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About this Book
Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, beloved authors of the Amish of Apple Grove series, team up again in an exciting new series for devoted fans and new readers. It’s 1851, and Evie Lawrence is penniless and heartbroken after a failed romance. When a kind elderly man announces his plan to move west and make his fortune, Evie jumps at the chance to go with him and start a new life. She says goodbye to the only home she’s ever known and sets out for the Northwest. There she meets Noah Hughes, a handsome young man who has gambled everything he owns on the chance to make a fresh start. Living the rugged life of a lumberjack, he too is determined to one day make his fortune. The last thing he’s looking for is a bride…so why can’t he get Evie out of his mind? In this first book of the Seattle Brides series, two people learn what it means to move beyond their expectations and embrace the very best God has for them.
This was a fun and entertaining story. I had never thought about what life would have been like in those early days when the west was just being settled. The authors did a good bringing to to life. And although the title gives away the ending it was a journey with some laughs and touching moments.
The chemistry between Evie and Noah was a blast and at time literally. The interaction between them were at times feisty and always fun to watch. The other characters and the subplots added a lot to the story, I especially like Ethel with her common sense and work ethic and her storyline.
This is a great introduction to a new series. I look forward to more laughs and loves with the Seattle Brides.
Disclaimer – I would like to thank Harvest House Publishers for the opportunity to read and review this book. I was under no obligation to give anything other than my honest opinion.
OK, I’ve succumbed to the Rafflecopter. I’ll see how it works. I want to keep it simple. Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be picking the winner on October 19 and announce the winner in my blog post of October 20th.
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About this Book
In A BIBLICAL FEAST, Morse presents a fascinating overview of what the people of Scripture ate and why. She includes descriptions of the 84 primary foods mentioned in the Bible. Many of these ancient ingredients, such as lentils, leeks, garlic, almonds, figs, olives and honey remain staples of contemporary Mediterranean kitchens. Wholesome dishes include Lentil Salad with Watercress & Goat Cheese, Sesame-Almond-Nigella Mix, Ezekiel’s Bread, Saffroned Millet with Walnuts and Poached Apricots with Pomegranates in Honey Syrup.
This is a beautiful book! I loved looking at the pictures that the author used as well as reading about the different recipes. The author includes passages of scripture that reference the particular food. Although, I never had the opportunity to try out any of the recipes (sorry, I wish I had time to cook such fun things) the author gives clear direction and even suggestions on where to find some of the ingredients.
This is a unique cookbook that would be fun for cooks that like to new and different items as well as those who have an interest in Biblical history.
Disclaimer: I did receive this book from the author but I was under no obligation to give anything but my honest opinion.
The Give Away
Use the entry form below for a chance to win a copy of this beautiful book. I’ll choose a winner on July 31st.
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What I’ve been Reading
I also finished Meg Moseley’s, Gone South. It was our book for the ACFW Book club and also available for review through netgally.com. Overall, I enjoyed the story, women’s fiction isn’t generally my first choice, but the author gave me an interesting look at life in the south. I’ll be posting a review for it before the week’s over.
After finishing those two books, I started Steven James’ book The Bishop. It’s the third in the series and appears to be even more intense and “graphic” than the previous ones. But there’s an intensity to the books that make them enjoyable. Of course, I just realized it is book 4 in the series, and I haven’t read book 3. So I guess I’ll be putting this on the shelf and reading The Knight. Yes, I’m that OCD!
To offset the intensity of a Steven James book I’m also reading Sandra Bricker’s If the Shoe Fits. I’m still early in the book but it’s going to be cute and fun and sweet.