Reviews by DEBI@2014 and Beyond!
On 10/7 DEBI@2014 and Beyond! wrote: I often have occasion to receive and review books about the Amish. While I personally don't prefer these stories, my mom, Gloria, just can't seem to get enough of them so I never say no! Such is the case with today's book review. BookLook Bloggers offered A Love Made New by Kathleen Fuller and my mom ... A Love Made New by Kathleen Fuller
On 5/5 DEBI@2014 and Beyond! wrote: Sister Dear by Laura McNeill has a great cover and picture, which was just enough to pull me in. The story is about Allie, who is a mother convicted of a crime she swears she didn't commit. (Haven't we all heard that one before?) Anyway, after spending 10 years in jail, Allie returns to her small town ... Sister Dear by Laura McNeill
On 3/21 DEBI@2014 and Beyond! wrote: First I will say this: Until I started to write this review, I had no idea this was book 2 in a series. I guess what that officially means is that this is definitely what they call a "standalone" book in a series! I guess it makes sense though, that we would learn all the events leading up to Zac and ... The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter
On 2/18 DEBI@2014 and Beyond! wrote: This is one of those books that has four short story books within - a novella. Although when I agreed to review the book I didn't have any idea that this was the case, because it was called An Amish Year, I knew my mom would love it. Once my mother finished the book, she provided me with the following ... An Amish Year by Beth Wiseman
On 11/18 DEBI@2014 and Beyond! wrote: I've been reading Max Lucado's books for years, but I had never read any of his fictional books until now. and let me just say I wasn't disappointed. The main character of Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe is Chelsea Chambers, who has inherited her mother's cafe. The business had been in the family ... Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado, with Candace Lee and Eric Newman
On 9/18 DEBI@2014 and Beyond! wrote: I'll admit it - the Amish world has always intrigued me to some extent. I was born and raised in northeastern Ohio and there was a huge Amish community in nearby Holmes County, where we would head out on the weekends to taste their wares while hitting the garage sales and flea markets. Then, when I ... The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life by Sherry Gore
On 8/26 DEBI@2014 and Beyond! wrote: When I first saw this book, I thought it was right up my alley considering I am running for recovery myself. When I looked further into the book, I saw that it was more than just a book about running for recovery. This book is about Arthur Coffey, Jr. and his journey following a motorcycle accident. ... Running for Recovery: Marathons of the Body, Mind, Spirit by Arthur W. Coffey, Jr.
On 3/31 DEBI@2014 and Beyond! wrote: When I first saw this book, I immediately knew the author, Beth Wiseman's name from the Amish books my mother reads. I hadn't heard of The Promise, and I hadn't read the book description when I chose this book, thinking that the author's name was enough of a recommendation for me. Once I had finished ... Book Review: The Promise by Beth Wiseman
On 1/29 DEBI@2014 and Beyond! wrote: My Best Friends Funeral: A Memoir is a powerful book by Roger Thompson. The book begins with Roger preparing to speak at Tim’s funeral. He reflects on the life lessons he learned from his friend. This book is filled with many interesting stories, both funny and sad, but more importantly, stories ... Book Review: My Best Friend's Funeral by Roger Thompson