Monday, June 20, 2016

The Memory Book DVD Review




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Chloe Davenport is a photographer and innocently picks up a Memory Book at a Swap Meet.  She thumbs through the book and decides to buy it.  She takes it home and begins to try to unravel the mystery of the couple in the pictures. They seemed so in love and kept special memories of their times together.   She meets Gabe who is a willing friend who likes adventure and decides to help Chloe track down this mysterious couple.  They go all over San Francisco to places from the pictures.  They also meet a lot of special people along the way that give them moments to enjoy with them and with each other.  Gabe begins to fall for Chloe who is still unsure about love.  Then they finally meet the mysterious couple, Sarah and Jonathan.  Their story of a wedding that never happened gave Chloe an idea.  Will Chloe open her heart to Gabe and will this couple make love come true even after all these years?





Check out The Memory Book DVD from FishFlix online.  This sweet Hallmark movie is sure to tug some heart strings.  I really enjoyed the special moments and fun adventures that Chloe and Gabe experienced.  They really connected in making a mystery come alive.  I really enjoyed the ending and I love the idea of creating my own Memory Book.  This movie was romantic, adventurous with some laughs and also a few heartaches.  It's one to please any romantic soul. 



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*I received a complimentary copy of this DVD from FishFlix.com.  All opinions are my own.*

Friday, June 17, 2016

When Calls the Heart: Troubled Hearts (Season 3, Movie 2) DVD Review

 
 
 When Calls the Heart Season 3 is full of more than enough surprises.  Elizabeth wants to move into her own house, but Jack is starting to get serious about her because he has been planning on building a house for both of them.  Rosemary sticks her nose in Lee's business and finds out that he is taking out a loan on his business.  She begins to "help" him scrimp on every little convenience- no heat (wear a coat), and only allowing him one pencil.  And then there's Jesse, who has come into town looking for Pastor Frank Hogan (aka Matt Landry).  When Abigail sees his picture on a Wanted poster she tries to understand who Pastor Frank really is.  Will Jack make advances in his relationship to Elizabeth, is Lee really in financial difficulty and who is Pastor Frank and why does Jesse keep threatening him?  Find out in When Calls the Heart: Troubled Hearts in Season 3.
 
I really like the characters in this show.  They live simple lives, and they truly love to help and protect each other.  This episode featured some funny moments as well as some tense moments.  And as always I am anxious to see the development of Jack and Elizabeth's relationship.  She is so independent and I think Jack needs to make a move soon.  If you enjoy When Calls the Heart, this is another episode not to miss. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
*I was given a complimentary copy of this DVD for review.  All opinions are my own.*

Monday, June 13, 2016

Chasing Grace DVD Review and Giveaway

Chasing Grace (DVD)
 
A family tragedy.  A little girl gone.  Two brothers ripped apart.  Grace and forgiveness buried.  Or not? 

Pastor Jonathan Matheson is leading a large church and his brother continues to need to have someone bail him out of jail.  On the day of his daughter's birthday, he brings his brother home and a tragedy occurs.  The family is torn apart not only by the death of the precious daughter, but by the bitterness between the brothers.  They both harbor secrets and lies and betrayal.  Jonathan's wife is thrown in the midst of a storm not only with her husband, but also with her son.  Instead of grace, there is guilt all around.  It's not until the secrets are revealed and repented that grace begins to transform the family. 


This was a heartbreaking film at the outset. And it seemed like every situation was worse than the first.  It was also interesting to see how the brothers, one a pastor and the other a drunk,  both fit into the same mold of being fools.  However, as time went on I saw how each had to come to a place of brokenness and eventually seeking forgiveness and restoration.   The outcome of redemption is so positive and uplifting.   I thought this movie had a powerful message and it really showed how the sin nature of man can be so prevalent even in someone who follows God.  No one is immune to the workings of Satan.   This movie was loosely based on true events. 

This movie has death, grief and alcoholism.  I would recommend it for teens and above.
 
 
*I received a complimentary copy of the DVD for review.  All opinions are my own.*
 
 
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner DOUBLE DEAL! (2016+2017)

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin Book Review and All Hands on Deck Giveaway!

 
 
 
 
Anchor in the Storm is book 2 in the Waves of Freedom series from award winning author Sarah Sundin.  Lillian Avery is excited to start her new career as a pharmacist in Boston and to be near her brother, Jim.  Lillian is caught by surprise and a bit of put off by the attention of Jim's best friend and fellow officer Archer Vandenberg who also comes from a wealthy family.  Lillian's disability (one leg and a prosthesis for the other) prevents her from coming close to anyone who could hurt her.  Arch longs to let go of the "rich kid" label and be a man who can care for Lillian despite her physical difference.  As Arch gets back on a new ship, the USS Ettinger,  after he almost drowned in the USS Atwood, he begins to have the shaking feeling in his hands from the trauma he experienced.  He decides to take some prescription drugs and feels drowsy and unable to do his job.  Meanwhile, Lillian is filling prescriptions for huge amounts of the same drug and is becoming suspicious.  She's a bit intimidated by her boss, Mr. Dixon and decides to keep the information to herself.  When Arch discovers many of the naval officers suddenly acting sleepy and becoming secretive, he begins to investigate.  Both Arch and Lillian discover an underground drug ring forming among the naval officers on board his ship.  They start to spend time together discussing the case and checking out leads.  They become close and fall in love.  But eventually a misunderstanding separates them and creates a rift between their relationship and stops their investigation together.  Lillian tries to recover from the hurt and gets too involved with the drug case by herself.  Arch is busy trying to sink German U-boats and trying to discover the links to the drug ring.  He is broken over his split with Lillian and after a tragedy he makes a huge decision that changed his life.  But will Lillian still be part of his life?
 
Sarah's latest novel is filled with history, romance, tragedy and true love.  This novel is rich in character development, intricate weaving of emotions and realistic historical war situations.  Both Lillian and Arch have physical disabilities that they try to hide and emotional baggage that they eventually share with one another.  The slow romance and eventual sweetness they discover in each other is conflicting to the growing tension of the war and probable drug ring forming around them.  Lillian is determined, brave and smart and she fights for what's right and grieves for what's wrong.  Arch is man of wealth, but doesn't want to flaunt it or live on it, but determines to make his life purposeful even in the midst of changing circumstances.  But most of all he wants Lillian at his side.  Do they lay aside their stubborn hearts and embrace the love they shared?  Find out in Sarah Sundin's new and thrilling historical fiction, Anchor in the Storm.
 
 
 
 
In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love? Pharmacist Lillian Avery and Ensign Archer Vandenberg are about to find out in Sarah Sundin's new book, Anchor in the Storm. During the darkest days of the war, Arch's destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves—and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions Lillian has been filling? As the danger rises on both land and sea, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?

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  • Nautical tote bag lined with anchor fabric
  • Anchor necklace made from copper reclaimed from the USS Constitution in Boston during restoration
  • 365 Devotions for Hope by Karen Whiting
  • Shine: Nautical Inspirational Adult Coloring Book
  • "Hope Anchors the Soul" journal
  • Set of two nautical tea towels
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*I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review from Litfuse Publicity Group.  All opinions are my own.*
 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Noble DVD Review


Christina Noble is a hero and rescuer to millions of lives.  She came from the slums of Ireland and chose to go to the slums of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.  When Christina was a young girl, her mother died and all the kids in her family were sent off to different places.  She dreamed of becoming a singer and she never gave up on anything she put her mind and heart into.  In high school she was gang raped and had a son who was taken from her.  She married a smart, handsome man who broke her heart and abused her.  When she was in this dark place, she had a dream that she was to go to Vietnam and rescue the street children after watching a news piece on TV. 

In 1989 she went to Vietnam under no agency, but of her own free will.  She started to connect with the street children and even though she didn't know the language she used her gift of song to bring them hope and life.  She joined forces with the native people who wanted to help these kids and with a lot of effort, determination, rejection and eventually support she was able to build a new building to take care of the many basic needs of the children.  In doing this she rescued many children from danger, hunger, and a host of other things young children should never have to endure. 

Christina Noble was truly a noble woman who saved many generations of young people to help make a difference in one of the unreached areas of Asia.  She never looked back, never gave up and always  kept moving forward.  She just wanted to give kids their childhood. 

You can read more of her story here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/13/my-700000-children


This movie was incredible.  It was amazing to see the courage of this woman who worked tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of children that others did not think mattered.  But she knew that this mission was given to her by God and she took it seriously and with great determination.  I could not believe all that she went through in her own life and how God used her to make positive changes in her own life and in the lives of others.  Christina made it a point to connect with people and to make a difference.  There was a funny scene with a man who she told that by the time she moved out of the building that she would make him smile.  And she did!  This movie was riveting, inspirational and one not to be missed! 



 
They broke everything but her spirit. They took everything but her dream. NOBLE, the award-winning feature film, is the incredible true story of a fearless Irish heroine driven by her daring vision to escape the slums of Ireland and risk everything on the streets of Vietnam.
 
Check out this website for more information: http://thenoblemovie.com/.


*I was given a complimentary copy of this movie for my review.  All opinions are my own.*

Monday, May 2, 2016

When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart (Season 3, Movie 1) DVD Review

 
 The town of Hope Valley is never immune to danger or romance.  When Season 2 ended, Charles was on his knee in front of Elizabeth while Jack watched from the doorway.  Elizabeth tries to convince Jack that Charles is a friend and she could never think otherwise.  Rosemary enters a contest to showcase how a real frontier family celebrates New Year's Eve.  The town comes together to make quite a successful event but Rosemary still has to admit she is not what she claimed to be to the reporter who covers the story.  Bill Avery wants to prove to Jack he's not the counterfeit thief, and goes to great lengths to capture the real culprit.  And a young drifter shows up to cause trouble for Pastor Frank.  Yes, it's a place of hope, adventure and family friendly fun. 
 
Be sure to check out Season 3 Movie 1 It Begins With Heart!
 



In this movie, Elizabeth is still trying to juggle between her life in Hamilton and her new roots in Hope Valley.  She chooses Hope Valley and the people in it.  This episode also features some touching moments with children.  Cody and Becky are two orphan runaways who are taken in by Abigail and Elizabeth.  Becky is very ill, but she supports her younger brother Cody in a touching moment during the New Year's Eve party.  And Laura is a young girl without a mom and a father who has no joy or hope.  When Laura submits her drawing into the New Year's Eve contest, a touching moment softens the father's heart and opens up Laura's sweet inner need to have hope and love in the new year.  I really like how the people of Hope Valley really pull together and create special memories to last for years in the community.

*I was given a complimentary copy of this DVD for my review.  All opinions are my own.*