Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tide and Tempest Book Review

Tide and Tempest is the 3rd book in the Edge of Freedom Series by Elizabeth Ludwig.  I do think it is helpful to have read both of the other books in the series as many of the characters and the storylines carry over from the other books.  I enjoyed this book just as I have the others.  It was interesting and kept my attention.  I did get frustrated at times with the lack of communication between Tillie and Captain Morgan and the fact that they fall in love so easily with very little communication.  I also found the end somewhat confusing with the author switching between first and last names for the characters.  Overall though it was an interesting story with likeable characters and enough twists in the storyline to keep me interested.  I would recommend the entire series for those of you who enjoy historical fiction.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher is exchange for an honest review.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Minding Molly Book Review

Minding Molly by Leslie Gould was a good book.  I enjoyed the characters and the setting.  I really liked Molly, though was frustrated with her at times.  The book was interesting and I got through it fairly quickly.  What I didn't like was the lack of a deeper relationship between Molly and Leon.  There was not much dialogue between them in the book and their relationship seemed rather shallow.  I wasn't sure whether to cheer for Mervin or Leon.  The ending seemed rather abrupt as well and left me somewhat dissatisfied.  I had read the first book in this series, and enjoyed that one as well, but did not read the second book.  I did not feel it necessary to have read the other 2 books in order to read this one.  The book stands alone just fine without leaving the reader confused about the storyline.  Overall this was a good book, but was lacking in some areas.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

All Things Hidden Book Review

All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, a historical fiction book, was an interesting read.  I enjoyed learning a bit about the Matanuska Project through this story.  I liked the historical facts interwoven into the story since I knew nothing about the Matanuska Project before.  The story for me was slow-starting but it did pick up a bit further in.  I liked Gwyn, the main character, partly because I can identify with her inclination to worry.  I appreciated Nasnana's words of wisdom about that topic and other issues that came up within the story.  There was a twist in this book that I did not expect and did not like but I can see how it may have been necessary to the storyline.  Overall I felt it was a pretty good book.  Because of the twist I am not sure if I would ever want to re-read it or not.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Unspoken Book Review

While I enjoyed Unspoken by Dee Henderson, I was a bit disappointed.  I normally LOVE Dee's books, but this one was not as intense/suspenseful as I had been expecting.  It's a long book and it held my attention throughout the book, but it did disappoint in some ways.  I wish we could have learned more about Charlotte, gotten inside her head a bit.  She was somewhat of a mystery throughout the whole book.  It would have been nice to learn more about all of the characters in general. I feel this book is worth the read, but, again, it's not one of my favorites of Dee's.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Blessings for the Evening Book Review

Blessings for the Evening by Susie Larson has truly been a blessing to me.  I struggle with anxiety and this has helped me re-focus my thoughts back to God and His promises.  The photos on every page are beautiful and make the book that much more special.  Each page has a verse or verses on one side and the other has a prayer of sorts from Susie for you.  This book contains verses that offer hope and peace, something I definitely need to be reminded of.  I know I will read this book over and over again.  It would make a wonderful gift for anyone going through a difficult time, no matter how large or small.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Secret Keeper Book Review

The Secret Keeper is the 4th book in the series Home to Hickory Hollow by Beverly Lewis.  I enjoyed this 4th book in the Home to Hickory Hollow series.  It took some turns that I had not expected, which kept me interested.  I had hoped that Jenny would realize that what she was missing was a deeper, more personal relationship with Jesus and that she could live a simpler life without becoming Amish, which Katie had kind of implied to her.  I did like that she went home and made an effort to connect better with her family after leaving without really telling them what she planned to do.  The part where her old boyfriend came back kind of felt unfinished to me, like a loose end was not tied up.  It was interesting to read about the steps taken to become Amish and how difficult of a task it is.  And, as always, I enjoyed reading more about the characters in Hickory Hollow.  Overall, it was a good book, but not one of my favorites.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Stranded Book Review

Stranded is the third book in the Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey. I loved this 3rd book in the series.  I, surprisingly, liked it better than the 2nd book.  This surprised me because I love Piper, but this book was more of a page-turner for me.  A bit more mystery and suspense, which I like.  It was great getting to know Gage better and I was so happy he returned to Christ in this book.  This 3rd book also revealed more about Jake, which I have been waiting for.  It was interesting to learn more about his history and what makes him tick.  I am excited for book 4, assuming it may be about Jake and Kayden.  Overall an excellent addition to the series, filled with mystery, suspense, romance and humor. Loved it!

I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.