The dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders. This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus.
I like the simple way the book expounds the story of Brother Yun's and Sister De Ling's faithful lives as Christians in communist China. I am humbled by their obedience and willingness to sacrifice for the Gospel.
At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. For the first 50 years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was a spinster watchmaker living contentedly with her sister and their elderly father in the tiny house over their shop in Haarlem. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed....
This book was filled with practical examples of love Bing the Lord and neighbors in the most trying circumstances. It is a book of victory in gruesome circumstances and forgiveness in the face of towering evil.
Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois state police detective...mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job.
I love Dee Henderson's books, but this one is not very captivating. The characters stay in the book instead of developing into compelling people. Their angst becomes tiresome and being dragged through the tedious process of reviewing cold cases was not exciting. The narrator did not help the story. I will continue to read Dee's great books, but the Evie series is not for me.
When spirited, independent Miss Annis Wynchwood embroils herself in the affairs of a runaway heiress, she is destined to see a good deal of Mr Carleton, Lucilla's uncivil and high-handed guardian. And, chafing at the restrictions of Bath society, Annis has to admit that at least Mr Oliver Carleton is never boring.
Annis, the Lady of Quality, is surrounded by the most aggravating, insipid, predictable group of characters I have ever had the misfortune of encountering. I finished the book feeling as if I had just escaped from an ant bed!!
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Over the course of 10 Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first featured in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple.
Dooley and Lace face one hurdle after another as they prepare and experience their "simple" country wedding. Jan Karon does it again with the same warm and loving characters who have populated her Mitford books for decades. This book reads like a warm blanket on a cold night.
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When the most eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the beauty of the Winwood family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished, Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans . . .
I enjoyed this improbable story of a stuttering seventeen year old girl married to a 35 year old earl. This was a Georgian England version of I Love Lucy with a villain and a sniveling, trouble-making cousin thrown in for good measure. This is a thoroughly enjoyable book.
When Amy and Effy Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on a much needed inheritance, they place an advertisement in The Morning Post and hire themselves out as professional chaperones. Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client in this delightful Regency series, The School for Manners. Felicity Baronsheath, their first assignment, turns out to be more of a challenge than they ever imagined.
The narrator was mediocre and the story left so much to be desired. I would not recommend purchasing this book
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Carey Mathers arrives in Athens to take a coveted position at the Classical Institute, only to discover the building is shuttered, the institute bankrupt. Journalist Nicholas Tyler believes he is headed for the big time when his paper sends him to Europe. But four months into his assignment, the office is closed. Now he must find freelance investigative projects - or go home. Dimitri Roubinos, born into a seafaring family, knows the aegean and its islands better than anyone alive. Three distinctive characters are drawn to the storied isle of Patmos, and as they uncover a plot to plunder ancient religious treasures, the stakes are raised to a breaking point.
I liked this book. Davis Bunn is an excellent author and he spins an interesting, informative story.
When a dispute among the fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor" - charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife Harriet to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage.
I enjoyed this intricate, erudite mystery. The characters are true to Dorothy Sayers' books as is the tone. I would highly recommend it.
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In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane Helena is gathering strength, becoming the most powerful storm in recorded history. As Helena bears down on Bermuda, Donovan Nash, along with other members of the scientific research organization Eco-Watch, are called to fly in and extract key government people who have been studying Helena. For Donovan Nash, the routine mission turns deadly when an attempt is made on the life of the lead scientist.
This book exceeded my expectations! Philip Donlay's mother is a friend of mine and I purchased this book because I admire her and wanted to read a book written by her son. I could NOT stop listening. The characters are well developed and likable. The story line was fascinating--a horrible hurricane headed to destroy the Northeast, a love story, and a mystery!! The book was interesting, clean and thrilling!!!
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