Review: The Number of Love


The Number of Love is a Christian mystery and suspense romance novel by author Roseanna M. White. It is book one of The Codebreakers series. I had the privilege of reviewing an ARC.

The year is 1917, Germany is in the Great War (WWI) and America officially enters the war. The Codebreakers have intercepted all of Germany’s messages.

I tried my best to read and understand this book however, it did not work for me. I found it dry and hard to understand. I love the cover and wish I could have liked the novel. I may try other books by this author but this series is not for me. Other readers may find they like it.

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Review: My Dearest Dietrich


My Dearest Dietrich is a WWII historical fiction novel by author Amanda Barratt. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this intense novel but I kept hearing about it and I’m so glad I read it.

The year is 1942, Dietrich Bonhoeffer has joined Germany’s Military Intelligence as an insider to help end the war. Maria and Dietrich met once again, for the second time, at her Grandmother’s manor. They had met once when she was twelve and now that Maria is a grown woman.

A quote I liked: “above all, a Christian should read the Bible as if it were God speaking directly into each of our lives and individual situations.” (p. 71)

I recommend this novel to fans of historical fiction, WWII in particular. Be sure to keep tissues handy.

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Review: The Pages of Her Life


The Pages of Her Life is a Christian Science Fiction/Fantasy novel by author James L Rubart. I wanted to read this exciting novel because I have read, and loved, other books by this same author. This novel did not let me down.

Allison Moore’s mother is $550,000 in debt and the loan sharks want their money yesterday. She is forced to sell the home she lived in her whole married life. After the death of her husband, this is the last thing she wants to do.

Can God still work in mysterious ways? Is God the same God he was over 2,000 years ago? Allison is given an unusual journal, could it contain the handwriting of God? Who could be making her words disappear, reappear, and adding words she didn’t write?

Even though there were a few grammatical errors the scenes were written particularly well and I recommend this book to fans of science fiction and fantasy.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

Review: Not Forsaken


Not Forsaken is a Christian living non-fiction book by author Louie Giglio. I wanted to read this book because it’s by an author I trust and admire.

The author states: This book is for anyone who longs to hear their daddy say ‘I Love You and I’m so proud of you.’ (pg# 4) He wrote this book to help the reader find freedom in God as a perfect heavenly Father. (pg# 23)

A quote I pondered on: ‘The most important thing about you is what you think about when you think about God. (pg#25)

I learned there are basically six types of earthly fathers and no matter which you have you will not be forgotten by your heavenly Father. Chapter four talks about the six types of earthly fathers.

The cover and title drew my attention to this book. I recommend the book to anyone who has ever had a dad. I also believe the reader would like the book and study The Comeback, also by the same author.

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.

Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Notably, in 2017, more than 55,000 students gathered for Passion 2017 in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome for one of the largest Jesus-focused collegiate events in history. Each year, Passion continues to see 18-25 year olds fill venues across the nation in pursuit of lives lived for God’s glory.

In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife Shelley lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords and the Passion Global Institute.

Louie is the national-bestselling author of Goliath Must Fall, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and Indescribable: 100 Devotions about God & Science.

As a communicator, Louie speaks at events throughout the US and across the globe. He is widely known for messages like Indescribable and How Great is Our God.

An Atlanta native and graduate of Georgia State University, Louie has done post-graduate work at Baylor University and holds a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

Review: Music In The Night


Music In The Night is a Christian fantasy novel by author Michelle L. Levigne. This is the last book in the Guardians Of The Time Stream series.

In this last book, Carmen adopts orphan children who are hungry and penniless. Ess is trying to locate Carmen who she only knows through her dreams.

I fancied the complete series and believe fans of sci-fi or fantasy will enjoy this exciting series too. I do suggest reading the series in chronological order to get the best effect. I wanted to read this series because of the time travel and I was not let down. However, I do wish more was written about the grandparents.

Odessa Fremont (Prequel – Review) https://apudiem.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/review-odessa-fremont/

The Blue Lotus Society (Book One – Review) https://apudiem.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/review-the-blue-lotus-society/

Sanctuary (Book Two – Review) https://apudiem.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/review-sanctuary/

Q&A with author Michelle L Levigne https://apudiem.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/qa-with-michelle-levigne/

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Review: Vigilant


Vigilant is book one of The Night Guardians series by author Sara Davison. Children are abducted, while romance is in the air. Will Daniel Grey be able to find the real suspect before more children are abducted?

Vigilant is a well-written suspense novel where I felt involved with the characters. I wanted to cry as Nicole Hunter read the letter from Joe. My favorite quote from the letter was: “I know you’ll miss me, as I will miss you, but we do not grieve without hope, do we, since we know that we will see each other again one day.” (p# 245)

Because of the delicate way the author handles the fragile scenes I give this gripping novel five stars. I look forward to reading more books by this author.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255