Review – Dancing in No Man’s Land: Moving With Peace and Truth in a Hostile World

dancing in no man's landI had different reactions to the first and second halves of the book, so I’ll divide this review into two sections.

Parts I and II of the Book

I found these parts of the book to be so helpful. The message is desperately needed in today’s world. Reading this made me feel like I was taking a deep, refreshing breath of air. The book takes a step back from all the conflict and disagreements and shows a glimpse of a better way. It gives practical suggestions for developing character traits such as wisdom and tact, gentleness and strength, and humility and courage (the character traits are paired together). … More Review – Dancing in No Man’s Land: Moving With Peace and Truth in a Hostile World

Review – The Accidental Guardian

the accidental guardianThis book has some wonderful qualities: the engaging story, the historical setting, and the likable characters. It also has some flaws, but I still enjoyed the book so much that I gave it four stars.

I loved the history. The book went into a lot of detail about everyday activities, such as cooking. Some might not enjoy so many details, but I loved seeing what life was like at that time. … More Review – The Accidental Guardian

Review – Big Book of Weekend Beading: Step-by-Step Instructions for 30+ Quick Beading Projects

Big Book of weekend BeadingThe projects in this book cover a range of skill levels, beading techniques, and styles. I’m interested in trying over half of them. The techniques included are bead weaving, bead embroidery, bead stringing, and wire work. … More Review – Big Book of Weekend Beading: Step-by-Step Instructions for 30+ Quick Beading Projects

Review – Practicing the King’s Economy

35138439My experience with this book alternated between good and bad. Some parts of it are inspiring and practical. Some parts I do not agree with (although I acknowledge I could be wrong). This was a very difficult, and sometimes confusing book for me. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I think the way I reacted to it has a lot to do with my personal background and situation and less to do with the content of the book. … More Review – Practicing the King’s Economy

Review – Healing Spices

32613357Healing Spices is a fascinating and informative overview of spices and the different world cuisines that use them. I learned about many spices I’d never heard of before, and I now have ideas for spices to try for my own health.

I really loved that the book explains how and where the spices are grown, as well as the history of each spice. I hadn’t realized how precious spices have been and still are. … More Review – Healing Spices

Review – The Accidental Highwayman + Bonus Audiobook Mini-Review

29425555The Accidental Highwayman is one of my favorite books. The story has plenty of good, old-fashioned adventure in it, and I loved the characters!

Tripp’s writing style in this book is like nothing I’ve read before. The style reminds me of the kind of writing you’d find in an 18th-century memoir, but with more personality. The book is written in first-person point of view which allows a glimpse of Kit’s sense of humor and his view of the world. … More Review – The Accidental Highwayman + Bonus Audiobook Mini-Review

Review – Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution

36374048By the end of this book, I realized the word “turbulent” was actually a compliment. These men were tough, brave, and wild. They were homesteaders who cared about their families and were willing to die for their country. They were also quite the characters.

This book doesn’t focus on Ethan Allen but instead includes him along with a number of other people. I loved how the book wove together multiple stories. … More Review – Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution

Review – Hood (King Raven, #1)

18620478In this novel, Robin Hood isn’t English and his name isn’t Robin Hood. In the back of the book, the author explains his research. He writes about whether evidence supports there ever being a Robin Hood and why he thinks the legend was based on a man who originated elsewhere. In this book, the legend is named Bran, and he’s Welsh.

This change of scenery certainly brought a freshness to the old story which bore little resemblance to the traditional tale. Aside from a number of reprising characters, this story is a different one entirely. … More Review – Hood (King Raven, #1)