Mini Reviews By My Friend Carrie!

20 Jun

My friend Carrie is a fellow book lover/nerd! Although she and I are 20 years apart in age, we get each other’s love for books. It doesn’t hurt that she is a dedicated follower of Jesus too. A voracious reader, Carrie has agreed to help me out with the towering stack of books that have shown up at my house unannounced. While I am very, very grateful to all those publishers that thoughtfully fill my mailbox, I just cannot get to every title in a timely manner. That’s where Carrie comes in. Here are some of her thoughts:

51N0m3n5ITL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Miracle in a Dry Season (Sarah Loudin Thomas)

Perla Long moved to Wise, West Virginia to escape the gossip of her having a child outside of marriage. She also has a unique talent in that she can cook and make food stretch. She has always tried to hide her unique gift, but when a drought takes the town of Wise, she discovers that what she wanted to hide is truly a gift from God that can help others. Miracle in a Dry Season will challenge you in how you judge other people and show you the importance of looking for how God can use even the smallest of gifts for His glory.

Purchase this book HERE.

41kBKYJ3MCL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Finding Me (Kathryn Cushman)

Join Kelli Huddleston in a wild but realistic journey to find out who she really is. She had always been told that her mother and two siblings had died in a fire when she was young. After her father’s death while going through his belongings she uncovers some startling possibilities that her mother and siblings are not only alive but don‘t realize she is also alive. As you travel to Tennessee with Kelli, you will be reminded about the importance of family. Finding Me will challenge you to not take your family for granted.

Purchase this book HERE.  (The Kindle version is currently $1.99!)


51RAXYolr9L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Irish Meadows (Susan Anne Mason)

Irish Meadows shows what life was like for women in New York in 1911. Sisters, Brianna and Colleen O’Leary are the epitome of opposites. Brianna, who loves the outdoors and horses, yearns to attend college even though her father is only interested in marrying her off to a wealthy husband to help solve his financial problems. Colleen is only interested in marrying as long as it continues to allow her to have the finer things in life and won’t force her into having to do more than coordinating her social life. As their father works to marry them both off quickly to erase his debts, two men from the past come in shake things up. Irish Meadows challenges you to not only focus on your dreams and stand for what you believe in, but also shows that people can change from their selfish, self-centered ways with the right people. God knows what He is doing and His plan has a way of bringing everyone closer to Him and their dreams.

Purchase this book HERE.

51CUc9c+r5L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_A Love Like Ours (Becky Wade)

Number 3 in the Porter Family Series, doesn’t disappoint. The mysterious Jake Porter runs the family horse farm. He suffers from PTSD and few people are allowed to get close to him, even family members. His childhood friend Lyndie James moves back home to Holley, Texas and begins working with the thoroughbreds on the horse farm. Her bubbling personality slowly tears down his walls. Becky Wade gives a very realistic story of how PTSD affects people in this romantic story. Whether you know the Porter family or this is your first time with the family, you will fall in love with this special family.

Purchase this book HERE.



(Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for copies of these books. All opinions are Carrie’s alone.)

CfJIjVBWIAA_NCh.jpg-smallCarrie McNair is wife to Terry and mother to two active boys, Caden and Noah. Carrie is a Model Teacher. That means people from far and wide come to find out about excellence in the classroom by observing her and her students. A committed bookworm, Carrie makes sure her students develop a love of reading.

3 Responses to “Mini Reviews By My Friend Carrie!”

  1. Valerie S. June 21, 2016 at 12:15 am #

    I just read (and loved) A Love Like Ours and have the other titles in my TBR stacks – these reviews make me even more eager to move these titles to the top of my piles. :o)

    • rbclibrary June 21, 2016 at 6:23 am #

      I know what you mean. I really need to find time to dig into these books. Thanks for stopping by!


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