I forgot to wait until I got the notice from Amy at
the LitFuse publisher's group and got ahead of myself.
I posted my review before she got us scheduled, so
I'm reposting my review on the date she selected for me.
A few weeks ago I was contacted via email regarding a Christian book series from Guideposts. Before that time I knew about Guideposts and have subscribed to it at different times over the years, but I never knew they published Christian novels.
"Home To Heather Creek" is the name of the series of books, and a different author is writing each book in the series, with the same characters continuing throughout the series.
Here's what the publisher had to say about the series of books:
"Home To Heather Creek" is an exciting, heartfelt new fiction series just launched by Guideposts. It follows the story of the Stevenson family as they discover the joys and challenges of this new second chance.
Charlotte Stevenson's world is turned upside down by the death of her daughter Denise. Denise ran away from home when she was a teenager, and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now, Denise's three children are coming to live on Heather Creek Farm:
Sam, fiercely protective of his younger siblings;
Emily, desperately missing her friends;
And young Christopher, a sweet soul who only wants to fit in.
Is this Charlotte's chance to make things right?
I agreed to read "Sweet September" by Tricia Goyer, the second book in the series and do a review here on my blog. So that I'd be able to start the series from the first, they also sent me the first book in the "Home To Heather Creek" series, "Before The Dawn" by Carolyne Aarsen.
I have to say that I enjoyed both books. Either stand alone as you don't have to read them as a series, but I do think the story is stronger and richer if you start with the first book and then read the second book in the series.
I'm a very fast reader so they're short enough for me to read in one sitting, but for most people who read more leisurely they could probably be read over several days' time. They're in depth enough to get involved with the characters' lives but not so deep that you get cumbered down with the story.
Overall they give insight into the Christian life and how we need God in our lives every day, but they're not preachy at all.
The books themselves are hardback with attractive matte bindings and artwork. The books are very well made.
If you're looking for Christian novels to read, I recommend "The Heather Creek Series" from Guideposts. And there are more books coming in the series! For more information on the series, click HERE.Just a note to let everyone know I'm still here but not feeling my best. On top of all my blood sugar problems my allergies are worse than they've been in ages. I'm sneezing my head off, multiple times in a row and multiple times a day. I need to hang a bucket under my constantly dripping nose and I've got sinus pressure headaches.
I've been reading your blogs but not commenting much. My eyes have been so blurry at times I can't read much so I can't see to type much either. I'm wearing out my backspace key trying to type this without too many typos.
I'm already on prescription allergy meds and I don't go to my diabetic counselor until Sept. 26th, so until then my diabetes is unmedicated. That's when my diabetic counselor will review my blood sugar levels and prescribe oral meds and/or insulin.
Right now my sugar is spiking and bottoming out at times, so at times I feel fine, then a little while later I feel awful.
Anyway, I know you're tired of hearing about my health issues, 'cause I'm tired of it and I'm living it!
Just wanted to let you know that I'm still here, just fighting some health issues. I'll try to put up a real post sometime in the next few days but it will depend on how I'm feeling.