Merciful Renewing ~Book Review~

Merciful RenewingBy: Karen Chalfant Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: death, religion, and war.) 3 Stars Merciful Renewing is the story of an independent woman in the early 1900s. Her life is full of heartbreak and pain, but she is on the road to forgiveness and love. This tale had very … Continue reading Merciful Renewing ~Book Review~

Career by Design ~Book Review~

Career by Design By: Ron Willbanks 4.5 Stars Career by Design is an excellent well-thought-out book packed full of advice for choosing a future career, lists of career options, ways to find more fulfillment in your job, and much more. It provides advice to younger individuals trying to figure out their future as well as those … Continue reading Career by Design ~Book Review~

Tiny Infinities ~Book Review~

Tiny Infinities By: J.H. Diehl Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: divorce, family troubles, mental illness, drugs, and brain disorders.) 4 Stars Tiny Infinities is a heart-wrenching book that tells the story of a young girl trying to put a broken life together. At first, the book seemed fairly average to … Continue reading Tiny Infinities ~Book Review~

Claws, Paws, Feathers, and Jaws ~Book Review~

Claws, Paws, Feathers, and Jaws: Impeccable Petunia Part 1 By: Katie Christine Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Slightly Tainted (Content to consider: Violence) 4.5 Stars What an interesting, interesting book this is! To be honest, the main reason I picked up this book is because it is based around a chicken. I absolutely adore chickens … Continue reading Claws, Paws, Feathers, and Jaws ~Book Review~

Things Fall Apart ~Book Review~

I have finished my 5th book on my classical to-be-read list!!! If you haven’t seen my list, check it out here: Classics TBR to see what’s coming! Also, feel free to take a look at my other reviews from the list: The Alchemist, Animal Farm, Candide, and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Things Fall ApartBy: Chinua Achebe Cleanliness (See "About" … Continue reading Things Fall Apart ~Book Review~

The Lady Raven ~Book Review~

The Lady Raven By: Rebecca Henry Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Trash (4+ Curse Words. Other content: kissing, adultery, multiple graphic murders, graphic injuries, multiple scenes of implied sex, witchcraft, abuse, and death.) 3.5 stars The Lady Raven is a dark, twisted, bloody book filled with witchcraft, royals, and murder that follows the story of … Continue reading The Lady Raven ~Book Review~

God’s Answers for the Graduate ~Book Review~

God's Answers for the Graduate: Class of 2019 Compiled by: Jack Countryman 4.5 stars What an awesome present for a Christian graduate! This cute little book is not exactly what I was expecting. There is absolutely no commentary except for the foreword and "Dear Graduate" pages. The rest of the book is simply a collection … Continue reading God’s Answers for the Graduate ~Book Review~

The Giving House ~Book Review~

The Giving House By: Madelyn March Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (25+ curse words. Other content to consider: cancer, abuse, religion, stillbirth, implied sex, two descriptive rape scenes, adultery, and death.) 3.5 stars This is a very intriguing book. The whole story is a flashback told by a guilty narrator who is dying of … Continue reading The Giving House ~Book Review~

The Sky Above Us ~Book Review~

The Sky Above UsBy: Sarah Sundin Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Yuck (Content to consider: smoking, drinking, groping, sexual discussions, implied sex, kissing, war, and death.) 4 stars This historical romance will make you not want to set it down! The Sky Above Us is the story of pain, mistakes, estranged families, love, war, hate, … Continue reading The Sky Above Us ~Book Review~

Why Being Single Is (NOT) the End of the World

Today is Valentine's Day. A day of love, relationships, presents, fancy dinners, and sadness. Why sadness? Because we, my friends, are in a group called "the singles." Guess what, being single shouldn't equal sadness. A relationship does not make or break you. What's awesome about being in the singles group (besides being able to set … Continue reading Why Being Single Is (NOT) the End of the World

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~Book Review~

I have finished my fourth book on my classical to-be-read list!!! I'm so proud of myself. Haha. If you haven't seen my list, check it out here: Classics TBR to see what's coming! Also, feel free to take a look at my other reviews from the list: The Alchemist, Animal Farm, and Candide. The Strange … Continue reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~Book Review~

Story of Redemption Bible ~Review~

ESV Story of Redemption Bible Published by: Crossway 4 stars Crossway describes this study bible as, "The ESV Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God leads readers on a journey through this storyline from start to finish, with conversational commentary written by pastor Greg Gilbert interspersed throughout the full ESV text. With the … Continue reading Story of Redemption Bible ~Review~

Second-Chance Dogs ~Book Review~

Second-Chance Dogs Edited By: Callie Smith Grant Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: abuse, still-birth, disease, religion, and death.) 4.5 stars This book really hurt. It really, really hurt, but that's mostly on me for bad timing. I guess hurting is not a bad thing because it can ultimately lead to … Continue reading Second-Chance Dogs ~Book Review~

Crack Yourself Up ~Book Review~

Crack Yourself Up - Jokes for Kids By: Sandy Silverthorne Expected Publication: August 21, 2018 5 Stars Q: What steals your stuff while you're in the bathtub?  A: A robber ducky! What an adorable, little book! This book is filled with hilarious knock-knock jokes, funny stories, and tons of play-on words! Yes, of course there … Continue reading Crack Yourself Up ~Book Review~

Thief of Corinth ~Book Review~

Thief of CorinthBy: Tessa Afshar Release Date: August 7, 2018 Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No cursing. Content to consider: drinking, slavery, blood, implied sex, mention of rape, divorce, sexism, abuse, stealing, religion, kissing, and death.) 4 stars Thief of Corinth is an interesting mixture of biblical fiction, historical fiction, real history, romance, … Continue reading Thief of Corinth ~Book Review~

Harry Potter – You’re Not Good Enough ~Book Tag~

I have been dying to do this tag every since I saw it Laura's blog (Live Love Read) a long time ago! I haven't been able to get to until now! The You’re Not Good Enough Tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire and Beccathebookreviewer! Laura had the idea to make it a Harry Potter edition! Rules: Write 30 character names … Continue reading Harry Potter – You’re Not Good Enough ~Book Tag~

A Defense of Honor ~Book Review~

A Defense of HonorBy: Kristi Ann Hunter Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (No curse words. Topics to consider: premarital pregnancy, blackmail, religion, and brief kissing.) 4.5 stars This story was so touching. A Defense of Honor is a tale about rejection, abandonment, 1800s etiquette, forgiveness, and beautiful love. I can't exactly place the … Continue reading A Defense of Honor ~Book Review~

Joey ~Book Review~

Joey By: Jennifer Marshall Bleakley Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (No cursing. Topics to consider: religion, animal abuse, abandonment, disease, mention of self-harm, extreme grief, and animal death.) 5 stars On the surface, Joey is a novel about a blind rescue horse that helps "emotionally wounded" children. Inside, it's so much more. This beautiful … Continue reading Joey ~Book Review~

The Mystery Blogger Award #2

I've been nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award a second time by the lovely María from Bookgraphy! Thank you! 😀 If you haven't seen my first award, check it out here: The Mystery Blogger Award. According to the creator, "the Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award #2

Blood Ties ~Book Review~

Blood Ties By: A.L. Wright Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Yuck (2+ curse words. Other content to consider: multiple descriptive kissing scenes, implied sex, blood, dead animals, descriptive battle scene, magic, and death.) 3.5 Stars This book is definitely for hard-core fantasy lovers. It's a fairly stereotypical fantasy novella, but not in a bad way. … Continue reading Blood Ties ~Book Review~

Hansel and Gretel ~Book Review~

Hansel and Gretel By: Mike Klaassen Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No cursing. Other content to consider: abandonment, abuse, witches, mention of cannibalism, descriptive vomiting, mention of flesh ripping, flesh cooking, and death.) 3 Stars This book was a little disappointing to me. First, I'd like to point out the title Hansel and … Continue reading Hansel and Gretel ~Book Review~

Room ~Book Review~

Room By: Emma Donoghue Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Yuck (2+ curse words. Other content to consider: birth, stillbirth, abortion, breastfeeding, multiple mentions of private parts, mention of rape, implication of sex, kidnapping, and implied attempted suicide.) 4 Stars "To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world...." This is such a powerful story. It's pure fiction, … Continue reading Room ~Book Review~

A Most Noble Heir ~Book Review~

A Most Noble Heir By: Susan Anne Mason Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No cursing. Content to consider: religion, kissing, servitude, mention of characters cursing [not specific], drinking, birth, multiple implications of sex, kidnapping, and death.) 4.5 Stars First of all, I absolutely love this cover! It is very nicely done, and gave … Continue reading A Most Noble Heir ~Book Review~

New Boy ~Book Review~

New Boy By: Tracy Chevalier Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (20+ curse words. Other content: racism, multiple mentions and descriptions of private parts, bullying, brief mention of cannibalism, and descriptive kissing.) 2 stars New Boy is an Othello retelling set in a 1970s elementary school. When I heard about the setting, I thought it would be … Continue reading New Boy ~Book Review~

One Stone Left Unturned ~Book Review~

One Stone Left Unturned By: Marianna Heusler Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (4+ Curse Words and/or Euphemisms. Other content: bullying, car accident, dementia, hemophilia, family trouble, mention of dead body, magic, lying, murder, and death.) 4.5 stars One Stone Left Unturned was a story of mystery, history, sadness, and magic. The chapters alternated … Continue reading One Stone Left Unturned ~Book Review~

The Orphan Band of Springdale ~Book Review~

The Orphan Band of Springdale (ARC) By: Anne Nesbet Expected Publication: April 10, 2018 Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Middle-grade fiction. Topics to consider: orphans, fugitives, bullying, war, injury, and lying.) 5 stars Who knew a book about World War II could be so extremely sweet and beautiful?! I loved this book so … Continue reading The Orphan Band of Springdale ~Book Review~