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A Table by the Window

Wow! I am so glad I read this book. At first, I had a really difficult time getting into it. Of course part of that could have been because I am nearing the end of my school year and things tend to get a little crazy so reading for pleasure gets pushed down the "to-do" list. Thankfully, I finished the book and can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. 
         Hillary Manton Lodge did an excellent job writing this book. As I said before, I did have a hard time getting into the book, but once I did I was hooked. In fact, I started the book at 10:00 Friday night and finished at 7:00 Saturday night. (No, I did not pull an all-nighter to read this book) The story was simply captivating. 
         Juliette D'Alisa, the main character, finds herself in the midst of many struggles. Her job, her family, and her love life, or lack there of, are all causing her stress and confusion. She finds relief in cooking and Jesus. A nice little touch to this book i…

Book Review: Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic

Most would think that having no arms and no legs would make life difficult, miserable, and full of boundaries. Nick Vujicic does not seem to think that. Nick was born with out arms or legs, but that does not stop him from living to his fullest potential. He knows that God created him with a very special plan in mind and is determined to live that out.

    Nick has been able to reach tons of people through his disability. He has been able to touch more lives without hands than he could have with hands. In his book, Nick shares his experiences in life and how he has overcome the trials he runs into. He encourages everyone to discover God's plan for their life, and to pursue it.
      I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read. *Unstoppable:The Incredible Power of Faith in Action* will encourage anyone to use what God has given them to draw people to Him. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Book Review: The Governess of Highland Hall

"The Governess of Highland Hall" is a great book. Carrie Turansky wove suspense and romance together beautifully in this book. After the first page, I was captured and had a difficult time putting it down.
      Julia Foster becomes a governess for a man's young children and his two cousins. Though she is met with some resistance, Julia trusts God and ends up being greatly loved by her "students." Through trials and tests, both Julia and her employer learn a lesson in love and trust.
     I loved the way this book was written and the fact that it was a clean romance. Carrie Turansky did a wonderful job writing this book and I can't wait to read more of her books.“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”

Book Review: What Once Was Lost

"What Once Was Lost" is a fiction book written by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review. This book begins by introducing the reader to Christina Willems, the caretaker of the people who live in the poor house. Shortly after the story begins, a fire destroys the house causing Miss Willems and her charges to move out. Sawyer then writes of the troubles Christina faces as she works to rebuild the house. Finally, everything works out for the best and the story has a happy ending.
     Kim Vogel Sawyer does a good job of introducing the characters to the reader; however, I had a difficult time becoming fully engaged in the story. This book was extremely difficult to read simply because I was not interested. I believe that some people could pick up the book and "fall in love" with it, but I am not one of those people.
     Overall, the book was good. It had a good story, but I was just not …