Friday, May 26, 2017

Remember the Lord

Remembering

We all want God to speak to us or show us something new. We want him to change something. And that is perfectly okay. He's our Father. He is God, and He wants to bless us. But sometimes we need to stop and remember the things he has done, shown, and given us in the past. Remember means: to recall something forgotten; to keep something in memoryWe should remember, or keep in our memory, all the good times.  But we also need to remember the trials. Think back over the hard times in your life. Remember when God answered that specific prayer request? Remember when He provided and took care of you when there was no hope? Remember when He put that special friend in your life to encourage you? Do you remember when He showed Himself to you? When He showed Himself faithful and kind? Remember when......you fill in the blank. 


There are a few things mentioned in Scripture worth remembering: 
1.  We should remember the Lord. (Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. - Psalm 20:7
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; -Ecclesiastes 12:1

2. We should remember the words of the Lord. (I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. -Psalm 119:16)

3. We should remember how we were at one time without Christ, but now are made nigh by His blood. (That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. - Ephesians 2:12-13)

4. We should remember the good news of the gospel. (Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: - 2 Timothy 2:8)

5. We should remember His works. (He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. -Psalm 11:4 

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. 
- Psalm 143:5
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. - 2 Corinthians 5:21)

Over and over in Deuteronomy, the Lord tells the children of Israel to remember. "Remember when I brought you out of Egypt; remember when you were servants to Pharaoh. Remember the plagues I brought upon Pharaoh. Remember the Lord your God, and the day you were led out of Egypt and redeemed. Remember what Amalek did to you, and remember the days of old." The Psalms are full of David remembering the goodness and works of God and beseeching God to remember him (David) and His promises.
It is okay to ask God for things-we're His children. But there is something special about pausing and remembering what He has already done. The more we remember, the more we can trust Him; the more we can rest in Him, and the more we know how very near He is to us. In Psalm 77:11-12 David says, "I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings."
It would be encouraging to take a moment, look behind you, and see the path that the Lord has led you through.  Perhaps it would be helpful to do some remembering and meditating on the past miracles, struggles, and victories. He is so faithful. And the things He does are worth remembering. 

"Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you." ~ 1 Samuel 12:24

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Martin Luther In His Own Words ~ Book Review

Didn't Martin Luther write the Ninety-Five Theses? 

Though most Protestants--approximately 900 million believers worldwide--trace their spiritual roots back to the Reformation, many people today have only a vague knowledge of Martin Luther's extensive writings. Jack Kilcrease and Erwin Lutzer step into this vacuum with Martin Luther in His Own Words, a carefully selected collection of Luther's works.

Organized around the five solas of the Reformation (sola Scripturasola fidesola gratiasola Christussoli Deo gloria), the selections offer readers an accessible primer on works that are foundational to the theology of Protestantism in all its forms. An introduction to each writing includes an explanation of its historical context and theological significance. 

Students of the Bible, pastors, teachers, and seminary students will find this collection an enlightening introduction to Luther in his own words and a useful addition to their libraries.
My thoughts: 
In the beginning chapters, there were a couple confusing parts that I had to reread, but this was a really good and engaging book. It helped me to understand what Luther believed, especially about justification, grace, and salvation. At the front of each chapter, there was a short paragraph by the editors and each one told a little of what made Martin Luther translate the Bible, when he did it, his reasoning, and where he was at. One paragraph talked about how Erasmus supported Luther and his reforming efforts, but unlike Luther, Erasmus did not believe the same way about Christianity, Jesus Christ, and salvation. Each beginning paragraph was very interesting and helpful to read before Luther's writings. There were many chapters that consisted of a chapter by chapter commentary on the book of Romans, which I liked because it shed new light on some verses I hadn't understood before. There was also an insightful commentary on the book of Galatians. One thing that Luther emphasized over and over in his writings was justification is by faith in Christ alone, no works added. While teaching the book of Romans, Luther came across this discovery: we can neither attain salvation, nor can we contribute to it. Our only contribution is sin; Jesus supplies the forgiveness and secures our acceptance before our Heavenly Father. Martin Luther was happily relieved when he said, "My sins belong to Christ as if he had committed them." I give Martin Luther In His Own Words 4 stars and would recommend it to ages 14+. 

**I was given a free copy of this book from BakerBooks and all thoughts are my own.**

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Giveaway Winner // Happy Birthday To a Very Special Mother

Good morning!  Before I announce the winner, I want to say thank you to 
everyone who entered my giveaway. Ya'll are so sweet and I enjoyed reading 
your comments :)  Now, are you ready to  find out who won?  I am so
 excited to announce that....................JANAE is the winner! 

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My dear mommy is having a birthday today...

"The older I grow,
the more I realize that my mother
is the best best friend that I ever had."

Please join me in wishing her a very happy birthday. :) 
To my special mother: 
I appreciate and love you so very much, and hope you have a 
splendid day, even though we aren't with you to celebrate.
 Happy happy birthday!

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Psalm 118:24
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

A Duck Duck Here and a Duck Duck There...

A cheery hello to you!
Our American Pekin ducks, are growing rapidly. They're only 5 1/2 weeks old but they look almost full grown. On the 3rd, they swam and splashed around in the pond for the first time. :) They really love the water.  Here are a couple videos of them in the pond.

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 These pictures were taken on the 6th...they were all relaxing under
 the tree in the evening.



 
 And here's a picture of our new seedling Cypress tree. :)

I hope you all enjoyed seeing updated pictures of the ducks.
And don't forget - the giveaway is still going on. You can enter here

Have a good and godly week! 

"God is faithful, by Whom ye were called into the fellowship of of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord."

-1 Corinthians 1:9

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Let's Have a Party!

Guess what time it is!



IT'S PARTY TIME! 
I'm so excited...today marks the fourth year of my blogging journey! I can't believe it's already been four years...during that time  I've met so many people from around the world and made some sweet new friends. I am so thankful for and appreciate each one of you dear readers. Thank you for following along and for the comments you have left on the posts I share. In celebration what do you say we have a party!
I love surprises, so for the party, I am giving away a surprise box! One person will win the surprise box and one other person will win a surprise ebook, which I know you will absolutely love reading. :) (Here's a hint: It's a book I have reviewed.)
If you would like to enter this fun giveaway for a surprise box, all you have to do is leave a comment below.  I would love for you to share how you found my blog. :) This giveaway is open to all U.S. residents.
To earn  an extra entry you can: 
-Follow my blog

And that's all, folks! The giveaway will be open for 5 days. I will announce the winner on May 9th. 
I hope you all have a fantastic day! Thank you for celebrating with me!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Messy Beautiful Friendship ~ Book Review

Hello Friends.
I am excited to share this book review with you: Messy Beautiful Friendship by Christine Hoover.
 
Friendship is one of God's greatest gifts.
We long for deep and lasting friendships, but they can be challenging to make-and keep. Our expectations of ourselves and our friends can often leave us feeling insecure and isolated. With engaging true stories and guidance drawn from Scripture, Christine Hoover offers a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules.  She shows you:
 -what's holding you back from developing satisfying friendships                      
-how to make and deepen friendships                                                                       
      -how to overcome insecurity, self-imposed isolation, and past hurts                     
              -how to embrace the people God has already placed in your life as potential friends
  -how to revel in the beauty and joy of everyday friendship                                   
My Thoughts: 
Not only does Messy Beautiful Friendship have a beautiful cover with "messy" words painted on a blue watercolor background, it also contains a beautiful message of how to be a godly friend. There were 5 parts, each part containing a few chapters. 
Part 1: A New Vision for Friendship
Part 2: Threats to Friendship
Part 3: Discovering and Deepening Friendship
Part 4: Being a Friend
Part 5: Receiving Friendship 

Christine Hoover shared many personal stories about her friendships, as well as her own advice and wisdom from the Bible.  This is the first book I've read on friendships; I learned a lot from reading it, and found it to be truly inspiring. There is so much to be learned about what having a strong Christian friendship means; but just like any other relationship, friendships take work on both ends. Instead of saying, "what can my friend do for me," ask yourself this question: "what can I do for my friend?" I think Christine did a wonderful job of covering every aspect of a friendship. 
Friendships are a wonderful gift. We live in a messed up world, though, and friendships can be messy. But when you work through the mess, difficulties, and struggles, your friendship will be stronger than it was. And it can be beautiful. 

I give this book 6 stars because I have never seen a book that explains how and encourages you to deepen your friendships. I  highly recommend it to young ladies and women who want to better their existing friendships (even if it be mother-daughter and sister relationships) and those who want to make new Christian friendships.  

**I was given a free copy of this book from BakerBooks and all thoughts are my own.**

To purchase the book, click here. 
To visit Christine Hoover's blog, click here. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Amazing Grace ~~ Grace Greater Than All Sins

God's grace is not an excuse to sin, but rather a reason to love and serve Him more faithfully.

We hear the word grace a lot. There are hymns that we sing about grace: "Amazing Grace", "He Giveth More Grace", "Grace is Flowing", "Wonderful Grace of Jesus", and so on. Well what exactly is grace? Grace is unmerited favor. Perhaps you may know someone that has shown you grace. I can't think of a better person who shows endless grace than our Lord. None of us deserve grace -  we are all sinful human beings greatly in need of a gracious Saviour. But God did send His only Son, Jesus, to earth to be the payment for the sins of all mankind. He's our great Saviour! God shows grace to every person on earth by not doing to them what justice would require. By way of example, if you were to go 70 mph in a 20 mph school zone, you would be expected to go to court. A judge would be present and you, as the guilty person, would have a chance to defend yourself. It would be silly to say to the judge, "Judge, I know I went speeding through that school zone when the lights were blinking and buses were dropping children off at school, but I don't steal or murder. I'm a pretty good law abiding citizen. Please excuse my speeding, and let me go free without paying any fines." Well, justice would require that you pay an exorbitant fine, and if this was your second or third time committing this offense, you may even lose your license. Of course the judge would not just excuse your inexcusable and reckless driving. He would declare you as guilty. Imagine, then, that another person steps up and says, "Judge, I will pay the penalty for this person." You would be freed from condemnation and declared innocent. In a similar way, we are all like that person who broke the law. Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" We will all stand in front of the perfect and holy judge one day, and it will be too late to receive grace from Him. No one will be able to say, "I've kept the ten commandments, I've helped communities of people in Africa, and I've given thousands of dollars to notable charities." God will not say, "Okay, you were a really good person. Go ahead and enter into heaven." No! Justice would require that the sinner pay for his/her sins by spending eternity separated from God in Hell. No matter what you have done in the past, your good works cannot and will not save you. But there is good news! Just like that person in the story who paid your fines for speeding, Jesus did the same thing for all of us. He died on the cross and offers free salvation to everyone who is willing to accept it. Ephesians 2:8-9 states, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Jesus became sin for us, as 2 Corinthians 5:21 says: "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
 If you accept God's grace and salvation now, one day when God is judging everyone, you'll be able to enter into Heaven and spend eternity with Him because your debts have been paid in full by the blood of the perfect, sacrificial Lamb. There's no one righteous enough on this earth to earn God's love and grace by doing any amount of good works. That's why He had to send His spotless Son as the payment for our sins. And because God has extended His grace to us, Christians should find that reason enough to love and serve Him even more. 
You may have heard this song before, but I think it's fitting for this post. 
"Paid In Full". If video doesn't load, click here


Here's a short little video I thought you would enjoy called "The Good-O-Meter." :) If video does not load, click here.
Remaining faithful in the Savior,
Ashley


Sunday, April 16, 2017

We Serve a Risen Saviour

I serve a risen Savior
He's in the world today. 
I know that He is living, 
Whatever men may say. 
I see His hand of mercy;
I hear His voice of cheer;
And just the time I need Him
He's always near. 

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way. 
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! 
You ask me how I know He lives? 
He lives within my heart. 

In all the world around me 
I see His loving care, 
And though my heart grows weary, 
I never will despair;
I know that He is leading,
Through all the stormy blast;
The day of His appearing 
Will come at last. 

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! 
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way. 
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! 
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart. 

Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian,
Life up your voice and sin
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King!
The hope of all who seek Him,
The help of all who find, 
None other is so loving, 
So good and kind. 

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives? 
He lives within my heart. 

This song is such a great reminder that we love and serve a Saviour who has risen and is alive! Romans 1:3-4 "Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:"

1 Corinthians 15:13-20
"But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept." 

Because Jesus conquered death by rising on the third day, our faith has a solid foundation. 

Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it." 

Isaiah 53:12 "Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." 

Romans 5:10 "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life."

1 Corinthians 5:21- "For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead." The first Adam sinned and now death has been passed upon all men. The second Adam, Christ, brought life by rising from the dead. Alleluia!  And one day, death will be destroyed and life will reign for ever because Jesus Christ is eternal. 
1 Corinthians 15:26 "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."

1 Corinthians 15:54-56 "So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grace, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

We have a sweet promise in Revelation chapter 1 that says the Lord is he that liveth, and was dead; and now he is alive for evermore. 

Hope you had a blessed resurrection Easter Sunday as we rejoice in the living Lord! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

New Baby Ducks

A happy hello to you, friends! 
Guess what? We have some new pets at our house...4 of the cutest, 
fluffiest ducklings! 


A sweet lady gave them to us today along with a baby pool, and it's such 
fun to watch them play in the water. I held my finger over the water
hose and sprayed it into the pool. One baby duck in particular
sat down under the spraying water and tried to drink it...oh, it was so cute
to watch. {smiles} Here's a couple videos of them playing in the pool. 
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I'll share more pictures of them in the future as they grow.  :) 

Hope you have a godly, fantastic day! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Sweet Little Tea Cup Exchange

A cheery hello to you!
Stephanie from the Enchanting Rose blog hosted the tea cup and mug exchange last month, and my mother, sister, and I  had the pleasure of being a part of it. :) Through the exchange, you have the opportunity to make two new friends by sending a tea cup or mug package to one person, and a different person sends a tea cup or mug package to you. A dear girl, Janae, whom I have had the pleasure of writing, was so sweet and sent me the most loveliest box of items...

Isn't the tea cup lovely? I've never seen one quite like it before. Not only is it dishwasher safe, but it's also microwave and oven safe. :) 

I want to say thank you to Stephanie for hosting the exchange and for all the work you do in putting it together.

If you would like more information about the exchange, click here. The next one will be in September or October, and I hope you will join the fun.  :) 

 I also wanted to let you know that there are some new items in my Etsy Shop, so I hope you hop on over and take a look at them. :)

May you all have a good and godly rest of the week!


Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: 
they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
~Psalm 89:15

Until next time, remain blessed.
~Ashley

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Cause and Effect of Sin

Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay. ~Ravi Zacharias 

In the beginning, God created a perfect world. He also created two perfect people, Adam and Eve. When God told them not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Satan came and tempted Eve by making her doubt what God had said. Sadly, she ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and then persuaded Adam to eat from it too. Not only had they disobeyed God, but also were banned from the garden lest they should eat of the tree of life and live forever in their sinful, fallen state. Since Adam and Eve sinned, every single person born on this earth is born a sinner. Romans 5:12 says, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."

There are many bad results of sin, but the worst one is spiritual death which is separation from God. When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, the close bond of fellowship they once enjoyed was broken. God had to kill an animal to clothe them. Their sin had to be paid for by an innocent, perfect sacrifice. Before a sinner becomes a Christian, they are separated from God because of sin, and destined to spend eternity in Hell. Just like Adam and Eve, our sin had to be paid for by a perfect sacrifice. God's remedy was that Jesus would become a man, as 2 Corinthians 5:21 states: "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." 
His blood and righteousness covers our unrighteousness, and if we accept by faith the payment for sin which has already been paid, we can live in Heaven with Christ for eternity.

Sin is enticing and addicting. It can even be pleasurable for a season. It's like a Venus Fly Trap. To ants, small bugs, and insects, Venus Fly Traps look enticing. They smell good. When an insect lands on the blades, (the blades are the trap) the plant's triggers go off, and the blades close, preventing the insect from escaping. That's similar to how sin works. It looks attractive, but once a person is in sins's grasp, it's difficult to free themselves from it. It's also similar to leprosy. Once a person has contracted leprosy, it slowly eats away at the person from the inside out, causing a slow, painful death. Sin will do that as well. It will eat you from the inside out and destroy your life. That's why the blood of Jesus was shed - to free humanity from the horrible grip of sin. Jesus is the Savior of the world! 
Photo Credits: My Daddy

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jesus Cares

Does Jesus care when my heart is pained too deeply for mirth and song;
As the burdens press, and the cares distress, and the way grows weary and long?
O yes, He cares; I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief; 
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares. 

Does Jesus care when my way is dark with a nameless dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades, does He care enough to be near?
O yes, He cares; I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief; 
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares. 

Does Jesus care when I've tried and failed to resist some temptation strong;
When for my deep grief I find no relief, tho' my tears flow all the night lone?
O yes, He cares; I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares. 

Does Jesus care when I've said "goodby" to the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks - Is it aught to Him? Does He see?
O yes, He cares; I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares. 

I just love these pensive words of this sweet hymn. In Hebrews chapter 4, the writer says "For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we, yet without sin."
Isaiah 53:3 tells us that "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not."
Jesus came to earth as a man, and he experienced sorrow, pain, distress, and grief. How comforting is the thought that Jesus is touched with the feelings of our infirmities, and He knows what it feels like when our hearts are grieved, when a loved one dies, when we find no relief for our deep grief, and when the days are weary and the long nights dreary. Our loving Savior, Jesus, always cares. But not only does He just care about what you're feeling or going through, He also takes care of us and has promised to never leave or forsake His children. 

May you be filled with the peace of knowing that Jesus always cares for you.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Baby Raccoons // Happy Birthday Lauren

Good morning and a happy Monday to you all! 

A few days ago on March 16th, Lauren and Deborah found three tiny baby raccoons by a tree. Their eyes and ears hadn't even opened yet and they were making the cutest little whimpering noises. After feeding them, mamma and the girls took them to the wildlife hospital. Later, after daddy came home, he and Deborah found two more babies, one of which was almost frozen to death. After feeding and warming the babies up with a hair dryer, we put them in a box in the garage on a heating pad. The poor little things had fleas. The next morning, Animal Control came and picked the babies up to take them to the animal hospital. Here are a few pictures of the baby raccoons I thought you would enjoy seeing.




On a different note, today is my sister Lauren's (sweet) 16th birthday! If you'd like, leave her a happy birthday wish in the comments below.  :)

Also, today is Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen so if you live by one, stop in for a free cone.

Proverbs 22:1
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

London In The Dark Book Review and Blog Tour

Hello friends!
Today is the first day of Victoria's blog tour for her brand new book, London In The Dark, and I'm thrilled to help spread the word about her book! 
About the Book:
London, 1910.
Budding Private Detective Cyril Arlington Hartwell has a conundrum. London is being ravaged by the largest run of thefts in recent history. His hunch that it is all tied together may put him and those he loves in more danger than he could have reckoned. 

Olivia Larken Hartwell, just home from boarding school for the summer, is anticipating time with her adoring parents. She misses her absent brother, Cyril, hoping for the day he will finally come home. But tragedy strikes, causing upheaval for all concerned and changes her life in a way she never could have imagined. 

Olivia, Cyril, and their friends must bring the hidden to light, seek to execute justice, and dispel the darkness that hovers over London...and their hearts. 
 My thoughts:
In December, I had the great privilege of reading Victoria's new book, while it was still being written, when she asked me to be a beta reader. Since then I've read it two times, the last one after it was published. Let me just say Victoria has such a lovely way of writing. One minute everything is calm and everyone is happy, and the next minute you find yourself in the middle of a dangerous scene.  Though this is a very action packed book, Victoria did a fabulous job of adding a touch of humor here and there. She also did an excellent job of creating the characters in such a real, relatable way.  
After Olivia Hartwell's parents die, she goes to live with her brother, Cyril, who is a private detective. He has been absent for such a long time, his heart is cold, and he refuses to show or allow any emotions, even when his heart is full of sorrow. Cyril is involved in a mysterious case that keeps growing as time goes on. The villain ends up being someone no one expected. I won't say anymore about the plot now. You'll just have to read it for yourself.  :) 
 Even though I immensely enjoyed reading this whole book, there were a few parts that were especially good. ;) The villain ends up getting saved, Olivia, one of the main characters, gets married, and three members of a family reunite and now share a true bond of fellowship in Christ.  London In The Dark is a book of mystery, suspense, sorrow, joy, hope, and salvation. I highly recommend this book to ages 13+ and gladly give it 5 stars! 

Thank you, Victoria, for allowing me to beta read your book and be a part of your book tour. :) Congratulations on all your hard work! 

Giveaway!



Goodreads Book Giveaway

London In The Dark by Victoria Lynn

London In The Dark

by Victoria Lynn

Giveaway ends March 17, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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If you're on goodreads, you can enter the giveaway above to win a copy of London In The Dark.

Victoria is having two giveaways! The first winner will receive a signed copy of the book, a tote bag, and a mug.  

The second winner will receive an e-copy of the book and a mug.
Everyone is invited to enter. Just click here -  on this link  where you'll find instructions on how to enter. 

About the author:  
Victoria Lynn is in her 20s and if she's not writing, she is probably sewing, singing, playing the piano, washing dishes, creating something with her hands, or learning something new. She has a passion for serving her Creator, encouraging others and being creative. She blogs at www.rufflesandgrace.com about writing, fashion, modesty, her walk with God and life. She lives in Michigan with her parents and 8 siblings.