New Book Watch: My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California: Abby’s Prospects by Janice Thompson

Journey now to San Francisco, California, of 1853 where…
An English socialite finds more treasure than expected on her trip to the American West.

When Abby Effingham becomes stranded in the middle of the California gold rush, her money depletes quickly even while her prospects for marriage increase daily. But Abby is on a mission to find her mother—not romance. Will a ridiculous scandal keep her from traveling on, or will it wake up an aloof innkeeper to the treasure right under his roof?

Samuel Harris runs a moderately priced hotel where Abby and her family’s elderly butler find shelter. He is looking forward to when she—and her parade of suitors—move on, though he concedes to let her work in his restaurant. When the sassy socialite is in trouble, will Samuel come to her rescue or find himself alone?

Product details

  • Series: My Heart Belongs
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Books (March 1, 2018)

Review: 52 Weeks Through the Psalms: A One-Year Journey of Prayer and Praise by James Merritt

About this Book

Experience God’s Compassion and Glorious Character in Your Life

The book of Psalms is often our first choice when we’re searching for comfort, mercy, or reassurance. The meeting of human emotions and divine love shines bright in every chapter.

From the author of 52 Weeks with Jesus and 52 Weeks Through the Bible comes an insightful and inspiring journey through select portions of the Psalms. As you spend time contemplating the holy words of Scripture, you’ll gain new levels of…

  • understanding about the provision and power of God
  • trust in the faithful, approachable presence of God
  • growth in your soul’s joyful response to God

Enrich your relationship with the Lord of your life as you find new reasons and ways to come before him in prayer and praise.

My Review

I love the book of Psalms! And this book did a great job teaching it in a practical and understandable way.

Each week the author focuses on a specific Psalm. In this 52 week format, he couldn’t cover all of them.

He also provides references from the New Testament as well as other Psalms or verses within a Psalm.  He this follows up with stories from his life, Biblical applications as he takes the Psalm and helps the reader see how he or she could apply it to life. The chapters are such you could read them in one sitting or break them up into 5 daily readings. Each chapter ends with a prayer for this week and a question for this week.  Both the prayer and the question are short and concise. Though, personally, I would have preferred to have the prayer and question at the beginning of the study.

I definitely have enjoyed and been touched by what I’ve read in this devotional. This would make a great gift for yourself as well as others who want to study the Psalms in an engaging and uplifting manner.

5-Star Rating Based on the Amazon Scale
5-Star Rating Based on the Goodreads Scale

Disclaimer:  I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the author, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.

 

Review: Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey

About this Book

FBI agent Declan Grey is in the chase of his life–but isn’t sure exactly what he’s chasing after. Threatened by a terrorist that “the wrath is coming,” Grey fears something horrible is about to be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw to help him. She’s sought justice for refugees and the hurting around the world, and if there’s anyone who can help him, it’s Tanner.

Tanner Shaw has joined the FBI as a crisis counselor . . . meaning she now has more opportunity to butt heads with Declan. But that tension also includes a spark she can’t deny, and she’s pretty sure Declan feels the same. But before anything can develop between them, they discover evidence of a terror cell–and soon are in a race against the clock to stop the coming “wrath” that could cost thousands their lives.

About the Author

Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of one’s faith and plenty of romance. She’s a huge fan of dark chocolate, is always in search of the best iced mocha and her dream is to one day own a little cottage on a remote stretch of beach. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. Visit her web site at www.DaniPettrey.com! (Source: Amazon Author Page)

My Review

When you think a series can’t get any better, it just did! Book three of this series was even stronger than the first two. So, if you read the first two in the series and enjoyed them, then you gotta get this one!

Declan Grey is everything you want in a leading man. He’s strong, intelligent, witty, and he has a soft side. Tanner Shaw is the perfect woman for him. She’s strong and intelligent and has skills Declan could have never imagined. Yes, I loved these two.

The story is excellent. It moves fast and is hard to put down. The storyline with Luke also has a nice climax. I’m looking forward to seeing where the author takes the story of Luke and Kate.

This is a book three in a series. You could probably read it as a stand-alone and enjoy it. You would be a little lost on the Luke part of the story, but the author gives you enough history to get by.

If you are new to Dani Pettrey, but enjoy authors like Terri Blackstock and Brandilyn Collins you’ll enjoy this book and series.

Disclaimer:  I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.

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