Thursday, June 7, 2018

A Different Kind of Romance Story from Denise Hunter - My Review of Honeysuckle Dreams

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Written by: Denise Hunter

I love the books that Denise Hunter writers and I was excited to read the newest of the A Blue Ridge Romance books.

Honeysuckle Dreams tells the story of a man who is fighting to hold on to the baby who has become his own and a woman who is struggling to get past the death of someone she once loved.

Honeysuckle Dreams

Who This Book is For:

This is great for those who love contemporary fiction and who are looking for a different kind of romance story.

What I liked:

The characters in this book are really interesting and I feel like I have gotten to know them all through reading this series.

There are touching parts in this book.

The story is unique.

What I didn’t like:

I wish that the book was a little deeper, that it had a little more heart.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought this was a pretty good read.

I give Honeysuckle Dreams 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Different from Anything Else I have Read - My Review of The Hidden Side

Published by: Tyndale Fiction
Written by: Heidi Chiavaroli

I had no idea what I was getting into when I chose to read and review this book. I thought it was going to be about a mother of simply rebellious teenagers. An average mother of average kids. I had no idea just how troubled the children of the main character were going to be.

The Hidden Side tells the story of someone from the past and someone from the present, and it meshes the two stories well.

The Hidden Side  -     By: Heidi Chiavaroli

Who the book is for:

Those who are interested in the history of this country may enjoy this book for the historical parts of it, and those who are interested in heavy contemporary stories will enjoy the rest of it.

What I liked:

This book really sucked me in. It was heavy in a good way and I enjoyed reading it.

This book touched me.

This book helped me become educated about the past.

I think this book will open eyes and help people see the hurting among us and not just the wrongdoers.

What I didn’t like:

There is a slight anti-gun message in this book, I would say, but nothing too strong.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this book stands apart from all others.

I give The Hidden Side 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Different from Other Books I Have Read - My Review of Hurricane Season

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Written by: Lauren K. Denton

I love reading all different types of fiction and I am especially attracted to fiction with a story that is different from other books that I have read. I was happy to read and review this book and find it to be interesting and unique.

Hurricane Season tells the story of a couple longing for children but unable to get pregnant. It tells of a couple working on a farm. It tells of a family member of the couple who is struggling to find a balance while dealing with her work, her passions, and her children.

Hurricane Season

Who This Book is For:

I think lovers of all kinds of contemporary fiction will enjoy this book. I think that it could be an encouraging read for those struggling to have children.

What I liked:

The majority of the characters in the book are likable.

The story has a setting that is different from a lot of books and a story that is different, too.

There is a certain kind of hopeful message to the book.

This is an emotional read at times.

This book kept me interested.

What I didn’t like:

There were some minor issues but nothing too extreme and I don't want to spoil the book by sharing the little things that bothered me about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought this was a good book.

I give Hurricane Season 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Fun Craft Book for Young Girls - My Review of Create

Published by: ZonderKidz

Written by: Ashley N. Mays

When I was young, I loved looking through craft books and dreaming about all that I was going to make. I got books from the library and turned through their pages, trying to find crafts that I could create on my own. I don't know how many times I actually made anything that I discovered, but I know that I loved looking through the books.

I chose to read and review Create because I feel like it is something that one of my nieces might enjoy, just as I would have when I was their age. 

Create!: A Girl's Guide to DIY, Doodles, and Design

Who This Book is For:

I feel like this is an appropriate fit for my niece who is about to turn eight but I also feel it would be good up to about age twelve or thirteen.

What I liked:

The cover of this book attracted me right away and I like the way that it looks.

There are pictures in this book that show the finished crafts.

The crafts in this book do not use too many expensive or hard to find materials.

What I didn’t like:

Some of the crafts seem a little outdated. 

Some of the crafts create items that are not very useful.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a fun book for my niece.

I give Create 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cute Bedtime Story - My Review of Go to Sleep, Sheep!

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Illustrated by: Sydney Hanson

I like reading children's books and finding new ones for my nieces and nephews. I thought that Go to Sleep, Sheep! looked like a fun book and that is why I chose to read and review it.

Go to Sleep, Sheep!

The illustrations:

I love the pictures in this book! So cute! And, I love how one of the sheep has glasses - I have two little nieces with glasses and I know that they will like seeing them on the sheep.

Who This Book is For:

This is good for babies and toddlers and their tired parents.

What I liked:

My favorite part about the book is the pictures. The sheep are really cute.

This is a simple book that is good for bedtime.

What I didn’t like:

There isn't really anything I didn't like, I just wish there was something more to it. Something to make it special.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a cute book.

I give Go to Sleep, Sheep! 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Feels Like Something I Would Write - My Review of A Chance at Forever

Published by: Bethany House
By: Melissa Jagears

I am a writer. I like to include children and teens in my books. I like to focus on adults helping those young people. For those reasons, this book felt like something that I would write.

A Chance at Forever tells the story of a young woman who is working at an orphanage and a man who starts helping out there. The past that these two share is not a good one, but they both have a love for the children in their care.
A Chance at Forever

What I liked:

The characters are all very interesting. I feel like they stand out from the characters in other books that I have read.

The story pulled me in and I wanted it to keep going on forever.

Like I said, this book has children and teens in it and I liked that.

This is a touching read.

What I didn’t like:

I just wish that this book was longer.

My conclusion:

Overall, I really liked this book.

I give A Chance at Forever 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Fun Farm Book for Nighttime - My Review of Night Night, Farm

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Amy Parker
Illustrated by: Virginia Allyn

I have never been a big fan of "touch and feel" books but some of the things that little ones get to feel in this book are actually pretty cute and fun - such as a woolly sheep and the blanket covering some adorable pigs.

I enjoy reading children's books and sharing them with my nieces and nephews and I was happy to have the opportunity to read and review Night Night, Farm.

Night Night, Farm Touch and Feel

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are adorable! I love them!

Who This Book is For:

This is good for any baby or toddler, especially those who love farm animals.

What I liked:

The pictures in this book are so, so cute.

Like I mentioned before, the things that little ones get to feel are fun.

This is a colorful and fun book.

What I didn’t like:

Some of the "story" and wording felt a little off to me.

My conclusion:

Overall, I like this book.

I give Night Night, Farm 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.