If you don't read Modern Mrs. Darcy's blog, you should. She has great book recommendations. Every year she puts out a summer reading guide. Here are a few of the books I hope to read this summer, or whenever I can get my hands on them.
The premise of this novel is very unique. I enjoyed the plot and the writing style. Unfortunately, I really struggled to connect to the characters. There were some good plot twists and a lot of action. I also learned a lot about the Mennonite faith. It ended on a huge cliffhanger, so I hope there is going to be a sequel. I recommend this book to readers that like post apocalyptic fiction and/or Amish fiction.
I received a free copy from Netgally for the purpose of review.
This is the story everyone knows. I remember hearing this story in Sunday school when I was very young. I had record/storybook of the Bible and the story of Samson and Delilah was featured in it. All of the basic parts of the story are in this book, but Angela Hunt brings the characters to life and gives them feelings. She gives reasons for their actions, and helps us understand what their motivations may have been.
I have loved this whole series and did reviews of Esther and Bathsheba. I don't always like to read Biblical fiction. I have my own ideas about how the characters in the Bible were. Ms. Hunt's characters were very different from how I had imagined them, but they were very real and believable. She also wove faith elements seamlessly throughout. I highly recommend this whole series.
I received this book for free from the publisher for the purpose of review.
I've been through a lot of change in the past few years. I was hoping for something new and insightful in this book. It was an encouraging read, but there was nothing I didn't already know in this one.
I read this during our car trip to St. Louis. The writing style reminded me of Susan Meissner, and it had that whole duel time frame story going on. It was a great vacation read. Fast paced but not too fluffy. I have another book by this author on my Kindle.
I got an Audible subscription recently, and this was my first purchase. I read this book several years ago, but I had forgotten most of the story. This was a nice book to listen to in the car. I thought the narrators were fine, but they didn't blow me out of the water. This was great for vacation, but I don't think I am going to become an audio book convert.