Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ascension Day in the Amish Community

This year Ascension day will be May 29, 2014, which will mark the 40th day from Easter as the day that Jesus ascended back to Heaven.  Did you know many of the Amish communities in North America will  celebrate this day by closing down their business and gather with family and friends.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Huckleyberry Summer by Jennifer Beckstand

Aden Helmuth has always had the best intentions to help and do what is right, but he finds himself caught up with the law and the decision was made that Aden would move to Huckelberry, WI to live with his grandparents what Aden didn’t expect was his grandmother to play matchmaker.

Aden’s grandmother Annie Helmuth knew just who would be the perfect match for him a young sweet girl named Lily Eicher. However, Lily’s father had his sights on Lily marrying another young Amish man the Bishops son.  How does Lily being a sweet and cautious daughter stand up to her father and tell him that the young man he has already passed judgment on is the one she loves she has never disobeyed her father and always look to him for his wisdom.

There are many cases when we find ourselves as Lily’s father did and are quick to judge others before really getting to know each other.  What if we realized we are all flawed we’re not perfect but those flaws and imperfections are the reason we were hand pick to bring glory to the Lord.

This was a pleasurable read by Jennifer Beckstand. It has all the qualities of love, suspense and lessons that we are all in need of. I look forward to reading Huckleberry Christmas which is the third book in this series.

I received an advance copy of the this book for my honest review.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Breath of Spring

Breath of Spring by Charlotte Hubbard

Poor Annie Mae. Not sure what to do and is faced with fear of doing what is right and being loyal to her father who was the Bishop of their community and now has been ex communicated. 

 Annie Mae wonders if she will ever have the peace that she longs for now that she has made her decision to stay in Willow Ridge and not leave with her father, but Annie Mae learns quick that her choice to stay in Willow Ridge isn’t going to be as easy as she may of thought and at times she will be faced with some dark days.

I often wonder when we are faced with troubles and dark days the way Annie Mae was how we would handle them. Many times we may want to hide or run but if we look to Annie Mae as an example we just may come out of our troubles with the peace we all look for. It is important to always remember that God is always with us during what may seem to be some of the darkest days. It is through God that we may have new life and eyes to see it with.

I enjoyed reading this book and hope you do too. You also don’t want to forget about the wonderful recipes that can be found in back of this book. 

I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley