Posted in Book Reviews, Writing

Kelly’s Search for Family Review

Welcome to the circulating blog tour and giveaway for The Searchers series of middle grade historical fiction by Bertha Schwartz, hosted by JustRead tours!

You can find the tour schedule Here

About the book:

It’s 1880 and Kelly lives alone with her Papa, a lighthouse-keeper in Massachusetts. She longs to know more about her Mama, and Papa has finally promised to tell her the truth on her fourteenth birthday. Before Kelly can learn much though, dangerous men the notorious Blackburn Brothers arrive unannounced and take Papa away. Kelly is left alone and responsible for the lighthouse. 
Granny, a former slave and family friend, learns of Kelly’s plight and decides to help find the answers to her questions. Mysterious letters, snow storms, and violence threaten Kelly’s safe haven as new friends help unearth old secrets in Kelly’s lighthouse home. How can she bring her papa back? Who is her true family?

My review

Oh. My. Gosh! I loved how intense it was, and how everything weaves into each other so well! Even though this is aimed for tweens and teens 11-14, I still enjoyed it as an older teen. It was really encouraging to see how kindness and faith can have a big impact on people and how by fighting for what’s right, you end up helping more people than you anticipate.

Where to get this book:

You can find a link Here


Bertha Schwartz is a Swiss Amish transplant to the beautiful farmland of Nappanee, Indiana. She loves spending time with family and friends, including fifty-two nieces and nephews. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, sewing, and reading. Raised near the lovely Swiss city of Berne, Indiana, Swiss is her mother-language. Languages and different dialects are a special interest of hers.

Note: I received this book free in exchange for an honest review


Posted in Book Reviews, Writing

The Searchers Tour-Daisy’s Search for Freedom Spotlight

Hello everyone!

I’m just quickly posting to highlight that there is a blog tour going on for The Searchers series!

Welcome to the circulating blog tour and giveaway for The Searchers series of middle grade historical fiction by Bertha Schwartz, hosted by JustRead tours!

You can find the link to the tour Here

In the meantime, you can find the link to my review of Daisy’s Search for Freedom Here

You can also but the book Here

Posted in Dreams, Monthly R and R

Winter 2019 Goals

Hello everyone

I thought that I’ll share my winter goals that I made earlier this month with you before January ends😊

1. Have one verse to memorize a week and one Psalm to study a month

2. Sing a translation of one worship song that I know in another language during my quiet time

3. Start exercising 10-20 minutes in the weekend

4. Write prayers in my prayer/devotional journal

5. Do well in my mocks and highlight areas to work on afterwards.

6. Start outlining/brainstorming for two novelette/novella ideas

7. Start writing a devotional a week

8. Write a chord progression and melody for a piece

9. Write some ideas for songs

10. Write in my language journal once a week

11. Plan to meet up with people in February and/or March.

Posted in Author Interview, Author Spotlight, Birthday, Writing, Writing Wednesday

The Daily Life Of Hailey Grace-Author Q&A

Hello everyone!

Today, I’m very excited to interview Beloved as part of the celebrations for her debut book, The Daily Life Of Hailey Grace

 1. When did you start writing with the hope of becoming an author?

I started writing with the hopes of becoming an Author about three years ago. I believe it was somewhere around the year 2016.

 2. What is Daily life of Hailey Grace about?

The Daily Life of Hailey Grace is about a teenage girl who discovers faith through her own journey and relationship, that she ultimately finds in God and in the power of believing that with Him all things are possible to those who believe.

 3. What inspired Daily life of Hailey Grace?

The inspiration behind the novel comes through my own experiences, hopes, and a yearning for Jesus I saw in the eyes of our youth.

4. Who is the book for?

The book is for anyone who knows there’s more to lifethan what they are experiencing in their every day. Also,for tweens and teenage girls who may be struggling with identity, faith, and self-confidence.

 5. What do you want readers to gain from your book?

I want readers to gain an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ, faith, hope, and love. I want them to come to know, trust, and love Him whole heartily. I want them to know that they have everything their heart could possibly desire in the heart of Jesus Christ.

 6. Have you written any other books and where can we get them?

I have quite a few books in the works. I have two books that will follow The Daily Life of Hailey Grace which will complete the series. So, please be on the lookout for those as well as some other treats later in the year. I post all upcoming events, and books on my website at

7. What kind of books do you enjoy reading?

I enjoy reading Christian Romance, Christian Fantasy, and Christian Family novels.


 8. How do you celebrate your birthday?

Hmm…that’s a good question. Well this year I’m starting my own little tradition. I will be spending special time with Jesus in prayer, bible reading, and journaling. Then, I will be heading out to the movies before ending my birthday in His arms chatting with Him about my thoughts on how my day went, and my dreams, and listen to whatever it is He desires to share with me.

 9. Where can we connect with you?

You can connect with me on Facebook/belovedchrist or my Instagram belovedforever2018. I also enjoy reaching out to readers or anyone who simply wants to chat at my website.


 10. What tips you have for young aspiring writers?

My advice to aspiring authors is to PRAY. Allow God to order your steps and direct your paths. Make your relationship with Jesus be your everything and everything else will fall into its place

For Hailey Grace, birthdays suck! She hopes with all her heart that her big day passes without gifts, or even a birthday wish. But with loving parents and two witty best friends who keep her on her toes, there’s no telling what adventure Hailey Grace will be forced to explore this time. Unexpectedly, her best friend Alex challenges her to do something she’s never done before. With that comes a whole new set of rules, and another life Hailey isn’t sure she’s quite ready for. Now questioning all that she has ever believed, she takes Alex up on the dare by asking for something that no one but God can give her. Her request also comes with a twenty-four-hour deadline. As the minutes slowly but surely tick by, Hailey’s life shifts into overdrive and she wonders if she has asked for too much too soon.

Beloved is a ministry leader and Christian Romance Author born and raised in Miami, FL. She spends much of her time studying the scriptures and has a gift for sharing the Gospel. Through her debut novel, Beloved hopes to inspire youth to seek God whole-heartily, knowing there is nothing impossible with Him on their side!

Posted in Creativity Challenge, Writing

January 2019 Creativity Challenge: Suffering

Hello everyone!

Many apologies for writing this so late( I had some creativity trouble creating this post!)

This month’s theme was supposed to be on Suffering.

Here are a few prompts to help you create or start a mini project:


Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker

Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors


Oceans by Hillsong United

No Longer a Slave by Mellisa Helser

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom( or any biography about Corrie for that matter)

I hope that you’ll be able to produce something that’s inspired by these prompts 💖💖💖

Posted in Dreams, Monthly R and R, New Year

16 Goals for my 16 Years

Hello everyone!

Today is my 16th birthday, so I thought that I’d celebrate with some goals 💖

In 2018, inspired by Meg D Gonzalez, I decided to create a number of goals according to how old I was going to be in that year.

Last year, I created 15 goals was I was turning 15. I wrote them in the front of my journal, so that I could keep accountable of what I was doing.

This year, I am sharing with you my 16 main goals before I share with you tomorrow my mini goals for Winter 2019:

1. Memorise and speak more Scriptures

2. Listen and sing to at least one worship song during Bible study

3. Explore Christian ladies/Youth conferences/events

4. Keep a prayer and devotional journal

5. Exercise 5-10 minutes a day/ 20 minutes 3 time’s a week

6. Get a job as a babysitter and tutor

7. Get at least 6 ‘9’s for my GCSEs

8. Study more

9. Write a story/ poem/devotional a month

10. Publish edevotionals and novelettes/ novellas on Kindle

11. Compose a song/ piece a month

12. Write a book of pieces/ songs

13. Learn one song in other languages a month

14. Read stories in other languages

15. Keep a language journal

16. Meet up with more people, especially Christians my age

And there you have it!

What are your goals for 2019?

Posted in Creativity Challenge, Dreams, Writing, Writing Wednesday

Introducing Creativity Challenges

Hello everyone!

This year, I want to host monthly creativity challenges for anyone who wants to do something creative each month.

It can be any form of writing, (short story, articles, novellas, books etc) music composition( songs, rondos etc) and art( photos, paintings, digital designs etc)

I’ll announce a theme and attach prompts as well to give you a creativity boost.

These projects don’t have to be finished or big- they can just be little creative exercises 😊

I’ll be posting January’s challenge tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Posted in Dreams, Monthly R and R, Writing Wednesday

2018 Reflections

Warning: Apologies, but this post is very long

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful 2018. And if not, thank you for continuing your journey into 2019. Someone will be impacted by your story one day, if not now.

I wanted to share with you how my 2018 went, as a reflection of what happened. It was a huge year for me, and I still can’t fathom how all of this happened.


January saw my paternal grandmother going to heaven, which was a shock for everyone, especially when she survived into the New Year.

However, there is always beauty for the ashes.

I turned 15 years old, and celebrated with a lot of my friends and cousins who also have birthdays in January .

My blogging and writing got a fresh boost, with two blog tours and a lit of story ideas and outlining.


February was very musical in my house: my brother and I played in the School musical Pitt band, and my brother had other performances with another orchestra he is in.

Of course, I cannot mention February 2018 without talking about Billy Graham’s death. The interesting thing was, in the very day he died, I had a missions trip meeting, and my team leaders ended up talking about how Billy Graham affected them.


March 2018 brought in the Beast from the East, bringing the largest amount of snow that I’ve seen in England for a long time. It was so large, that schools had to be closed down!

The highlight, though, was going to Rouen with my friends on a school trip. My host family were Catholics, and were so sweet to me, which was really lovely. I’ll do anything to see them again.


We had Easter Sunday on the first day, which was a beautiful start. I was then able to go to a music camp with old and new friends, which was really fun. I also had the privilege of singing in Ely Cathedral with my school choir, although at the time it didn’t feel like an honour as I was exhausted.

The best part of April was seeing two of my closest friends getting married. Rachel baptised me three years ago, and she and her husband Josh have supported me throughout everything , whilst studying at university , helping with the church and dating each other!


I got to see two of my beautiful writing friends, Taylor and Livy, publish fantastic books.

May was also the Royal Wedding Of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which is the second Royal Wedding that I’ve watched live!

May also saw me getting a bit more active, and taking long walks around my neighbourhood.


I made new friends, and had the privilege of watching two concerts from people that I admire.

It was also where I discovered my dream sixth form, and began working towards getting a place there.


July 5th marks 3 years of getting baptised, which is crazy seeing what God has done since then.

I also finished Year 10 watching the painful match of England vs Croatia during the World Cup live. While I’m not a huge fan of football, I am a huge fan of England doing well.

Not many people get to say that they travelled to the north of Spain by bus with 90 teenagers and play in a concert in a castle, but I did! SYO Tour 2018 was amazing, and I seriously recommend that you travel to Palencia


August saw me bonding with lots of people through texting or hanging out wherever.

I really got into missions, especially after talking to a missionary and discovering Trades of Hope. Missions has been a passion of mine since I was 7, and I find it impossible for it to leave.


I started Year 11, and made so many new friends due to being a boarder buddy.

It was such an honour for me as I watched my brother receive a music award at school for continuous commitment at school and in other orchestras around the country.


October saw me temporarily say goodbye to some friends as I wasn’t joining them for SYO 2019 due to focusing on GCSEs

I went to Romania on a missions trip to Project Ruth School in Bucharest, and oh, oh, oh! I want to go back so badly. Those moments with the children were so precious, and I wish that I could have just stayed there. I had never felt so at home outside of my home before. I can’t remember being so excited about a trip, even two months afterwards, I still get excited thinking about it.

October also saw two celebrations:

1 year of blogging on WFAGG and my parents’ 21st wedding anniversary. It was one of my most favorite anniversaries that I’ve celebrated with them.


I got mission fever, and journaled and researches like crazy!

November was a month of celebration!

And if that wasn’t wonderful, I got into my dream sixth form with a Headmaster’s Award! This is one of the top schools in England, and I got in 😍😍😍

I finished my grade 8 violin, which was amazing, especially now that I am in Year 11. I also officially finished my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

When did all of these amazing things happen? In the same week!


December was a celebration of Christmas and finishing activities.

I sang the Messiah with my school choir, and I went to the cinema three times which is a record for me!

I also met up with so many friends and family members which included the sweetest niece and nephew.

2018 was an amazing year of milestones and celebrations. That didn’t mean everything was rosy. It just meant that God helped me overcome barriers that I could never have done on my own.

So what about 2019?

Well, I’m have 16 goals, but instead of creating mini goals every month toward them like I did in 2018, I will do seasonal mini goals and tell you how I am doing with my Resolutions.

I will post my Resolutions tomorrow

How about you?

How was 2018?

What are you hoping for in 2019?

Posted in Monthly R and R

December 2018 Reflections

Hello everyone!

This is just a quick summary of my December goals before I do my longer post of the whole year later on today.

1. Create 16 resolutions for 2019

I did, and I’ll share them with you soon 💖

2. Revise for mocks( my excitement is evident😔)

I have been revising, but I still need to do more revision.

3. Start some experimentation with a new piece

Yes, and I may continue with the ideas in 2019

4. Plan blog posts and create guest post form for you guys 😊

I’ll share the link to the guest post form soon 💖

5. Start a language journal( i.e. a book where I write multiple in languages)

I have, and I’m really looking forward to continuing it in 2019