I really should have guessed by the title that this book would be gushy. But you know the saying,”don’t judge a book by its cover.” As a forewarning, I do not like gushy, mushy books. In consequence this review isn’t gonna be all that nice.
This is supposed to be a historical novel of the Titanic for young people, yet it’s more of a romance (don’t awaken love before its time). I shall try to be short and to the point.
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So I love quotes about book reading, I am constantly looking them up. Thus I’ve put together some of my absolute favorites for your enjoyment.
1. Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. ~M.C.
2. Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. ~A.U.
3. There is no friend as loyal as a book. ~E.H. Continue reading
One of the sweetest true family stories out there, Little Britches chronicles a young boy’s life as he moves out West with his family to a ranch. Tornado’s, water-rights fights, picnics, school, and the hard work that molded him are colorfully told in the best style.
This is the first book in the series.
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I never thought I would read a book about a Nazi and like it.
It all begins innocently enough with the Englehardt family being ripped apart through a father’s infidelity. The family is then torn apart further as the story continues, narrowing down your focus to one individual- Herbe. Eventually you’re rooting for Herbe (and occasionally getting mad at him) through thick and thin.
This book essentially centers on forgiveness, using a highly dramatized story to get the point across. I’d say it’s a tearjerker. Continue reading
Shai Linne’s “Still Jesus” came at just the right time. Let me explain. I was saved in 2005 and heard the Biblical Gospel and it radically changed my view of the scriptures. My mind was irrevocably changed to appreciate and hold the scriptures high in my listening choices. The music I listened to (rap, hip-hop, 80s, 90s) were still in my memory, but I wanted my music to now reflect my beliefs and not condemn my conscience. Continue reading
We watched “One Generation Away” as a family for the purpose of learning more about the state of our country’s religious liberty (even though it came out in 2015, under the reign of Barack Obama). This movie is a documentary that outlines attacks on religious liberty in the United States, past, present and foreseeable future. I found that this really is a revealing battle between the secular humanism that has been nurtured for decades in our classrooms and the now faint pulse of Biblical roots that started this country. Continue reading
This is the sequel to Ride Proud, Rebel! and my personal favorite of the two. Rebel Spurs is set right after the Civil War has ended and all the soldiers are headed home.
Drew thought his father dead until a year before, when a thoughtful aunt disclosed the truth.
So he heads off to Arizona with Shiloh (his horse; just to clarify). Arriving in Arizona he is shocked beyond reason by many things: his father has another son, a certain someone is still alive, and the Civil War isn’t considered over by some bitter veterans. Continue reading
This book centers on the American Civil War which just happens to be my favorite war to study. Ever.
The book focuses on Drew Rennie, a Confederate scout, and his friend Anson Kirby. Now, before you go all crazy on me for reading on the Confederate side, let me ‘splain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. I used to be all for the Union. Then I did Life of Fred with Economics. I found out about the Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War and Voila! Here I am.
And, by the by, not all Southerners were bad. Just as not all Northerners were bad. Continue reading