The “Hearts of Montana” Finale – Guest Review by Hayley

The “Hearts of Montana” series has come to and end with another adventurous tale entitled “Faith’s Mountain Home”!

Anyone who read the first two books in the series will have been waiting for this one, to finally see the outcome of a storyline that was very prominent in book number two.  The story of the twin-brothers-turned-outlaws is finally tied up in this series finale, and paints a picture of redemption, healing, and forgiveness.  Also Laura Hannon, who we have met previously, is the leading heroine of this book, and we learn more of her incredibly tragic past. Continue reading

My First Supernatural Suspense Adventure. . . (A Guest Review by Hayley)

Supernatural suspense is not my normal genre of reading material. In fact, until now, I’d barely even heard of it. Still, when I read the description for Bethany House’s new release “Invitation”, there was just something I couldn’t resist. It promised thrilling mystery, perilous adventure, and gripping paranormal phenomena. Did it deliver on these promises? Oh yes, and so much more.

The four novellas contained within this book, each one from the minds of four bestselling authors, follow the journeys of a team brought together against all odds. Fighting supernatural darkness that is emerging throughout the world, this unlikely team comes together time and again to bring the power of God into victory, and the demons to their knees. Continue reading

Heart-wrenching and Dramatic – a guest-post by Hayley!

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Irish Meadows imageTitle: Irish Meadows
Author: Susan Anne Mason
Publishing House/Publication Date: Bethany House/June, 2015
Genres: Christian Historical Romance
Time Period: 1911
Number of Pages: 375
Series: Book #1 in the ‘Courage to Dream’ series

You should read this book if you… Love drama. While not a particularly adventurous book, Irish Meadows is very dramatic when it comes to matters of the heart… or in this case, four different hearts! The poor characters journey through such heartache that we can feel their pain, and eventually begin to wonder if the agony will ever end! We are not disappointed however, for the ideal happy ending awaits us as we near the end, with one particularly happy surprise to provide the cherry on top. Continue reading

Not Who I Imagined – A Special Guest Review

This post was written by one of our followers, as a special guest review.  Prairie Sky Book Reviews would like to thank H.B.E. for her contribution to our blog!

Not Who I Imagined cover“Can you fathom the possibility that anything you could possibly fear in this life or the next is overwhelmingly conquered by the reality of your eternal belovedness?”  This is a line taken from author Margot’s Starbuck’s “Not Who I Imagined”, a March, 2014 release from Baker Books publishers.  With a tone of honesty and humour, Ms. Starbuck’s book will take you on a thought-provoking journey of discovering the character of God anew.

Whether consciously, or subconsciously, we form beliefs as to whether God is distant, disappointed, and angry, or close, caring, and loving.  Those beliefs, whether positive or negative, are often formed by others (relative, friend, coworker, etc.) who are, or have been in our lives.  In this book you will uncover the truths that say:

**You are loved and accepted just as you are.

**You are worthy of being loved and accepted.

**God is not a distant deity, but a closely involved Heavenly Father who calls you “beloved”.

**There is absolutely nothing that you have done, or possibly could do that will make Him love and accept you any less.

To all of these statements, I give a hearty “Amen!”.  “Not Who I Imagined”, though at times written in a hard-to-follow style, comes through loud and clear on these points, and many others.  However, with her emphasis upon the fact that we are loved and accepted just as we are, the author gave me the impression, whether intended or not, that when we acknowledge a fault in ourselves, we do not have to point our efforts towards overcoming that fault.  Although I do not know if this is the impression intended, it did come through to me, and it is one that I disagree with.

But, all considered, “Not Who I Imagined”  is a beautiful book which should not be missed by any person who has ever asked themselves “Am I worthy?”.  Don’t overlook your chance to gaze into the true face of God… the Face which defines you as nothing less than beloved.

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from BakerBooks, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.