Archive | November, 2019

Book Review-A Bound Heart

30 Nov

A Bound Heart was written by Laura Frantz and is set in the mid-1700s.
Summary: Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall have know each other all their lives. But expectations and promises have created a distance between them as adults.
That is, until Lark is accused of an unspeakable crime-the repercussions of which send Lark and Magnus across the globe and away from all they have ever known.
Can they survive storms, evil men, sickness, and loss on their trek around the world-or will they lose everything in the process?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It has a very interesting plot, unique characters, and is well-written. My favorite thing, is that the book takes place in three key places-Scotland, on a ship, and in Virginia. The descriptions of each place were so well-written, I could see them in my mind, and they really became their own characters throughout the story.
My only complaint was in the end where a key decision was made without Lark’s input (trying not to give any spoilers!) It seemed like it could have been done a little differently.
Other than that, I really liked it, and am looking forward to reading more books by this author!
I would like to thank Revell for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!

Kid Craft Friday-Perlers

29 Nov

Well, it’s that time of year-time for the kids to make some Christmas presents.
What does that mean for me? Ironing lots of perlers, of course! 🙂
Here are their most recent projects:
The Girlio:

The Boy:

The Little Guy:

So there you go. That.was.a.lot.of.ironing. But, some cute projects, nonetheless! 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

28 Nov

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Wednesday Words

27 Nov
36 Inspirational Quotes About Life

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Book Review-A Pursuit of Home

23 Nov

A Pursuit of Home was written by Kristi Ann Hunter, and is the third and final book of the Haven Manor series.
Summary: Jess Beauchene has spent her life hiding from her past, but now she is being forced to pursue it-with the help of the most annoying scholar Derek Thornbury.
Regardless of how much she needs Derek’s help, she is extremely reluctant to share details of her past life.
Will she be able to find the treasure she seeks, and will it be in time to save the last of her family that remains?
My Thoughts: A heroine with a definite feisty side and a lot to lose, a story of trusting your friends when you need them the most, and a great piece of well-written historical fiction-this was a great read.
This book is a very fitting end to the Haven Manor saga, as much as I am sad to see it go. It has been like an old friend-reading through these books-and is definitely a favorite series of mine.
Book three was no exception to the rest-it is full of plot twists, intrigue, fascinating characters, and a little romance thrown in. Jess was definitely my favorite of the characters, and it was good to hear more of her story in this book.
I highly recommend this one, and the whole series is worth buying and keeping on your shelf!
As always, I would like to thank Bethany House for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!