Freshwater Academy

Fresh Water Academy was founded in 2010. It is home to four lovely young ladies of learning and their dedicated teachers. Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Fresh Water Academy was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.

Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Gimme Some Sugar by Kimberly Kincaid...Available TODAY!

I LOVED IT! LOVED LOVED LOVED! I bet you can't tell by the caps :). Fantastic characters (plus we get to see more of Shane and Bellamy), and lots of great supporting characters as well.  This book was a fantastic read, in a fun and flirty style which we're coming to recognize as belonging to fabulous, up and coming author, Kimberly Kincaid!

Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!



Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to ├ęclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She is thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Her first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. Kimberly resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters. Visit her any time at or come check her out on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Silenced by Dani Pettrey

Silenced by Dani Pettrey
#4 in Her Alaskan Courage Series

This was a really good book!  I managed to miss #3 in the series, so relationships won't be a surprise when I go back to read it, but anyone could pick up this book from the middle of the series, and be perfectly comfortable.  She fills in enough that you're not missing the storyline, the characters still fit really well together, and it's a good read!

I give it five stars!

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Cloak of the Light by Chuck Black

Can I add more stars? Really? This is one of the best books that I have EVER read. I was actually introduced to Chuck Black by a friend's son, one who really doesn't care for reading, so it impressed me that he thought enough of the books to recommend them. I enjoyed the Kingdom series, and loved the Knights of Arrethtrae, and this is better than all of them. I HAVE to read the next book! What a powerful story! 

Cloak of the Light (Wars of the Realm #1)

 Goodreads:  4.38 Stars out of 42 Ratings and 30 Reviews

Author of the popular Kingdom Series returns with this thrilling new novel for young adults.

Tragedy and heartache seem to be waiting for Drew Carter at every turn. Sydney Carlyle, a mysterious and elusive girl offers encouragement through her faith, but Drew is too logical and scientific to believe that her prayer of healing was anything but coincidental in the restoration of his eyesight. As his sight returns, he discovers that the accident has heightened his neuron activity, giving him skills and sight beyond the normal man. When he begins to see fierce invaders that no one else can see, he questions his own sanity, and so do others. But is he insane or do the invaders truly exist? The only one who can help him, his genius friend Benjamin Berg, has disappeared. In Drew's quest to find Ben, he discovers that the invaders themselves are at war, for his efforts to thwart the devastating actions caused by the dark invaders are aided by invaders with a different nature. Time grows short as the dark invaders close in on Drew. With skills that no other man possesses, and help from Benjamin and Sydney, Drew initiates a plan to expose the invaders to the world.

This is the third series from Chuck Black, who also brought us The Kingdom Series, and The Knights of Arrethtrae (where I started reading C.B.), and I love his work more than ever.  I cannot wait for Book Two! 

These are also available in Audio Drama, which you can find at

Happy Reading!