Cupid's arrow is making its way to Tallulah Falls, Oregon, bringing lots of business to Marcy Singer's embroidery specialty shop-like the bride who wants her mother's dress embellished with jewels. But someone wants to squash all the romance-and in this case they'll go as far as murder...
Additional notes: This is the third book in the Embroidery Mystery series. You can read my review of the first book here and the second book here.
My thoughts: I really liked this book in that it kept me somewhat guessing until very near to the end. I also really enjoy Marcy as a character, although I have to say the love triangle in the book is very annoying and frustrating. But overall, this series is enjoyable, and I will definitely keep reading it.
My thoughts: This book is thought provoking, eye opening and something that I need to read often. I felt inspired, encouraged and challenged to live up to the resolutions which are very in keeping with God's Word and desires for a woman. This book is a must-read, no matter if you are single, married, a parent, etc.
Crystal Paine, who has helped busy women everywhere take control of their finances, presents her most effective strategies designed for families of all sizes and income levels. With hundreds of inspiring “why didn’t I think of that?” TIPS, plus WORKSHEETS, Paine breaks down your goals into easy, manageable steps.
My thoughts: I had to read this book since Money Saving Mom (aka Crystal) was the first blog/website I had found that was truly encouraging of women, in particular, to be frugal. I like her down-to-earth personality and how encouraging she is. I even learned a few new tips from her book that I had never heard before. One was that if you're not a newspaper subscriber (which I am not because we don't read the paper and to get a subscription just for coupons seems odd), visit Starbucks or McDonald's on Sunday and scoop up papers that are left behind at tables that were purchased by other customers. Genius!
When Katie Lapp stumbles upon a satin infant gown in the dusty leather trunk of her parents' attic, she knows it holds a story she must discover. Why else would her Amish mother, a plain and simple woman who embraces the Old Order laws, hide the beautiful baby dress in the attic?
Additional notes: This is the first book in the Heritage of Lancaster series. There are three books in this series, and all three have been released.
My thoughts: While watching Courageous at home with my husband, a trailer for a movie called The Shunning was on. I was instantly interested, and when I found there was a book, I had to read it. What was surprising was that it was written by none other than Beverly Lewis, whom most hail as the queen of Amish fiction. I had never read her before just because she's so popular and I wanted to get to know other authors, but I really enjoyed this book. And I can't wait to see the movie!
Additional notes: This is the first book in the Hickory Ridge Romance series. There are currently two books in this series, and so far as I know, this series is ongoing.
My thoughts: I had signed up to review the second book, but at the time I signed up, I didn't realize the second book was a second book. So when I realized that, I had to get the first book from the library! This is such a weird thing to note, but the one thing that kept throwing me off in this book is that the Ada I pictured in my head looked nothing like the Ada on the front cover. Ha! But I thought this book was fun to read and set in an interesting time period - right after the Civil War.