Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Driver Confessional~ Review



ABOUT THE BOOK:

Ride share driver Antonio cruises the streets of Washington, D.C. looking for his next fare. 
He has an unusual gift for relaxing his customers and stimulating their desire to reveal more than they planned. By the completion of their ride, many feel so comfortable that they confess their sins great and small. Antonio’s faith guides his discussions and points him in new directions. Suddenly, his peaceful world is turned upside down by a mysterious business woman. As she heads to a midnight rendezvous, she confesses more than Antonio can handle. Her story sends him into a world of espionage, international terrorism and danger.

My Thoughts:
Driver Confessional is one of those books that really ended up surprising me!! It's a thriller for sure, but mixed with a whole lot of faith!! That "faith" is one of the main reasons I why I LOVED reading it!! Antonio feels strongly and spiritually that his job (a part-time Buber driver) is one that would allow him to pray for & over his "passengers". He also is a wonderful family man and the moments we get to see Antonio with his family are just precious!!
The story takes a thrilling turn when Antonio finds a briefcase left behind by a female passenger who had shared with him some concerns & possible dangers about her company. After searching for info. to try and  find  her and return the briefcase, he goes to her house only to find her dead.The twists, turns, and suspense all begin as Antonio and his brother Rocco (who happens to be a cop), both begin to investigate her death. 
I really enjoyed this book and have to say I hadn't ever really read a book quite like this one.... For one, the book dealt with political issues pretty heavily, and while I did read it for review purposes, I would say that even if I hadn't had to "review" the book I would have still continued reading instead of saying this one just doesn't "fit" in my TBR books!
Heart of a Bookworm gives "Driver Confessional" 4 ♥ ♥♥ ♥'s I'm looking forward to Book 2 Stock Car Inferno!!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The NKJV Woman's Study Bible - Review

My Thoughts:
Oh em geeee! This is an unbelievable Study Bible! Not only is it soooo pretty but it is soooo FULL of everything you want in a study bible! And for me, one of the best parts is that they give you plenty of room for taking notes!!  I sooo appreciate many of their features.... maps, timelines, index, and my personal 2 favorites are  -- the concordance and the footnotes!! I can remember times when I would have 3 to 4 different books around me when studying, but this study bible has it all!! 
Thank you Thomas Nelson for seriously thinking of everything in this study Bible! Thank you Litfuse for allowing me this complimentary issue in exchange for my honest review! 
Heart of a Bookworm gives The NKJV Woman's Study Bible a definite 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s

About the Bible:
The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible (Thomas Nelson, March 2017)
The Woman’s Study Biblepoignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation. 
Special features designed to speak to a woman’s heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman’s identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom.
Now with a beautiful full-color redesign, The Woman’s Study Bible reflects the contributions of over 80 women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds. Since the publication of the first edition of The Woman’s Study Bible under the editorial guidance of Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Rhonda Harrington Kelley, this landmark study Bible has sold over 1.5 million copies.
Features Include:
—Beautiful full-color design throughout
—Detailed biographical portraits of over 100 biblical women
—Thousands of extensive verse-by-verse study notes
—Over 300 in-text topical articles on relevant issues
—Insightful essays by women who are recognized experts in the fields of theology, biblical studies, archaeology, and philosophy
—Book introductions and outlines
—Hundreds of full-color in-text maps, charts, timelines, and family trees
—Quotes from godly women throughout history
—Set of full-page maps of the biblical world
—Topical index
—Concordance


Saturday, 25 February 2017

Moving Target by Lynette Eason ~ Review

About the book:


When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don't show up for Quinn's surprise birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy just decided to take off for a long overdue vacation. But it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.

Maddy awakens in a cement room with no idea where she is. But it's not long before she realizes she's in the clutches of a madman exacting revenge by hunting. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives, hoping to find their killer before the next game begins. Because if they don't win this game, they die.

Fast, furious, and flirty, Lynette Eason's relentless suspense barely gives her readers time to catch their breath in this third thrilling installment of the Elite Guardians series.

MY THOUGHTS:


Holy Smokes!! This series just keeps getting better and better!! This book, Moving Target, in my opinion, is the best book so far!!! From the very first page until the VERY last page it kept me on the edge of my seat!! I absolutely LOVE Maggie and Quinn together!!! If the suspense of being hunted by serial killer doesn't keep you on edge, then seeing where their relationship goes probably will! 

Even though this book is in a series, you can totally read this one alone! However, I think you will LOVE all the books in this series and recommend all of them!! 

Heart of a Bookworm gives "Moving Target" by Lynette Eason hands down 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s

Friday, 27 January 2017

Exciting New Inspirational Nursery Rhymes Series!!!



My Thoughts:

There aren't many things that are better than curling up in a chair with a little one on your lap and reading books is there!? Whether it's just some quiet time in the morning, an afternoon nap time, or right after a warm tub and heading off to sleep, I LOVE to read books to my grand babies! Just as I did for my kids when they were little. To make that time even more special, being able to share stories with godly values and inspirational lessons is the BEST!! Kids just soak up those times and lessons too!
I am so excited for theses new books and I know you all will LOVE them!! What a great gift these would be for a daycare or your church nursery and a MUST for your next baby shower!! 


ABOUT THE BOOKS:

Bringing Traditional Values Back into the Modern World

Rudeness, road rage, bullying, angry airplane passengers, insults to people of differing views – where have our nation’s values disappeared? And whatever happened to good old fashioned manners? How do we change things?

Did you know that 95% of our behavioral patterns are established by age 6? To make changes, we must teach our children, and brain science tells us that the best time to teach children is from birth to age seven.  But here’s a great new fun way to reach out to kids --  a series of fun board books featuring easy-to-remember rhymes for little ones  featuring Max and his little sister Molly and other adorable animal characters teaching those important lessons. Written by Todd and Jackie Courtney to create a positive belief system and positive self-image, they even call the books “self-help books for toddlers!” 

Max Gives Thanks to God
Get Inspired with Max
Be Responsible Like Max
Giving Thanks with Max
Inspirational Nursery Rhymes Series with first four titles releases February 1, 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. $8.99
https://www.inspirationalnurseryrhymes.com - 
free ebook available at the site, as well as interiors of other titles




Thank you Joni Baker for sharing these books with Heart of a Bookworm and my readers!

Monday, 28 November 2016

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ~ A countdown to Christmas




ABOUT THE BOOK:

Celebrate 31 days of a Christ-filled Christmas season.
For Christians worldwide, the month of December is filled with joy and wonder as we anticipate the celebration of Christ’s birth. There is no other time of the year that can compare to the Christmas season for both the young and young at heart.
From December to New Year’s Eve, reawaken the wonder, joy, and magic that is Christmas with daily scripture and inspirational readings of stories behind popular Christmas traditions, carols and movies. Enjoy a wealth of fun activities to help make the most of the season, including heartwarming holiday recipes and homemade gift ideas.
With this soon-to-be-cherished holiday devotional, best-selling author Ace Collins will capture your imagination and help to make each day of December more memorable and meaningful to you, and those you love, by shining a light on the real spirit of the season.

MY THOUGHTS:
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Ace Collins is such an awesome read and one that I wish everyone could read during this time of year! We get so busy during the Holiday season and this devotional shares not only exceptional devotions, but also great gift ideas and recipes too!!! It allows us to reflect on the true reason of Christmas!
It would be such a wonderful gift for a teacher, preacher, or just about anyone for that matter!!! There are sooo many wonderful recipes and some that you could prepare yourself as gifts such as the Gingerbread Hot Chocolate! The cookie recipes sound delicious too! I love the Christmas traditions he shares as well! Honestly, this book would be perfect to sit down in the evening as a family and read each devotional together! It could start a new tradition within your own family! 
Heart of a Bookworm gives it 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s
Thank you Litfuse for providing this book in exchange for my honest review!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Trust My Heart ~ Review



ABOUT THE BOOK:
Grant McAllister arrives in Murphy, North Carolina, with one aim: to sell his inherited property and leave as quickly as possible. The big-city lawyer has no interest in his late, estranged grandparents or the dilapidated mansion he just acquired. After his high-profile divorce, he should be avoiding perky reporters, too. But Jami Carlisle is honest, funny, and undeniably appealing.
After breaking up with her safe-but-smothering boyfriend, Jami is determined to ace her first big assignment. A story about the McAllister estate is too intriguing to ignore—much like its handsome, commitment-phobic heir. Thanks to her digging, the pieces of Grant’s fraught family history are gradually fitting into place, but also upending all his old beliefs.
The two draw closer as they share their dreams, until misread signals and misunderstandings begin to test their trust. But in the unspoiled beauty of the Smoky Mountains, there’s healing and forgiveness to be found. And for Grant, this unplanned detour may be just what’s needed to finally guide him home…




MY THOUGHTS:

Trust My Heart is such a sweet and oh so awesome romance novel!! I LOVE everything about this book... seeing people overcome obstacles and learning how true forgiveness blesses you in ways you never could have imagined is just a small example of why I fell in love with this story! Grant and Jami will have you cheering them on right from the start and if you're like me you will also fall in love with all the others as well!

I am so glad to have found yet another wonderful author to read! Thank you LitFuse for allowing me the opportunity to review this book!

Heart of a Bookworm gives Trust My Heart 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s

Monday, 29 August 2016

The Things We Knew ~ Review






ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Things We Knew (Thomas Nelson, July 2016)
A tragedy from the past resurfaces in this tale of family secrets and reignited love.
After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can’t remember a bit of it.
But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. Once her brother’s best friend and Lynette’s first crush, Nick seems to hiding things from her. Lynette wonders what he knows about the day her mother died and hopes he might help her remember the things she can’t.
But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn’t want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.
As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets begin to surface—secrets that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question all they ever believed in.
MY THOUGHTS:
Wow.... What a story! The Things We Knew had me turning pages late into the night because I JUST HAD to see how this book would end! Lynette is the youngest of 5, and she cares for their father who is suffering from dementia and is also having financial issues. Like most people in this situation, you call in the family, right? Well Lynette did just that, and my oh my, she got way more than she bargained for! On top of that, an old crush of Lynette's also comes back in town and he seems to know more than he's letting on!!
To say this family is "dysfunctional" would be putting it mildly! The secrets, betrayals, and promises broken are enough for you to think the siblings may never find their way back to a healthy and loving relationship!! But Catherine West wrote this story beautifully and watching this family walk out their issues was just incredible! I love it when you see truth setting people free, and in The Things We Knew, that is exactly what happens!
I give this book 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s! Thank you Litfuse for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!!