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The Reluctant Belle

A Reluctant Belle (Daughtry House Book #2) by [White, Beth]Title: Reluctant Belle
Author: Beth White
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2690-4

“What do you want from me? We can’t be confidants any ore. We can’t even be—argument mates anymore,” Joelle is told in Beth White’s novel, Reluctant Belle.

~ What ~
The second in the Daughtry House series, this three-hundred-and-sixty-eight-page paperback targets those interested in a historical romance set in the South during the middle of the Reconstruction Era. With no profanity, topics of abuse, torture, and murder may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes a note to the reader, an excerpt of another novel, acknowledgments, and the author’s biography with advertisements.

In this tale set in 1870 in Mississippi, twenty-two-year-old Joelle Daughtry has her hands full being betrothed to the local pastor while she helps run a resort hotel and writes under a male pseudonym newspaper articles that promote helping former slaves. However, knowing she rushed into accepting her marriage proposal due to the ongoing frustration with Schuyler Beaumont, a hotel investor she has known since childhood, their love/hate relationship has to be put on the back burner to uncover who murdered his father.

~ Why ~
I enjoy novels where I learn about America’s history, especially when slavery was abolished. I appreciated the details of the Southern culture. The story focuses on how freedom started spread among slaves and lines were drawn between the Lincolnites, Union League, and Ku Klux Klan. The bantering between the two protagonists was charming and engaging at times.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like stories of the persecution of freed slaves may pass on this book. Others may wish some of the characters were not stereotypical and the romance predictable. I found Joelle to be a bit too flawless as a teacher, journalist, and hotel manager who seemed wishy-washy when it came to love.

~ Wish ~
Since this is a part of a series and I did not read the first book, I wish there were a list of characters since there is a plethora of people mentioned. I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you like a historical novel of the South’s conflict over race and politics, this is a quick and cozy read of romance that includes solving a murder.

Thanks to Revell for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

This book can be purchased at https://amzn.to/2KfLy6D

 

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Wooing Cadie McCaffrey

Title: Wooing Cadie McCaffrey
Author: Bethany Turner
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3522-7

“Well then, Cadie McCaffrey,  I think that’s just about the most romantic thing I have ever heard in my entire life,” the confused protagonist is told in Bethany Turner’s novel, Wooing Cadie McCaffrey.

~ What ~
This three-hundred-and-thirty-seven-page paperback targets those interested in contemporary Christian romance. With no profanity but the use of slang words such as heck and crap, topics of premarital sex may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes an excerpt of the author’s prior book, acknowledgments and the writer’s biography with advertisements.

In this quirky romantic tale, millennials Cadie and Will have been dating for four years without the promise of marriage to Cadie’s chagrin. Thinking that he is her one and only, she starts to question their relationship as she considers he no longer is in love with her as he climbs the corporate ladder where they both work. One who expects a happily-ever-after based on romantic movies, she misunderstands his intentions after they break the rules and she rejects him. With the help of his work cohorts, it is up to Will to win and woo her back, even if he is forced to look like a love-craved fool.

~ Why ~
I enjoy stories that are written in first person, and this one is partially from Cadie’s perspective. I like the author’s breezy writing style and references to movies, books, and songs of her generation (and some of mine). The book deals with love, sex, marriage, and relationships in a carefree platform that sometimes mention Christ and His forgiveness.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like stories of how unmarried Christians deal with disagreements, romance, and premarital sex may not like this read. Others may feel it does not focus enough on relying on God or going to Him for answers and help as there are no references to Scripture, just quick prayers to resolve ones’ problems. I found Cadie to be somewhat of a spoiled brat who was self-absorbed, never realizing many of the misunderstandings were her fault.

~ Wish ~
Although I enjoyed the author’s easy-breezy writing style, I found the main’s characterization often grating, where she is considered too perfect and wonderful by others. I prefer that all pronouns of God capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you like a romance between two young people in love who must mature by stepping back and reevaluating their relationship through mistakes and promises, this may be an innocuous read that is predictable.

Thanks to Revell for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#WooingCadieMcCaffrey #WooCaM

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Living Lies

Title: Living Lies
Author: Natalie Walters
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3532-7

“But believing she deserved someone like Charlie–that he could love someone like her–was just another lie she wasn’t willing to live,” Lane tells herself in Natalie Walters’s novel, Living Lies.

~ What ~
The first in the Harbored Secretes series, this three-hundred-and-thirty-four-page paperback targets those interested in the struggles of dealing with depression while trying to move ahead with life. Using slang words such as heck and crap, topics of bullying, PTSD, murder, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes acknowledgments, the author’s biography, and an advertisement.

In this story, Lane Kent has been fighting her demons of depression for years, trying to keep them at bay by pretending she is fine. When she moves back to her hometown with her young son, she hides her biggest secret until she meets Charlie, the new deputy who lives next door. After Lane accidentally discovers the body of a young teenager, she must find her purpose of life while Charlie races to find the killer.

~ Why ~
As a debut novel, the author writes with detail and excitement as she keeps the reader wanting to turn the pages to find out if Lane will be able to accept the past and move on in her relationships, especially with Charlie. The murder of a young girl, confusion of a Vietnam veteran, and regret of the protagonist show how people learn to deal with tragedy while accepting God’s love and purpose.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like romantic suspense with a touch of Christianity and praying to God may not appreciate this read. Others may not like a book that shows how depression and anxiety can overtake and debilitate a life or lives.

~ Wish ~
Adding discussion questions at the end would be thoughtful for book clubs to discuss its important topics. I wish more references of trusting in God were included and all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you like a book that shows the problems and issues of depression and how it should not be ignored or made fun of, this is a good read that adds the redemption of romance and suspense.

Thanks to Revell for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#LivingLies #HarboredSecrets

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Less of More

Title: Less of More
Author: Chris Nye
Publisher: BakerBooks
ISBN: 978-0-8010-9389-0

“The more we chase after “more,” the less we will get,” Chris Nye declares in his book, Less of More: Pursuing Spiritual Abundance in a World of Never Enough.

~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-eighty-four-page paperback targets those who want to have a more abundant life with Christ instead of concentrating on earthly status and position. Divided into three parts, ten chapters cover the topic of less being better, ending with acknowledgments, bibliography, and the author’s biography. Using mainly the English Standard Version of The Holy Bible, the HCSB, NIV, and NLT are also referenced. Due to discussions about homelessness, sexual assault, and suicide, it may not be appropriate for immature readers.

In this book, church pastor Nye promotes that the American Story of More is self-destructive, self-defeating, and unattainable while the Biblical Counter-Narrative that follows in Jesus’s way is sincere and satisfying. Instead of desiring unlimited growth, comfortable isolation, overt fame, power status, and increasing wealth, deeper happiness can be obtained through thoughtful pacing, community outreach, unpretentious obscurity, open vulnerability, and humble generosity. Also noted are Biblical teachings and Jesus’s parables along with other written documentation.

~Why ~
This is is an honest approach to dealing with materialism, striving for success, and overcoming pride regarding America’s obsession with more, more, more. The book would be helpful for most generations caught up in the crave for power, position, and products while sacrificing their schedules and relationships with God and others. I like how the writer from the Silicon Valley approaches social media, megachurches, poverty, and spending money by honest communication, slow but steady participation, and giving with humility while including the eternal plan of salvation.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not understand this read that focuses on Him and not ourselves or what we can obtain in this life. Some may not be at the stage of maturity to understand that less is better than more, and the constant need to procure things adds stress, not happiness, to life. A few may not like the writer’s many added personal experiences about taquerias, dog walks, Turkey trips, trash dumps, or book writing.

~ Wish ~
I felt the book would best be targeted toward other pastors as it often includes the role of the church in society and how it can help others. Since the author is decades younger than me, I wish he mentioned how satisfying it is to be older, have less out of choice, and be content with how God has designed one’s life. I prefer all pronouns of God to be capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you have been asking yourself if you really can do and be more if you had more, this counter-narrative book on how Americans value their wealth and self-worth would be a quick, informative read that may make you question where you stand and why.

Thanks to BakerBooks for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

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Devotions from the Beach

Title: Devotions from the Beach
Authors: Miriam Drennan & Betsy Painter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-1-4002-1190-6

“As you rock in your hammock or have a quiet morning moment with coffee and your Bible, think about the times God has delivered you. Consider the blessings He has showered upon you,” Miriam Drennan and Betsy Painter end one of their short devotions in their book, Devotions from the Beach.

~ What ~
At two-hundred-twenty-four pages, this hardbound book targets those who love spending time at a beach or waterfront as it relates to God. Using mainly the New Living Translation of The Holy Bible, also referenced are the NKJV, ESV, NIV, and MSG. A cream ribbon marker is attached.

After an ownership page and table of contents, this book contains one hundred devotions, each one being one page long with beautiful full-color photographs of beaches, waves, sand, sea animals, seafood, and serene scenery. Beginning with a title and written Bible verse underneath it, several paragraphs relate to the topic regarding enjoying or being at a beach. A short prayer ends each devotion.

Some of the titled devotions are The Strength of Sea Oats, Feeding Birds, Follow Those Footprints, Reflections, Escape the Ebb Tide, Better Boat Shoes, Rescue Required, Pebble Beaches, Something’s Missing, A Seahorse’s Tail, The Parrot-Fish Specialty, Poolside Retreat, Jumping Waves, and Boardwalk Choices.

~Why ~
I appreciate devotionals that have little information about the author but focus on God, and this book does that. The stories are brief and to the point, correlating to God and His grace, love, beauty, and creativity. Old and New Testament verses are included.

A favorite was Lighthouses with Micah 7:8 NIV written out about the Lord is our light. While lighthouses are mysterious, solitary, and majestic, they serve a purpose in protecting us. The Lord wants to be the beacon in our lives, just as Micah realized when he felt alone at times. God has a different perspective that is the Light that guides us through life. The prayer asks for the Lord’s strength and light as we trust in Him.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not want to get a book that focuses on getting closer to the Almighty. Others may wish there were enough devotions that covered a full year. I found the topics are not in depth.

~ Wish ~
With the stunning photographs throughout the book, it would be thoughtful to give credit at the end of the book from the photographers. I do not care for The Message version of Scriptures so have to look up the King James Version translation for accuracy.

~ Want ~
If you like devotionals with beautiful photographs and short reading, this is an excellent choice for someone who loves the sounds, sights, and scenery of the beach. It would make a beautiful addition to a beach cottage or an oceanview bed-and-breakfast bookcase or bedside table.

Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

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Settle My Soul

Title: Settle My Soul
Authors: Karen Ehman & Ruth Schwenk
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-09540-8

“As busy women juggling lots of responsibilities just like you, we know how hard it can be to press pause and refresh your spirit,” Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk write in the introduction of their book, Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus.

~ What ~
A Pressing Pause Devotional, this two-hundred-and-fifty-six-pages canvas hardbound book targets those who are seeking a three-plus monthly devotional about being more remindful of Christ and what He has done for us. Using mainly the New International Version of The Holy Bible, also referenced are the AMP, ESV, CSB, KJV, and NLT. A green ribbon marker is attached.

After an ownership page, praises for the book, table of contents, and introduction, this contains one hundred devotions, ending with the authors’ biographies. Each chapter is two to three pages long with the number and title at the top of the page with a Bible verse or two written out. Several paragraphs in green print follow related to the topic. An applicable prayer is in pink at the end with one or two questions in green ink and several pink dotted lines to write down answers.

~Why ~
This is a lovely-looking devotional for a young Christian woman who wants and needs to spend a few minutes daily with the Lord after reading Scriptures. I like its prettiness, layout, and format of its contents. Some interesting topics discussed include Rethinking Solitude, Know the While Story, The Security of Self Control, Do Not Be Anxious, Find and Replace, Answer Envy, A Dime in My Pocket, Would You Follow You?, A House Full of Treasures, What Anger Reveals, and Pursue Joy.

One that stuck out in reading this book was #45, Everybody’s Got Something with Proverbs 19:11 ESV written out. The writer explains several things that irked her about her husband and how everyone has personalities, behaviors, or quirks that may irritate us, but by reading the Word of God, we can use good sense to slow down our anger. The prayer asks us to learn to let go of our loved ones’ missteps and ask Christ for forgiveness. The question is “Who sometimes bothers you with their behavior, and how can you overlook their offenses?”

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not want to get a book that focuses on spending more time with Him. While some may not mind the many references to the authors’ experiences, others like me do not relate to them. Some may not like the color font or small writing of the prayers.

~ Wish ~
If the book is to promote spending time with Jesus for a few minutes a day, this one has too many inferences to the authors’ lives. Since I am an older woman, I would prefer searching Scripture than reading about others. I wish there were more Bible verses and characters of the Word mentioned instead.

~ Want ~
If you like devotionals that often contain the authors’ experiences while reminding to spend quiet moments with God, this would be a nice gift for someone special, but please do not read it instead of the Bible, even if you are pressed for time.

Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

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Home Before Dark

Title: Home Before Dark
Author: Mary Danielsen
Publisher: Mary Danielsen
ISBN: 9781095412282

Home Before Dark: Observations from the Road is a collection of observations and encouragements from the journey, written to illuminate the path and help the believer to keep their priorities straight in light of the rapidly falling darkness, indicating the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ,” the back jacket states in Mary Danielsen’s book.

~ What ~
At one-hundred-and-sixty pages, this paperback targets those who like to be reminded of God’s truths, Biblical prophecies, and the imminent return of Christ. Using mainly the King James Version of The Holy Bible, acknowledgments and a prologue begin the book, while an epilogue and the author’s biography complete it.

Containing almost seventy short chapters, this book concentrates on how we, as Christians, metaphorically need to be sure we are home by dark as we anticipate the Rapture, making sure our priorities are looking upward while not being distracted by things of this world. Being less than two pages long, each vignette begins with a title, followed by several paragraphs about the topic, ending with an applicable written-out Bible verse. Some topics included are Knowledge Shall Increase, I Think Therefore, The Wonderful Counselor, Turning to Fables, Descent into Dissent, I Will Watch, Exponentially Speaking, Charm is Deceitful, and It’s Not Rocket Surgery.

~Why ~
I appreciate non-fiction reads that have little information about the author ‘s experiences but focus on God. The stories are brief and to the point, correlating to God, Jesus, the Rapture, and both positive and negative future events. Old and New Testament verses are included. I enjoyed the baby-boomer writer’s brief discussions on Jesus’s Pre-tribulation Rapture stance as well as the warnings of the Gap Theory, New Apostolic Reformation, prosperity movement, Dominion Theology, yoga’s Hindu background, Bitcoin Blockchain, and The Message.

A favorite of mine was People Get Ready regarding the expectation of the upcoming Rapture with its signs of a global government and economy, one-world spirituality, changes in nature, the rebirth of Israel, spiritual signs, and technological advances. The Bible verse from Luke 12:40 is written out about being ready for the Son of Man.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not want to get a book that focuses on the Lord’s return. Others may wish the chapters were deeper in thought and length as they usually are only one and a half pages each.

~ Wish ~
It would be helpful if the book included a table of contents and topical/verse indexes so one could look up subjects such as King Solomon, China’s Life Score, Biblical communion, or verses.

~ Want ~
If you like a book that reminds us that Jesus could be returning in the next second while being aware of Biblical prophecies coming to fruition and warnings of the world’s darkness, this would be a quick, reliable read.

Thanks to the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

This book can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Home-Before-Dark-Observations-Road-ebook/dp/B07QXF13SD/

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The Book of Signs

Title: The Book of Signs
Author: Dr. David Jeremiah
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-0-7852-2954-4

“Indeed, we live in a chaotic world, but we can be confident and at peace because God is the author of history, and because the return of the Prince of Peace may be closer than we think,” David Jeremiah writes in the prologue of his book, The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse.

~ What ~
This four-hundred-and-seventy-eight-page hardbound targets those interested in the end times involving thirty-one Biblical prophecies. Using mainly the New King James Version of the Holy Bible, the ESV, KJV, NLT, NASB, and NIV are also referenced. Due to topics of suffering, torture, war, and death, it may not be appropriate for immature readers.

After a prologue, the book is divided into five parts about future prophecies mentioned in the Bible regarding international, cultural, heavenly, tribulation, and end signs. Each section has five to nine chapters that total thirty-one prophecies. The ending includes an epilogue, notes, topical index, acknowledgments, and the author’s biography.

From discussing Israel, Europe, Russia, Babylon, and America’s role in the future, this book dissects how materialism, immorality, radical Islam, persecution, spiritual warfare, and apathy play their parts in the upcoming end of the world. The chapters also cover the Rapture, resurrection, Heaven, judgment seat of Christ, rewards, and worship as well as the four riders of the apocalypse, Antichrist, False Prophet, martyrs, the one-hundred-and-forty-four-thousand Jews, two witnesses, the dragon, mark of the beast, and Armageddon, ending with the return of the King, the Millennium, great white throne judgment, new Heaven and new Earth, and the Holy City.

~Why ~
I love reading anything that is about end-times, thoroughly convinced that I will be raptured by Jesus before the Tribulation. I appreciated the added history of Islam and the discussion on our glorified bodies, Heaven’s gates of pearl, and the Holy City description. Knowing the Antichrist will be a non-Jew is promoted and considering current technology including microchips and Bitcoin as a portal to the Mark of the Beast is believable. It was a joy to read about the New Heaven and New Earth being remade and repurposed.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not be interested in a book about the end times. Others may have different theological beliefs on the timing of the Rapture or Tribulation. Some who are knowledgeable in end-time prophecies may not glean any new information or concepts in the book, but it would be great for new believers to grasp its amazing concepts.

~ Wish ~
As one ardently looking forward to the imminent Rapture, I wish the book explained if all children under the age of accountability are “caught up” worldwide and if there is a second chance for those who have heard the Gospel but ignored it before the Rapture. I disagree with Dr. David Jeremiah’s known Calvinist stance of “elect” salvation which, however, is not mentioned in this book.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book that explains the end-times by providing solid Biblical backing with Scripture, this one does a good job and is understandable to read. I found it uplifting and exciting to think we could be those “caught up” in the air at any second but part ways on the author’s belief in Calvinism doctrine.

Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

#DavidJeremiah #TheBookofSigns #endtimes

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Rise of the Mystics

Title: Rise of the Mystics
Author: Ted Dekker
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3599-9

“I was the 49th Mystic, and I was searching for the Five Seals of Truth before the Realm of Mystics could be destroyed,” Rachelle remembers in Ted Dekker’s novel, Rise of the Mystics.

~ What ~
Part two of two in the Beyond the Circle series, this four-hundred-and-eighteen-page paperback targets those who enjoy futuristic mystical fiction with other-worldly characters and analogies to Christianity. Using slang words such as crap and heck, topics of dream-control, imprisonment, torture, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending has the author’s biography and advertisements plus Talya’s Journal on the Forgotten Way. Using mainly the New American Standard Bible, the ABPE, BLB, ESV, HCSB, ISV, KJV, NHEB, and NIV are also referenced.

In this sequel to the first book that is set in the future on two worlds that are two-hundred years apart, Rachelle continues to travel between the Earth and Other Earth whenever she dreams to overcome Vlad Smith and his evil plans. As she deals with two worlds of polarity, she surrenders herself to loving without judgment as her memory gets wiped in one world and she turns into one she abhors in another in her quest to uncover the fourth and fifth seal to save the Realm. It is only until she learns True Love that she can save those around her and herself.

~ Why ~
This is a sci-fi fantasy complete with good and evil, love versus hatred, and acceptance with understanding. The author writes with vivid detail, often in first person from the protagonist’s view of having forgotten who she is and what she needs to do. It promotes that true love holds no record of wrong and how hatred is devastating. I appreciated it contains a recap of the first book at its beginning.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like futuristic fiction that involves mysticism, allegory, and fantasy will pass on this read. Some may feel the book gets complicated with two ongoing worlds that do not track as well as the first book. Others may find its connection to Scripture not completely Biblical, sometimes confusing and conflicting.

~ Wish ~
Having read the prior book, I found this one even more of a challenge as it includes out-of-context Biblical theory and sometimes randomly. Some may question if it endorses an accurate plan of eternal salvation as there was no asking forgiveness of sin, Jesus shedding His blood on the cross, or His resurrection but more of a “follow your heart – all is love” concept. Although I liked some of both worlds’ characters, I found the conclusion baffling regarding universal redemption and the journal’s interpretations and applications sometimes misrepresenting. Due to stretching the Bible to accommodate the story and vice versa, I agreed with Vlad telling Aaron and David on page 68, “You must know by now that if you torture any scripture long enough, you can get it to say whatever you want.” I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reference.

~ Want ~
If you like a futuristic book about True Love in two dark worlds, this may interest you, but I found it too confusing, rambling, and perhaps distorted from Biblical theology so cannot promote it as Christian fantasy.

Thanks to Baker Publishing for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#RiseoftheMystics #BeyondtheCircle

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Wear&Hear BeHere Now & HearLink

HEAR THE TV BETTER WITHOUT HEARING AIDS

~ What ~
This bundled set contains an assistive hearing headset with assistive listening TV transformer so one can listen to the television at a louder and clearer volume through headphones. The set comes with a pair of over-the-neck earbuds, travel case, 3 pair of ear hooks, 8 pair of ear tips, 2 wind covers, tv transmitter, 3.5mm stereo audio cable, 2xRCA stereo audio cable, 2 USB charging cables (1 for each unit), and 2 manuals. Both come in individual gift boxes, ready for giving.

~ Why ~
We have a very loud parakeet that is in our family room and makes a lot of noise, sometimes making us unable to hear the television. I like that this complete set enhances tv listening and the BeHear NOW can also be used separately for live music, smartphone calls, and as a personal amplifier. Because the hearing system is synced with a smartphone, its sound can be adjusted, making the ambient sounds less obvious while focusing on the human voice. I appreciate that I can tailor-make my hearing choices via an app on my smartphone.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like wearing around-the-neck earbuds, but these lightweight ones do adapt well and stay on one’s ears with the many options of hooks and tips included. Others may have issues pairing with their Bluetooth electronics, but by reading the instructions carefully and playing with the buttons, they should have no issues. The elderly may get flustered and frustrated trying to set up both units and customizing them to their hearing desires.

~ Wish ~
While the instructions are understandable, the tv transmitter took me almost an hour to pair with the headphone as it got stuck on its unconnected (flashing blue) mode several times. I wish the entire system could be set up more quickly and setting the hearing preferences was a little easier.

~ Want ~
If you are not ready for hearing aids but want to hear the television or those around you at a louder, clearer volume, this less expensive way to do it may help. I recommend having some set it up for you if you are electronically challenged.

Thanks to Wear&Hear for this product that I am under no obligation to review.

This item can be found at https://amzn.to/2HdlQNy

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