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When Beauty Blooms by Victoria Lynn {Book Review + Blog Tour}

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Happy Saturday, readers! Today I'm a stop on Victoria Lynn's blog tour for her new historical novelette, Where Beauty Blooms. It's a darling story with a super cute cover! <3

SynopsisRevolutionary War Era England
Marjorie Kirk is a woman with no fortune, no prospects, no family, and no skills. Or so she thinks. She is awkward, shy, and the farthest thing from any semblance of a society lady. 
The new minister keeps turning up in the most awkward of places and she can’t help but feel that her life is doomed to one of embarrassment. But will her flaws actually be the thing that others find the most attractive? 
A story of a young woman with social anxiety and how she learned to bloom.
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Review When Beauty Blooms was such a darling little story! Short and simple, but filled with whimsy and heart. This book holds a valuable lesson for every gal who's ever felt awkward or 'less than', especially in social settings. 
I felt fo…

Looking into the Future.

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As every high senior or recent graduate can probably relate, I've got the "so what's happening next?" question about 92,745.3 times. (Not that I'm counting.) And, because I don't have a very good answer, I've given half a dozen different responses.

But in recent weeks, the answer to those questions (both the ones asked of me by others, and the ones asked by me of God) have became more clear. Not definite, but possible. And I currently have a slight idea of what my life will look like for the next few years, which is very encouraging to me.

Today, I'm going to give y'all an insider glimpse into my plans for the future...

Writing  Even before those last, bittersweet months of high school, I knew that writing wasn't something I would be giving up with the receiving of a diploma. Although 'author' or 'writer' was never (read: N.E.V.E.R.) on my list of possible careers, it's became a dream of mine.

And it seems to be the only t…

Mere Hope by Jason Duesing {Book Review}

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~ Description How are Christians to live in such difficult times?
Unique of all people, Christians are called to embrace a hopeful outlook on life. Mere Hope offers the core, Christ-centered perspective that all Christians share, and that Christians alone have to offer a world filled with frustration, pain, and disappointment. For those in darkness, despair, and discouragement, for those in the midst of trials, suffering, and injustice, mere hope lives.
The spirit of the age is cynicism. When our leaders, our families, and our friends let us down at every turn, this isn't surprising. But we need another perspective; we need hope. Rather than reflecting resigned despair or distracted indifference, author Jason Duesing argues, our lives ought to be shaped by the gospel of Jesus—a gospel of hope.

~ My Rating 5 stars

~ My Review An insightful look into the hope we have in Christ, Mere Hope was an encouragement to me that came exactly when I needed it.

When this book showed up on my d…

The Missing Piece by Libby May {Book Review}

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~ Description  K.C. was the girl of the summer in her youth group. She had a lake for her backyard, friends who loved to hang out, and a boyfriend who honestly loved her. But she wasn't happy. Deep inside she longed for something more. Her relationship with her Savior seemed empty and she did everything in her power to gain His favor, but to no avail. There never was any sort of confirmation. Will K.C. ever find the piece that's missing in her heart? Or will she drain herself of meaning and forever wallow in this lake we call despair?

~ My Rating  4 stars

~ My Review  What a darling little story!
In The Missing Piece, our main character K.C. has everything she could ever want—plenty enough to complete her life—yet she feels that something is lacking. She doesn't know true happiness. 
I loved reading about her journey toward finding the missing piece of her life. I also appreciated the subtle message near the end of the short story—that just because God didn't give you…

Outpourings of a Beloved Heart by Joan Embola {Book Review + Release Day}

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Happy Wednesday, dear readers! 
I feel like I wasn't around here at all last month...which is basically true, aside from a few blog tours. But today I'm here with the new book release of an Instagram friend, and I'm hoping to have a 'quality' post up every week this month. Thanks for sticking with me! <3
Let's dive into Joanny's book now, shall we? ;)


Synopsis  The name "beloved" refers to one who is dearly loved and deeply treasured. God called Jesus His Beloved Son in whom He is well pleased and because of Jesus, we have been accepted into God’s family and given the right to be called His children. So we are deeply loved by our Heavenly Father and He loves us as much as He loves Jesus. But do you believe that with all your heart? What about when you are surrounded by the worries and cares of life? Are you still sensitive to His love then? Do you feel you are too imperfect to be loved by a perfect God? Do you feel you carry so much garbage th…