Saturday, March 24, 2012

Review of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates by Rob and Joanna Teigen

"She'll be your daughter for life. But she'll only be your little girl for awhile. Make the most of this special time with the help of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates."

I was honored to be asked to review this book for Revell Books. Having a daughter, especially at such an impressionable age, and her hero dad be able to have even more ideas of ways to spend together, was the reason for wanting to review this book.

With so many different ideas, some inexpensive, some expensive, and some totally free, the authors (who are local's of where we live) give dad's a huge resource of what they can do with the the little ladies in their lives. From baking together, to going to pick apples, to playing dress-up, to having a campout in the backyard, each date it broken up into three categories: Grab, Go and Grow. Grab the things items you may need for the date, Go on the date and Grow from your time together which gives dad's questions to ask their daughters and scripture that relates to the evening.

One date that my husband and daughter did was the Bike Ride date (#42). She got a new bike for her birthday and when the weather turned nice, out they went. She couldn't wait and they had a blast with it just being the two of them.

This is a fantastic resource for dad's. I know it will be a book that gets picked up many a time over the next years as my husband takes my daughter out to spend time with her.

Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Revell Books sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. Opinions of this book are solely mine.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Review of Heart's Safe Passage by Laurie Alice Eakes

It's 1813 and all Phoebe Lee wants out of life is to practice midwifery in Loudon County, Virginia. When Belinda, her pregnant sister-in-law, presses Phoebe to accompany her onto a British privateer in order to cross the Atlantic and save her husband from an English prison, Phoebe tries to refuse, then finds herself kidnapped.
Captain Rafe Docherty is a man in search of revenge. His ship is no place for women, but he needs Belinda in order to obtain information about the man who destroyed his family and his life. Between Belinda's whining and Phoebe's hostility, Rafe can't help but wonder if he made the right choice.

This is book two in the Midwives Series by Laurie Alice Eakes. As seen from above, this book is set in the 1800 mainly aboard a ship crossing from America to England during the war. Phoebe and Rafe, the two main characters are also at war with each other. One trying to escape and the other trying to hold onto his prisoner to use in his ultimate revenge on someone from his past.

I thought the book started out a bit slow and then picked up about half way through. I also thought some parts were a bit over the edge with romance, but other readers may enjoy that type of writing style. I thought the plot as a whole was good as was the way it flowed. If your slant is more toward the romantic side of books, this is the book for you.

Revell Books sent me this complimentary book to review for them. Opinions are my own. Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.