but the stubborn girl won't budge. How else can he redeem himself, though, but by saving her--and his daughter--from those dangerous people who seem ready to destroy them all?  

Review:

I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  

What a great story!  I have not read the others in this series, but this stood alone well.  I did not have any issues with not having read any of the other books.  Lady Ella is an outstanding character as is Lord Cayton.

I really enjoy reading stories with adventure and a bit of romance.  I love knowing all that's going on and getting into the characters' story lines.  Like Lord Cayton... How many of us can relate to not being able to forgive ourselves for past mistakes?  Or Lady Ella who just can't seem to stay out of trouble.  I was captured entirely by her spirit though.  Even with all that has happened, she remains positive and sunny.  Oh for more people to take things as they come and keep such an upbeat outlook!  

I truly look forward to reading the other books in this series.  I expect I will enjoy them just as much as A Lady Unrivaled.  The author does a superb job with character development and story revelations.  Such a joy to read a fun story like this!




Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna has a slew of historical novels available, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. She lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.RoseannaMWhite.com