Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Judah's Wife: A Novel of the Maccabees by Angela Hunt Review

Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great's generals, and when he issues a decree that all Jews are to conform to Syrian laws upon pain of death, devout Jews risk everything to follow the law of Moses.

Judah's father resists the decree, igniting a war that will cost him his life. But before dying, he commands his son to pick up his sword and continue the fight--or bear responsibility for the obliteration of the land of Judah. Leah, who wants nothing but peace, struggles with her husband's decision--what kind of God would destroy the peace she has sought for so long?

The miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told through the eyes of Judah's wife, who learns that love requires courage . . . and sacrifice.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I found the book to be a bit hard to follow with almost two stories being told at once.  The sequence just was not appealing.  The story was one more retold than invented and so not super original.   It is historical fiction but the author has incorporated God to make it a faith based book as well.   There is so much more to this book then just a story, but I was not super taken with it. 

Monat Hair Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Revive Shampoo
You Pay: $35.00

A gentle volumizing cleanser that delivers body to fine and limp hair. Penetrates and supports the scalp while helping boost natural hair growth and improving follicle strength to assist in reducing hair thinning. Gives hair a touchably soft and youthful look. Safe to use on colored and/or chemically treated hair and extensions.

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Revitalize Conditioner
You Pay: $47.00

A gentle volumizing conditioner for fine, limp and lifeless hair that penetrates and nurtures the scalp while helping boost natural growth, improve follicle strength, and reduce hair thinning. Delivers weightless moisture and vital nutrients to help plump and energize hair from roots to ends. Fine, flat hair is left touchably soft, shiny, and youthful. Safe to use on colored or chemically treated hair and extensions

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  I enjoyed the consistency of the products and how easy they are to apply without being super runny.  The texture makes it easy to blend in to my hair follicles.  The scent is not amazing, but it is better than most and does last even after my hair was rinsed and dried. 

Good Clean Love Gifts for Valentines Day

Give your partner the gift of organic pleasure this Valentine’s Day. Good Clean Love’s personal lubricants, love oils, and fragrances are made with all natural ingredients. 

While other intimate products contain heavily concentrated petrochemical ingredients that disrupt the natural salt balance and immune protection in your private area and have proven harmful to skin.

 Good Clean Love offers the below natural products as a great solution and a perfect gift for your Valentine!

Almost Naked ($15.99):

· Made with aloe Vera and agar (seaweed)

· Responds to your own internal moisture

· Dries without any sticky cleanups

Bio-Match Restore ($19.99:

. Naturally deodorizing and moisturizing

. No petrochemicals, no parabens, no hormones

. Compact and complete with hands-free applicator

Caribbean Rose Love Oil ($16.99):

· Made with pure, high-quality essential oils sourced from all over the world

· Made from organic and wild crafted oils whenever possible

· Free of petrochemicals, parabens, and glycerin

· Safe to use all over your body

· Nourishing to the skin

· 100% Vegan & Cruelty-free

Myth & Legends Fragrance ($2.50- $99.99):

· Petrochemical-, solvent-, and fixative-free

· Responds to your unique body chemistry

· A healthy alternative to synthetic fragrances

I received complimentary product.