Thursday, April 27, 2006


Rachel's Prayer by Leisha Kelly

Readers who are familiar with the Hammond / Wortham Family saga will be delighted in this latest addition from Leisha Kelly. Ms. Kelly shines a light of hope for those dealing with challenging and difficult circumstances.

Robert Wortham, along with Kirk, Willy and Joe Hammond, have signed up for service during World War II. Both families are proud of their boys' willingness to fight for their country. Though, as the war wages on, they find that it will take a tremendous amount of faith to wait it out.

A letter from Robert provides a lifeline as it contains a prayer written by his girlfriend, Rachel. As his family prays RACHEL'S PRAYER, they find the strength needed to trust God for His best.

Through hardships and trials, the Hammonds and Worthams come to discover the true value of friendship and family. It is this realization, along with a strong faith in God, which gets them through to the end.

Rated: C

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


The Hadassah Covenant by Tommy Tenney & Mark Andrew Olsen

The First Lady of Israel, Hadassah ben Yuda, is in danger. Someone wants her killed, but who? And, could it be linked to her family's story ... a story that details the friendship of the first Hadassah (otherwise known as Queen Esther) and her friend, Leah?

Ari Meyer is an undercover agent with the Mossad, a police unit within Iraq. On one of his missions, Ari uncovers a set of documents that could throw the whole nation of Israel into turmoil.

When Hadassah ben Yuda begins a search for her family's history, she is introduced to Ari Meyer, and the two of them become entwined in a life-threatening search, as well as a race against time!

This sequel to "Hadassah: One Night with the King" was excellent! The tension was high, and the sections of Queen Esther's journal that were interspersed with the modern-day story, made the book that much more compelling. I couldn't wait to find out what would happen!

Highly recommended!

Rated: A