Monday, December 14, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
This is the third book in Nancy Mehl's series Finding Sanctuary. I did read her first two. This is another great read! The three books are similar, but NOT the same. Each one has a little twist that makes it interesting. I thought the character development in this one was amazing. Sophie (Emily?), the lead character, is very complex. She is immature, yet insightful; weak, yet so very strong; untrusting of others, yet wanting so badly to trust. It is nice to see her character develop and grow. She also has a good idea of who she is and not so sure about who she wants to be, which makes things interesting. The male lead character is amazing, but not perfect. The mystery in the story keeps you guessing and not at all what I expected. Overall, it was an enjoyable read that I got through pretty fast (which translates.. I couldn't put it down). I do like Nancy's books and would read her literature again. Thank you to Bethany House for allowing me to read this book in return for my honest review.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
This was the first book I have read by Mary Connealy. I LOVED IT! I had a few of her other books I had gotten on Amazon and just hadn't gotten around to reading yet. I didn't really know what to expect from her. But I was impressed! She has great detail and really draws you into the story. The only disappointment I had was that this was book three in the series and I had not read books one and two. It can be a stand-alone book, I was not at all lost. I just felt that if I had read the first two books I would have enjoyed the third a little more and gotten a deeper understanding of some issues. But, all in all, I really liked the characters and the overall development of the story. If you like stories about love and trust, a feisty main character, and a loving, caring hero with lots of patience, and a mystery to figure out.. then you will love Fire and Ice. I got the book free from Bethany House for my honest review. And here it is.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
WOW! I do not have enough words to describe how much I loved this story! It is definitely a 5 plus star rating. Kate Breslin has just joined my list of favorite authors!! In some ways I feel like the story line was very loosely based on The Beauty and the Beast type story, which is one of my favorite childhood stories. This is a grown up version. It has so many twists and turns that you are not really sure how this will end up. When all goes well and things are working out just how you hoped, major change happens. I won't say much because I feel like the surprises are such a part of the enjoyment of the story that any tidbit can send your mind thinking too far ahead. But trust me when I say you will LOVE this story. Especially if you like intrigue, romance, mystery and suspense and some more romance..hehe.. Everything is very clean, but it touches your heart. I really am having a hard time saying all I want to say to make you read this story. I believe Kate Breslin only has one other book and I am going on a hunt for it. She is an excellent author, comparable with Julie Klassen and Jody Hedlund. LOVED THIS STORY! Thank you Bethany House for giving me a free copy in return for my honest review.
Monday, August 3, 2015
I got this book free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. I really did enjoy it. At first I got a little confused because it is the story of two sisters. Not realizing that or paying attention to names I got a bit mixed up, but once I figured it out I really did enjoy the book. I wish the cover had the two girls on it, because both of their stories were equally entertaining. I actually enjoyed Colleens story a bit better. But both were very interesting. Its a nice story that keeps you engaged throughout. Stories about trust and overcoming insecurities. Stories about being true to yourself or doing what someone you care about expects of you. Stories about true love and how deeply it takes root in your heart. Stories about caring for others more than you care for yourself. I truly enjoyed reading it and would be happy to read more from Sarah Anne Mason. I am sure you will enjoy this book as I did!
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
This was a great story about a little girl with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and those that love her. I love the unique perspective we get in a few instances where the author speaks from the child's point of view. It really drove home to me the way a child with FASD thinks and why they respond the way they do. I also enjoyed the main character and the struggles she went through from a mistake in her past. The guilt she carried with her did not allow her to experience joy in her life. How she is helped to overcome this and other struggles makes it an interesting read. I enjoyed the book. I got it from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. Honestly? Its a good story and I recommend it -especially if you know and love someone that suffers from FASD.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
When I first read what this book was about I was torn. It is NOT a subject I am interested in. The Library.. yes... the Library of Congress and politics?? NOPE! But when I saw the author I was so tempted. So I trusted and I was not disappointed. There is conflict with both of the main characters that keeps you reading. You want to scream at some points and cry at others and laugh at others. You feel the pain and love and warmth of these people. It is an intriguing story with a mystery and romance. I am sure you will find it as endearing as I did.
*I got a free copy from Bethany House for my honest review.