Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tithing by Douglas Leblanc

Tithing is an ancient practice that is viewed in many ways by many Christians. This book interviews many Christians and their views on tithing. Whether they tithe their money, assets, or time. Many of the people interviewed describe how they find God's grace through this process, and how they believe in giving as much as possible.

I found this book very challenging. I have always known about giving the ten percent but to read about people who give much more than just ten percent and still have no worries astounds me. People giving their financial problems over to God and then giving more and more, while still being blessed is very hard to understand. This book was very insightful and really made me think about were my own money goes, and how I can give more. If you are looking for an in depth challenge or a clearer view on what tithing is, this book has great examples. You will find yourself asking what more can I do, or can I learn to live with the basics instead of name brands?

BookSneeze has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Friday, March 25, 2011

An Unlikely Countess by Jo Beverley

Prudence feels like she is destined for better things when fate finds her in White Rose Yard. She desperately pleads to her brother for help but when her letters go unanswered she feels action is in order. After meeting with the strange Catesby, who leaves her with a silver pin and two sixpence, she remembers him to bolster her courage. After a fateful encounter with Catesby at the alter on her wedding day she becomes the unknowing countess of Malzard. But with a sister-in-law still grieving for her husband and stillborn child, along with the demon mother in law, Prudence's life is far from easy. Will she be able to live down the accusations and live to love her new husband?

This book is mystery and suspense all in one. You follow the life of a young women who sacrificed to help her brother. This book was a nice read and i enjoyed reading about all her misadventures. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy history romance, and have a love for damsels in distress.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare

This is the second book in the trilogy. Rhys St. Maur believes that he is indestructable, and that luck is always on his side. After Leo is killed Rhys returns to his ancesterial home of Devonshire where he runs into the beautiful Meredith Maddox. Rhys is instantly smitten but when he meets accident after accident, he discovers that building the town up again may be harder than he had thought. With new insights to Leo's death Rhys meets with an accident that changes his preception on life. But can he convince Meredith to accept his marriage proposal?

This book was bery delightful and entertaining. This book had me guessing what might happen next and I was constantly wrong. I have enjoyed this series so far and am looking forward to readin the next book in the series.

Monday, March 21, 2011

One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare

Spencer Dumarque is also known as the Duke of Midnight to all young ladies and thier mothers. He enters the ballroom at exactly midnight dances one set with one girl, and then leaves. When Amelia d'Orsay learns of her brothers considerable debts to the duke she decides to take matters into her own hands. When the duke enters she steals his hand for the dance to try to convince him to forgive the debt. After whisking her to the balcony they learn of thier friend Leo's death. After a long and trying night together the duke is adament that Amelia marry him the next day. Although she agrees to the marriage she will not let him have his marital rights until Leo's killer is found. She did not take into account that she would fall madly in love with Spencer and soon forgets her vow. When her brother runs off with the duke's young charge she must decide between the duke's love or her scoundrel of a brother. After leaving the duke she sees her brother off on a ship bound for America, when she returns with her elder brother to his house in London she is greated with a grand ball. All attending are hoping to see the love smitten duke come and whisk Amelia out of the room. She is surprised when he shows up, if a little tardy, asking her forgiveness and steals her away much to everyones great surprise.

This series is a trilogy and is wrapped with scandal and dark secrets better left untold. I couldnt put this book down, i was wondereing if the duke and Amelia would come above thier problems and live together happily ever after. I was not disappointed. I can not wait to get my hands on the second or third book in the series, i hope they are as thrilling as the first.