Saturday, March 9, 2013

Moonlight Masquerade


Moonlight Masquerade is a Regency romance by Ruth Axtell.  Lady Wexham is one of the wealthiest and most sought after woman in English society, but it has come at a high price.  The price was a loveless marriage to a much older and cruel man that never produced a child.  Now a widow, Lady Wexham finds herself attending social event after social event feeling that she is just existing and not leading a life of meaning.  Could she find fulfillment in helping her native France by spying on the British political figures in her circles of influence?  Rees Philips is sent to Lady Wexham’s home under the disguise of a butler to see if Lady Wexham is just a woman of social standing or is a French spy.  Yet the more Rees digs into Lady Wexham’s life the more he finds himself divided between love of country and love of a woman much beyond his reach.  If she is a traitor, will Rees betray his heart or his country? 

I absolutely loved this novel!  This is a very exciting piece of history that Axtell has based her writing on and she really knows her history to produce such an authentic read.  The romance is fantastic and it was an absolute joy to watch Lady Wexham and Rees and their social standings as an aristocrat and butler fight their growing attraction of each other.  The intrigue was very intense with Lady Wexham in danger with foes from both England and France and Rees becoming her protector.  I love how Axtell intertwined God’s love and plan for our lives in the story!  Can’t wait for the next installment to come out!  Highly Recommend!    

Provided by the Publisher for review

Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
Moonlight Masquerade: A Regency Romance
 

You're Made for a God-Sized Dream


You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream is life Coach and speaker, Holley Gerth’s latest book.  Holley writes to women about how the longing in our hearts, the idea that won’t go away, or that persistent yearning inside of us is really a God-sized dream waiting for us to take the first step for it to become a reality.  We cannot let fear of failure, lack of time, guilt or the size of our dream to be an excuse not to follow it.  God lays specific dreams on each of our hearts that only we can turn into reality and which in turn brings glory to our Heavenly Father.  Our God-sized dreams are not about us, but is about being obedient to God and furthering his kingdom through what our God-sized dream is meant to accomplish. 

I really enjoyed this book.  It is very straightforward, practical, and easy to read.  I really appreciated how much Holley referred to scripture to back up the points she was making.  Her reading style makes you feel like you are in the same room having a conversation with her and she is very uplifting and encouraging.  I love how she gives practical tips such as taking care of your physical needs, having a mentor and how to overcome fear to make your dream a reality.  She also gives downloadable printables from her website at the end of each chapter to help you stay on track and make your dream a reality step-by-step.  This book will get you fired up to go tackle the dream that God has just for you!

Provided by the publisher for review

Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
 
You're Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Damascus Countdown


Damascus Countdown is the third book in the latest trilogy by Joel C. Rosenberg.  CIA operative David Shirazi is deep in the heart of a Middle East meltdown where every Muslim country is uniting under the Twelfth Imam to destroy Israel and quite possibly the U.S.  As David continues to successfully infiltrate the Twelfth Imam’s inner circle he is quickly running out of time and running into an unwilling U.S. administration.  His heart is in the mission but he is torn with his new found faith in Jesus, reuniting with his first love Marseille, and not being able to see his dying mother in her last days.  David might be the world’s only hope in stopping a madman with nuclear and supernatural capabilities; the mission seems impossible.  David soon discovers that through God all things are possible. 

I really enjoyed every book in this series.  Rosenberg’s knowledge of the Middle East, CIA and end times is absolutely amazing and makes for a very intense series that you will not be able to put down.  These books might be fiction, but also shed light on what could really happen if Israel went to war and the devastating effects that could bring about.  This trilogy brings bible prophecy, romance and nonstop action into three great books!  I highly recommend this series, this book! 

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