Review of Mess to Majesty

Do you feel you are a mess and can't let anyone know? Not even God? A quick devotional filled with imagination and inspiration. Each week begins with a Biblical fiction story of a woman in the Bible: the woman at the well, the woman with an issue of blood, woman with alabaster box, and Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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review of Bound to Be Free

This is not your ordinary devotional! Yes, it's sectioned out by days and weeks. But it also has many questions to answer. So I highly recommend you get the print version. This would be great for a brand-new Christian or a believer who has been out of church for a long time.

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Review of Darcy by Any Other Name

What do you get when you mix Freaky Friday with Jane Austen? Why, Darcy By Any Other Name, of course! A delightful, well-written, well-edited, and creative story that had me reading chapter after chapter, even while cooking and when I should have been doing other things. ;)

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Review of Teaching Art

While there may be some homeschool moms who are better teachers that might be able to use this better, I personally can’t recommend it. With few examples and no details on what to teach, I was very disappointed with this art curriculum.

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Review of Meghan's Choice

Unfortunately, I was so disappointed in this story not living up to its potential. It really needed a developmental edit by another editor or two.

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review of Hadassah

I was very disappointed with this fictional account of the life of Queen Esther, a Jewish girl born as Hadassah. Each of its few positive traits was tainted by a negative. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this book. Perhaps someone else will find it charming and love it. But I just didn't enjoy much of anything about it.

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Review of Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay

I reviewed Katherine Reay’s latest release (the Printed Letter Bookshop) last week. When I saw the opportunity to review her newest, I was really excited because my first experience with her novels made such a good impression on me. That first experience while reading Dear Mr. Knightley is what I will describe now:

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Review of the Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

The POV is unique in that each chapter has not one, not two, but three distinct first-person POVs. We get the story from Madeline's, Janet's, and Claire's perspectives. The author does a wonderful job of keeping these voices distinctive. I want to re-read this book later and see if I can just read each person's story from beginning to end (just from Madeline's perspective, then just from Janet's perspective, and then just from Claire's perspective). It was almost like having three stories in one, though they did intertwine quite a bit.

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Review of 2 Children's Books

WhiteSpark Publishing is thrilled to bring readers young and old two delightful stories all about color! Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree and When God Made Color are two cute stories based around teaching kids colors.

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Review of Weddings, Willows, & Revised Expectations

I absolutely adored the humor and “meta” references! Apryl and Chance were both so witty that I don't know how many times I laughed out loud! I could go on and on, but I won't. You have to read it for yourselves. Do yourself a favor and buy this book!

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Review of Everything Old by Amanda Hamm

In spite of the few things I didn’t like, I still will probably read this again because I loved the main characters so much. I would recommend this book for those who enjoy sweet romances, especially those who enjoy a new adult feel, young twenty-something characters who live at home.

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Review of the Baggage Handler

Excellent! The quality of writing is excellent, drawing me in from the first page. The tone of this contemporary allegory somehow reminded me of the Shack, but, thankfully, without the violent images left stamped upon my very impressionable imagination. The Baggage Handler was handled much better (pun obviously intended).

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Review of A Very Austen Valentine

As an Austen junkie, I really enjoyed this collection of novellas overall. I took the average of all 6 novellas and rated it a 4-star. On the whole, I enjoyed them, though I did find it a little confusing to go back and forth between timelines in the same Austen world.

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Review of An Unpresentable Glory

An Unpresentable Glory, a contemporary Christian fiction, somewhat literary in flavor, is definitely not a book for those of us who just want a light romance to escape with. This book is for those who want to think hard, to be challenged in their beliefs, and to not escape from our current world but be confronted with several of its gritty issues.

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Review of Finding Amor by Allison K. Garcia

Allison is a Latin author I had the privilege to meet at FAB’s Fall FB Party! I was intrigued by the idea of her story and knew I needed—though not necessarily wanted—to apply it to my life. It’s not the romance I thought it was, though. Rather, it’s more about finding the love between estranged mother and son and ultimately between God and His children.

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Review of the Lost Art of Relationship

I really pulled some great nuggets of wisdom and was motivated to work on several areas in my existing relationships. But I was disappointed in two big ways…

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Lila's Top Christian Books of 2018 Awards

Out of the 125 books I read in 2018, these are the ones I rated 5 stars. Check out the honorable mentions and then walk the red carpet to see who won the awards for the best in each category: Favorite Old West Historical Fiction, Favorite Contemporary Novella, Favorite Christian Allegory, Favorite Christian Nonfiction, and more!

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The Holiness of Sabbath Rest- Review of Holy Hustle

Finding Freedom in Rest: This is my review of Holy Hustle by Crystal Stine. I pray that you will begin to understand the balance God has modeled for us, commanded us, and helps us to reach.

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Review of 12 Gifts of Christmas

Anyone looking for merely a clean romance but can't handle religion will not like this book. God, church, Jesus’ birth, missions, and prayer are all mentioned regularly without any apology, which I love.

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Review of Dare to Begin Again

I gave this book 4-stars, because though not quite as practical as I had hoped, the motivation and inspiration were great, as were the Bible studies for each chapter's lesson.

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