Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock

Sweet Mercy is a good,easy read by the Christian author Ann Tatlock. I have not read any of her books before,but really enjoyed this sweet,easy read and look forward to trying out more books by her in the future.
When Eve and her family move to Ohio from the corrupt big city, Eve is hoping she is leaving a city of gangs, mobs and bootlegging behind. She thinks Mercy, Ohio where her Uncle runs a lodge will be full of good people,but when she find there is bootlegging going on in Mercy and that some people who are close to her are involved what will she do?

This story is about mercy and forgiveness and I like the message that Ann Tatlock was trying to get across. Some aspects of the book could of been better developed, but overall I thought this was an enjoyable good read.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Avenged by Janice Cantore

This is the 3rd book in the series Pacific Coast Justice which is about Officer Carly Edwards and her husband Sergeant Nick Anderson. In this book Carly and Nick are afraid their town is going to go into a full fledged gang war after 3 young men are shot from one of the gangs. When weapons are found that were stolen off of a military base as well as explosives things explode. On top of that Carly reputation as an officer is being shredded as a reporter seems to have it out for her. Will God help Carly to save her career and figure out what is going on?

Janice Cantore is a retired police officer so for me it was fun reading a book actually written by a veteran officer. The books have an interesting plot, however the characters for me were not nearly as engaging as they could of been. Overall it was a good book and I would recommend it.

Thanks to Tyndale Fiction for sending me a copy of the book to review.

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr

This is one of the most engaging, interesting books I have read in awhile and I am eagerly awaiting the sequel that comes out in July!
The book is about Errol, a young man who is an orphan and is the town drunk. His life changes drastically when he takes a message to a hermit monk in the mountains, suddenly Errol is under threat from assassins. Errol is soon on a adventure that could change the fate of the kingdom.

Patrick Carr is a new author on the scene and I thoroughly enjoyed this book by him. It had a wide array of characters that were engaging and interesting. The storyline was well developed and it had enough going on to keep it interesting, but it was not very confusing.
I highly recommend this book, it is great for the female audience as well as males as both would enjoy it.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers, but this in no way influenced my opinion  of the book.