Live Fearless: Adult Coloring Book by Margaret Feinberg

This is the first adult coloring book that I have owned and I was skeptical I would enjoy trying to force myself to relax and spend time coloring. When I skimmed through the book, the beautiful layout and thoughtfully chosen verses of scripture touched me. As I colored and reflected on the scripture verse that correlated to the picture I worked on coloring, I found myself relaxing and feeling a quiet peace.

I love how the scriptures verses are taken from various Biblical translations. The different translations add variety and a depth of understanding to familiar scriptures and fresh perspectives to consider. Feinberg has chosen powerful scriptures verses to help us understand that God is always ready and anxious to calm our fears and to help us feel peace in our lives.

Live Fearless is a beautiful book to help us have a beautiful experience while we contemplate God’s words. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Live Fearless by Margaret Feinberg for my candid review.


Road Trip Collection: A Timeless Romance Anthology

Road Trip Collection was entertaining to read and I read it in short order. Six contemporary romances novellas share stories about road trips and romance. And that is where the similarities stop. Written by six award winning authors, the variety of characters, plots, and adventures are delightful and full of surprises. Everyone likes a well written story and these authors delivered again.

I enjoyed all the stories, but I loved Antiques Road Trip by Sarah M. Eden that put a creative twist on regency romance novels and reality TV shows. Road Trip Collection is a fun way to take and break and enjoy reading. Heather B. Moore gave me a complimentary copy of Road Trip Collection: A Timeless Romance Anthology for my candid review.

Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman

Fading Starlight was a touching and poignant story of hope and recovery. Lauren escapes to a secluded coastal neighborhood to recover from an embarrassing incident that took her job and almost her professional future away from her. As Lauren grapples with how to recover and rebuild her professional credentials, she learns about her neighbor, Charlotte Montgomery, an apparent want-to-be actress from a bygone era.

Fading Starlight is the second book I’ve read by Kathryn Cushman, and I will definitely read more. I love her authenticity as a writer and how she conveys that in her characters and plots. Lauren seems like the girl next door who is like everyone else, but I like how Cushman pulls us into Lauren’s struggles and helps us grapple with her problems. I also liked how when Lauren resolved to show kindness in difficult situations, she did not comprise her resolve even though for a time her life became more difficult.

If you want to read a touching, fast moving story, I highly recommend Fading Starlight. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman for my candid review.