Monthly Archives: August 2016

They Danced On by Carre Armstrong

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko


About the book:
Nothing is more important to Jane Darling than her family. She’s dedicated her life to raising her children, and they all appear to be doing well. She can finally relax and enjoy life. But when her husband becomes seriously ill, Jane finds herself taking on the most difficult role of her life.

Laura Darling moved away to escape the expectations of her family. Ever since she went through rehab, they watch her like a hawk. Now she has a good job, new friends, and no one to criticize her or comment on everything she’s doing. But when everything begins to unravel, Laura’s heart turns toward home.

Follow the Darling family through triumph and tragedy as they struggle with an uncertain future.

My review:

Are you looking for a book with some reality in it? I loved this book, more than the others in the series. I found the reality of it refreshing. Alcoholism, illness and care-taking are just a few of the topics that are covered here. The issues you may face with adoption  came up as well.

It could have gone deeper, but overall, this book was excellent in bringing our hearts and minds back to God, in the midst of troubles. Every difficulty was brought back around to not that we don’t suffer these things as Christians, or struggle, but how they can affect our lives and what we can do to get through them.

This book is available for purchase from your local booksellers and Amazon. “They Danced On”. A paperback copy goes for $9.02. I highly recommend you check out the whole series.


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Starving Hearts by Janine Mendenhall

Starving Hearts Janine Mendenhall

Will Annette’s search for love and acceptance replace the loss and hurt in her heart? Find out in Janine Mendenhall’s book one, Starving Hearts, of the Triangular Trade Trilogy. Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage. But she yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God’s existence, at least until He answers her prayers in an unusual way. . . .

Join in the search for love and acceptance with Janine and Starving Hearts by entering to win the Delightful Heart Gift Pack Giveaway.

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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on September 12. The winner will be announced September 13 on Janine’s blog.

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My Review:
This was really hard, as I am not sure if it was my frame of mind when I took up this book to read it, but try as I might, I could not get past the first part of the book. I intend to give it another go, as it seems to be a delightful story. I love the cover art as well.

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MFW-Creation to Greeks Week 1

This school year has been challenging. There has barely been time to breathe and live, let alone prepare for another school year.

I made the decision that we will be focusing on language arts and math, so while we are doing Creation to Greeks for history, it is going to be the enhancement of our school.

First of all, my living room looked like a tornado went off, as I pulled boxes out of old school papers, student sheets, photos and other things. It is amazing how much stuff can accumulate.

6th Grade- 

Math-Teaching Textbooks

Math Drill-Flash cards, Market Math and Times Tales

BJU English

Explode the Code

MFW Creation to Creeks

Apologia General Science

365 writing journal

8th grade

Math- Teaching Textbooks

Times Tales

BJU Writing and Grammar

MFW Creation to Greeks

Apologia General Science

365 Writing Journal

10th grade

Math-Teaching Textbooks

Ed Ready Math

Checkbook math

BJU Writing and Grammar

MFW World History and Literature

Apologia Biology


12th grade

Algebra 2

Consumer Math

Anatomy and Physiology

College Prep writing

Public speaking

American History




First day is done, and I am ready for the challenge of the year.

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