Friday, September 27, 2013

Fancy Friday- The Paperman


This is a really cute mini-movie, with no dialogue, that my older sister showed to me a while ago. You should definitely watch it! This is not the best video, because it's a little blurry and I think there is commentary in Spanish, but I couldn't find a better one that played right. Sorry!

I didn't really know what to do for my Fancy Friday until just a few minutes ago when this video popped into my head. It was like a light bulb went off! Watch this video, it just might make your day or at least make you smile!:)


Feel free to leave a comment telling me what you thought about it!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

*Hint of Passion* A Bride For All Seasons by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Robin Lee Hatcher, and Mary Connealy


A Bride for All Seasons


1800s mail-order bride catalogs facilitated many happy marriages. Here are the stories of four couples who owe their wedded bliss to creative editing by The Hitching Post publisher.

“And Then Came Spring”—Margaret Brownley
Sheriff Tom Garrett wants vengeance on his brother’s murderers, but he must think of his orphaned nephew. Then Mary-Jo shows up, swearing she's to Marry Tom’s brother by proxy and he’d neglected to mention a son.

“An Ever-After Summer”—Debra Clopton
Widower Matt McConnell wrote his ad with no room for misunderstanding—Bible believers need not apply. But Bible-thumping Ellie shows up on his doorstep. Matt’s so desperate for her help that he accepts.

“Autumn’s Angel”—Robin Lee Hatcher
Luvena Abbott is a singing sensation in New York. But as guardian to her brother’s children, she has few options to provide a home. Clay Birch won an abandoned theater in a poker game. The Hitching Post editor thinks they’ll make a perfect match.

“Winter Wedding Bells”—Mary Connealy

David Laramie is looking for a woman to care for his children. In exchange he’ll make her financially comfortable for life. But no woman wants to marry a dying man. Then Megan responds to his ad. It seems his “edited” letter contained no mention of him dying.

My Opinion:

This is my first time reading a book that is actually 4 short stories put into one. I was a little hesitant because I figured the romance would be rushed and that it would feel fake and forced. Well, of course the romance is going to be a little forced, I mean come on, these people were willing to marry complete strangers! I thought that I wouldn't be able to see any real love start to flourish however. That was my main concern.

"And Then Came Spring"- Margaret Brownley
This was the first book by Margaret Brownley that I have ever read and I loved it! The pace was so well done and everything was well written. I liked that she had some really good plotting that she was easily able to sum up and fix the situation to. Even though I knew that the two main characters were going to end up together I still had questions of 'When' and 'How', because as we obviously know, somethings got to happen to disrupt the the characters plans. I look forward to reading more books by her in the future!:)

Rating: 5 Stars

"An Ever-After Summer" by Debra Clopton
Again, this is the first book I have read by Debra Clopton. I saw that this was her very first historical fiction writing and she did an amazing job! It was just as good as many other historical books I have read, and those other authors have been writing in that genre for quite some time. She had a great story plot! I feel like she rushed in the end to get everything sorted out a little bit, but it's still worth reading. If you ever need a short little read to give you a quick laugh, An Ever-After Summer would be perfect!

Rating: 4 Stars

"Autumn's Angel" By Robin Lee Hatcher
This was the one with the least romance. It focused, in my opinion, more with Clay accepting being a step-father. The story was written very well and had a nice story. I liked the parts when Clay was hanging out with the children and building a relationship with them, and then seeing how that tugged on Luvena's heart strings. Altogether, an adorable read.

Rating: 4 Stars

"Winter Wedding Bells" by Mary Connealy

I had once, awhile back, tried to read a book by Mary called Out of Control. I normally try to finish books even if I don't like them, but I really didn't like the way that one was written and I would get confused about what was going on. So, I had to give up on it and I honestly hadn't picked up a book by Mary since... Until Now. Winter Wedding Bells was great! I believe that it was written differently and the sentences ran a lot smoother. Everything was understandable and enjoyable. I love the characters and how they were built up. One thing I would of like would have been for for David to need to re-face his past.

Rating: 4 Stars

*** One thing I have to say is that I did enjoy these short stories, but I am having a hard time with how fast these characters are falling in love. I don't really believe in love at first sight, except for when it comes to God. These characters also would be thinking that it would never work out between them, then all the sudden, they are wanting to be together. That aspect of these books was just a little unrealistic to me. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fancy Friday- Sacrifice

First, I wanted to say that I had so much fun doing the Character Casting for the Daughters of Boston and Wind of Change series by Julie Lessman these last several weeks. I will have those pictures and more, including my collages, on pinterest if any of you want to look at my pin page. My name on there is Salyna Gyger. Simple enough.

Secondly. I want to apologize for not doing a Fancy Friday last week. Once I was finished with the Character Castings I completely forgot. I only remembered today to do this one... Oops!



Recently, as you may know, I have read a book named Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund. I gave it 5 stars in my review because it was just amazing! If you want to see my review for it you can click here.

Well, I hope you guys don't hate me fore giving this stuff away, but I'm going to show you a part from the book that I absolutely adored. It shows that Ben and Susanna loved each other so much that they were both willing to give up there lives for one another. Of course, this made me think of the greatest sacrifice of all, Jesus dying on the cross for our sins.
The Passion of the Christ. This movie is just - I can't even - I don't - It's - oh man. T_T

John 3:16

New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The scene from the book is so sweet that I just had to share it. If you don't want to know anything from the book yet then I suggest not reading any further.


       The meetinghouse door rattled, and suddenly it swung open. The wind caught hold of the door and slammed it against the wall with a bang that brought everyone to silence.
       Ben jumped, but relief swelled through him. Finally the beadle was back with the prisoners. Now he could get the dirty deed done. He could hand himself over to Lieutenant Wolfe.
      Several loud gasps from the balcony drew Ben's attention upward. Mrs. Smith had risen to her feet. Her eyes widened and dismay carved lines into her face.
      Even before a word slipped from Mrs. Smith's lips, Ben knew the prisoners hadn't just walked into the meetinghouse. He twisted in his pew.
      There, framed in the open doorway and the swirling snow, stood Susanna. The wind had captured her cloak and swept the hood from her head, revealing her loose hair. It blew in dark tangles about her pale face. Her apparel was askew. She'd likely come straight from bed and only stopped to throw on a gown as an afterthought.
       Still, her beauty was utterly breathtaking, with the contrast of her ebony hair against the whiteness of the blowing snow.
       The wind whipped at her, and she swayed against the pressure.
       In an instant, Ben was on his feet and fumbling at the latch of his pew.
       He only had to peer at the determination flashing from her eyes to know why she was there. She caught her balance and started down the center aisle. Each step was halting, but her eyes found the lieutenant and didn't budge from him.
       His heart racing, Ben scrambled to exit the pew. He couldn't let her hand herself over to Lieutenant Wolfe. He had to stop her before she confessed everything.
       He flung open the pew door and started down the aisle.
       She swayed again and then stumbled, obviously still too weak to be out of bed. She grasped the nearest pew to keep from falling.
       Ben sprinted the last several steps and caught her by the arm. "Susanna,"he whispered, "You're ill, and you should not be here."
       "Let me go," she whispered back.
       "You need to be home in bed."
       "I'm not leaving her unless it's with Lieutenant Wolfe."
       Her whisper echoed in the silent meetinghouse, and he was sure everyone had heard her announcement, even the women in the galleries.
       With a groan he dragged her into his arms.
       Her body wilted and she collapsed against him.
       How had she managed to leave the house without Phoebe noticing her? And how had she been able to drag herself to the meetinghouse alone?
       Frustration pummeled him. He didn't have time to sweep her up into his arms and carry her down the street to the house and turn himself in to the lieutenant as soon as Dotty and Tom arrived.
       "Susanna..." He glanced around the building and, seeing that everyone was staring at them bent lower so that his mouth brushed her ear. "I won't let you say anything to the lieutenant."
       "You can't prevent me, Ben," She said.
       "I'll tie you up, gag you, and find a place to lock you up."
       She tilted her head back, and anger blazed in her eyes, bring them to life, making her more beautiful than ever. There was so much passion inside her, so much depth. That's why he loved her.
       And his love for her could never allow him to let her discard her reputation, her future, and her chances at happiness.
       But before he could decide what must be done with her, she wrenched away from him and lurched backward. "Brothers and sisters." she called.
       He stepped toward her. "Susanna, please!"
       She held out a hand to halt him. "My brothers and sisters," she repeated, and louder this time. "I must make a confession."
       He knew he ought to snatch her, cover her mouth, and drag her from the meetinghouse-even if she kicked and screamed. But she looked him square in the eyes, and something new flamed in the dark recesses that took his breath away.
       Was it love? Was it possible Susanna Smith loved him?
       Or was her love similar to what she had for Tom? After all, she loved Tom and was willing to sacrifice herself for the slave, just as she was willing to do for him.
       He reached for her, needing to pull her into his arms, to hear the declaration of love from her lips. But she took another quick step away, her body trembling with her effort to stand. She lifted her chin and pressed her lips together. Determination hardened the usual softness of her face.
       "I have to do this, Ben," she said. "I won't be able to live with myself I allow anyone else to take responsibility for what I've done."
       He knew the desperation she was feeling. It mirrored his own. Even so, he couldn't let her hand herself over.
       Out of the corner of his eye, he caught the movement of Reverend Smith coming down the aisle toward them, as well as Mrs. Smith descending the stairway from the gallery.
       If he couldn't capture Susanna before she blurted out her confession, then he could enlist their help in locking Susanna away until after the trial. They were as determined as he was to keep Susanna free from suffering at the hands of the lieutenant.
       But Susanna shook her head- almost sadly. Then she glanced away from him to the front of the building, to the judge.
       Even before she opened her mouth to speak, Ben knew what she would say.
       He lunged for her.
       "Honorable Judge Niles," she started loudly.
       But that's as far as she got. He captured her before she could escape, jerking her against him, and cutting off her next words by covering her mouth with his.
       She held herself stiff for only a moment before softening and sagging against him, giving in to his tender kiss.
       It didn't matter that the whole parish of Weymouth was witnessing his affection for her. He blocked out the eruption of their gasps and murmurings.
       He needed to stop her from her foolishness. It didn't matter that she might not be ready for his declaration of love. It didn't matter anymore if he gave away how much he loved her.
As if from a distance, Mrs. Smith's tense whispers urged him to stop, and Reverend Smith stood next to them clearing his throat.
       He didn't care what they thought anymore. In fact, he didn't care what anyone thought. He was done living his life at the mercy of status and prestige.
       Besides, it was his good-bye kiss to her. For after today, he doubted he would ever see her again.
       With one last consuming press of his mouth to hers, he dragged his lips from hers and pushed them against her ear. "I love you, Susanna," he whispered. "I love you with every fiber of my being. And I always will, until the day I die."


I hope you guys liked this little glimpse into Rebellious Heart, and I hope that it made you want to read the story! I loved this book!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund

Rebellious Heart


In 1763 Massachusetts, Susanna Smith has grown up with everything she's ever wanted, except one thing: an education. Because she's a female, higher learning has been closed to her, but her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. She's determined to put her status to good use, reaching out to the poor and deprived. And she knows when she marries well, she will be able to continue her work with the less fortunate.
Ben Ross grew up a farmer's son and has nothing to his name but his Harvard education. A poor country lawyer, he doesn't see how he'll be able to fulfill his promise to make his father proud of him. When family friends introduce him to the Smith family, he's drawn to quick-witted Susanna but knows her family expects her to marry well. When Susanna's decision to help an innocent woman no matter the cost crosses with Ben's growing disillusionment with their British rulers, the two find themselves bound together in what quickly becomes a very dangerous fight for justice.

My Opinion:

Wow! Wow! Wow! These books just keep getting more and more interesting. I could definitely tell that Jody did her research for this book! All the little details about what was going on in that time period were great! This was probably my favorite 'History Lesson' ever. I thought it was funny how I have actually been learning about the things that went on in the background of this book at school this last week. I was reading the book and was like, "I know this!" Haha

How could I even start to describe how much I fell in love with these two characters? Susanna was so devoted and Ben was so sacrificial! Even though there wasn't a lot of kissing there was still plenty of attraction between the two to satisfy me, and to make it even more intense they are practically 'banned' from ever being able to show their feelings for each other. This definitely showcased that love overcomes all, even money and status.

I loved watching Susanna grow a back bone! Throughout the whole book she practically threw herself at her Mother's feet, believing that she knew what was best, but she finally realized that some choices are hers and hers alone to make. Without any input from anybody, she learned to stick up for the people she cared about and what she believed to be right.

God came in kind of subtle in this story. Neither character fully trusted in God, but over the progression of the book they both slowly put more and more faith in him.

One thing that I liked was something that Ben's Father said. It was along the lines of this: Marrying well is not always the best way to move up in society, sometimes it is better to earn it by earning the respect and loyalty of others. Again, that's not exactly what he said but it was along those lines and I thought that was pretty cool:)

*P.S.* The Climax of the story was awesome! I can't tell you what happened, but I enjoyed it very much! READ THIS BOOK!

Rating: 5 Stars

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Bride For All Seasons *GIVEAWAY (U.S. Only)*

Awhile back I had won a copy of A Bride For All Seasons, but I ended up receiving 2 copies of it in the mail! OOPS! So, I asked the lady from the company what she would have me do with one of them. She gave me a list of options, one being to do a giveaway on my blog.

So, let's get started shall we? *REMEMBER* This is for U.S. Only!
A Bride for All Seasons


 1800s mail-order bride catalogs facilitated many happy marriages. Here are the stories of four couples who owe their wedded bliss to creative editing by The Hitching Post publisher.

“And Then Came Spring”—Margaret Brownley

Sheriff Tom Garrett wants vengeance on his brother’s murderers, but he must think of his orphaned nephew. Then Mary-Jo shows up, swearing she married Tom’s brother by proxy and he’d neglected to mention a son.

“An Ever-After Summer”—Debra Clopton
Widower Matt McConnell wrote his ad with no room for misunderstanding—Bible believers need not apply. But Bible-thumping Ellie shows up on his doorstep. Matt’s so desperate for her help that he accepts.

“Autumn’s Angel”—Robin Lee Hatcher

Luvena Abbott is a singing sensation in New York. But as guardian to her brother’s children, she has few options to provide a home. Clay Birch won an abandoned theater in a poker game. The Hitching Post editor thinks they’ll make a perfect match.

“Winter Wedding Bells”—Mary Connealy
David Laramie is looking for a woman to care for his children. In exchange he’ll make her financially comfortable for life. But no woman wants to marry a dying man. Then Megan responds to his ad. It seems his “edited” letter contained no mention of him dying.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Fancy Fridays- A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story Character Casting

AWW! I'm So Happy! So, I FINALLY read A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman, the last of the Daughters Of Boston and Winds of Change series! As you all know I have fallen in love with them, most of all the O'Connor family. I feel like I am standing, laughing, and living with them whenever I pick up one of these stories. This whole week I have literally been jumping onto my bed and diving into this story, sinking way down into the O'Connors' time period and lifestyles.

Now, I have the character casting! I chose these actors based more on how I pictured them as husband and wife in the other books, and then found one younger picture of each which I think look great! So, here we go...:)

A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman

A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story

One Woman. Two Men.
One stirs her pulse and the other her faith.
But who will win her heart?

*Cool Fact*- The B-E-A-UTIFUL woman on the cover of this book is Julie's very own daughter!

Character Descriptions:

Marceline Murphy- A beautiful 18 year old who just moved backed to Boston with her parents after leaving 5 years ago. Marcy is ready to pick up where she left off: with her best friend, schooling, activities, and life itself- All except for her best friends brother, and his best friend who teased her as a little girl and preys on other women now.

Patrick O'Connor- A dark, tan and handsome man at the age of 21, Patrick is the number one womanizer in town. A man who goes to church, but then then goes to Brannigan's Pub to hook up with multiple women. A man that does not have a good relationship with his parents so he finds love anywhere he can get it.

Sam O'Rourke- Brother to Marcy's best friend Julie, and best friend to Patrick, Sam has known Marcy since she was a little girl. He took her under his wing when she was a little girl and now he sees her beauty as a grown woman. However, he has turned out to be quite the rouge, and is only second with the ladies to his best friend Patrick. Can he give up his lust for women to get the the girl who is turning his head now?

My Choices:

Elizabeth Banks as Marceline Murphy

MarcyElizabeth Banks- Young Marcy? Elizabeth Banks- Marcy?
I love Elizabeth Banks! She is gorgeous and extremely talented. When she came to mind I had absolutely no doubts that she would be good for the part. I also think she looks enough like both Charity (Julianne Hough), and Katy (Reese Witherspoon), to pull off being their Mother in the future.

Henry Cavill as Patrick O'Connor

Young Henry Cavill- Young Patrick O'Connor Henry Cavill..... Hubba Hubba Patrick Henry Cavill in magazine
I saw a picture of Henry Cavill and automatically knew he was the right Patrick O'Connor for me, but I was a little hesitant to show him to Julie. I was getting fuzzy on the details about Patrick and wasn't quite sure if he would fit the bill in Julie's opinion. So, I e-mailed Julie asking for a small description of Patrick a while back, she replied something like this, "Dark hair, and Greek God physic with a spark in his eye." I then showed my older sister Henry Cavill and asked her if he fit the description. She said he didn't, so I continued to look and show Julie other actors which were all nicely turned down. I finally decided to show her Henry because he would not leave my mind, and by that time I thought, "Why not?" So, I showed Julie Henry here and she absolutely loved him!!! Lol, and there's my story about that...
I would love posting more pictures of him because he is so freaking handsome, but unfortunately I give each actor three pictures to try to show different sides of them or different ages.

Patrick Dempsey as Sam O'Rourke

Patrick Dempsey - TV & Movie Star A younger Patrick Dempsey, 1987 Patrick Dempsey

Funny Story... SOoo... If you have gone to Julie Lessman's blog then you have seen my collages of the O'Connor family, including Patrick Dempsey as Patrick O'Connor. That was a Mistake! Sorry! That was an old collage that I had made and sent to Julie to see IF she would like Patrick Dempsey for Patrick O'Connor. She replied no, that he was actually the guy she picked a while ago to play Sam. So, we switched him back to Sam and made Henry Cavill Patrick O'Connor, but their was a mistake and Julie accidentally put up the wrong collage.


Now, she isn't in this book, but she is in some of the others... Introducing my version of Gabe!!!
Young Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin- Gabe


What do think? YAY or NAY? Who would you have chosen?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

*Nominated for the Liebster Award*

This is pretty cool and quite an honor for me! Kara from A BookLover's Heart nominated my blog for the Liebster Award! Thank you Kara for thinking of my blog! I'm so glad you enjoy stopping by:)

I will be nominating 10 other blogs of my choosing for the award, and if they choose to participate this is what they must do:

1. Link back to the blogger that nominated you. Ex: how I linked Kara's website above
2. Nominate 10 others of your choice, I think they must be blogs who have not been nominated in the past.
3. Answer questions from the blogger that tagged you:)
4. Ask 10 questions for the bloggers you nomionate
5. Let your nominee's know of their reward.

My Answers to Kara's Questions:

1. Who is your favorite author(s) and why?

Kara, you could probably have not thought of a harder question for me to answer, but I will give it my best shot. Lisa Bergren, Deeanne Gist, and Julie Lessman are my top 3 favorite authors at this moment no doubt. Lisa Bergen's series, The River of Time, is actually what started my desire for reading. I had already started to like reading when I read Ted Dekkers, Circle Trilogy, but I absolutely fell in love with the Historical Fiction books after reading Lisa Bergren. I love Deeanne Gist because her stories always touch my heart, and always are in their own way, unique. What Happened at the Fair is my main example of that because not only did she pick a setting I never had read about before, but she also wrote it about a man who had terrible allergies and was starting to lose his hearing. That's not what most people would think of as a Knight in Shining Armor, but his personality is what stole my heart. Last but not least, Julie Lessman. I like her books because they bring out my emotions whether good or bad. Her books capture me and pull me back to the early 20th century to where I feel like I'm from that time. If you feel like you are experiencing what you are reading then that is a very good book. Julie and I also message eachother back and forth quite often. It started out as me, probably being the annoying fan, asking her a lot of questions and asking if she would come visit my blog for various reasons. However, I have learned that Julie is an an extremely kind woman and that she is a joy to talk to.
Lol, does that answer the question well enough? 

2. What do you enjoy most about blogging and would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I would recommend it to others. What I like about it most is probably just being able to give my honest opinion about something. Even if I don't get many viewers, it feels good to know that I could have impacted someone by them reading a book because they liked my review about it.

3. Is there a book you didn't think you'd like, but you ended up loving it?

Yes, one in particular actually. The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund.     The Preacher's Bride
I know they say, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." Honestly though, I judged this one quite a bit. I had ordered it from the library and had it sitting next to my bed for probably over a month second guessing my decision to read it. I thought it was going to be a sad depressing book about a homely women. And guess what? For the most part, it was. So I was right, but also wrong. I still turned out to be a very fascinating, and to this day, one of my favorite books. I didn't even know tell the end that it is also based off of a true story. I HIGHLY recommend this book:)

4. What would be your ideal vacation spot or your dream vacation?

ITALY!!!! I don't why but I have always had a huge desire to go to Italy, and I think reading The River of Time series about Italian Knights just made me want to go more...;) Last summer, one of my best friends got to go there for summer vacation and you can bet I let her know how jealous I was. (and btw, I have never been out of the U.S.)

Switzerland! A lot of my ancestors are from Switzerland, I would really just like to see the land that they are from and learn about culture over there:)
London, England! I would love to go here and see some great sites and also meet some people with attractive accents;) Lol

5. How many books are on your TBR shelf?

According to Goodreads, 146, but that could change at any moment!

6. What is your favorite spot to read?

In my bed, I'm pretty sure that's a lot of peoples favorite spot. If the weather is decent outside and not to hot or to cold, then I like to pull a camping chair out onto by back deck to read sometimes as well:)

7. Do you have a favorite snack while reading?

Well, I could basically eat just about anything and be content. I love food/snacks altogether and eat way more than I should:P If I had to pick one though I normally will eat pop tarts quite often when I'm reading because those are in the house a lot.

8. Which Blogger has inspired you the most?

Probably my older sister, Backing Books and Expanding Horizons, as well as MaryLu Tyndall's, Cross and Cutlass. My blog doesn't take after any of those blogs at all except for the layout of Backing Books a little. But I like visiting those sites a lot. MaryLu does a whole lot of things with her website that are really entertaining and thought provoking.

9. What are your hobbies? (Besides reading)

Well, I'm pretty lazy. If I had more stuff to do I would, but I can never think of much to do with the stuff I have. I like art and drawing is something I really enjoy. I have a tab for old portraits...etc I have done. I have not updated it because I haven't had art at school for about a year and a half, but I will have it again starting my second semester so I'm hoping to get new things posted up then. I like Cosmetology and I will probably be a Beautician when I grow up. And I like hanging out with friends and just having a good time. The thing I'm looking most forward to right now is probably going to the Catching Fire premiere with my closest friends. Can't wait!:)

10. What's one of your biggest book pet peeves?

One of my biggest book pet peeves would probably be when an author, in my opinion, fails to have a message stand out from there writings. I have read some books that are characterized as Christian Fiction, but by the time I'm done reading I don't feel like I've learned anything. They also normally mention God in like the last 10% of the book. If it's going to be Christian Fiction, the story can have romance, even a lot of it, or any other side plot. However, the MAIN focus should be about the growing relationship between the main character(s) and God.

Now for my Nominee's!!!:)

1. A Simply Enchanted Life by Kristin L.
2. Chat with Vera by Vera Godley
3. Fictionally. by Grace M
4. Hardcover Feedback by Megan
5. Inspiring Daring by Rachelle
6. Maureen's Musing by Maureen
7. Paula's Thoughts by Pol
8. The Literary Maidens by Madilyn and Bethany
9. To Read or Not to Read by Kate
10. Who YA Reading? by Cynthia

And Your Questions Are?:

1. Who is your favorite author(s)? Why?

2. What was your reason to start blogging?

3. What is your all time favorite book and/or series? Why?

4. What would be your ideal Vacation Spot?

5. Is there a book that you were hesitant to read but ended up loving?

6. If you were to write your own book, what would it be about? Setting? Plot? etc?

If you have written your own book, what is it called and what's it about?

7. What's your favorite time of day to read?

8. Who is your blogging inspiration?

9. What are some of your other hobbies besides reading?

10. What's your biggest book pet peeve?

Even if I did not nominate your blog feel free to answer these questions!:)

Thanks again to Kara for nominating me! BTW, I like you little picture of Gandolf at the end of your post so I'm going to do one of my own:)
                          "I can go like this!"

A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman

A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story


 One Woman. Two Men.

One stirs her pulse and the other her faith.

But who will win her heart?

My Opinion:

This is a bittersweet moment for me. Sweet because this book was absolutely fantastic and filled my heart to it's content, but sad because my journey with the O'Connors is now over...

JULIE!!! You NEED to write MORE!!! Can you write a story about Gabe??? That would be amazing!

Even though I knew that Marcy and *Blank* were going to end up together, this story was still great! The love triangle was intense and the thought that kept going through my mind was, "When is it going to end?" Lol, I had some strong emotions going on when reading this.

*Blanks* transformation was extremely touching. It really did give me hope for people in real life who would be known as the 'Rouges' or black sheep of the family. With a Godly influence, anyone can come to Christ in time. Sure, it's not likely, but very possible.

I also like how I saw Marcy's change of mind. She learned how not to judge someone from the first impression and/or past reputation, but to look into someones heart to see what really lies there. It took her awhile, but she got the hang of it.

There is nothing that I can pick apart about this story, I loved everything about it!

Again, this was another story by Julie Lessman that combined a passion between the main characters with a focus on God flawlessly. Thank you so much Julie for this terrific ride with the O'Connor family, it will be a story I won't forget!

Rating: 5 Stars