Friday, December 2, 2016

Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson

Book review of Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson (Revell) by @papertapepins



In her kitchen at Rose's Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected, and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen--and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful.

Journalist Adam Jacobs is on a forced sabbatical on Prince Edward Island. He's also on assignment to uncover a story. Instead he's falling in love with the island's red shores and Caden's sweets. 

When Caden discovers Adam isn't who she thought he was, she realizes that the article he's writing could do more than ruin the inn's chances for survival--it might also break her heart.

The Red Door Inn opened in the first book of this series, and Caden Holt is now the chef at this bed & breakfast on Prince Edward Island. She works for Seth and Marie who own the inn and are worried about their ability to stay afloat financially. Then they hear that a travel writer will be visiting anonymously to review the inn.

When Adam Jacobs shows up and they find out that he is a journalist, they assume it's him and Caden is tasked with showing him around the island and with his general happiness during his stay. They really don't consider that their evidence is circumstantial and he might not be who they believe him to be.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the first in the series. This one seemed slower paced and the characters in general a little flatter, for lack of a better word. I didn't really come to care much about them by the end of the book, but I'm not sure why I wasn't more invested. If you've read the first book, then you should continue with the story, but I wouldn't start with this one. I am planning to give the next book a hopeful try because I do like this author.

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


About the Author

Liz Johnson fell in love with Prince Edward Island the first time she set foot on it. When she's not plotting her next trip to the island, she works as a full-time marketing manager. She is the author of several novels including The Red Door Inn, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

Book review of NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible (Thomas Nelson) by papertapepins



The Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible is an exciting adventure through God’s Word in the trustworthy New King James Version®. Designed for children ages 7–11, the Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible brings Bible stories to life and helps kids discover vital truths from Scripture, finding real-life applications for children living in today’s world. Study features for the Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible are based on the characteristics of the Airship Genesis: Legendary Bible Adventure brand from Dr. David Jeremiah and the Turning Point for Kids ministry.
In the Airship Genesis: Legendary Bible Adventure, the Genesis Exploration Squad is commissioned to embark on a series of adventures that takes them throughout the Bible. Each mission is a learning experience, both in biblical understanding as well as character building.
Special features include:
  • Foreword to Airship Genesis from Dr. Jeremiah 
  • Introduction to the Bible 66 Mission Overviews exploring the main theme and purpose of each book in the Bible 
  • What Is the Bible All About? 
  • 100 Rupert Reports noting interesting Bible story facts 
  • 60 Logos Discovery articles to help kids see the main themes of Scripture 
  • 75 Power Force sidebars that help kids learn and apply Bible truths 
  • 50 Bible Heroes examining important Bible characters 
  • 100 Bible Blasts highlighting Scripture memory passages 
  • Full-color maps 
  • Concordance 
  • The trustworthy New King James Version® 
  • Full color throughout the Bible pages 
  • 32 vibrant, full-page Bible character illustrations

Discover bonus features and more at AirshipGenesis.com!
We had never heard of Airship Genesis before receiving this Bible. It's a neat website with a cast of 5 young cartoon characters, plus a couple others, who make it their mission to learn all about the history and stories in the Bible.


Book review of NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible (Thomas Nelson) by papertapepins



As an added bonus to this already resource packed Bible, each one comes with a code that gives access to Airship Genesis audio stories and a game. There are also free stories available on the site at http://www.airshipgenesis.com/listen. The site is very well done, very slick and modern and a lot of fun for kids. The Kids Study Bible is as well. I'm so impressed with the graphics as well as the content in the extras like the Power Force Sidebars and Logos Discovery.

Book review of NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible (Thomas Nelson) by papertapepins



Book review of NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible (Thomas Nelson) by papertapepins


Each book of the Bible starts with a Mission Overview that includes a brief summary and facts about the book. 

Book review of NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible (Thomas Nelson) by papertapepins


There are also full page Bible character illustrations throughout. This is the best kids Bible I've seen yet, and we've had a number of them pass through our home in the last few years. I think because of both the illustrations and the 'cool factor' of this Bible the usual age range of a kids first full Bible of say 8 - 11 could be extended a couple years on either side of this, even as young as 5 or 6. My 10 and 12 year olds think this is the best ever and are enjoying exploring the airship genesis website. This would make a great Christmas gift for any kids 5+ on your list, girl or boy. 

I received this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson.




Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

Book review of Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon (Revell) by papertapepins



Finn has packed away his combat instincts--but he may need them again when danger begins to stalk his quiet hideaway . . . 

After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime. A peaceful month in the woods sounds like the perfect way to decompress. But peace isn't on the agenda once he crosses paths with publishing executive Dana Lewis, a neighbour who is nursing wounds of her own. Someone seems bent on disrupting her stay in the lakeside cabin she inherited from her grandfather. As Finn and Dana work together to discover who is behind the disquieting pranks, the incidents begin to take on a menacing tone. And when it becomes apparent Dana's foe may have deadly intent, Finn finds himself back in the thick of the action--ready or not.

I haven't read a romantic suspense book by Irene Hannon that I haven't enjoyed yet, but somehow this one rocketed up near the top of my favourites almost from the beginning. I love love loved her first few series and the last couple of series I have enjoyed but not quite as much but this book I loved just as much as those early ones such as Guardians of Justice. I can't even tell you exactly what was different. If you enjoy christian suspense then this one better be on your list!

Dana Lewis had a high power job in a large editing firm in New York but after a traumatic incident leaves her nerves in shatters she leaves that life and seeks solace in the quiet cabin her grandparents left her upon their deaths. She spent many summers at the cabin with them and in the small community nearby. She is planning to continue to work freelance from there and make some decisions about her life. Quiet and solitude quickly lose their appeal when it appears someone is out to make her leave the area. Thankfully her new neighbour in the next cabin over steps in to help her figure out who is behind the vandalism on her property ... and to help her heal from the terror of her ordeal in New York. 

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

THE AUTHOR

  1. Irene Hannon
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    Irene Hannon

    Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect SpringHope Harbor, and Sea Rose Lane, as well as the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted...
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