Tuesday, October 8, 2019


About the book...

There is one story that novelist Josephine Bourdillon shirked from writing. And now she may never have a chance. Trapped in her memories, she lies in a coma.

The man who put her there is just as paralyzed. Former soldier Henry Hughes failed to complete the kill. What's more: he never received full payment--funds that would ensure surgery for his son.

As detectives investigate disturbing fan letters, a young but not-so-naïve Paige Bourdillon turns to her mother's turbulent past for answers. Could The Awful Year be worse than the one they're living now?

Set against the flaming hills of North Carolina and the peaceful shores of the Mediterranean Sea, When I Close My Eyes tells the story of two families struggling with dysfunction and finding that love is stronger than death.

My thoughts...

Oh, how I LOVED this book! Such a great storyline and an attempted murder that threw me off track as to who may have been behind it…exactly the kind of book I like to read. I love how the author tackled topics that are disturbing to some (mental illness, suicide) with such honesty and clarity.

The hired hitman was someone I didn’t want to like for obvious reasons, but I found myself having compassion for him. I have a deep respect for Paige with her continued interest in him and his family.

An outstanding novel by an outstanding author!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history. When evil in its purest form is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure--and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter.

My thoughts...

Want to see how the enemy uses fear to paralyze Christians or to totally mislead them? Read this book! An allegory of how people can be so fearful that they are of no use to each other or furthering the gospel, this is evil at it’s best.

Living behind a roped area the entire village, which consists of members of the Holy Family Church, are so fooled by wolves in sheep’s clothing they can’t even think for themselves.

The prophetess is strange to begin with and then we find out why. She’s totally taken in by a cunning visitor. Like Dekker’s other books this one is weird but good!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019


About the book...

While leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, bestselling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it "changed the trajectory of my life." Meeting a man who'd lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith.

In Something Needs to Change, Platt invites readers to come along on both the adventure of the trek, as well as the adventure of seeking answers to tough questions like, "Where is God in the middle of suffering?" "What makes my religion any better than someone else's religion?" and "What do I believe about eternal suffering?" Platt has crafted an irresistible message about what it means to give your life for the gospel--to finally stop talking about faith and truly start living it.

My thoughts...

Wow, I just finished reading the last page and like every other David Platt book this one left me feeling I had to do something to help, the stories of those he met on this trek in the Himalayas breaks your heart. There are so many people that need to hear about Jesus Christ, people who don’t have and greatly need medical care or decent food to eat. The young girls sold into slavery leave the mountain scared but thinking they’ll be able to help their families financially by going with “the man” and working in town only to be used as sexual playthings for evil people and never seeing their families again.

The unreached in the world need to hear the gospel and what we can do is pray, send financial donations, or even take a mission trip to assist one on one. Your heart will be changed after reading this book and you’ll want to help. You’ll get to see David Platt’s heart on each page. A must read for the church!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.​ ​