Sunday, September 8, 2013

Review of Alaska Bound

I recently read AlaskaBound which is the story of the struggles of a couple who built a cabin on a remote location by Ketchikan, Alaska.  The only way to reach their property was by boat and there was typically no cell phone reception.   

It was still winter weather when they first made their trip and started building their cabin.

The beginning of the book was a little slow but the more you get into it the more interesting it becomes.  Towards the middle of the book it was difficult to put the book down. 

It was fun to read the story since I was in Ketchikan a year ago on a cruise.  But I would rather experience the way I did on a cruise ship than the way the did.  I did go ziplining while I was in Ketchikan, which was a new experience for me.

Click Here for the other books I have read in 2013.

Make it From Scratch Challenge

Crystal from MoneySavingMom is hosting a Make it from Scratch Challenge September 9-14. 
She will be posting each day about something she has made from scratch. I plan on participating in the challenge.

Check back each day to see what I and others have made from scratch.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Review of Bending Toward the Sun

Bending Toward the Sun by Mona Hodgson is the 2nd book in the Quilted Heart Series.  I had read the first book in the series and this was a continuation from the first book  It has the same characters as the first book but focuses on a different couple than were the main characters previously. 

I am looking forward to continuing the story by reading the third book in the series.  

Each of the characters has their own conflict or difficulty that they are dealing with.  The story is easy to follow and the characters are relatable.  

I received a free Kindle copy of the book from the Blogging for Books program through Waterbrook Multomah Publishing, it did not have an effect on my review.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Review of the Winnowing Season

TheWinnowing Season is the 2nd book of the Amish Vines and Orchard Series by Cindy Woodsmall. I have read the 1st book and enjoyed both books and am waiting for the 3rd book in the series.  

The books tell the story of a couple of Amish families who have to Maine to start a new apple orchard after theirs was damaged by storms. The younger members of the families struggle with the decision to remain in the Amish faith. Some of the other members have struggles of their own. 

Cindy Woodsmall has a great talent for writing in a way that makes the characters easy to relate to.  I have read many of her books and have enjoyed all of them.  

I received a free copy of the book from the Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging For Books reviewer program in exchange for an honest review.

I have been participating in the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge, click here for other books I have read this year,