Reviews by Madeline Drew
On 1/20 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:I discovered that a hug can honestly be conveyed through words as I felt comforted and understood while reading the pages of Uninvited. Lysa TerKeurst engages with personal stories of isolation, rejection, and doors being closed in her life. Ya'll, we've all been there. Feeling ... Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst- Beautiful comfort when life leaves you hurting
On 10/23 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Unstuffed, written by Ruth Soukup, made an appearance into my life at just the right time. We're in the middle of moving and, not only that, there are many transitions occurring in my family- only one of which involves material items. The warmed to the author immediately as she speaks ... Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup- The Perfect Read for Lightening your Home, Mind & Soul!
On 8/14 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:I loved The Longing in Me for so many reasons. Sheila Walsh wrote it with reflections on desperate, broken moments in her own life as well as heartbreaking trials in the lives of others. We all long for things in our heart- some cravings are good and others are misinterpreted and lead ... The Longing in Me by Sheila Walsh- Hope for the Broken
On 6/21 Madeline Drew wrote: It all begins with a mystery man, a secret and a friendship shared by three Southern women in a small town in Louisiana. The Secret to Hummingbird Cake is absolutely delicious and meant to be savored, like a frozen margarita on a hot summer night. Sweet and salty but every sip is delightful. You never ... The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale- 2016 summer favorite!
On 4/17 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Mermaid Moon is the second book in the Sunset Cove series written by Colleen Coble. It can be easily read independently from the first book but the author does allow us to visit characters from The Inn at Ocean's Edge. Mystery, romance, and adventure are all a part of this story and ... Mermaid Moon, by Colleen Coble
On 2/19 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts: It's Not What You Think is an engaging, easy to read book that delves deeply into the Bible and applies it to life today. The author, Jefferson Bethke, illustrates biblical truths through his life experiences (and sometimes movies!) which makes for an interesting and thought ... It's Not What You Think by Jefferson Bethke
On 1/21 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:"It's not too late and you're never too far." Wow. Written on the cover of The Comeback, by Louie Giglio, I had to dive in and hear more. As I read the reassurance of God's love and forgiveness throughout this book I often wept tears of joy. God is SO good and the Bible is ... The Comeback by Louie Giglio- It's never to late and you're never too far.
On 12/11 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Falling like Snowflakes, by Denise Hunter, is a thrilling romance that will make your heart pound! I fell in love with the cover and couldn't wait to begin reading! Eden, a young mother, and her son are desperately on the run, but why? And from whom? As fate would have it, their car breaks ... Falling for Snowflakes- Pulse Pounding Danger & Pulse Racing Mistletoe Moments!
On 10/14 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Jen Hatmaker- just seeing the name makes me smile.:) For the Love is a treasure- a book that will make you laugh out loud (in Starbucks with your 17 year old daughter), ponder your faith as well as your life (in an encouraging and constructive way) and will also touch your heart as the ... For the Love by Jen Hatmaker- THE book to give your best friends and sisters for Christmas!
On 9/11 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:The Curiosity Keeper grabbed my attention immediately as I was thrown into the mystery of a missing ruby. The story grew even more interesting as the main characters came on the scene. Camille, a beautiful shopkeeper who soon discovers she's in danger and James, a handsome young apothecary ... The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd
On 8/21 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:I don't know how Beth Wiseman does it, but I hope she never stops. Every time I read one of her books it becomes my new favorite and Her Brother's Keeper is no exception. The book begins with an unsolved mystery. What were the circumstances surrounding Charlotte Dolinsky's brother's ... Her Brother's Keeper- Beth Wiseman Made Me Fall in Love Again!
On 7/4 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Married 'til Monday is absolutely wonderful. This summer's *must read* romance! A shattered marriage, two broken hearts, and life goes on. Or so it seems. Ryan McKinley (hunky name- Am I wrong?) is still in love with Abby and he intends to pursue her (swooning) until she is back ... Married 'til Monday by Denise Hunter- Your Summer Must Read Romance!
On 6/20 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:It felt like Christmas morning when I downloaded the newest book by Shauna Niequist, Savor. I absolutely adored Shauna's book, Bread and Wine, (sticky notes are scattered throughout the pages and there's red wine vinegar spills aplenty!) and knew I MUST get my hands on her ... Savor by Shauna Niequist- Delightfully Comforting Devotional & Cookbook!
On 5/13 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Are you struggling with a weight on your soul that you can't release? Are you unable to break free? As Christians we know in our hearts that God is forgiving and wants us to be happy but sometimes we just can't get past our problems, trials or mistakes. When we truly repent and ... Truly Free By Robert Morris- A Godsend to the Hurting and Hopeless
On 4/22 Madeline Drew wrote: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is an easy to read book filled with real life stories, advice, and loving reassurance to help guide your tween/teen daughter's choices as well as guard her heart. I read it with my daughters (ages 12 and 17) and my only regret was that I couldn't have read it when ... 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know- A Must Read for Moms and Teen Daughters!
On 4/9 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Coffee, Angels and the God Blog. Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe is a treasure! I'll admit that when I first heard of this book it sounded a bit... hokey. I wasn't interested and didn't sign up to review it. But as time passed and I read the raving reviews, I was intrigued. Luckily, another ... Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado- Encore!!
On 2/9 Madeline Drew wrote: The Wishing Season, by Denise Hunter, is the newest release in the Chapel Springs series- one of my favorites! Each story is based on one of the members of the close-knit McKinley family. The books can be read in any order as they stand alone but have delightful reoccurring characters. The story focused ... The Wishing Season- Denise Hunter has us swooning again!
On 12/22 Madeline Drew wrote: Andi Under Pressure, written by Amanda Flower, is the second book in a mystery series for young readers. The story begins with Andi Boggs, a bright 12 year old, attending a science camp with her friend Colin Carter. Strange things have been happening at the camp and Andi is determined to discover ... Andi Under Pressure by Amanda Flower
On 12/15 Madeline Drew wrote: The Nesting Place, (It doesn't have to be Perfect to be Beautiful) by Myquillyn Smith frees the anxious decorator with these words "...Giving up on perfection isn't a failure. It's a gift." As I read the pages of her incredibly inspiring, funny, and illustrated (yes! I LOVE pictures!) ... The Nesting Place- the imperfectly delightful book for everyone!
On 8/4 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:I was enticed by the cover photo (Chicken and Harvest Vegetable Soup) of The Loving Kitchen, by Leann Rice. Inside the pages of this book I found nurturing, comfort, love, not to mention, recipes that would absolutely delight my family. What makes this book extra ... The Loving Kitchen- Cozy Words and Recipes that Comfort and Delight!
On 6/16 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Colleen Coble is one of my favorite authors. I set her creations to a higher standard as she just seems to get better and better. Bluebonnet Bride is the story of a mail order bride, Elli Korpela, venturing to the New World from Finland. She's coming for a new ... Bluebonnet Bride by Colleen Coble
On 5/5 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:The Kissing Bridge, by Tricia Goyer, is the delightfully romantic third book in her Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series. I adored the first book, The Memory Jar, and was quite excited to be invited to review The Kissing Bridge. It was absolutely wonderful! Let me tell ... The Kissing Bridge by Tricia Goyer
On 1/6 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Heart Failure begins with a bang- literally. Dr. Carrie Markham and Adam Davidson, newly engaged, are victims of a drive by shooting. Is it a random act of violence or something more sinister? We soon discover that Adam is not who he pretends to be. He's running ... Heart Failure by Richard Mabry, M.D.- Medical Suspense!
On 9/18 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:I first saw the Homeschool Mom's Bible at the Teach them Diligently Homeschool Convention in Nashville. It caught my eye and immediately went on my wish list. A Bible with daily personal encouragement created just for homeschool Moms? Yes, please!Imagine how excited ... Homeschool Mom's Bible- Exactly What I Needed!
On 8/4 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Search and Rescue, by Colleen Coble and Robin Caroll, is an exciting mystery for middle schoolers (and their moms!). My 10 year old daughter actually read the book before I did and we both adored Emily O'Reilly, the clever main character with a heart of gold. Emily is a wonderful ... Rock Harbor Search and Rescue by Colleen Coble & Robin Caroll- Hopefully the first of Many!
On 4/28 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Shauna Niequist writes with humor and honesty, cooks with passion and creativity and loves the Lord with all her heart. Shauna is a true food entertainer. She delights in creating joy with friends while dining at her dinner table. I love how she encourages her readers to ... Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist
On 4/4 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:The Sky Beneath My Feet, by Lisa Samson, is all about "keeping it real" without completely losing your mind in the process. Beth's husband, faced with a major life decision, has holed himself up in their backyard shed, her son is suspected of using drugs, and now her brother wants her ... The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson
On 11/26 Madeline Drew wrote: My Thoughts:Imagine being left at the alter on your wedding day. Not only that, but none of the groom's friends or family show up. The Scent of Rain starts off with poor Daphne Sweeten at the lowest point in her life. Thankfully, her best friend is by her side and whisks her away from the ... The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck
On 7/5 Madeline Drew wrote: Swipe is a book written for young adults, but adults will want to read it, too. It's that good. Logan Langly is quickly approaching his 13th birthday which means he will get The Mark. The Mark (pictured on the cover above) is a tattoo of sorts in the future which allows you to get a job, purchase ... Swipe book review
On 3/24 Madeline Drew wrote: I love reality shows. In fact, I look forward to watching Survivor, The Amazing Race, and The Apprentice all week. First Date, by Krista McGee, is a story of 100 young girls competing against each other on a fictional reality show called The Book of Love. They are hoping to win ... First Date by Krista McGee- Book Review
On 12/16 Madeline Drew wrote: Run and get this book for someone's stocking- even if it's yours! The story takes place in a small town in Arkansas in 1986. Junior high drama, bossy older sisters, a family mystery, and a Christmas pageant that no one wants to organize add up to one hilarious story with a lot ... Cliques, Hicks and Ugly Sticks (Confessions of April Grace) review
On 11/6 Madeline Drew wrote: Lonestar Angel, written by Colleen Coble, is a mystery full of twists and turns, secrets, a missing child, and an ill fated romance. Don't let the cover fool you- this book is action packed! Newlyweds Eden and Clay Larson's baby is kidnapped and they are led to believe that she ... Lonestar Angel- Book Sneeze review
On 10/25 Madeline Drew wrote: Heaven is for Real for Kids is a children's book telling the story of Colton Burpo. When Colton was 3 years old he had to have emergency surgery and during the surgery he took a trip to heaven. I know it's hard to believe as this is certainly not an every day occurrence! God wants us to have the ... Sweet Reassurance!
On 10/14 Madeline Drew wrote: When God Whispers Your Name is the first book I have read by Max Lucado. Now I can see why he has such an amazing following! This book is a wonderful collection of stories that bring the Bible to life in a way that people can relate to in present day. Enlightening, inspiring ... When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado