Reviews by Fushiacat
On 2/19 Fushiacat wrote: Captain Harry Richardson had no idea when he entered the train station his life was about to make a big change. Up until that moment, he was concentrating on the new position for a pastor his aunt had told him about. Fresh out of school, he was catching the train to try out for that opening. But before ... A Train Ride to Matrimony?
On 2/1 Fushiacat wrote: Have you ever experienced a time in your life when everything switches around, when the world as you know it suddenly tilts? Perhaps you were living your life and everything was going okay, you were happy with your world. Then boom! Everything suddenly changes, and almost before you know what happened, ... Be Happy No Matter What!
On 12/30 Fushiacat wrote: In a country right out of a fairy tale, a star-crossed couple meet for the first time in five years, and a six hundred pound bell rings, seemingly of its own accord. When Avery Truitt was 17, Prince Colin stole her heart. But just when she thought Colin and her were ready to march down the aisle together, ... Will Love Find a Way?
On 11/20 Fushiacat wrote: Want a more exciting Christmas? Well, reading this little book will get that for you. This isn't done with some new ways to decorate your home, or with some wonderful Christmas recipes. Instead, what this book does is to daily decorate you on the inside for Christmas--to prepare you, heart and soul, ... Seeing the Star, Their Joy Knew No Bounds!
On 10/29 Fushiacat wrote: This beautifully illustrated, hard-backed book tells the story of a children's Christmas pageant. In the true whimsical style of the author, many of the scenes have something that has gone wrong--two of the children are fighting over one lamb, a child is laughing on stage, and one of the characters ... Merry Christmas!
On 10/19 Fushiacat wrote: Although this amazing book is considered a devotional, it is so much more. It is heavy, both literally and figuratively, because there is a lot packed into its pages. The beautiful padded cover has strong pages made of premium paper that are easy to turn, the entire book is very well made. There are ... How Do You Say Relax?
On 10/17 Fushiacat wrote: Two women's stories of love and loss are separated by decades, yet an abandoned building in Heart's Bend unites them both. Cora Scott is a business owner, an unusual position to have in a small southern town in the 1930's. Haley Morgan, living in today's time period, has been an over-achiever all ... Nothing New Under the Sun?
On 8/26 Fushiacat wrote: Can a young man, who is not yet twenty-one years old, write a book that will keep an adult's interest? John Luke Robertson can, and the proof of that is evident from the first page of this volume. Many may be familiar with him, along with his family, who are featured on the television show, Duck ... A Duck Leaves the Nest!
On 8/8 Fushiacat wrote: What would life be like if Christian principles were followed daily? Suzi Johnson has attempted to do just that, and she shares her story. This book contains the wisdom she has gathered over the years of living life with God at the center. She contrasts what life is like when completely depending ... Want a Fulfilled Life?
On 7/31 Fushiacat wrote: Grief. How can it be depicted? Experts have analyzed it, dividing grief into stages, claiming certain feelings and reactions are predictable--even if the one experiencing it finds it hard to believe anyone else could forecast such a thing. Some have used Biblical references. For instance, part ... The Master of the Sea
On 6/21 Fushiacat wrote: What does a meth addicted, well-known rock band member, and Jesus have in common? Quite a bit, as will be discovered in this true story of Brian Welch, also known by the stage name, Head. He was a heavy drug user, often staying high for a week or longer. Brian was one of the co-founders of the metal ... Prayers, Jesus & Rock and Roll
On 6/17 Fushiacat wrote: Imagine awakening to your smoke alarm going off. Imagine, too, that there have been so many malfunctions with your home's smoke alarm in the past, that it is easy to believe this is just another false alarm. That is what happened to the Hodgson Family in the wee hours one fateful morning. When the ... A Family, a Fire and a Pug!
On 5/15 Fushiacat wrote: One day, you are living in a tiny apartment in New York City, the next, you find yourself on a sprawling ranch miles from the nearest neighbor. That is what happened to this author, seventeen-year-old Jules Turner, when she was in grade school. One day her mom announced they would be moving to the ... The Country Life
On 5/10 Fushiacat wrote: Ready to dive into the Bible with a catchy Under the Sea Theme? Zonderkidz has come up with one, a beautiful hardback Bible geared for children aged six to ten. The cover itself is really eye catching with lots of brightly colored, glittery ocean life and fish. The translation is one made for kids, ... "....He Gently Leads Those Who Have Little Ones"--Isaiah 40:11
On 3/30 Fushiacat wrote: A widow since she was twenty-five, Evie is still wearing her wedding ring thirteen years later. Her husband, Max, a firefighter, died a hero's death in the line of duty. Now her only child, Cody is getting married, and she finds herself truly alone. Jack is everything Evie's late husband wasn't. ... If You Like-a-Me and I Like-a-You....
On 3/22 Fushiacat wrote: Cassidy Starr wants to press the do-over button for her life. After her recent divorce, she finds herself cleaned out financially and emotionally by her two-timing, ex-husband. She decides to start over with the only thing she has left, an inheritance from her beloved Aunt Roxie. It consists of Roxie's ... Just One Kiss
On 2/12 Fushiacat wrote: Are you single and unhappy? Have you put your life on hold until you encounter "the one," and get married? Well, meet Mandy Hale, she has been where you are, and has the stories to prove it. Mandy is a very transparent author who writes about life as a single woman. She shares her dreams, hopes, ... I Will Survive!
On 1/28 Fushiacat wrote: Can a TV personality actually have anything significant to say about child rearing? Actually, Korie Robertson can. She has many insightful things to say from her experience raising her five children. As a young mother, Korie was in a Bible study that asked what two character traits she would want ... Raising the Flock
On 1/18 Fushiacat wrote: Have the adventure of hearing the entire New Testament as a radio theater experience. As nice as books on disc or tape are, those usually have one reader who uses different voice intonations for the various characters. Sound effects usually don't amount to much, if they exist at all. The Word of Promise ... Get Ready for Something Amazing
On 12/5 Fushiacat wrote: What do pumpkins, sunflowers, lilies and pine trees have in common? They all come together in this volume for some remarkable children's stories. This is a collection of four former stand-alone books, which the author refers to as parables. Ms. Higgs' overwhelming joy of becoming a Christian, along ... Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall--This Book Contains Them All
On 12/3 Fushiacat wrote: Was it her imagination, or did librarian Lydia Bancroft just catch that handsome man staring at her in the reading room? Set in 1893 Chicago, bookish Lydia was brought up to be part of a society she is secretly no longer a member of, those who are very rich. Her mother and her were left almost penniless ... Some Enchanted Afternoon
On 11/12 Fushiacat wrote: Ronald Reagan was beloved by many, and criticized by a few. This book sets out to explore the time after he left the White House, the last years of the President's life. It is a broad work that covers much of what was going on in our nation, and the world, during those years, along with the health ... The Long Goodbye
On 10/3 Fushiacat wrote: That is the claim the author makes about Charles Dickens' famous tale, A Christmas Carol. He states there are many of beneficial lessons that can be learned from this tale, fifty-two, in fact. This book is divided into that many short chapters. Each one explores a point he found when reading this ... More Than a Christmas Story
On 9/26 Fushiacat wrote: Welcome to Wishing Springs, Texas, a place brimming over with small town charm, and home of the most eligible bachelors, at least that is what the latest hype says. But a relationship is that last thing newcomer Abby Knightly wants. She has just moved to town, and brought lots of baggage--most of it ... Will She Always Say Goodbye to Love?
On 8/27 Fushiacat wrote: A lot of well-researched history will be found between the covers of this book. The author presents much in-depth information about both Ben Franklin and George Whitefield, individually. This includes the time of their birth, along with what their parents were like, their family structure, and relationships ... Travel Back in Time
On 8/12 Fushiacat wrote: Small town lawyer, Corbin Gage, has a chance to take part in a David versus Goliath type of case. Two young boys have developed cancer. Corbin thinks the fertilizer plant, the only employer of good jobs in his southern town, is responsible. He believes they have dumped chemicals that have caused these ... A Power Greater Than Ourselves
On 7/22 Fushiacat wrote: It has been a year since Ethan died, but his sister Charlotte Dolinsky is still devastated. She is sure that the Amish community that he had recently joined is responsible for some sort of cover-up. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, Mary and Ethan were separated as older teens. They were put in ... "...There is a Friend Who Sticks Closer Than a Brother"
On 7/21 Fushiacat wrote: Jules Jeptha "Jep" Robertson and his wife, Jessica, share their life story in this book. Jep is the youngest of four brothers who are part of the television show, Duck Dynasty. As the baby in the family, Jep believes he got more attention from his dad, Phil, than his brothers. That is because, by ... The Youngest Ducks Quack!
On 6/9 Fushiacat wrote: Maggie Hope is doing a television interview--her first, and she is scared spitless. The subject matter is Tru Monahan, a famous rodeo winner who hates reporters. So begins the story of a handsome cowboy who meets a beautiful, but klutzy, writer. And all of this takes place in the charming, small ... Well, Howdy Ma'am!
On 5/25 Fushiacat wrote: Wilderness Rising is an action packed unpredictable thriller. It picks up where the first book, The Church Builder, stopped with the main character, Bethany Barclay, finding herself in England. She is attempting to piece together the mystery that has resulted in the death of her best friend, Annabelle. ... Oh, What a Wicked Web is Weaved!
On 3/31 Fushiacat wrote: Dee Oliver shares her poignant love story of meeting and romancing her husband Johnnie, who also happened to be a fourth-generation director of a large influential funeral home in the south. As with the course of all true love, there were hurdles to overcome. Less the reader think that included stopping ... True Love....
On 2/27 Fushiacat wrote: This is a short, light story that covers some heavy topics--marital infidelity, an unplanned pregnancy followed by a rushed marriage along with unforgiveness towards spouses and parents. It also contains humor, including some eccentric characters and a very clumsy angel who comes to earth in human ... Not Your Ordinary Coffee Shop
On 2/3 Fushiacat wrote: How about a new Bible? “You’ve already got one,” you say, “and aren’t they all alike anyway?” Actually, no, not all Bibles are alike. Today, there are many translations to choose from, and within them, a variety of types. Reading more than one kind of Bible can make God’s Word even ... Happy, Happy, Happy
On 10/5 Fushiacat wrote: Beth and Andrew Farmer, childhood sweethearts from a small town, have been married a number of years. Beth is a golden girl with a big heart, who is beloved by everyone she meets. Shortly after their marriage, Andrew drags Beth away from her beloved hometown to New York City. He wanted to pursue his ... If You Had a Chance To Do It All Again…
On 9/1 Fushiacat wrote: This book is about the beautiful relationship that can exist between a daughter and a dad. The author, Dr. Kevin Leman, is the well-known author of numerous birth order books. He is also the father of five children–four of them girls–so he has lots of first-hand knowledge in the parenting department. ... Dear Old Dad
On 6/29 Fushiacat wrote: This is the story of four teenagers, one girl and three boys. They are all good friends who, along with their families, are taking a lake vacation together right before starting their first year of high school. The action starts right at the beginning, and a mystery develops involving a missing girl ... Chills, Excitement, Mystery & Fun
On 5/21 Fushiacat wrote: Mandy Hale, thirty-four, writes a very readable autobiography that highlights events in her life from her senior year in high school to the present time. She tells of her different jobs, the relationships in her life, and her walk with Christ. Mandy is very transparent when telling about her past relationships. ... Real, Hilarious, Refreshing
On 4/11 Fushiacat wrote: This is a collection of four different Amish stories that have the common theme of gardening. As the reader is led down the garden path in this book, one will discover that each tale is unique. The stories are: “Rooted in Love” by Beth Wiseman, “Flowers for Rachael” by Kathleen Fuller, “Seeds ... An Amish Garden
On 2/27 Fushiacat wrote: This is a war story, so there are violent, gory and bloody parts in this book. There are also lots of technical sections, and jargon about war equipment, particularly submarines. The author goes into great detail about those items. This is a fast-moving adventure with lots of excitement. There are ... “Storming the Black Ice” by Don Brown
On 2/13 Fushiacat wrote: This book is fun to read. Two pages each are devoted to each country star, which includes the artist’s picture, their favorite Bible verse and why they picked it. This volume gives the reader an insight to each star, and gives a bit of an idea of how the star’s “tick.” These are mini snapshots ... “Country Faith 56 Reflections from Today’s Leading Country Music Stars” Compiled by Deborah Evans Price
On 1/10 Fushiacat wrote: Billy Graham very clearly writes how belief in Jesus has given him peace, even in the midst of a society that is seemingly crumbling around us. This book gives many examples from life today: the scary, empty things that preoccupy life in our culture or the instances of tragic happenings that have ... “The Reason for My Hope: Salvation” by Billy Graham
On 10/31 Fushiacat wrote: This is the life story of Gavin MacLeod. His story begins with his first performance on stage. He was a preschooler in a family of very modest means. Gavin’s Dad passed away when he was only thirteen. He talks about how that affected his life, as well as, his brother’s life who is two years younger. ... “This is Your Captain Speaking” by Gavin MacLeod
On 10/17 Fushiacat wrote: This is a beautifully illustrated Christmas book for children. It is filled with lovely, colorful illustrations by Mary Engelbreit. She brings her warm and bright renditions of Christmas, featuring adorable children, people and animals. The book contains the Christmas story from Luke, many well-known ... “Peace on Earth” by Mary Engelbreit
On 10/8 Fushiacat wrote: This is the story of Jeremy and Jennifer Williams high school sweethearts living in a small southern town. He is the football coach at the local high school, while Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom to their daughter, Josie. They had challenges in their lives, but as Christians, they believed God had brought ... "Tenacious" by Jeremy and Jennifer Williams
On 8/20 Fushiacat wrote: This is a fictional story about senior citizen Harriet Beamer. She has recently given up her independence by selling her home on the east coast. She and her dog, Humphrey, have moved in with her son, Henry, and daughter-in-law, Prudence, in California. The move has left Harriet feeling anxious and ... “Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold” by Joyce Magnin
On 8/1 Fushiacat wrote: I had thought this was going to be a cookbook, and though it does have some recipes, mostly it is a book about mother and daughter team, Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph. Becky and Rachel both provide some interesting reminisces about their lives together, and Rachel’s life after she has married ... “We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook” by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph
On 7/13 Fushiacat wrote: This book covers the first year, 2012, that Mike Matheny became the manager of the Saint Louis Cardinals baseball team. More specifically it is the story of the Christian players on the team. Eighteen men gave testimonies of their Christian faith in this book. These stories cover the gamut of age, ... “Intentional Walk” by Rob Rains
On 5/5 Fushiacat wrote: Before reading this book, I already knew who Joni Eareckson Tada is. Many years ago, I had read the book she wrote entitled, “Joni.” That book chronicled the journey that began with a diving accident she had at the age of 17. As a result, she became paralyzed from the shoulders down-a quadriplegic ... “Joni & Ken An Untold Love Story”
On 4/16 Fushiacat wrote: This is a collection of true stories about people who have experienced some very trying situations. The premise of the book is that despite the difficulty, the person or persons involved in the different stories were able to get something good out of the bad situation-that God made a sweet drink of lemonade ... "When God Makes Lemonade" by Don Jacobson
On 3/7 Fushiacat wrote: This is a devotional book about The Lord’s Prayer. This is the much loved prayer taught by Jesus. However, the saying of The Lord’s Prayer may start to be said by rote, with not much thinking done about the words being recited. This book wants you to slow down, think about the words, understand ... “The Great House of God” By Max Lucado
On 1/12 Fushiacat wrote: This is the true story of Ken Abraham’s mom, Minnie, and her last years of life. The story begins with Ken talking about how shocked he was when he understood his mom had dementia. The journey began slowly. After the death of Ken’s dad in 1997, his mom continued to live alone in the family home ... “When Your Parent Becomes Your Child” by Ken Abraham
On 11/24 Fushiacat wrote: This book, “Heaven Changes Everything,” is based on an earlier book, “Heaven Is For Real” written by the husband and wife team, Todd and Sonja Burpo. That earlier book is the story of the couple’s son, Colton–a toddler at the time–who had “died” during a horrendous medical crisis. ... “Heaven Changes Everything” By Todd and Sonja Burpo
On 10/3 Fushiacat wrote: This is the story of Gabriel, whose life–at the age of five–is dramatically changed by the death of his father. The little boy’s life is completely altered when he is uprooted from his home by a beautiful river in the mountains of Colorado, to the flat, hot plains of Kansas. The rest of Gabriel’s ... "The River" by Michael Neale
On 8/22 Fushiacat wrote: This is the story of Daphne Sweeten who is a “nose”. She has a highly developed sense of smell that enabled her to get a dream job in Paris. She gives it all up to return to the United States to marry, and work as a nose–at a much less than glamorous company–with her new spouse. Unfortunately, ... “The Scent of Rain” by Kristin Billerbeck
On 6/12 Fushiacat wrote: The cover of this cookbook got my attention right away. It is very attractive and made me want to pick up the book and dive in. I have quite a cookbook collection, so I was interested in adding a new one. The author has a unique feature in her book. ... “Farm Fresh Southern Cooking” by Tammy Algood
On 3/13 Fushiacat wrote: Imagine you are on a beautiful, white, sandy beach; the sky a brilliant blue; the ocean waves are gently lapping on the shore; the temperature is just right; and you are sitting in a comfortable chair under a slightly swaying palm tree. You are taking all this perfection in, thinking how right your world ... Great Day Every Day,
On 2/17 Fushiacat wrote: Imagine you have just made a discovery, and that discovery leads to a decision, and that decision changes everything in your life--how you view the world, your relationship with your family and friends, your employment, even where you live. This is what happened to Moishe Rosen. This is the story (biography) ... Moments with Moishe
On 1/23 Fushiacat wrote: The cover of this book states, "if you could ask God any question, what would it be?" I thought that was a very intriguing question. There are 55 different questions in the book, questions the writer thinks women would be interested in. The questions are supposedly answered by God--mostly from a Biblical ... One woman's opinion