Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nightingale by Susan May Warren

Flip Nightingale

Ester Lange, a nurse,  met Linus Hahn just before he was going to be shipped overseas to fight in WWII.  They saw each other for a month, and then he was gone, but not before he got her pregnant.  She wrote to him, and he sent her to his parents home in Roosevelt, to have the baby, and live until he came home. 

Ester knew she didn't love Linus, but she was saddened when she received a letter from a medic, Peter Hess, saying that he had been with Linus, who was badly injured, and he'd given him a letter to send to her, as he feared he was dying.  Ester continued to write Peter, while she waited for the military to notify them of Linus' death.  Little did she know that Peter was a medic for the German Army, held in a prison camp nearby, until she went to see him at a nearby base, and they escorted a man in, with POW on his clothing.  She left  without even speaking to him, but in life, seldom are we in control and she and Peter are thrown together several times, in the next few weeks. 
Linus comes home badly injured, but his parents are insistant on the couple marrying for the good of their child. Neither really want the marriage, because Linus was in love with another nurse, whom he had known since childhood.
Will they marry?  What will happen to Peter?

Susan May Warren has hit another home run, completely  out of the ball park.
I love historical fiction, and she writes as if you are in the room with the characters.
I read it in two days, I'm happy to recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good read.

I received this book from Litefuse to read and review, no other compensation was given.
Published by
Summerside Press.

Monday, November 01, 2010

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Thomas Nelson publishing

The Burpo family had already been through several health emergencies, when their almost 4 year old son, Colton, started having stomach problems.  5 days in, it is discovered that he has a ruptured appendix and is operated on, with little chance he will survive.  But, survive, he does, and a few months later, Colton starts telling his father, Todd, who is a minister, things that there is no way he could have known, about the day of his surgery.  And then he tells his father that he sat in Jesus' lap, and met Todd's grandfather,Pop, who died over 23 years before Colton was born, and other people he met, including a 'sister' who is in Heaven waiting to meet her mom and dad and who doesn't have a name.  Colton had no knowledge before this, that before he was born, they had lost a baby, only 2 months into the pregnancy, and that his parents had no clue if the baby was a boy or a girl.

If you only read one more book in your lifetime, you need to read this one.  If you didn't believe before this, I think you will after reading.

I recieved a copy of this book to read and review from Booksneeze.  I received no other compensation.
All opinions expressed here are my own.