Monday, July 31, 2017

Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl - Book Review

   Here we go again!  The roller coaster that is The Defenders of Justice Series.  Book one was awesome!  Book 2?  Even better.  I have to admit that I love action and adventure.  I love suspense.  And in all honesty, this book seriously did not disappoint.  It was a page turner from beginning to end.
   The story follows a sweet young lady, Kate O'Brien, who's life has been full of tragedy.  Four years ago, she was placed in witness protection after the murder of her twin sister and the attempted murder of herself.  Now she's subpoenaed to once again testify against the man who killed her sister.  But then the unexpected happens.  The roller coaster ride begins.  Not just for Kate, but for the U.S. Marshall, Tony DeLuca who is assigned to protect her. 
   Once again, I'm impressed with the wonderful story that Nancy Mehl has given us the privilege to enjoy.  It reads like an episode of your favorite Cop tv show, with one exception.  And it's a big exception!  You don't have to plow through the vulgarities and the sensuality.  It's clean, Christian suspense at it's best.  I won't be long winded with this review.  No need to be.  It's a great book.  I will happily promote this book and others by Nancy Mehl.  There are a few other authors that I have read their so called "adventures", only to quit in the middle because I got lost in the details.  There is none of that here.  It's an amazing ride from beginning to end. 
   I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.  And I always give honest reviews.  This book is 5 out of 5 stars.  Go out and pick it up.  It's a fun read.

God Bless,

Marcus

Monday, July 24, 2017

5 Love Languages of Teenagers - book review

Don’t you love teenagers?  All the crazy ideas that pop in their head?  The crazy little things they think are so hilarious?  The mood swings?  The growing pains?  The awkwardness?  The ever - changing friendships?
   I remember those days.  I remember the frustrations.  I also remember having parents that knew how to love me through it all.  Unfortunately for them, they had to practice on my older two siblings.  For those of us who are raising teenagers today, we have an amazing, up to date, resource:  The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman.
   This is an awesome resource for parents to not only help them learn about their teen, but to also learn about their own parenting style.  Every child is different and responds differently.  The Love Languages- Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Quality Time, Acts of Service, and Gifts - should all be treated differently.
   Gary Chapman gives simple, detailed explanations for each Love Language.  He gives strengths and weaknesses of each one.  He also gives parents ideas and tips on what to do for each one of these Love Languages.
   The book also deals with issues such as anger, single parent homes, desire for independence, teaching responsibility and what to do when your teen fails.  Also included in this book is a test that your teen can take to determine their Love Language.  I did this with my 13 year old daughter and found it to be very enlightening and helpful.
   I highly recommend this book.  I did receive this book free from Moody Publishing.



God Bless,

Marcus