To regain control of your life, you’ve never needed Boundaries more than you do today in today’s always-on, always-connected digital world. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend wrote the New York Times bestselling book on Boundaries – the personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life – physically, emotionally, spiritually. And now, over 2 million changed lives later, Cloud & Townsend have updated and expanded this bestseller with essential guidance for setting Boundaries in today’s digital age.

If you’ve ever wondered: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? Unpacking the 10 laws of boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically based answers to these and other tough questions, and show you how to set healthy boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, coworkers, and even with yourself.

In Boundaries, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to bring new health to your relationships. You’ll discover firsthand how to reclaim your freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.

I’ve actually already gotten a copy of this book before now. This newer one introduces how to withhold boundaries even in the midst of social media and the constant pull towards technology. It helps to discover when to respond and when to leave the phone there. I think maybe the biggest lesson in this book for me personally is discovering you can’t change other people you can only change your response to other people. Even if they cross a “boundary” that you have set up, you can simply change how you will react to that. Maybe that means not being around someone as much, maybe it means letting them know hey i’m not okay with that if it continues thats up to you but I won’t be around if it does. For me I’d always wish the other people would change to my way but in reality that just doesn’t happen that often. So you have to learn how to change you or speak up. I’m definitely a passive aggressive type person or maybe just passive, so confronting things head on is my least favorite. Sometimes being an adult makes you have to do the tough things, after all now that i’m a mom someone is going to have to learn how to do these encounters. This book is also awesome for how to lovingly do that instead of having some huge confrontation it tells you how to diffuse the situation and make it more of a conversation and less of an ordeal. I would highly recommend this book!!!!

I received this book in exchange for my complete and honest review! snag the new version if you haven’t!


Brave Girls 

This is such a cute book too!! It has everyday scenarios that can be tough for young girls to face. How to best handle those times in a way that pleases God and verses to help. One of my favorite stories from this book was the so often heard about kid getting left out. That one stings no matter how old you are. I thought it had really great advice! A true friend won’t leave you out when someone else is around, a true friend is constant. Those are the types of friends you should spend your time with. It’s true as a young kid it was always about being popular, but most of the time those girls weren’t very nice or worth the energy. The friends I still have today are the ones who I didn’t have to fight to stay “in” with. They were just my friends because they liked me as a person. I think it’s important to instill that as a child into a kid! 

I received this book in exchange for my complete and honest review. 

Hinds’ Feet on High Places

From the back: 

So I actually had no clue this was a classic book when I signed up for it! I just thought it was a coloring book of some sort. I just got this so I started to read it and it is such a cool book. The whole thing an allegory style type writing of how God’s relationship is to you. It is an idea that you can live in the high places with God on earth if you just follow his plan. You can cast away fear, darkness and loneliness. Life on earth will have hard tests but when you continue to follow God’s plan he can take you the high way instead of dwelling in the valleys. I’m excited to finish this one for sure!! For once a book isn’t so predictable, which I love because I read a lot! I would def recommend this one! 

I received this book in exchange for my complete and honest review. 

Understanding Color in Photography

So I got this super nice camera for Christmas last year and well I’m not even certain how to use it! So I got this book in the hopes it would shed some light on the terms that just seem to confuse me like exposure, f/stop, aperture and all those other fun terms that boggle my brain. It didn’t have a ton about that because the book was mainly about how to shoot color better. That part was cool because it would tell u exactly what each photos settings were. Also good tips and tricks for black and white photos. I like all the portraits that were in it and how simple their backgrounds were but in the photo seemed like they were so much more complex. I also loved the side by side photos and how it would tell you this was the standard setting and how to make that better with different tricks to remember. Overall I liked it now I just gotta find another one on exposure :)! 

The Dishonorable Miss Delancey 

From the back cover: 

Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self. She’s lost the man she loved to another and, in a culture that has no patience for self-pity, is struggling with depression. A chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain. But Clara’s society mama is appalled at the new company she’s keeping. 

Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife. But his gallant spirit won’t let him ignore the penniless viscount’s daughter–not when she so obviously needs assistance to keep moving forward from day to day. Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe? 

When they’re pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent’s Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is more important than their hopes. Can they right the wrongs of the past and find future happiness together–without finances, family support, or royal favor? 
The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey is full of the captivating, flawed characters, fascinating historical details, and masterful writing that Carolyn Miller’s fans have come to know in The Elusive Miss Ellison and The Captivating Lady Charlotte. If you love Lori Wick, Georgette Heyer, and other clean, wholesome Regency romance, you’ll love this third book in the Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series. 
Well Carolyn you’ve done it again. I’ve been binge reading for days! I loved the character of Clara because you made her so dislikable in the other book I didn’t even want to read this. Then once in her perspective you start to understand why she did what she did. I loved the message of pray for your enemies. I know this from personal experience one of the best ways to let go of something and give it to God is to pray blessings and well wishes for people who have done you harm. Exactly as described it makes you feel lighter, grudges do hold you down. The message of God changing people throughout the story cultivates such hope and such a good reminder to never count someone out or too far gone. You never know what God has planned for other people’s lives. 

In some novels people are portrayed as perfect and everything just falls perfectly in place. For me those are always lacking honesty and a chance to grow. I love that this series always shows true feelings and how best to manage those. The situation may be your least favorite but God has good planned in your life if you just trust Him. I’m also so intrigued by this era but so glad I don’t have to live in it. I can’t imagine dealing with titles, the gossip and money being such a make or break for my future. It is crazy to think that is how things actually used to be! 

I loved this book! It releases Oct 24! You can preorder on Amazon at the link below! 

I received this book in exchange for my complete and honest review. 

One Christmas Bear 

Super cute children’s book about playing in the snow. I liked all of the counting on each page, it was almost an easy I spy book for kids. Although it had almost no content on the reason for Christmas it was still a cute book for winter and about playing in the snow! The illustrations were also really cute in it so I’m sure my little one will like it! Also I know it’s probably strange but I liked that the book wasn’t square. I think kids are more drawn to oddly shaped books! 

Beautiful Word for Christmas 

Ok so.. I got the beautiful word Bible and loved it, so I decided to get this one geared towards Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in gifts so I thought this would be cool. Parts of it were really awesome, like the activity portion to help someone in need or do something for someone else. I think the parts I was a bit disappointed in was I thought it would be a bit more biblical and I also thought the beautiful word portion would be throughout the book to help you memorize what you were learning. Instead, they placed some nicely typed and colored parts of verses in the beginning. I didn’t like that part. 

The devotions were meh (is that an actual word? I don’t care I’m using it lol) I think they were hard to connect to, each section having a devotion about a different person, for me they just lacked depth. 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my complete and honest review. 

Lady Jayne Disappears 

From the back cover: 

I loved this book!! I think I finished it in 4 days. I thought this whole book would be about a lady named Jayne but I was happily surprised to be confused and going in a million directions throughout the book. It was full of amazing descriptions, perspectives of the poor and maybe the biggest lesson I took away was not changing to fit into your surroundings you’re bound to end up miserable. You should be your unique self and that’s what makes a person special instead of the placid faces and agreeable nonsense. I actually loved how all of the characters turned out, I like that they were so realistic instead of everything is a happy ending. It was still a happy ending don’t worry! 

I think it was cool to see how Aurelie found her peace in God even when her situation offered none. When all seemed lost God would give her what she needed, especially when people you love fail you. Instead of making it about a guy who reads your mind she made it more of God seeking her needs which I really loved. That is a realistic fairy tale you can actually count on. I highly recommend this book!! 

Also I’m just curious if the author finds her voice in books the way she made her main character do so. 

I was given a free copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. I was not paid or under any obligation to give a positive review. 


I actually waited up until midnight on the site for this one! Louie Giglio always has a different perspective of God with nature and it’s also how I see God best. I knew I needed this one! 100 adorable devotions for kids filled with a lesson, a verse and cool facts that help it sink in and see how incredible God really is. Talk about someone who has some serious creativity, you see first hand how God thought everything through when he created not only me and you but the entire universe! This is just one page so you can see how cute the devotions are. 

It also has a ton of other topics!! 

** I received this copy from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my complete and honest review. Blogging for books. 

Picturing Heaven

This book is super cute! It has some pretty cool blurbs from Randy Alcorn’s book “Heaven” and who doesn’t like to color!! I really want to read his book now, I’ve had it but haven’t actually read it. After reading the small devotionals in here it just made me realize I want to know more about Heaven, I know so little. Everyone passes away at some point so I really want to know what’s next! I want to be excited for what is to come instead of afraid of the unknown. It has some basic questions about Heaven and then a verse to support where Randy got his opinion. Below is just one of the 40 pages u get to color and read. I thought this one was cool. 

**I received this book from Tyndale, in exchange for my complete and honest review.