Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Book Review: Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Echoes of Mercy is a Christian romance with intrigue, suspense, and a really nasty villain. Caroline, our heroine, is an undercover agent for the Labor Commission. Her mission is to investigate the mysterious death of a fellow agent at the Dinsmore candy factory. She is distracted from her investigation by the handsome and mysterious janitor, Ollie Moore. She tries to ignore her feelings for him, but he keeps popping up everywhere. Another distraction is the family of orphans that have come to depend on her, and all of her questions and snooping have aroused the suspicions of the slimy factory manager, Gordon.

I thought the main plot of Echoes of Mercy was interesting. Caroline and Ollie had to put their heads together to figure out what had happened to the previous agent. Lots of sparks flew between them, and they had good chemistry. I did feel like there were too many subplots that distracted from the main characters and their budding romance.  I also felt like there were too many characters to really get to know any of them very well. I did like the bad guy. He was very creepy.

Overall, this was a fun story that I think fans of Christian romance will enjoy very much. If you like Jannette Oke, or similar authors, you would enjoy Echoes of Mercy.

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for free for the purpose of review.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Twitterature ~ March 2014

Wow this has been a weird reading month! The first three books I read were DNF's for me. That was depressing! Thankfully, after that, I had some really great reads. Here is a list of my recent reads and a Twitter style review of them.

Luminary by Krista Mcgee ~ This is book two in the Anomaly series. I enjoyed this one as much as the first. I was a little worried in the beginning. The protaganist did an awful lot of whining, but thankfully she stopped.

A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin ~ This is my favorite book by my favorite author. I decided to reread some of her books this year, and this one did not disappoint. A lovely story with lovely characters.

Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel ~ This was my nonfiction pick for February. Good book about how we live and how the things we put into our lives effect us.

A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner ~ This is my favorite book of the year so far. I absolutely devoured it. I loved the story and the writing style. I had a bit of a book hangover after this one and struggled to find something to read.

A Trail of Ink by Mel Starr ~ This is the book that pulled me out of my reading funk. It is book 3 in the Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon series. This has been my favorite so far. A little mystery, a little romance, all set in Medieval England.

Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo ~ I would describe this book as chick lit. It was a light, fun read set in England. There is a secret society, a mystery to solve, and a little romance.

Check out more Twitterature reviews at Modern Mrs. Darcy.