Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Night Night Sleepy Town by Amy Parker

Night Night Sleepy Town written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Virginia Allyn and a delightful bedtime board book! A cozy trip through a beautifully illustrated town, bringing you all the way to bed. This children's story is nice and is the perfect length to read and be interactive with your little one before going Night Night themselves. 

All three of my children enjoy it. The six year old is captivated by the details in the illustrations, "Did you see that mom? Did you see this?" and soon enough, he will be the one reading it to me. The three, almost four year old is captivated by the melodic rhymes and rhythm of the words to the story and last but not least, the two year old is fascinated with the colors and illustrations and obsessed with turning the page to say Night Night again! This book will definitely please more than one age group! 

I would totally recommend this book to other families who enjoy bedtime stories. I'm not particularly fond of long dragged out stories before bed, I like them short and sweet, and this one fits the bill perfectly. I also enjoy the fact that it is a board book, the added resiliency is a must for little hands that like turning pages.

I received my copy of Night Night Sleepy Town by Amy Parker, from Book Look Bloggers, for FREE, in exchange for my honest opinion and review of it. This is it  :)


Tuesday, August 07, 2018

You can stay home with your kids! By Erin Odom

I was very excited to receive my copy of you can stay home with your kids! By Erin Odum. It's a book I had seen and heard of on social media platforms, and as a stay-at-home mom of 3, I was ecstatic to finally read through it! This small hardcover book, with ribbon bookmark fits perfectly in a diaper bag or purse so that you can take with you and read on the go, because with three kiddos, I surely don't have time to sit and read! I enjoyed the layout and design of the book , as it is separated in neat little chapters, with colorful pages and beautiful designs.

The overall content of the book is great! There are amazing suggestions and ideas. Many that may seem unheard-of or uncommon but are totally worth trying out. All it takes is little tweaks here and there to make it possible to stay home with your kids. Erin Odom, also known as the humbled homemaker, has great advice and tips in this book. My only disappointment is that I already practice most of these or have in the past. I was hoping for new tips and ideas. Although the suggestions and this book would surely help someone who isn't already doing them already!

I will definitely recommend this book to all new moms who are wanting to stay home and just can't figure out how to afford it. It'll definitely become a baby shower staple!

I received my copy of this book for free and exchanged for an honest review about it. See... That's one of the ways that I'm able to indulge in my love of books in a way that does not cost me anything! There's a tip from the book right there! Thank you book look bloggers!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The KJV Minister's Bible

The KJV (King James Version) Minister's Bible by Thomas Nelson publishing is a beautiful Bible. It's features include the complete biblical text in the timeless King James Version, in the exclusive KJV Comfort Print. It also has an extensive gathering of pastoral resources, perfectly located within a lay-flat binding to make sure it is easy to use one-handed! It also has three ribbon book markers to make it easy to turn to different passages and has a 9-point print size, all encompassed in a brown Leathersoft cover.

This Bible is just beautiful and so soft! Those were my first impressions of it! And then once I looked through the Pastoral Resources, I loved it even more! Pre-marital counceling sessions, weddings, dedications, funerals and more. A great start and resources for a new pastor and handy, on-the-go, at your fingertips assets to help navigate important life events.

I know there are many schools of thought regarding Bible versions. In our household, we rather the King James Version because of it's heritage and stand still. I find it poetic and direct, without modern interruptions. And the Minister's Bible is no exception to that.

I would gladly recommend this Bible to any Minister, Reverend, Pastor and Priest. It is well structured and would make a lovely gift. I plan on gifting my copy to my husband, as he begins his studies in ministry.



I receive my copy from Booklook Bloggers, for free in exchange for my honest review, and this is it!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Night Night Farm by Amy Parker

Night night, Farm by Amy Parker and illustrated by Virginia Allyn is an adorable board book for children. It's features many animals on a farm getting ready for bed and all cozying up in the barn to go to sleep. It is also a touch-and-feel book. It reads very easily and captures your little one's attention.

My almost 2 year olds favorite part is petting the horses and the kittens. She loved how glittery the moon and stars are. And the highlight of each page is that each animal says night night in their own animal sound language. So she had lots of fun with the animal sounds and the touch and feel.

This book is published by the Tommy Nelson Company, part of the Thomas Nelson publishing, which is Christian publishing. I was slightly disappointed that there was not so much reflection of this until the last page. They could have easily incorporated prayers or devotionals before bedtime within the story or even more mention of God throughout. The only mention is on the last page, and it states that God created all those animals and that He created us too, night night God. But otherwise, it's a nice little story book. I would definitely recommend it to other little ones as a bedtime book. I'm sure they would take much pleasure in the touch and feel like my little one did.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. And here's my review!

Thursday, March 08, 2018

The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron is a split-time novel, following three different couples at three different times but in the same location. A beautiful castle in the Loire Valley in France. Whether it be lady and Julian or Quinn and Ellie or the Duke of Vivay and Aveline, all three couples have amazing adventures.

This novel is enchanting and enticing once the story really picks up. For me, that wasn't until halfway through. I had a hard time adapting to the jump between the time frames especially since sometimes specific time frame characters jump back and forth between their own time frame. I may not have always been paying close attention to the dates, which is what brought on the confusion. It's not until past the halfway mark, that you get to see the connection between the three different couples. The story is well orchestrated and very well written, it's enticing and a definite page-turner by the end. It touches on three different time frames, the French Revolution, the Second World War and current day.

I was very excited to learn that this is the first book of a series. I have grown attached to the characters and can't wait to see what will happen next for Ellie and Quinn. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys history based romance and adventure novels.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.