Sitting on my couch, tissues perched next to me like a bff waiting to be beckoned during my sniffles, I sit and hold my historical fiction novel in one hand, and sip on my cup of broccoli and cheese soup with the other. For a whole day my internet was down and the rain was too.
Could I care less? Yes and no. Yes because I am a blogger, but no because I am a book worm who prefers paperback with thunderstorms. So join me on my little 24 hour adventure where I go back in time with awesome books.
12 Days At Bleakly Manor (once upon a Dickens Christmas), by Michelle Griep, took me down one of my favorite lanes where holidays meshed with mystery, and clean romance danced with a sprite of humor. Of course all this happening with horse and buggy, petticoats and hot tea.
Hello, you had me at page 1, Michelle.
I am so glad I got to read your book because NOW I can not wait until fall of 2018 when the second of this series arrives. I shall see you then, fine friend.
>>>Yes, I recommend this book. It has a bit of a twist at the end. I am good at keeping secrets. Buy a copy here and find out what happens!
I received a free copy of this book from Barbour Publishing Inc. in exchange for an honest review.
Onto the next book we go…
Most Christians love his work. We quote him regularly, and adore his devotional. But I was as shocked as I know many will be when they read Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman behind the World’s Bestselling Devotional.
I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am. I still feel as if I just transported all the way to Egypt with their family while they served with the YMCA and helped minister to soldiers during a war. I still feel as if I am standing back against the wall, watching Biddy pour a cup of hot tea and pour over her Bible early in the morning.
I still feel like Oswald is alive, because he was full of God’s spirit and took it with him everywhere he went. Learning about the Bible school they opened, how many lives they poured into, and how they let God lead them every.step.of.the.way is moving to say the least.
Even when there was a chance for something good to be extended, Oswald wanted to wait on God because he knew it was easy for Christians to get comfy and complacent. Whew. But you must read it for yourself.
Me handing down quotes only goes so far. This book has too much good stuff to try and squish into a post.
If you are an Oswald Chambers fan, I encourage you to invest in this book and be touched by their lives, namely Biddy’s life as a writer and helper. You will blessed, and not just because you may find out she could write over 200 words a minute!
“Among Christian devotional works, My Utmost for His Highest stands head and shoulders above the rest, with more than 13 million copies sold. But most readers have no idea that Oswald Chambers’s most famous work was not published until ten years after his death. The remarkable person behind its compilation and publication was his wife, Biddy. And her story of living her utmost for God’s highest is one without parallel.”
Buy your copy today and go back in time. It’s fun and you will learn as well as grow somewhere spiritually, I am sure of it.
I received a free copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for an honest review.