Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Kremlin Conspiracy

I was so excited to get another Joel Rosenberg book in the mail to review. He is such a fantastic writer! I feel like I learn about history, current events and politics every time I read something from him. As always, he captivated me in the Kremlin Conspiracy with thrilling adventures and suspense in modern-day Russia.

From the publisher: "Everything he learned to protect our president, he must use to take out theirs. With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker, trained to protect but ready to kill to save his country."

It's a beautiful hardcover book with 480 pages that you won't want to put down. Because it's always such a cultural jump to read his books, I always appreciate his page of character introductions so I can refer back to them throughout the book.

I would recommend this book to any reader age 15 +. I can't wait to share it with my son, my husband, my dad, and my father-in-law! 

I received this book as a gift exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Historical Mystery from Tracie Peterson

I just read Tracie Peterson's new novel, In Places Hidden. This is the first book in her new series, the Golden Gate Secrets.  It's set in 1905 in San Francisco, where the main character is leading a search for her brother who mysteriously disappeared. All sorts of people come alongside her to search, and to solve the mystery of his disappearance. Along the way, readers learn a lot about the sights, smells, sounds, expectations, and politics of the various communities in this era. Readers see the character's struggles with pain, loss, and hardship, and simultaneously their struggle to find and/or hold onto faith. A little bit of mystery, a little bit of history, a little bit of romance equals a good novel that readers will enjoy. It's a clean read, other than quick references to prostitution and violence. I especially enjoyed the social justice perspectives in the book.

I would recommend this book to ladies age 16+.

I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.