I’ll be honest… when I first began reading this book I thought, this isn’t for me. It was far from what I usually read but I was determined to give it my best. I am amazed by this book. Anne Evan’s writing is just outstanding. She truly knows how to bring the characters to life! I was so impressed by the whole thing.
I don’t know a lot about life outside the US, as this is where I’ve always lived but this book brought about an interesting look at life in Saudi Arabia. The things those beautiful women go through is just shocking and truly upsetting. And they are taught that it’s okay.
This book tells the story of Kay, a naive girl who just wants to complete her PHD and Joe, a military expert who is nothing you’d expect. Kay uses a passport of a friend to get into a foreign country, completely unaware of the customs and danger she is walking into. Joe is there by military assignment and thank God for that since Kay puts herself into more danger than you can ever believe, just by being her American self. The two face danger after danger, life threatening circumstances and so much more.
You will have to read this one to find out what happens but I promise this is not a book you want to pass up. Anne Evans created an unforgettable story with this one.
I’m often looking at devotionals to help me center my daily focus and bring God to the forefront so I was pretty excited to find this book among the reviews available through Christian Women’s Affiliate. Enfolded In God’s Arms: 40 Reflections to Embrace Your Inner Healing by Lisa Are Wulf is a wonderful collection of well written reflections that truly help get your heart into the right place.
The reflections are short, yet thought provoking. They begin with a scripture to reflect upon as you read the devotion. The devotion is a short thoughtful story that helps you to relate to the scripture. You end the devotion with another scripture, also fitting with the daily devotion.
This is followed by a set of questions to help you really get to the heart of the matter. You can dive as deep as you wish with these. There is plenty of room on the page to write your feelings and answers as you do.
Next you will find a daily prayer, followed by a place to share your thoughts if you should so choose. This is a great way to reflect yourself about how the devotion spoke to you as well as what you have learned through it.
There are 40 Reflections in all and plenty of room to write. The book is of average size and easy to carry along with you if you chose to do so. It is an Indie Book Finalist.
You can buy a copy of Enfolded In God’s Arms: 40 Reflections to Embrace Your Inner Healing by Lisa Are Wulf online for around $10. It’s a lovely book that you’ll enjoy adding to your devotional collection.
Gardener’s Log Book
A 5-Year Planner
by The New York Botanical Garden
I choose the Gardener’s Log Book by the New York Botanical Garden because of my Mother’s and my Husband’s equal love of gardening. I thought this would be the perfect planner for them to use to plan out their plants over time. They both love it!
The book itself is small and able to be easily carried but not too small that you can’t read it easily or write the necessary info inside easily. It features a waterproof cover, with an elastic rope to hold the cover closed when not in use. It was shipped with cardboard inside to help hold the book’s shape and for now, we have left those in place.
The pages inside are awesome. The pages are slightly thicker so when you’re working on your garden and your hands are slightly grungy, you can easily grab a hold and make the marks or notes that you need to.
Inside, there is room to write out the names of Plants you’re interested in and mark when they grow best for your area. The book is sectioned into seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. As mentioned above, it is a 5 year planner with plenty of room. There are note pages and grids inside to use as needed.
Both of the gardener’s in our home were really impressed with this book and look forward to using it for their needs. I’m probably going to need to order a second copy but for $16.99 the cost is not bad. If you love gardening as much as my family does, you’ll want to add the Gardener’s Log Book to your gardening supplies right away.