Monday, 18 November 2013

ACRBA Tour - Can God See Me? by Penny Reeve

18 - 22 November

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Wombat Books Oct 2013


Penny Reeve

About the Book
I read in the Bible, so it must be true, God can see everything that I do. But what might this look like? And how far does God's care reach? Join the wild, hilarious and certainly crazy ride of a young boy who dares to imagine the incredible scope of God's love and care.

About the Author
Penny Reeve grew up as the child of missionary parents in a variety of cross cultural settings. She then went to university, got married and served for several years herself in PNG and Nepal.

She now lives with her family in Western Sydney and is the author of 11 children’s books including the very popular Find the Animal series for young children and the social-justice themed Tania Abbey novels.


My Thoughts:
What a fun book!
I read it to the children in creche recently and they loved it!
It prompted a discussion about when God can see them. I said that He could even see them in bed. One of the boys said "Not when I have the covers over my head!" Such a great teaching moment!!

Monday, 4 November 2013

ACRBA Tour - Faith in the Great Southland by Mary Hawkins

4 - 8 November


(Barbour Books October 1, 2012)


Mary Hawkins

About the Book
Elizabeth Waverly never dreamed that taking a convict transport back to her home in Australia would change her life. But from the moment she lays eyes on John Martin, she cannot resist her growing attraction to him. She knows the man faces a life sentence for murder, but her heart refuses to believe he is guilty of the charges against him. How could someone who so valiantly protects others and accepts another prisoner's punishment be a brutal felon? Yet once the transport ship lands in Australia, their paths are bound to head in very different directions. Is their love destined to become a bittersweet memory of what might have been, or will faith show them another way?

About the Author
Mary is a multi-published Australian romance author with 19 titles. After being published by Harlequin Mills and Boon medicals, Heartsong Presents and Barbour, her most recent single title Bargagula series is published by Ark House Press in Sydney. I am a member of the Society Women Writers Tasmania, Romance Writers of Australia, Omega Writers, Australian Christian Writers Fellowship, American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers America and their Faith Hope Love chapter. My Heartsong Presents back list titles are being released by Truly Yours Digital Editions. Faith in the Great Southland is now available with the other 3 in this series to be released June and July. She is available to speak and share what she has  learnt about writing novels, her writing journey and faith in our incredible God. For more about Mary, go to her website.

My Thoughts:
This is a good book. I first read it years ago, so it was nice to re-read it for this tour.
Australian history of this time is very interesting, and this is one of the best books I've read about it.
Make sure you get your hands on the other 3 books in the series, as there are a few things left hanging at the end of this book!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Contentment Reading Challenge - October Update

My diving continued during October, and found me reading some of my absolute favourites!

  • Safer Than a Known Way by Mavis Areta Winder
  • Emerald Windows by Terri Blackstock
  • What the Cat Dragged In by Gilbert Morris
  • The Cat's Pajamas by Gilbert Morris
  • When the Cat's Away by Gilbert Morris
  • Sisterchicks on the Loose by Robin Jones Gunn
  • Sisterchicks do the Hula by Robin Jones Gunn
So it was a 7 book dive, making a total of 61 for the year!
If at all possible I recommend getting the audio book of Sisterchicks to the Hula! Robin reads it and you just want to jump on a plane and head to Hawaii!!