Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Growing Pains by Diann Hunt * A Review

"The end of summer is nearing, and Charlotte has an opportunity to go on a girls' weekend with Hannah. Charlotte just isn't sure, though, about taking time for herself. What if the family needs her while she's gone? Everyone may be pursuing their own interests - Bob has a part-time job at AA Tractor, Emily is babysitting to earn extra money, and Christopher has joined the church youth group - but Charlotte would worry away. How will the family show her it can stand on it's own two feet when she's away? Meanwhile, Sam starts classes at Central Community College, but it's not what he imagined. Will he be able to stick it out when the going gets tough? As the family grows together, they're all reminded that the answers to their troubles can come in unexpected ways." -


Publisher: Guideposts (2010)

Language: English


Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


I've been happily married forever, love my family, chocolate, my friends, chocolate, my dog, and, well, chocolate. When my husband and I were faced with the empty nest, I rolled up my sleeves and started writing. I entered a dream world, and I'm still dreaming--so please don't wake me.
God is first place in my life with family and, okay, chocolate following closely behind.

I really have enjoyed reading the series of Home to Heather Creek. This is number 23 in the series.

Charlotte and Bob are the grandparents of three children and their daughter dies so they raise the children. This series shows how a loving family who believes in God can bring you through when times are so very difficult.

Charlotte has a chance to go on a girls' weekend with Hannah {her best friend} Bob has a part-time job at AA Tractor, Emily is babysitting to earn extra money, and Christopher has joined the church youth group. While Sam starts classes at Central Community College, but gets caught into the credit card spending. You can just imiange how everything can go wrong with all of this going on.

If you get this series you will be so glad because you will see a family who love each other, who love the Lord and it is such a wholesome, well written series. One neat thing about this series is it is written by several different authors.

Very highly recommended.

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Sofia's Secret by Sharlene MacLaren * A Review

Scandal surrounds Sofia Rogers, a woman in her early twenties, when it becomes obvious she is pregnant and unmarried. Yet nobody knows the real story. And Sofia isn’t about to share it; she would rather bear the shame than face the threat of consequences. When Eli Trent, the new doctor in town, gets involved, the trouble escalates in the form of thievery, arson, and death threats. Nevertheless, Eli is determined to break down the wall of silence behind which Sofia hides her deep, dark secret. He is out to convince her she is not alone and to make her realize that trusting him—and her heavenly Father is the only thing that makes sense.

Paperback: 432 pages

Publisher: Whitaker House (October 1, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 160374214X

ISBN-13: 978-1603742146

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 1.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Born and raised in west Michigan, Sharlene MacLaren attended Spring Arbor University. She traveled married one of her childhood friends and together they raised two lovely daughters. Now happily retired after teaching elementary school for 31 years, "Shar" enjoys reading, writing, singing in the church choir and worship teams, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and precious grandson. Shar is a regular speaker for her local MOPS organization, is involved in KIDS' HOPE USA, a mentoring program for at–risk children, counsels young women in the Apples of Gold program, and is active in two weekly Bible studies. She and her husband, Cecil, live in Spring Lake, Michigan with their lovable collie, Dakota, and Mocha, their lazy fat cat.


I really, really loved this story Sofia’s Secret. It’s full of mystery, intrudge, romance, fear, just all of the good stuff.

Sofia is carrying such a heavy burden and she needs someone whom she can trust and whom will help her, but she doesn’t ask anyone for help or comfort. She and her young brother live together and Sofia is pregnant. She has a cleaning job and works at night so she can take care of her brother during the day, but she doesn’t have a car or anyway to get around except for a broken down bicycle. Sofia never complains, but is always working or helping others.

A new doctor comes to town and they meet when Sofia gets sick. He tries to help her, but she wants to be left alone as she always has been to take care of herself and her brother.

This book had me on the edge of my seat and reading as fast as possible. Hated when I came to the end.

Sofia’s Secret is a book that really tells you what forgiveness is all about. Also it is about judging others before we know the whole story. I promise if you get this book you will be well pleased.

I highly recommend it as a book to keep and read over and over.

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Til the Last Drop by Marquis Boone * A Review

It is February of 2000, and Arthur and Valencia Todd and their twelve-year-old daughter, Lindsy, are living very happily-until Valencia receives a life-changing phone call. Life deals her a crisis that requires a miracle of biblical proportion.

Six months later, Valencia's life is still in shambles. As she walks on a path lined with grief, frustration, illness, and loneliness, Valencia is too frightened to seek help from doctors, on whom she quietly blames her mother's premature death. As she prays for answers, nothing seems to heal her persistent medical condition, prompting Valencia to plummet down a dark tunnel of despair. Desperate for answers, Valencia draws inspiration from the worn pages of her mother's Bible, fueled by an unyielding determination to find healing. But three years later, as she is led to the doors of a holistic center where she believes she will finally be helped, Valencia helplessly watches as her life disintegrates once again-completely unaware that the Holy Spirit is waiting to comfort her.

'Til the Last Drop is the inspirational story of one woman's journey to the truth as she learns to listen to her heart, never give up, and, above all, trust in God.

Paperback: 114 pages

Publisher: iUniverse.com (January 17, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1475971109

ISBN-13: 978-1475971101

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.4 ounces

Marquis Boone is a pastor, motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, mentor and spiritual advisor to a host of celebrities. Marquis is the Lead Pastor of Fresh Start Church which exists to revive, refresh, release and restore people back to God. He has been deemed one of America's most influential and talented pastors in his generation. His message of resurrection, healing and restoration is unparalleled and transcending cultural barriers within the church. Boone holds a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership and Masters of Divinity from Luther Rice University. He studied at World Harvest Bible College and completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Management from American InterContinental University.


Til The Last Drop is an O.K. book. I love books that show our Father in Heaven and Him talking to the angels or to Jesus about us here on earth. This book does that in which I really liked. I thought that part of the book was well written and full of love and compassion.

The things I didn’t like about Til The Last Drop were how the Valencia and Arthur didn’t get along after the tragedy and how they ended up leaving each other and divorcing. I know that happens in some cases, but I didn’t think it worked for this book. When things like this happen I feel husband and wife should and often do pull together.

Also the other thing I didn’t like about this story was the surprise ending. It was quite a let down and just left me feeling empty. I was really shocked at it and wish it were different. I think this could have been a really sweet story if it were told a little different.

It’s an O.K. book if you don’t have anything better to do.

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Winter's End by Rebekah Lyn* A Review

Musician Michelle Burton just had the best night of her life. Her band Tangled Web opened for Wonderland in downtown Orlando and the crowd loved them. Too excited to sleep she makes a fateful decision to go to work early. The best night of her life turns into the worst day of her life. Nearby, at boutique Hotel Lago, Stephen Longbottom, acting concierge manager, is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the board of directors for Silken Pleasures, a multimillion dollar company based in New York and specializing in high end cosmetics, fragrances and lingerie. Their incessant demands before they even arrive are driving him to distraction. Meanwhile Lizzie Reynolds, his boss is on a romantic ski trip in Vermont leaving him to manage his first solo event. Hope, forgiveness and love are an integral message throughout the book and like a fine tapestry the threads of God’s master plan for the character’s lives are woven into a fabric of great storytelling, conflict and humor. Readers who came to know and love the characters of Summer Storms will enjoy catching up with Lizzie, Stephen, Michelle, Jeffrey and Ian.

Paperback: 332 pages

Publisher: Real Life Publishing (December 5, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0615734774

ISBN-13: 978-0615734774

Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Rebekah is a Christian with a heart for new beginnings. She is a Florida native and a graduate of Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fl. A love of history, research and journaling led naturally to a passion for writing. She enjoys travel and has traveled extensively across the United States and Canada as well as Europe and the Caribbean. Her reading taste run from the classics to light fiction. When she is not working or writing, she enjoys cooking,baking and sharing recipes on her blog, http://rebekahlynskitchen.wordpress.com

Her current works include, Summer Storms and Winter’s End the first two books in The Seasons of Faith series and Julianne the first book in The Coastal Chronicle series.

Rebekah currently resides in Florida along with her "attack" cat, Mia. They would enjoy meeting with you on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/authorRebekahLyn



Another intruging story by Rebekah Lyn. This is the second book in the Seasons of Faith series. It’s called Winter’s End and I just love it. It was great to find out how the charcters from book one Summer Storm were doing and to meet some new interesting characters in this book.

This book is very suspenseful, full of faith, love, forgiveness and hope. It tells us once God forgives us we need to forgive ourselves and forget about the past.

One paragraph in the story Winter’s End really spoke to me. I will quote it “God works on us one piece at a time, like putting together a broken vase, because we are all broken when we come to him. He works with patience and tenderness, fitting the pieces back together. Sometimes a piece needs extra time for the glue to dry so it will stay in place, but He will hold onto that piece until it does finally stick. So today one more piece of your vase has been repaired.”

I really love this series and this author. I recommend you find her books and read something really full of love and forgiveness.

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Sisterchicks in Gondolas by Robin Jones Gunn* A Review

Sisterchicks Take the Boot! (and we don’t mean shoe thievery)

Jenna and Sue have been sisters-in-law for nearly thirty years but inseparable friends for only the last five. When Jenna is invited to a week’s stay at a fifteenth century restored palace on a quiet canal in Venice , Sue is her travel companion of choice. The catch? They must cook for a group that is staying at the palace for a retreat. It’s the first time Sue has been this far from home, and both women are coming out of a valley season of life where they operated each day in long shadow s of fear. Entering into the lilting gondola-paced Italian lifestyle and discovering corners of Venice most tourists never see, they welcome a new time of refreshing. And over boiling pots of pasta, they dare each other to dream again.

Ciao bella!

SISTERCHICK n.: a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a sister, and provides a reality check when you’re being a brat.

When Jenna is invited to Venice for a week of cooking for a small retreat group, she knows just who to take along: her sister-in-law Sue. With her Dallas drawl and wild tangle of red hair, Sue desperately needs her own retreat from the pressures of the past two years…and blessedly for their guests, Sue actually knows how to cook (unlike Jenna)!

With about six words of Italian between them, a map, and a keen appetite for gelato, they puzzle out the lovely city together. During their stay, Jenna and Sue become victims of grace in ways they never expected—starting with their accommodations: a restored fifteenth-century palace on a quiet canal complete with a stairwell perfect for mattress sledding!

Coming out of a time of dark shadows in their lives, these two friends dive into a new season of refreshing and realize that sometimes when serving God, the most important thing to do is just show up…and watch for goodness and mercy to follow close behind. Come join Jenna and Sue over boiling pots of pasta in this lilting gondola-paced adventure!

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Multnomah Publishers (May 1, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1590525051

ISBN-13: 978-1590525050

Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.2 x 8.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces

Robin Jones Gunn was born in Wisconsin and lived on a dairy farm until her family moved to southern California when she was five years old. She grew up in Orange County and spent her summers at Newport Beach with friends from her church youth group. After attending Biola University and Capernwray Bible School in Austria, Robin and Ross were married and spent the next two decades working together in youth ministry.
It was the young teens at Robin’s church who challenged her to write stories for them. She hadn’t thought much about being a writer, but took their request to heart and set her alarm for 3am, three days a week. With two small children it was the only time she could find to write the first story about Christy Miller. After two years and ten rejections the novel Summer Promise was accepted for publication in 1988. Robin hasn’t stopped writing since. Over 4 million copies of her 75 books have sold and can be found in a dozen translations all over the world.
Robin and her husband now live in Hawai’i where Ross is a counselor and Robin continues to write to the sound of tropical birds chattering in the palm trees outside her window. Their children are grown but manage to come to the islands with their families every chance they get. Robin's awards include: three Christy awards for excellence in fiction, a Gold Medallion finalist, Mt. Hermon Pacesetter and the Mt. Hermon Writer of the Year award. Robin travels extensively and is a frequent key-note speaker at various events around the world.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Media Associates International and Jerry Jenkin’s Christian Writer’s Guild.


Sisterchicks in Gondolas is one fantastic book. If you have read other sisterchick stories you will just love this one also, even if you haven’t read any before you will love this book. It is full of love, humor, friendship, travel and just plain fun.

Sam, head of an international missionary based in Europe, invites Jenna to cook at a leaders' retreat in Venice; he also gives her a second free ticket so she can bring a friend. She asks her sister-in-law of three decades Sue who has been her best friend of about the last five years to accompany her.

Then all of the fun begins, as they eat gelato in Campo Apostoli, making new friends, renewing old friendships and just enjoy the quiet, easy lifestyle of Gondolas. They find courage to live life to the all-embracing; something neither has tried in a long time out of fear of failure and self pity and ridicule.

I really love the Sisterchicks series and you will too!


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DVD Giveaway and Review-Abel's Field

About Abel's Field

Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.

Website: http://www.abelsfield.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbelsField
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbelsField

Actors: Kevin Sorbo, Samuel Davis
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dubbed: Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2013
Run Time: 104 minutes



Abel’s Field is a very neat DVD. It is a story about struggle, loss, love and mentorship. Some real life issues are addressed here and aren’t sugar coated, but has humor in the story. Just like real life sometimes humor goes along with tragedy.

Seth is a young man still in high school going through all of the things associated with school, but has the added reasonability of taking care of two very young sisters. Their mother died years ago and the father just left. So Seth does his best, but feels so inadequate.

Abel comes to town and works at the school and Seth has to help him as a punishment for getting into a fight. Even though Seth doesn’t have all of the answers, but he has been through hard times and tragedies himself and knows what he needs to do. Abel is an excellent help to Seth, but not until many bad things begin to happen.

I really like Abel’s Field for its honesty, humor and the acting is very well. Also Abel’s Field was filmed in a very small town under 900 people and you can see the friendliness and caring of a small town coming through in the film.

I recommend you watch this film for a family fun time and a great learning experience.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow by Olivia Newport * A Review

Charlotte Farrow, maid in the wealthy Banning household on Chicago's opulent Prairie Avenue, has kept her baby boy a secret from her employers for nearly a year. But when the woman who has been caring for her son abruptly returns him, Charlotte must decide whether to come clean and face dismissal or keep her secret while the Bannings decide the child's fate. Can she face the truth of her own past and open her heart to a future of her own? Or will life's tragedies determine the future for her?

This compelling story set against the glittering backdrop of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition captures the tension between the wealthy class and the hardworking servants who made their lives comfortable. Author Olivia Newport expertly portrays social classes while creating a story of courage, strength, and tender romance.

Paperback: 320 pages

Publisher: Revell (January 1, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0800720393

ISBN-13: 978-0800720391

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

Olivia Newport is the author of The Pursuit of Lucy Banning. Her novels twist through time to discover where faith and passions meet. Her husband and two adult children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.


The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow is the first book I’ve read written by Olivia Newport. It is a really sweet story. I love the characters the description of the city and mostly of the house where she is a maid.

Charlotte had a baby before she came to work for the Bannings, but she has kept it a secret from everyone. Now her baby is brought to her, because the caregiver can’t take care of him anymore. How does Charlotte keep him safe without telling the Bannings this is her child? What will she do to provide for her child, but not to destroy his life?

The plots, twist and turns of this book are fantastic. It is suspenseful, but also full of love for her child. The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow is also an Historical Romance.

You have to read this book to find out if Charlotte keeps her child, if she tells anyone who he is or if she meets someone and falls in love?

What would you do to save your child from starvation, from being found by someone who only intends him harm? This story shows how all things can work out if you are patient and willing to wait for the right outcome, but when we think we know everything and hurry up and get it done, we often make mistakes. Very good book that I will recommend.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Living Room Story by Bill Rolfe*A Review

 The Living Room Story by Bill Rolfe

When success and even love are not enough, you need a miracle...
Daniel Clay has good looks, money, and a rising career as a New York investment advisor. Meanwhile, his personal life is barren of love and family. But when a distant relative dies and leaves him a house in England, Daniel embarks on a life-changing journey--toward love and his soul's awakening.

He meets and falls in love with Claire, a children's palliative care nurse. With her help, he opens his home and heart to comfort young patients in their final days. As Claire tends to the children in a beautiful glassed-in room overlooking the sea, Daniel prays for miracles. Just when his prayers are
answered, a mysterious illness strikes him down and relentlessly drains away his life. With no hope for a cure, Daniel holds fast to a deep secret that he can never reveal. And now, he needs a miracle of his own.

Paperback: 155 pages
Publisher: LTD Publications; First Edition edition (January 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0987877801
ISBN-13: 978-0987877802
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces

Late one night back in July 2002, I fell asleep and had a dream. It was unlike any dream I had before, or since. It was like watching an extended movie, and it ended with instructions for me in the rolling credits. I awoke in shock and glanced at the clock next to my bed, only to discover what seemed like hours of sleep had only been a few minutes.

I got up, sat at my desk and spent the rest of the night writing everything down. Never having written anything before, I took the next few weeks to follow the instructions from the dream - share the story in a novel.

After a few months of being inspired by the story, but at the same time feeling overwhelmed with the project, I put it away. However, I couldn't forget it.

Now, after more than nine years of struggling with the process and battling against my own self-doubt, I'm ready to share the story.

"The Living Room" was my dream.

- Bill Rolfe

  The Living Room by Bill Rolfe is a really nice story. As you read in the above section Bill had a dream and wrote down what he dreamed.
  I enjoyed it but if I wrote it I would have changed a few parts.   It ended nicely, but I would have liked a few different things to happen. I won’t tell you what they were so it doesn’t ruin the ending for you.
 Mainly this book is about Daniel a successful business man who didn’t take time for himself and just thought of his career. Then he inherits a house in a different country and decides to go and sell it and also take a much needed vacation at the same time. Then he meets Claire who is a nurse of children who are in the end stages of their lives. They fall in love right away and in Daniel’s house there is a glassed-in room that would be perfect for the children to use. I really like the description of the house and thought it was a really nice part of the book.
  Strange things start happening in this book for Daniel and the children. I thought this part was super also.  I recommend this book for reading enjoyment. It is full of love, death, life and miracles. Really a sweet story all in all. This is the only book Bill Rolfe has written and I think it is great for a first time.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, James Sheehan * A Review

Jack Tobin, the main character of THE MAYOR OF LEXINGTON AVENUE returns in this non-stop novel that combines enthralling plot twists with some of the best coutroom fiction being written today.

Tobin, known as the lawyer's lawyer--the guy the best lawyer's say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle--undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent. The Chief of Police is outraged, the citizens of Oakville where the murders occurred, erupt, and the State Attorney is out for blood as Jack challenges the criminal justice system once again.

Sheehan masterfully weaves stories of love and friendship into one man's uncompromising search for truth within the four corners of a courtroom where it is often spoken about but seldom seen. Jack is in a fight for his life and the outcome is in doubt right up to the turn of the final page.

A trial lawyer himself, James Sheehan is also a top-notch thriller writer. Once again he succeeds in translating the depth of his courtroom knowledge into an entertaining and truly fascinating read.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Center Street (January 8, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455508667
ISBN-13: 978-1455508662
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.5 inches

JAMES SHEEHAN is the author of The Mayor of Lexington Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. He was a successful trial attorney for 30 years, and currently teaches trial law and is the Director of the Tampa Law Institute at Stetson University College of Law in Tampa, Florida. Learn more at JamesSheehanauthor.com

  I really LOVE legal thrillers, but The Lawyer’s Lawyer wasn’t very good at all. I was hoping for a great story after reading the back of the book and hearing early praise for it.
  Usually you can tell how good a book is after the first chapter. After reading twelve chapters I still didn’t feel like it was moving very fast or held my interest at all.
 Another thing I don’t think an author is very good if he has to use language that is offensive to some people. No one has to put in foul language to tell a story. Also some of the scenes he described were not called for. I don’t mean the murder scenes, but others.
  If you don’t mind the language, descriptive scenes or a slow start you might like this book. I know it takes  a lot to write a book and it is hard work, so I hate to be down on any author, but this book The Lawyer’s Lawyer in my opinion isn’t any good. It was really a disappointment to me.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Soul's Gate By James Rubart *A Review

Soul's Gate

By James Rubart

“Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality we live in 99 percent of our days. The Bible is about a world of demons and angels and great evil and even greater glory.”

What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future.

Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his future.

Now God has drawn Reece out of the shadows to fulfill a prophecy spoken over him three decades ago. A prophecy about four warriors with the potential to change the world . . . if Reece will face his deepest regret and teach them what he has learned.

They gather at a secluded and mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where they will learn to see the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity—and how to step into the supernatural.

Their training is only the beginning. The four have a destiny to pursue a freedom even Reece doesn’t fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them and he’ll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls.

Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 6, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1401686052

ISBN-13: 978-1401686055

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces


James L. Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker, and writer. He serves on the board of the Northwest Christian Writers Association and lives with his wife and sons in Seattle, Washington.


I know when I read a book in a couple of days it is a fantastic story. That is what I did with James L. Rubart’s book Soul’s Gate. It is a fantastic, exciting, suspenseful read that you won’t be able to put down. I’m really excited because Soul’s Gate is book 1 in the Well Spring series.

Four people are chosen to be in a group to gain freedom from all of the pressures and things of the earth and help others and really love and care for them. Whenever anyone does the Lord’s work we will find opposition and troubles.

Here is part of what the back cover of this book says: “Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality we live in 99 percent of our days. The Bible is about a world of demons and angels and great evil and even greater glory.”

If you have never read any books by James L. Rubart this is one you should start with.

I really love this book and I hated to come to the end. Soul’s Gate has so much suspense, emotions, love and true joy. Makes you really think about what could be and how we should really care about the other people in this world who don’t know the Lord.

Soul’s Gate is a 5 plus book and a book to keep. I highly recommend Soul’s Gate and anything written by James L. Rubart.

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