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BLOGWORDS – Sunday 31 July 2022 – DAILY SCRIPTURE – PSALM 19:14

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DAILY SCRIPTURE – PSALM 19:14

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ENGLISH / BÉARLA / WAMAREKANI / АНГЛИЙСКИЙ / ENGLISCH / ANGLAISE / INGLES

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. (NKJV) Psalm 19:14

IRISH / GAEILGE

Bíodh briathra mo bhéil agus machnamh mo chroí inghlactha i do radharc, a Thiarna, mo neart agus mo Shlánaitheoir. (NKJV) Salm 19:14

SWAHILI / KISWAHILI

Maneno ya kinywa changu na mawazo ya moyo wangu yapate kibali mbele zako, Ee Bwana, Mwamba wangu na mwokozi wangu. (NKJV) Zaburi 19:14

RUSSIAN / РУССКИЙ

Да будут угодны слова уст моих и помышление сердца моего пред очами Твоими, Господи, сила моя и Искупитель мой. (NKJV) Псалом 19:14

GERMAN / DEUTSCH

Lass die Worte meines Mundes und das Sinnen meines Herzens Wohlgefällig sein vor dir, Herr, mein Fels und mein Erlöser! (SCH 2000) Psalmen 19:15

FRENCH / FRANÇAISE

Reçois favorablement les paroles de ma bouche et les sentiments de mon cœur, O Eternel, mon rocher et mon rédempteur! (NEG 1979) Psaumes 19:15

SPANISH / ESPAÑOL

Que las palabras de mi boca y la meditación de mi corazón sean de tu agrado, oh Señor, mi roca y mi redentor. (NTV) Salmos 19:14

* German, French, and Spanish Scripture translations are taken from my Bible Gateway app. Irish, Swahili, and Russian, however, are translated from NKJV via Google Translate app.

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BLOGWORDS – Saturday 30 July 2022 – DAILY SCRIPTURE – PSALM 119:10-12

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DAILY SCRIPTURE – PSALM 119:10-12

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ENGLISH / BÉARLA / WAMAREKANI / АНГЛИЙСКИЙ / ENGLISCH / ANGLAISE / INGLES

With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes. (NKJV) Psalm 119:10-12

IRISH / GAEILGE

Le mo chroí go léir d’iarr mé tú; Ó, ná lig dom imeacht ó d’aitheanta! Tá do bhriathar folaithe agam i mo chroí, ionas nach ndéanfainn peaca i do choinne. Is beannaithe thú, a Thiarna! Múin dom do reachtanna. (NKJV) Salm 119:10-12

SWAHILI / KISWAHILI

Kwa moyo wangu wote nimekutafuta; usiniache nipotee mbali na amri zako! Moyoni mwangu nimeliweka neno lako, Nisije nikakutenda dhambi. Umehimidiwa, Ee Bwana! Unifundishe amri zako. (NKJV) Zaburi 119:10-12

RUSSIAN / РУССКИЙ

Всем сердцем я искал Тебя; о, не дай мне уклониться от Твоих заповедей! Слово Твое я сокрыл в сердце моем, чтобы не грешить против Тебя. Благословен Ты, Господи! Научи меня Твоим уставам. (NKJV) Псалом 118:10-12

GERMAN / DEUTSCH

Von ganzem Herzen suche ich dich; lass mich nicht abirren von deinen Geboten! Ich bewahre dein Wort in meinem Herzen, damit ich nicht gegen dich sündige. Gelobt seist du, o Herr! Lehre mich deine Anweisungen. (SCH 2000) Psalmen 119:10-12

FRENCH / FRANÇAISE

Je te cherche de tout mon cœur: ne me laisse pas m’égarer loin de tes commandements! Je serre ta parole dans mon cœur, afin de ne pas pécher contre toi. Béni sois-tu, ô Eternel! Enseigne-moi tes statuts! (MEG 1979) Psaumes 119:10-12

SPANISH / ESPAÑOL

Me esforcé tanto por encontrarte; no permitas que me aleje de tus mandatos. He guardado tu palabra en mi corazón, para no pecar contra ti. Te alabo, oh Señor; enséñame tus decretos. (NTV) Salmos 119:10-11

* German, French, and Spanish Scripture translations are taken from my Bible Gateway app. Irish, Swahili, and Russian, however, are translated from NKJV via Google Translate app.

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 1 July 2022 – DAILY SCRIPTURE – PSALM 46:4-5

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DAILY SCRIPTURE – PSALM 46:4-5

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ENGLISH / BÉARLA / WAMAREKANI / АНГЛИЙСКИЙ / ENGLISCH / ANGLAISE / INGLES

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the [dwelling place] of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be [shaken]; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. (NKJV) Psalm 46:4-5

IRISH / GAEILGE

Tá abhainn ann a ndéanfaidh a srutháin aoibhnis cathair Dé, ionad naofa [áit chomhnaithe] an Té is Airde. Tá Dia in a lár, ní [chrithfear] í; Cuideoidh Dia léi, díreach le breacadh an lae. (NKJV) Salm 46:4-5

SWAHILI / KISWAHILI

Kuna mto ambao vijito vyake vitaufurahisha mji wa Mungu, mahali patakatifu pa yeye Aliye juu. Mungu yu katikati yake, hatatikisika; Mungu atamsaidia, wakati wa mapambazuko. (NKJV) Zaburi 46:4-5

RUSSIAN / РУССКИЙ

Есть река, чьи потоки будут радовать город Божий, святое место [жилища] Всевышнего. Бог посреди нее, она не [поколеблется]; Бог поможет ей, как раз на рассвете. (NKJV) Псалом 45:4-5

GERMAN / DEUTSCH

Ein Strom mit seinen Bächen erfreut die Stadt Gottes, das Heiligtum der Wohnungen des Höchsten. Gott ist in ihrer Mitte, sie wird nicht wanken; Gott wird ihr helfen, wenn der Morgen anbricht. (SCH 2000) Psalmen 46:5-6

FRENCH / FRANÇAISE

Il est un fleuve dont les courants réjouissent la cité de Dieu, le sanctuaire des demeures du Très-Haut. Dieu est au milieu d’elle: elle n’est point ébranlée; Dieu la secourt dès l’aube du matin. (NEG 1979) Psaumes 46:5-6

SPANISH / ESPAÑOL

Un río trae gozo a la ciudad de nuestro Dios, el hogar sagrado del Altísimo. Dios habita en esa ciudad; no puede ser destruida. En cuanto despunte el día, Dios la protegerá. (NTV) Salmos 46:4-5

* German, French, and Spanish Scripture translations are taken from my Bible Gateway app. Irish, Swahili, and Russian, however, are translated from NKJV via Google Translate app.

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 28 July 2022 – DAILY SCRIPTURE – PSALM 37:3-5

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DAILY SCRIPTURE – PSALM 37:3-5

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ENGLISH / BÉARLA / WAMAREKANI / АНГЛИЙСКИЙ / ENGLISCH / ANGLAISE / INGLES

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. (NKJV) Psalm 37:3-5

IRISH / GAEILGE

Cuir muinín sa Tiarna, agus déan an mhaith; comhnuigh sa tír, agus cothaigh a dhílseacht. Gabh sult freisin as an Tiarna, agus tabharfaidh sé duit mianta do chroí. Tiomnaigh do bhealach chun an Tiarna, muinín ann freisin, agus tabharfaidh Sé chun críche é. (NKJV) Salm 37:3-5

SWAHILI / KISWAHILI

Umtumaini Bwana, ukatende mema; ukae katika nchi, na kujilisha uaminifu wake. Nawe utajifurahisha katika Bwana, naye atakupa haja za moyo wako. Umkabidhi Bwana njia yako, umtumaini naye, naye ataitimiza. (NKJV) Zaburi 37:3-5

RUSSIAN / РУССКИЙ

Надейся на Господа и делай добро; живите на земле и питайтесь Его верностью. Утешайся также Господом, и Он исполнит желания сердца твоего. Предай свой путь Господу, уповай и на Него, и Он совершит его. (NKJV) Псалом 37:3-5

GERMAN / DEUTSCH

Vertraue auf den Herrn und tue Gutes, wohne im Land und übe Treue; und habe deine Lust am Herrn, so wird er dir geben, was dein Herz begehrt! Befiehl dem Herrn deinen Weg, und vertraue auf ihn, so wird er es vollbringen. (SCH 2000) Psalmen 37:3-5

FRENCH / FRANÇAISE

Confie-toi en l’Eternel, et pratique le bien; aie le pays pour demeure et la fidélité pour pâture. Fais de l’Eternel tes délices, et il te donnera ce que ton cœur désire. Recommande ton sort à l’Eternel, mets en lui ta confiance, et il agira. (NEG 1979) Psaumes 37:3-5

SPANISH / ESPAÑOL

Confía en el Señor y haz el bien; entonces vivirás seguro en la tierra y prosperarás. Deléitate en el Señor, y él te concederá los deseos de tu corazón. Entrega al Señor todo lo que haces; confía en él, y él te ayudará. (NTV) Salmos 37:3-5

* German, French, and Spanish Scripture translations are taken from my Bible Gateway app. Irish, Swahili, and Russian, however, are translated from NKJV via Google Translate app.

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 26 July 2022 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – SIX-BOOK REVIEW BLITZ – HER UNLIKELY HOMECOMING by RACHELLE PAIGE CAMPBELL

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 26 July 2022 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – HER UNLIKELY HOMECOMING by RACHELLE PAIGE CAMPBELL

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TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – HER UNLIKELY HOMECOMING by RACHELLE PAIGE CAMPBELL

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Her Unlikely Homecoming

THE BLURB

Following a tragic accident over a decade ago, Zoey Wright vowed to never move home to Harmony, Illinois. When her career stalls, however, she’s back in town and working with her high school sweetheart, Noah Kidwell, on his company’s special collaboration. Dealing with her ex is the last thing she wants to do, but she has to take the opportunity to snag a much-needed promotion. Besides, she a professional—she can handle Noah for a few days, right?.

Determined to prove he’s not the same irresponsible guy she left behind, Noah works one on one with Zoey to launch his new clothing line. Learning her true motives, he realizes she’s not the same person anymore, either, and when he confronts her, she resorts to doing what she does best—she runs. This time, though, he’s not letting her get away. Will they be able to forgive the past and forge a new future? Or is it time to move on for good?

THE AUTHOR

B1lI4wEx3BS._SX800_Rachelle stumbled into the world of romance novels in college; as a way to help speed up her reading to make it through Art History textbooks. After years in the professional world writing very dry grant proposals and auction descriptions, she started writing the contemporary romance stories she wanted to read. Setting her books in some of her favorite destinations was her inspired way to require plenty of research trips every year with her family.

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MY REVIEW

* This review contains a SPOILER ALERT.

Ms. Campbell puts a different spin on a familiar trope. As a designer the collaboration between Zoey and Noah held special interest to me. But I just couldn’t get into the story, or the characters. One issues in particular —SPOILER ALERT—was Zoey’s cousin, Amy. All through the book, the author refers to her as Zoey’s cousin. But she explains that Amy’s parents died when she was a baby and Zoey’s parents adopted her. For a passing moment, the author refers to the girls as sisters. It totally took this reader out of the story. —SPOILER ALERT OVER

The back and forth between Zoey and Noah volleyed from professional and into personal territory. And, of course, old feelings stirred. Their professional collaboration developed nicely, and the project was a smashing success. I was particularly glad that Noah saw through the pretense Zoey’s boss tried to stage. And especially glad at the final resolution Ms. Campbell offered her characters, a very realistic solution that made everyone happy—except, of course, Zoey’s conniving boss.

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

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I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 26 July 2022 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – BRIDGES, BOOKS, AND BONES by PAT NICHOLS

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 26 July 2022 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – BRIDGES, BOOKS, AND BONES by PAT NICHOLS

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TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – BRIDGES, BOOKS, AND BONES by PAT NICHOLS

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THE BLURB

Following the premier of her first movie role, Rachel Streetman Bricker flies to romantic Venice, Italy, to star in a major motion picture. The six-week trip forces her to face the grim truth. She’ll spend her first wedding anniversary an ocean away from Charlie. Adding to her anxiety, a ruthless publicist initiates a social media fiasco that threatens her reputation in Willow Falls, the town she’s grown to love. When Rachel befriends her female costar’s teenage daughter and learns how her mother’s lifestyle affects her family, she questions if living the dream comes at a price she’s unwilling to pay.

Rachel’s twin, Emily Hayes can’t get a break. The release of her second novel about Willow Falls is upstaged when a bulldozer unearths a skull and buried bones. The discovery compels curious residents to set up camp at the dig site. After a crime investigation television crew arrives on the scene, the sheriff recruits Emily and the new mayor to shadow the lead investigator, nicknamed She Dragon. In a town where everyone knows everyone’s business, will outsiders, a decades-old letter, and rumors from the past help solve the crime or force the most vocal resident to flee from shame?

The fourth book in the women’s fiction Willow Falls series reads well as a standalone.

THE AUTHOR

91LvxnNOM6L._SY600_My writing journey began nine years after I retired from a corporate career with Avon Products. Now I’m proving it’s never too late to follow your dreams. I’m married to my high-school-sweetheart, am the mother of two and grandmother of four. One precious granddaughter lives with the angels. I was born in Illinois, grew up in Orlando, and have called the Atlanta area home since the eighties. Most days you’d find me in my favorite recliner writing on my laptop. When I’m not writing I enjoy reading, tackling jigsaw puzzles or sudoku, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. Although we love dogs, especially black labs, our pets now consist of squirrels scampering across our deck, deer traipsing through their back yard, and an occasional rabbit peeking out from the shrubbery.

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MY REVIEW

Who doesn’t enjoy a visit with friends in Willow Falls. And who wouldn’t be excited about a trip to Venice, Italy with a friend!

That’s exactly what Ms. Nichols delivers in this story.

Well, that and a murder or two.

This series is something of a trifecta for this reader—I’m an actress and an author and, though not a twin, I have always had a fascination with twins and multiples!

It seems both twins, Rachel and Emily, are facing professional hurdles at every turn. A twisted publicity stunt in Venice and a costar who lives up to the playboy-actor persona. The author tosses a surprise twist Rachel’s way, though. [SPOILER]

And the “She Dragon” who thrives on gossip upstaging poor Emily’s book release.

Then there’s the bones. First a skull, raising enough questions. Then the discovery of more bones, and the questions double. But gossip blows the stories out of proportion, especially even more bones are discovered.

Ms. Nichols keeps her reader guessing, hopping from Venice to bones buried at a dig site to a book release. Not a dull moment in this story, nay in this whole series. Can’t wait to what this author brings us next.

CONFESSION: I dove into this book with murder in mind—literarily speaking. I started this book expecting a cozy murder mystery. I kept reading, waiting for more details about the human bones they discovered. Especially when they discovered more bones. I’ve read all three previous books in this series and, I admit, I wondered what Ms. Nichols was doing.

Then I remembered the title, and DUH! There’s Bridges and Books in there, too. I felt so chagrinned. I mean, I was totally enjoying the story. And of course, the characters are all old friends by now.

As I read, I realized, of course, that Ms. Nichols had deftly woven three seeming disparate threads into one single braid. And a story that grabbed me and held tight.

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

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I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 26 July 2022 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – SIX-BOOK REVIEW BLITZ – COLD DRIP by HEATHER DAY GILBERT

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 26 July 2022 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – COLD DRIP by HEATHER DAY GILBERT

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TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – COLD DRIP by HEATHER DAY GILBERT

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THE BLURB

Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.

Thanksgiving is on the way, and Macy’s thrilled when her boyfriend Titan says he’s coming to town for a week-long visit. She plans to take him to some of her favorite haunts, including the sprawling caverns nearby.
But when the lights go out during their underground tour and a local society darling plunges to her death, Macy can’t shake the feeling that the cave’s slippery floors weren’t entirely to blame. She taps into the admittedly limited skills of her upscale barista, Milo, to do a little snooping in the moneyed circles he moves in. When he unearths a sinkhole of lies, Macy slides straight toward a killer who’s not about to stop until every leak is sealed…permanently.
Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes. Find all the books at heatherdaygilbert.com!

THE BARKS & BEANS SERIES IN ORDER:

Book 1: No Filter
Book 2: Iced Over
Book 3: Fair Trade
Book 4: Spilled Milk
Book 5: Trouble Brewing
Book 6: Cold Drip

THE AUTHOR

81U2WHn7IaL._SY600_Award-winning novelist Heather Day Gilbert enjoys writing mysteries and Viking historicals. She brings authentic family relationships to the page, and she particularly delights in heroines who take a stand to protect those they love. Avid readers say Heather’s realistic characters–no matter what century–feel like best friends. When she’s not plotting stories, this native West Virginian can often be found hanging out with her husband and four children, playing video games, or reading Agatha Christie novels.

Find all her books and her newsletter signup at heatherdaygilbert.com

MY REVIEW

I always love visiting with Macy and Bo; I feel like they’ve become friends.

It’s always an adventure when you’re with Macy Hatfield. She’s smart and witty and inquisitive, picking up on subtle hints. And not just when there’s a crime afoot—which seems to happen with unsettling frequency in their neck of the woods.

She does seem to stumble into the midst of murder, though. And even though Bo is the former agent, Macy seems to have a knack for solving even the most evasive of curiosities.

This reader might be a tad but jealous—visiting caverns is on my bucket list! The dark wouldn’t bother me—unless it wasn’t supposed to happen. The scream, the thud, the clues left behind. Seems straightforward enough. Only not to Macy. And of course, she just couldn’t leave well enough alone. Milo steps into the spotlight in this particular story, using his society connections to do some snooping where Macy couldn’t tread.

Ms. Gilbert mixes it up with a mélange of characters, both regulars in the series and “walk-ons,” aka plenty of red herrings; every time I think I have it figured out, here comes another red flag or clue or odd behavior.

As always, Ms. Gilbert throws enough wrinkles into the story to make the ending a surprise twist. Always a page-turner, I look forward to the next book from this author.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 27 July 2022 – DAILY SCRIPTURE – ISAIAH 55:7

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DAILY SCRIPTURE – ISAIAH 55:7

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ENGLISH / BÉARLA / WAMAREKANI / АНГЛИЙСКИЙ / ENGLISCH / ANGLAISE / INGLES

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. (NKJV) Isaiah 55:7

IRISH / GAEILGE

Tréigfeadh an t-aingidh a shlí, agus an duine éagórach a smaointe; go bhfillfeadh sé chun an Tiarna, agus déanfaidh sé trócaire air; agus dár nDia, óir tabharfaidh Sé maitheanas go flúirseach. (NKJV) Íseáia 55:7

SWAHILI / KISWAHILI

Mtu mbaya na aache njia yake, na mtu asiye haki aache mawazo yake; na amrudie Bwana, naye atamrehemu; na kwa Mungu wetu, naye atamsamehe kabisa. (NKJV) Isaya 55:7

RUSSIAN / РУССКИЙ

Да оставит нечестивый путь свой и беззаконник — помыслы свои; пусть возвратится к Господу, и Он помилует его; и Богу нашему, ибо Он многомилостив. (NKJV) Исаия 55:7

GERMAN / DEUTSCH

Der Gottlose verlasse seinen Weg und der Übeltäter seine Gedanken; und er kehre um zu dem Herrn, so wird er sich über ihn erbarmen, und zu unserem Gott, denn bei ihm ist viel Vergebung. (SCH 2000) Jesaja 55:7

FRENCH / FRANÇAISE

Que le méchant abandonne sa voie, et l’homme d’iniquité ses pensées; wu’il retourne à l’Eternel, qui aura pitié de lui, a notre Dieu, qui ne se lasse pas de pardonner. (NEG 1979) Ésaïe 55:7

SPANISH / ESPAÑOL

Que los malvados cambien sus caminos y alejen de sí hasta el más mínimo pensamiento de hacer el mal. Que se vuelvan al Señor, para que les tenga misericordia. Sí, vuélvanse a nuestro Dios, porque él perdonará con generosidad. (NTV) Isaías 55:7

* German, French, and Spanish Scripture translations are taken from my Bible Gateway app. Irish, Swahili, and Russian, however, are translated from NKJV via Google Translate app.

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 26 July 2022 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – FOUR-BOOK REVIEW BLITZ – HOPE BEYOND THE WAVES by HEIDI CHIAVAROLI

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 26 July 2022 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – HOPE BEYOND THE WAVES by HEIDI CHIAVAROLI

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TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – HOPE BEYOND THE WAVES by HEIDI CHIAVAROLI

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THE BLURB

Massachusetts, 1993

After making a grievous mistake that will change her life forever, Emily Robertson is sent away to live with her grandmother on Cape Cod. When Emily finds a timeworn photograph buried in a drawer, she realizes her grandmother has concealed a secret even bigger than her own. Will convincing Gram to reveal their family history help Emily make the most important decision of her life or will it prove her parents right—that family scandal is better off buried and forgotten?

Massachusetts, 1916

Atta Schaeffer plans to marry the man of her dreams and whisk her little sister away from their abusive father. But when she is diagnosed with a dreaded malady, Atta is forced into a life of exile, leaving her sister in harm’s way.

On Penikese Island, Atta’s best hope lies with Harry Mayhew, a doctor who seeks a cure for his patients at any cost. But when experiments fail, Atta runs from Harry—and from God. Can she return to her sister before it’s too late? Or will her illness consume both her body and soul?

A testament to faith and love, Hope Beyond the Waves is the raw account of the journey of two generations of women running from desperate situations toward irresistible hope.

THE AUTHOR

289448715_441854777946888_7943780766904044842_nHeidi Chiavaroli is a writer, runner, and grace-clinger who could spend hours exploring places that whisper of historical secrets. Her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring, was a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Romance Debut. Her dual timeline novel, The Orchard House, is inspired by the lesser-known events in Louisa May Alcott’s life and led her to write The Orchard House Bed and Breakfast series, a contemporary twist on Little Women. Heidi makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.

Connect with Heidi online at her website (heidichiavaroli.com) or on either of these social media platforms:

Facebook.com/HeidiChiavaroliAuthor

https://www.instagram.com/heidichiavaroli/

MY REVIEW

THIS BOOK! Oh, my word! Drama and history and heartbreak, oh my!

Haven’t we all failed in some way, made some mistake or misstep that changed our life forever, whether for the good or the not-so-good? Things that Father God takes and makes beautiful? I know in my life there are a few…

I so appreciated the journey Emily faced. First battling, then a broken heart and anger. Disappointment, resentment.

But the love and acceptance she found with her Gram changed everything. I especially appreciated learning some of her family history; I have been looking into my own ancestry, and have learned much. Mostly, I cherished the bond that developed and grew between Emily and her Gram

But Atta’s story! My heart ached for her. Bearing a guilt that wasn’t hers [SPOILER] and adopting a mother’s role to her baby sister, Gertie. Shielding her from [SPOILER.]

When she is diagnosed with a dread disease, her life and her dreams crumble. Banned into exile and forced to leave Gertie behind—living in fear and danger—Atta fights to overcome the illness and get back to her sister.

Dr. Mayhew is banished, not because of illness, but because of [SPOILER.] As he struggles to find a cure, he also struggles to come to terms with what his life has become. And rails against faith in a god who doesn’t seem to care.

As first one treatment, then another, fails to provide the miracle cure he’s seeking for Atta and the other patients on the island, he learns more of himself and his own heart.

Ms. Chiavaroli gives the reader a gripping and heart wrenching story, one that elicits tears in the reader. Each page filled with vivid prose and a great urgency, drawing the reader to the last page.

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

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I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 26 July 2022 – DAILY SCRIPTURE – PSALM 91:1-2

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DAILY SCRIPTURE – PSALM 91:1-2

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ENGLISH / BÉARLA / WAMAREKANI / АНГЛИЙСКИЙ / ENGLISCH / ANGLAISE / INGLES

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” (NKJV) Psalm 91:1-2

IRISH / GAEILGE

An té a chomhnóidh in áit rúnda an Tí is Airde, fanfaidh sé faoi scáth an Uilechumhachtaigh. Déarfaidh mé faoin Tiarna, “Is é mo dhídean agus mo dhaingean é; mo Dhia, beidh muinín agam ann.” (NKJV) Salm 91:1-2

SWAHILI / KISWAHILI

Yeye aketiye mahali pa siri pake Aliye juu atakaa chini ya uvuli wake Mwenyezi. Nitasema juu ya Bwana, “Yeye ndiye kimbilio langu na ngome yangu; Mungu wangu, nitamtumaini Yeye.” (NKJV) Zaburi 91:1-2

RUSSIAN / РУССКИЙ

Тот, кто обитает в сокровенном месте Всевышнего, будет пребывать под сенью Всемогущего. Я скажу о Господе: «Он — мое убежище и моя крепость; Боже мой, на Него я уповаю». (NKJV) Псалом 90:1-2

GERMAN / DEUTSCH

Wer unter dem Schirm des Höchsten sitzt, der bleibt unter dem Schatten des Allmächtigen. Ich sage zu dem Herrn: meine Zuflucht und meine Burg, mein Gott, auf den ich traue! (SCH 2000) Psalmen 91:1-2

FRENCH / FRANÇAISE

Celui qui demeure sous l’abri du Très-Haut repose à l’ombre du Tout-Puissant. Je dis à l’Eternel: mon refuge et ma forteresse, mon Dieu en qui je me confie! (NEG 1979) Psaumes 91:1-2

SPANISH / ESPAÑOL

Los que viven al amparo del Altísimo encontrarán descanso a la sombra del Todopoderoso. Declaro lo siguiente acerca del Señor: solo él es mi refugio, mi lugar seguro; él es mi Dios y en él confío. (NTV) Salmos 91:1-2

* German, French, and Spanish Scripture translations are taken from my Bible Gateway app. Irish, Swahili, and Russian, however, are translated from NKJV via Google Translate app.

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