Twice Freed

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Twice Freed

by Patricia St. John

 

Onesimus is a slave.

Eirene is a rich merchant’s daughter.

Onesimus longs to gain his freedom and Eirene’s love. However, he doesn’t realize where true freedom lies.

He wants nothing to do with Jesus Christ. His master, Philemon, may follow the teachings of the Christ and his apostle Paul… but Onesimus has other plans.

 

 

 

Stars!

Strong language – 2 (Calling on false gods mainly, other thing is saying “he swore”, or such like.)

Romance – 2

Graphic Details – 2

Magic – 0

This is a great book!  My mom read it aloud to my siblings and I several years ago, and are currently in the middle of it again!

The story, based off of the book of Philemon in the Bible, follows the life of Onesimus, Philemon’s slave.

I love the message of forgiveness and redemption.  Onesimus isn’t forgiving and when his master, mistress, mother, and the girl he loves become Christians, he doesn’t understand the love of Christ.  But as the book goes on…. I can’t tell you any more.  You’ll have to read it. 😉

You can find Twice Freed here!

~ Molly ~

 

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Through All Things

Through All Things

Malachi Cyr

Through All Things by [Cyr, Malachi]Loved ones must be rescued.
His brothers depend on him for survival.
The trail behind him is already stained with pain and loss.

Allen is only seventeen, but tragedy and a strong sense of duty already weigh on his shoulders. As the French and Indians wage brutal warfare on the English settlers, Allen embarks on a treacherous journey to free his captive sister and her friend.

With little hope of survival and even less for success, Allen knows he needs God to do the impossible. But if God is able to do all things, why does everything seem to be going wrong?

 

Strong language – 0

Romance – 1 ❤

Graphic Details – 4-5, (ages 12+ or parental supervision)

Magic – 0

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(4.5 stars)

I follow Malachi’s blog, and had been watching his progress on Through All Things for quite a while.  I’m pleased to say that I wasn’t disappointed!

Allen’s responses to the hardships in his life felt real.  Though I felt the author could have used more emotion at times, I found the book a fun and easy read.  🙂  It had action, a touch of romance, and is set in the French and Indian War era – which is a fascinating time period!

Find Through All Things on Amazon!

 

See y’all next week,

~ Molly

*NOTE* Post may contain affiliate links; if you buy, I may receive money, with NO additional cost to you whatsoever.  Thank you.

20 Question Book Tag

I got tagged by Kaylee @ Kaylee’s Kind of Writes for this blog tag!  I am going to do this as a sort of get back into blogging for the year. 🙂 Hopefully I’ll be starting book reviews up again soon!

#1: How many books are too many in a series?

That’s hard.  Some series there are too many books, and the only reason is that the author seemed to be running out of ideas. (I can’t stand those!) Usually between 3 and 8 books is about right.

#2: How do you feel about cliff-hangers?

Ah yes.  Cliffhangers.  They are so awesome! XD  That is, when I’m writing not reading….

#3: Hardcover or paperback?

Probably paperback.

#4: Favorite book?

Only one???!!! In nonfiction, the favorites are probably The Count of Monte Cristo and the Wars of the Realm trilogy. (I know, that makes four total.  But anyone who likes reading won’t blame me.)

#5: Least Favorite Book?

Let me think…. Sorry.  No answer.  XD

#6: Love Triangles, yes or no?

So-so.  They’re way overused and clichéd, especially in romance movies.  I guess I don’t care either way!

#7: The most recent book you couldn’t finish?

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit is the last one I can remember and that was years ago.  I finish most books I start unless they’re super boring. XD

#8: A book you are currently reading?

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

#9: Last book you recommended to someone?

The Count of Monte Cristo.  Just today, actually.

#10: Oldest book you’ve read? (publication date)

A few Shakespeare plays which are from the 1500s, then the Bible (1611) and Don Quixote (1605 and 1615).

#11: Newest book you’ve read? (publication date)

Through All Things by Malachi Cyr, published June 22nd, 2018.  Next oldest is Kiera by Kate Willis, published June 20th, 2018.

#12: Favorite author?

Don’t have one, but I really like: Alexandre Dumas, Chuck Black, Jane Austen,

#13: Buying books or borrowing?

Um….. I don’t usually do either.  (The best thing to do is get books (mainly classics) free on Kindle. ;))

#14: A book you dislike that everyone seems to love?

I can’t really think of one!  I could probably think of the other way around, one I like that everyone else dislikes, would be Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott.

#15: Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks.

#16: A book you can always reread?

Rise of the Fallen by Chuck Black.

#17: Can you read while listening to music?

I can, mainly because I can read through anything.  My family says that I am deaf when I read. 😛

#18: One POV or multiple POVs?(For anyone that doesn’t know, that is Point Of View),

If the different POVs is clearly defined, I don’t mind them.  If they blend together, switching from one character to the next in a single scene, I find that confusing and  not enjoyable to read.

#19: Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Depends on the length.  I am a fast reader, so unless I get interrupted I can read one in a sitting.

#20: Who do you tag?

PerAnna @ Life Without a Latte!

And no one else because I’m running out of time.

See y’all Friday!

~ Molly

 

The Christmas Lodge

Can you believe Christmas is in two days?!  That’s just crazy! This year has absolutely flown by.  Today’s story is great for passing the hours on Christmas Eve, looking at those presents under the tree. 😉

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At the Christmas Lodge

Rebekah A. Morris

 

At the Christmas Lodge (Christmas Collection) by [Morris, Rebekah A.]

When Desirae Richey agrees to go home with some college friends for Christmas, she expects a small family gathering. Instead she is taken to the Christmas Lodge in the snowy mountains of Canada to a noisy, fun loving, adventurous group of family and friends who welcome her as one of their own. Everything seems to be going as planned until an unexpected snowfall occurs.

 

 

 

Stars!

Strong language – 0

Romance – 2 ❤

Graphic Details – 0

Magic – 0

I found this story very sweet and cozy! Perfect for an afternoon read, as it’s very short.  The character’s relationships were sweet and I loved the snow sculpture contest!  All that to say, it is a favorite. 🙂 ❤

Find on Amazon

See you next week,

~ Molly ~

*NOTE* Post may contain affiliate links; if you buy, I may receive money, with NO additional cost to you whatsoever.  Thank you.

A Christmas Carol

Oops, I forgot to do this last Friday… Sorry about that!

Can you believe it’s only 11 days until Christmas?! It’s crazy!  For today, I am reviewing one of my favorite Christmas books.

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A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

On the night of Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three Christmas spirits. The Ghost of Christmas Past confronts Scrooge with his youth, the Ghost of Christmas Present reveals the Cratchits’ struggle amid poverty, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come harrows Scrooge with dire visions of the future if he does not learn to treat his fellow man with kindness, generosity and compassion.

 

 

 

 

Stars!

What Christmas book is more well known or loved than A Christmas Carol?  Ebenezer Scrooge, despite his grouchy nature and his “Bah! Humbug!” is an endearing character that you come to love by the end of the book.

Strong language – To be honest, I don’t remember, which means it was fine. 😉 1

Romance – 1

Graphic Details – 1

Magic – 0

(I would suggest this book for ages 10 and up because of the Ghost of Christmas Past.  I got super creeped out by him when I was young.)

Find A Christmas Carol on Amazon HERE!

~ Molly~

New Book by Anna!

Guess what?  Anna at Annie Writes has a new book published!

Everyone needs a good book at any time of the year. This short story collection is an enjoyable read with lovely God-centered stories of hope and faith.

 

 

Anna P. is a 16-year-old Jesus-follower, who loves to write. Aside from writing, she enjoys photography, playing clarinet, babysitting, and spending time with her family. She desires that her books and other writing will encourage others in their walk with Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for letting me help in your blog tour, Anna!

~ Molly ~

Book Review & December

Wow, can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of December?!  That feels like it’s almost Christmas already!  In honor of December, I’m doing a Christmas book review. 🙂

 

The Father Christmas Confessions

By Emily Ann Benedict

 

The Father Christmas Confessions (The Father Christmas Series Book 1) by [Benedict, Emily Ann]

What if Santa Claus isn’t one man? What if he is a secret organization?

Jeremy Ogden has 25 days to accomplish his mission and a list of people whose lives can be changed forever if he makes it to them in time. He just has one big problem…And her name is Virginia.

Virginia Kipyard is the last girl Jeremy wants holding his family’s ancient secret, no matter how many times his mother suggests she’s “the right girl.” But if he wants to save the life of the next man on his list, he might just need her help.

The “season of miracles” is about to take on a whole new meaning, even for Father Christmas.

 

Strong language – I’m not sure how to rate this as I saw another blogger say that this book had a British swear word, but I didn’t run into any.

Romance – 3

Graphic Details – 0 to 2

Magic – 0

*SPOILER* About the “magic” rating, there is something that is called a “gift” that is somewhat like magic, but referred to as a “gift” or a “miracle”

I love, love, love the concept of this book!  The Santa Claus idea is so cool, but I wasn’t sure I liked how the author made it happen.  The “Gift” weirded me out a bit, but it wasn’t exactly bad.

Anyhow, I would say this book would be for ages 12 and up, with adult supervision any younger.

The Father Christmas Confessions is on Amazon HERE.

See you next week!

~Molly~

 

Thanksgiving and I’m Back!

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ello everyone! I’m back from my trip (last week, actually) and back to blogging! 


So, today is Thanksgiving in the U.S.A.  Thanksgiving is, obviously, a time to give thanks!  Sometimes these days people forget to be thankful.  They forget what freedoms we enjoy.  They get caught up in the future and don’t remember to take in the present.

Light house on Lake Michigan

Sitting around the table eating good food, surrounded by family and friends, is a time to say thank you.  Thank you to family, to friends, and most importantly to God, for He deserves the most thanks.


Ps 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

What is one thing you are thankful for today?

Always give thanks,

Molly

Liebster Award Nomination

I’m skipping the book review for this week and doing a blog tag: The Liebster Award!  I’ve been awarded for the I-don’t-know-how-manyeth time. 😀

Thanks to Amie at Crazy A!

Here are the rules:

Thank the blog that nominated you for the award
2. Answer the questions they gave you
3. Give 11 fun facts about yourself
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award, and give them 11 questions to answer

 

  • History book or Science book?  Why?

Probably science…. because… I prefer listening to my history on audio! 😀

  • What is better, having to color all day, or having to wash dishes all day?

Color, definitely. 😉

  • Do you use caps lock often?

THAT DEPENDS ON THE DAY AND WHICH MESSAGE I AM TRYING TO GET ACROSS.

  • Lace, ruffles, or camouflage?

Out of the three, camouflage, however I prefer just a comfy t-shirt and skirt. 🙂

  • What is you opinion on the all time classic, Pride and Prejudice?

Great book!  Opinion over.

  • Botany or astronomy?

Astronomy!!!!!

  • If you had to choose a broken finger, or a broken toe, which would you chose?

Ouch.  Neither.  Okay, okay! I stepped on a nail a few days ago (I don’t suggest it!) and I found out how hard it is to walk with my foot hurting.  So I’m going with finger.

  • What is your favorite hair color?

Brown? Light brown? Somewhere around there.

  • Do you enjoy crafting or destroying better?

Crafting.

  • What is your favorite kind of tape?

Uh…. ?  Tape?  There’s more than one kind of tape?

  • Lastly, if you knew some horrid event was about to happen in the near future, how would you go about warning people?

That’s rough too.   I’d start by telling my parents, then they’d tell everyone they know, then those people would tell everybody they know, and post it on social media (Facebook, etc.), and soon the whole world would know! 😀

 

I tag whoever is reading this post! Answer the questions in the comments.

  1. What kind of shoes do you like to wear?
  2. Favorite food?
  3. Favorite genre to read/write in?
  4. Last book you read?
  5. Favorite Bible verse?
  6. Do you play an instrument?
  7. Pens or pencils?
  8. If pencils, regular or mechanical?
  9. Whew, only two more.
  10. Notebook or typing on the computer?
  11. Do you like answering questions? 😛

 

Finally, I’ll be gone for a few weeks, so I’ll get back to blogging when I return!

~ Molly ~