Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Even though I have not read the first book in this series, I really liked it and did not feel like I was missing out on too much. I loved how Dani Pettrey has an amazing cast of secondary characters, it made the story more interesting and makes me look forward to the next book in the series. The only issues I had with the book was the romance was a little over the top, some of the stuff was a bit much for a Christian book and I wish she had toned it down some. All in all though it was a good book and I am looking forward to the next one.
Upon coming to England Kate meets handsome gardener of her Uncle's estate who shares the same passions,but can she disappoint her family and what will win out?
Overall I thought this book had well developed characters and I really liked the fact that Kate was a character you could relate to. Overall it was a good read.
This was a quirky, interesting read, but I thought the characters could of been a bit better developed and the mystery a bit better developed. Overall it was a clean, interesting read.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Emma Smallwood is use to be in control,she leads an orderly life with her Father helping out at his school. It is not until they go to Sir Giles Weston home so her Father can tutor his 2 young sons that Emma's world is turned upside down. She remembers Sir Giles two older sons, taunting unkind Henry and kind, handsome Phillip.
Strange things start happening at the Weston's house, what are the secrets the Weston family are hiding and which of the brothers should Emma trust with heart?
This delightful book has a Gothic air to it and whispers of Jane Eyre.It was a delightful read and I look forward to reading more of Julie Klassen's books in the future.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Jenna Bouvier appeared to have it all, beauty, wealth, a loving husband. But when her beauty and then her husband are taken from her and she is left with a very controlling mother-in-law who is accusing Jenna of having an affair. Will Jenna learn to trust in God even when it feels like He has taken everything away from you and you have nowhere to turn?
Andee Bell seems to have her life together,she has worked her way to becoming a very rich business women, when she falls in love with Jenna's brother she is afraid that some decisions she made will jeopardize their relationship,will she be able to find love and peace?
As I said before Ginny Yttrup is a fairly new author with 3 books under her belt, two of which I have read and thoroughly enjoyed. They are not happy-ever-after type books, but deal with real issues and really make you think about your relationship with the Lord and what you would do in the characters situations.
This book is about small town Amaryllis where everyone knows each other and it is a safe place to live...or is it? In the past 3 years 5 murders were committed, everyone likes to think it was someone from out of town, but was it someone that the women knew? When a sixth murder is committed 3 women in town are terrified that they know who did it, but which of them is right and will they find out who the real murder is before he silences them forever?
Brandilyn Collins is one of the top notch Christian mystery/suspense authors out there and this book does not disappoint. I highly recommend this book...as long as you are not home alone while reading it.:)
Even though this book is part of a series,which I did not know when I got the book, I that despite a bit of background I might of been missing overall it was fine reading it without having read the 2 previous books.
I enjoyed this book and thought it was well written and interesting. I look forward to reading more of Kristen Heitzmann in the future.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
This book is product of the Downtown Abbey craze and it really is not horribly original from the sneak peak that I read. From the get go I could pretty much figure out what was going to happen and I would not recommend this book to the young people I know.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
This was quirky, quick read. I thought the characters were not horribly well developed and that it did not draw you in as well as some books. Still it was a decent, quick read and I might be willing to give another Debby Mayne's books a try.
So the story is about Lily who is an indentured servant to John and Susan, taking care of their children while John is away fighting during the French and Indian war and Susan is too ill to take care of the kids. When John comes back Lily likes him and has a hard time hiding it and John notices her too. Do you see something wrong with this picture? Am I the only one who sees a problem with coveting and lusting after someone Else's husband? And don't write about what a wonderful husband John is if he is making eyes at the servant while his wife is still alive.
Ugh,this book thoroughly disgusted me and I would not recommend it to anyone. Basically it is a secular book with some Christianity thrown in but it does not make the theme of the book any better as they don't really address how wrong it was that Lily is coveting a married man and she gets what she wants in the end.
If you are looking for a quality Christian book then stay away from this one! There are much better Christian books out there that actually have more going on and are not complete twaddle.
"Invisible" by Ginny Yttrup is a masterly woven work of art that tells the very engaging, entertaining and thought provoking story of 4 very real characters all from their points of view. They are all so wonderful real and flawed and I think most people will see some of themselves in one of the characters whether it is Miles who lost his wife to cancer and is opening himself to loving again, Ellyn who has allowed her poor self image and hurts of the past hold her back, successful Sabine who has let heartbreak drive her from her family and seek solitude or young Twila who has to overcome an eating disorder and realize what triggered it.
As I said before I highly recommend this book,it is wonderful, realistic and thought provoking. As a women who struggles with body image and knowing that many women do struggle with it as well, this book really spoke to me and made me understand that we truly are made in God's image and are beautiful the way we are. And whether we are struggling with an eating disorder or with being overweight that God longs to see us as He sees us, which is beautiful beyond compare.