Saturday, January 2, 2021

Book Review ~ The Dress Shop on King Street

 



I thought I would really enjoy this one, but, unfortunately, it didn't hold my attention. I ended up DNFing about one-third of the way through. It's getting great reviews, though, so I would recommend checking it out for yourself.

I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher and Netgalley.




Wednesday, December 2, 2020

November Wrap Up

 


This is the second book I've read by Tayari Jones, and I'm on the hunt to read more. I love her writing, but her topics are hard. This follows two girls who are the daughters of a bigamist. It's a totally fictional story, and it's so good. I love that it's set in Atlanta in the 80's. If you don't mind somewhat gritty stories with realistic endings, check it out.


I listened to this on audio. There was way to much language for me to really enjoy it, which was a shame, because I love the premise of the series. The mystery was really good, too, and kept me guessing. If you don't mind profanity, you might want to give it a try. I may try the next book in print.



This sweet, gentle book was exactly what I needed. Even though it is essentially a murder mystery, the themes of friendship, first love, family ties, and belonging make it the perfect comfort read. Sarah Loudin Thomas has a lovely writing style. Her pacing is perfect through out. I love the character's growth and the family dynamics. Loyal is a wonderful hero. I hope to see more books that feature main characters with disabilities in the future. His hearing impairment added such depth to the story. I hope we get to visit Beverly, West Virginia again.

 I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher for the purpose of review.




I picked up this book after I learned the author had passed away. There are so many hope filled stories in this spiritual memoir. Comparisons are drawn between the uncertainties in the Christian life and the 40 years in the wilderness that Moses faced. There are study questions and scriptures to read at the end of each chapter as well as meditation exercises to make it more of a Bible study. I would recommend this book to any Christian that is struggling with uncertainty in their lives.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for free for the purpose of review.


This is a great little book about prayer. Nothing really new or earth shattering, but I really enjoyed reading it.


Julie Klassen is a favorite author, and I will read anything she writes. A Castaway in Cornwall has an intriguing mystery and a lovely romance. I loved escaping to Cornwall, and getting to know the eclectic cast of characters and their fascinating life by the sea. The story was a little long in parts, so I would recommend reading it when you want a richer, longer read. It's perfect for the winter season, so brew a cup of tea and settle in.

I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of review.


This novella is adorable. It gave me all the feels. If your looking for a feel-good quick read this holiday season, All I Want is perfect. It's number two in a series, but it stands well on it's own.















Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Book Review ~ Searching For Certainty

 


I picked up this book after I learned the author had passed away. There are so many hope filled stories in this spiritual memoir. Comparisons are drawn between the uncertainties in the Christian life and the 40 years in the wilderness that Moses faced. There are study questions and scriptures to read at the end of each chapter as well as meditation exercises to make it more of a Bible study. I would recommend this book to any Christian that is struggling with uncertainty in their lives.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for free for the purpose of review.

Book Review ~ The Right Kind of Fool

 


This sweet, gentle book was exactly what I needed. Even though it is essentially a murder mystery, the themes of friendship, first love, family ties, and belonging make it the perfect comfort read. Sarah Loudin Thomas has a lovely writing style. Her pacing is perfect through out. I love the character's growth and the family dynamics. Loyal is a wonderful hero. I hope to see more books that feature main characters with disabilities in the future. His hearing impairment added such depth to the story. I hope we get to visit Beverly, West Virginia again.

 I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher for the purpose of review.

Friday, October 30, 2020

October Wrap Up

 


This was an entertaining story about two friends, betrayal, and forgiveness. Every time I think I'm finished reading about WW2 I find another fascinating story about it. I love Lynn Austin's writing style, and this story of friendship was comforting to me.


This book really pulled at my heart strings. I was rooting for Pheodora and her husband the whole time. I'm really enjoy this fictional look at what life might have been like for Jesus' family, and what life would have been like for ordinary people in the New Testament times. Angela Hunt is a go to author for me for quality, well written biblical fiction. Her books are well researched and her characters are so realistic. This book stands well on its own or you can start with the first book in the series, Daughter of Cana.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher for the purpose of review.




This was an enjoyable coming of age meets grumpy old man story.  I loved Rae and was rooting for her to find her way. Garrit was a lot harder to love. Some of his antics were a little over the top, but he had the most growth as a character. I also loved all the animal characters that were in the story. They added a lot of fun. 
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher for the purpose of review.


I love Regency romance! This one had a great slow burn romance and a dangerous mystery. I have loved all of these Cornwall novels, but I think this one is my favorite. It's very atmospheric, and the characters have great chemistry. I highly recommend this whole series.

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley for the purpose of review, and I also purchased a copy for myself.


I think I could read Susan Meissner's grocery list and be thoroughly entertained. This story about one family's struggle to survive the Spanish flu broke my heart. I had to put the book down at about the halfway point. I didn't love the ending. I felt like it wrapped up too neatly, but after all the heart break, a happy ending was nice.














Saturday, October 10, 2020

Book Review ~ The Light of His Presence by Anne Graham Lotz

 The Light of His Presence

This collection of prayers is a great place to start if you struggle with your prayer life. It covers prayers for every issue you could possibly think of. Whether you are looking for instruction or inspiration, this book will be huge help. Anne draws heavily from scripture to write out her prayers. There's also beautiful art work and quotes through out, as well. Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher for the purpose of review. 

Book Review ~ The Shepherd's Wife by Angela Hunt

 


This book really pulled at my heart strings. I was rooting for Pheodora and her husband the whole time. I'm really enjoy this fictional look at what life might have been like for Jesus' family, and what life would have been like for ordinary people in the New Testament times. Angela Hunt is a go to author for me for quality, well written biblical fiction. Her books are well researched and her characters are so realistic. This book stands well on its own or you can start with the first book in the series, Daughter of Cana.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher for the purpose of review.