I love reading, Christian, Biographies, Autobiographies, Cookbooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Memoir, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Parenting, Marriage, Christian Counseling, Health, Natural and Herbal, Childcare and Teaching, Inspirational as well as Alaskan.

I prefer a printed copy that I can hold in my hands and become old friends with, but will also accept E-books in Kindle, PDF or Nook formats.

I am a Christian and seek to glorify my Lord. As such I will not read any erotic, paranormal, vampire, or such books. I also will stop reading any book that has bad language (Cursing and taking my Lord’s name in vain.), and books with gratuitous sex. This is one reason I have chosen to be associated with the Publishing Companies and the Authors that are on my site because I feel safe recommending them to others.

Audrey Grant

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

COVER TO COVER CONTEST!

Check out Moody's Cover to Cover Contest!! I just entered! They will be giving some Blessed person EIGHTY New Releases, Hot Off The Press, this year!!
Do I hope I win?? OF COURSE!!! What an exciting and blessed way that would be to help get me through yet another year in bed but more importantly help take my mind off of My oldest son who just joined the Army and is leaving home in 12 days! (Having a hard time letting go, while at the same time filled with proud thankfulness at his willing sacrifice!)

Join, join, join while there is still time!!! They moght pick YOUR name!!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Date With Death

A Date With Death (In The President's Service)A Date With Death by Ace Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This first book in the series (In the President's Service) is a great read! I am so thankful that I was asked by The Book Club Magazine to read and review the first book in the series!!
This is the perfect genre for me! I love the time period it is set in! I love the theme of the book, the style of writing! It is a 100% WIN for me!
It has all the key components for THE GREAT NOVEL. Time Period, Classy Characters, FBI, Mystery & Intrigue, Spies & Foreign Agents, Christians & Lost searching for Answers....
I am so glad this is a series and I will be able to read more from these characters because I came to love them, just in the first book! It sucked me in and I read till 3:am to finish it!
Thank you for this opportunity!
Waiting for #2!

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Calling it as I see it!

7: 107: 10 by Dominique Wilkins
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

PORNOGRAPHY!!!

AND YET ANOTHER BOOK THAT ADDS THE TAG "CHRISTIAN" TO A BOOK OF FILTH BECAUSE THEY WANT A WAY TO GET TO THE WEAK AND BABY CHRISTIANS WHO DON'T KNOW MUCH YET.
OR A WAY FOR A CHRISTIAN TO INDULGE IN THE VERY GARBAGE {THAT IF HER HUSBAND, FATHER, SON, PASTOR,ETC...WERE TO ADMIT TO "LOOKING" AT THE EXACT SCENE SHE HAD JUST "READ" IN DETAIL ABOUT} SHE WOULD LOOSE HER MIND!!
Ladies, Satan knows what he's doing. Men are VISUAL...Pictures, Movies, etc., We are VERBAL..."He won't talk to me!!" For us, reading the words are the same as the men looking.

DON'T HAVE A DOUBLE STANDARD!!! I have my own personal conviction on what line (no pun intended) I won't go past in my reading.

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Broken Build

Broken Build (Chance for Love, #1)Broken Build by Rachelle Ayala
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

A first (and Last) for me! I've been reading as far back as I can remember. And I like a wide variety of genre's. Everything from Christian & Missionary, War, Spy & Espienage, Biography and Autobiographies. Poetry & Songs, Cookbooks & Crafts, Nature, Survivalist, Hiking, Alaska, Health, Exercise, Family, Childcare, Family Fun, Marriage, Counseling, Kids Books....You name it, I pretty much love it with a few STRONG exceptions.
I shudder at vampire,horror,& witchcraft type books, Anything with spells, the same with undead, demonology or zombies. I just can't get through them. I know it is real and I choose not to open myself up to it by reading novels about it.
I also RARELY read Si-fy just because they don't appeal to me.
I also choose to stay away from "Women's Porn" or Erotic Novels. To me that is no different than men looking at the pictures & magazines. These of course, are my own guidelines for myself.

Which brings me to THIS book which I feel was wrongly listed. It was a free book listed as a Christian Romance!
I would list it AT BEST as a "PRETENDER"!!


Cussing WHILE praying!?!? Pornographic descriptions of thoughts and actions...my advice,**DON'T READ**

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

My first 28 Books...

1. A Nazi On Trial in God's Court  2*
Idea is good but premiss is WAY off! The Bible does not teach "Anything Goes" kind of love, nor is there reincarnation! This book had a chance to hit a nail on the head but in my humble opinion... It was a complete miss.

2. Blood & Justice 3* Author- Rayven...

3. Billie: a story of... 4*
"Faith, waiting, trials, miracles from God!!"

4. Skin Peeling Guide.... 3*

5. Distant Relatives  1* 
The first part was very good writing, then the author seemed to jump off the sanity board into the deep end of the WAY-OUT pool!

6. Blueblood - 4* 
NOTICE: cussing and violence (finding a cop killer).

7. Running #2
3* 
Not as good as #1 but still worth the read.

8. Scavenger ('s) Hunt *4  
A well written, good plot, with some great twists. 

9. Woman of Stones 5* 
A parable of parables to make us stop and think... What if... 

10. AMAZING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 4*

11. My SCRIPTURE JOURNAL: GOD'S... Heather Bixler

12. Treasures..Heather Bixler

13. Seven Bones, Two Wives, Two.....
3*

14. Yielded Captive
5* 
Missionaries to Peru
An unbelievable, CURRENT, true story!

15. Whispers on Shadow Bay 4*
Like a Christian version of a good Victoria Holt mystery!!

16. Vanished! (Wilton/Straight? Mystery) 3*

17.  Aromatherapy blends and recipes 4*

18. The Atria Holiday Cooking Collection 3* 
We are trying two of these recipes this year!

19. Love in Disguise 3* 
A lovely book, must admit, end note on author wearing many hats with all her "jobs" and not loosing HERSELF. Was the part I needed most!

20. Promise to Return *4
Amish couple struggle with the draft and his call to war vs. their religion vs. faith, family, & love.

21. WINGS OF GLASS 5*
Amazing how REAL AND EXACT some of the thoughts and emotions are, even if the story isn't exactly the same! The Author NAILED it! If you want to "understand" "WHAT IS/ WAS SHE THINKING?!?!".. read this book. My copy is full of yellow highlights and I'm going to have my own "Manny" who is almost 19 read it to further explain some things to him better than I ever have.
THANK YOU!!

22. The Blood Cried Out *5 
God's miracle of Salvation and healing after a Gang related stabbing victim is given up on as "Hopeless" by Drs.

23. Betrayed *4
CIA, DEA, PROTECTED FORESTS OF GUATEMALA,  20 yr Old MYSTERY...Who can she trust?

24. DESIGN ON A CRIME 5*
Cozy Christian Mystery
During a murder investigation in which she is the suspect, the main character finally deals with a four year old attack that stole her Faith, peace, and Trust in God.

25. Priced to Move 4* 
Gemstones galore, home shopping TV, stollen RUBIES, Murder, Faith in God... What's not to like?

26. Claire's Not so Gothic Romance 3*
Learn the difference between Gothic and Goth, Going to Church to find a Mate and Serving God, Romance vs. Ridiculous! Add in nosy, quirky neighbors and a pushy, hippy, Mom and how is a girl to find the RIGHT MAN!?!?

27. Texas Whirlwind 4* 
A simple but sweet love story. Adoption, old love rekindled, court case, and revenge.

28. Running #3
3* 
Not as good as #1 but still worth the read.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

100 and Counting…!

That’s right! I just added up my list of books that I have read but have not been able to post to my blog, Goodreads, etc. and I am at 100 already! That is going to be a LOT of typing!! I was worried about meeting my goal of book for the year but I think I am going to at least be close. Especially since one of them was the Bible which is 66 books in one and I counted it as one. (And I’ve already started back through it again.)

Still reading…

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I Am Blessed!

This is not a book review, but a short update and share of yesterday. My health has gotten a bit worse in the last several months. My pain has increased to the point of tears again with the pain meds. The coming of cold weather, freezing rain and snow here in my beloved Alaska has not helped my nerves and joints either…

But despite that I have managed to go to Church about once every six weeks which is a huge improvement!! And have even managed to make to trips to the store to help my husband buy clothes for our ever growing children! He has done AMAZING for the last 5 years but shopping for a 13 1/2 yr old girl is a job SHE would rather not tackle with her Dad!

Anyway, that being said. Yesterday was one of the two days of shopping (not to fun with the heat out in the car, I looked like the Michelin Man with all my layers of wool on so I wouldn’t get chilled! It was funny!). So we ran up to Wal-Mart while the kids were in school with our list, I gimped onto the last motorized cart available in the store, and we divided and conquered ASAP.

I PROMISE I’M GETTING TO THE BLESSING! So as we met for the final pack of undershirts and pair of gloves in the guys section, I am leaning over the cart in pain ready to Be In Bed. So we cut straight through the ladies undies towards the check out and my cart actually BUMPS into a rack of Clearance HOUSECOATS AND GOWNS!!! My Hunny’s favorite color being yellow we grabbed a matching gown and housecoat set in yellow flowers for $9, My addiction being coffee we found a long tee gown with LA LATTE and coffee cups on it for $5!! I was tickled and we checked out and came home.

This morning laying here, I was thinking and I realized that God had given me a DESIRE OF MY HEART that I had not prayed about or even put into conscious thought! Less than a week ago I was changing and the thought just skipped through my head that my gowns and PJs were looking pretty worn and sad from being worn all day every day and being washed so much. Then I didn’t think of it again…But GOD did!

And today I get to throw out my two most worn out gowns and my 4X robe that is 14yrs old, very worn & too big (Since I have lost almost 100 lb in the last 5yrs.)! I know to most people this is a small and silly thing. But when you live your live in bed and that is all your Husband and Kids and even the rare visitor see you in…It probably shouldn’t but it matters and it starts affecting your spirit and your attitude. I just wanted to share my little Gift of Cheer that I was blessed with.

I will try to catch up on my book reviews SOON. We have not had good internet access for several months now and it takes me a loong time to type with my arm and shoulder being so much worse, but I haven’t stopped reading and reviewing! I have PAGES of notes on books I’ve read and am ready to post. My Sister visited and set up my computer with a program where I can now type my posts for my blog while off line and then when I get a chance to log on I can post! Thank You Myra!! This will hopefully make life easier for me.