Saturday, November 30, 2013

Critical reaction by Todd Johnson

Since reading Todd Johnson first book "The Deposit slip" last year I have been eagerly anticipating Mr. Johnson next book and this book was worth the wait! This author is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors as he does an excellent blend of mystery,suspense with just a hint of romance. I did not think I was big into legal thrillers,but this author is making me reconsider.
After its heydays in the Cold War a nuclear power plant is hanging on,  the workers are told is safe and everything is under control, which they believe until an explosion in the middle of the night. Workers Poppy and Kieran believe they were lucky to survive the blast, but as they find a bunch of loose ends and unanswered questions they realize that more may be going on then they were previous told. As Kieran involves his old friend Emily to defend him in court, but she does not have the experience so she asks for her semi estrange Father, Ryan's, help. As they come closer to the truth they realize just how much someone is trying to hide the truth from them.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed a good read that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House but the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Cloak of the Light by Chuck Black

I was so excited to get my copy of this book as it looked really good and intriguing,which is exactly what it was! I had not read any books by Chuck Black before, but I really enjoyed this one and look forward to trying out some of his other books in the future.

Drew Carter is a young man who is faced by heartbreak and tragedies, but he is hoping to leave that all behind when he goes to college, unfortunately tragedy seems to follow him as an explosion caused by a Physics experiment  leaves him blind and his friend Benjamin is missing.
As Drew sight starts to recover Drew realizes that he has a heightened neuron activity which help him see beyond what a normal man is able to see, but the result of this causes him to question his own sanity.
As Drew receive helps from Sydney a mysterious girl, they both try to find out what happens to Benjamin, but as things get darker will the truth ever come to light?

This book was an engaging interesting read and I highly recommend it!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, all the views expressed are entirely my own.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Emma of Aurora by Jane Kirkpatrick

Jane Kirkpatrick is one of the premier Christian authors who writes fiction based on real people in history. The Change and Cherish trilogy about Emma Wagner Giesy a women who dared stand up for herself in a time where women had little rights. The 3 books follow Emma across her life as a young married women and  see as her life twist and turns. Emma is a strong women and I love the rich detail the the author wove into the story all the while trying to keep it as historically accurate as possible. The fact that it was based on a real person made the book all the more intriguing !

This book was a interesting read,at times it dragged a bit and Ms. Kirkpatrick's writing style is not my favorite,but I would still recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about a women who dared to speak up in a day where women were usually seen and not heard.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review but the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A call to resurgence by Mark Driscoll

I had heard the name of Mark Driscoll before but had never read anything by him before,but after reading "A call the resurgence" I think that is about to change!  I haven't read such a refreshingly engaging book about the condition of the church in this day and age in a very long time.
Mark is honest and open about the fact and is not afraid to shy away from the issues at hand and the one he is talking about in the book is the fact that in America we are living in a post-Christian nation and what are we going to do about it? Are we going to get out of our funk and do something or are we going to be content to let Christianity fade away?

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who wants a future for Christianity. This was a very engaging, good read.

I received a copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas in Apple Ridge by Cindy Woodsmall

If you are looking for some heartwarming stories to get you ready for the holiday cheer than this book is for you! Nothing is quite so nice as curling up with a good book when it gets cold outside and being that this book is made up of 3 novella's this is the perfect read!
Author Cindy Woodsmall writes 3 stories about 3 young couples navigating the matters of the heart, whether is is recovering from heartbreak and looking for second chances or getting over prejudices these stories are sure to delight!

Although none of the stories were horribly original they were enjoyable quick reads and I recommend them to anyone who enjoys Amish fiction.