Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review of Desert Gift

Desert Gift

Written by: Sally John
Published by: Tyndale Fiction

I enjoy reading contemporary fiction books, though I haven’t been reading as many of them lately… so I was happy to read and review Desert Gift.

Jillian Galloway is a marriage expert whose own marriage of over 20 years is suddenly torn apart. In this book you follow her on her journey to deal with this and to find out what went wrong to cause her marriage to end.

Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy contemporary fiction books, especially women. Those who are having a difficult time in their own marriage may especially enjoy this book.

What I liked:

The story was mostly interesting and had some touching parts. The characters were unique and fun to get to know.

What I didn’t like:

The book was at times a bit boring.

My conclusion:

Desert Gift is an okay book. I didn’t love it, but I did enjoy reading it once. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale Fiction.

The views in this review are my thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Review of Desert Gift

Desert Gift

Written by: Sally John
Published by: Tyndale Fiction

I enjoy reading contemporary fiction books, though I haven’t been reading as many of them lately… so I was happy to read and review Desert Gift.

Jillian Galloway is a marriage expert whose own marriage of over 20 years is suddenly torn apart. In this book you follow her on her journey to deal with this and to find out what went wrong to cause her marriage to end.

Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy contemporary fiction books, especially women. Those who are having a difficult time in their own marriage may especially enjoy this book.

What I liked:

The story was mostly interesting and had some touching parts. The characters were unique and fun to get to know.

What I didn’t like:

The book was at times a bit boring.

My conclusion:

Desert Gift is an okay book. I didn’t love it, but I did enjoy reading it once. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale Fiction.

The views in this review are my thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Review of I Am His

I Am His

Written by: Rita J. Platt
Published by: NavPress

My little nephew just turned one, and he has recently started saying a few words and, perhaps, actually knowing what they mean. “Dada” is one of those words… he loves his daddy and a lot of the time he doesn’t just say “dada”, he says “dada, ha ha”, as if bragging about how funny his daddy is. Whenever my nephew sees his daddy a big smile crosses his face. When Rita Platt mentions how “Abba” has a similar meaning to “daddy” I started thinking that perhaps it even has a similar meaning to “dada”, perhaps if we think of God as our “dada” we will find comfort in Him and we will feel we are truly His. I Am His is about finding that child to “dada” relationship, and knowing that we are God’s.

Who the book is for:

Women who need to feel their Heavenly Father’s love.

What I liked:

This book showed me how God is truly my father, and how he loves me and cares for me.

This book helps those of us who never had a special relationship with our earthly fathers to still enjoy a good father/daughter relationship with our Heavenly father.

This book uses some true stories of women to prove points and keep us interested.

What I didn’t like:

The chapters are really long.

Parts of the book are really boring.

My conclusion:

This is an okay book. It might make a good study for those who actually use it as one, I simply read it as a book.

I give I Am His 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from NavPress. 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.

My Review of The Chocolate Diaries

The Chocolate Diaries

Written by: Karen Scalf Linamen
Published by: WaterBrook Press

I choose to read The Chocolate Diaries actually expecting it to be like the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, in a way I guess it could be compared to those books, but I found I preferred it.

This is a book of encouragement for when we face every day difficulties and even big struggles on this journey called life.

Who the book is for:

Woman, specifically Christian women, who are facing any kind of struggles and could use a bit of encouragement. I think this book, along with some chocolate, would make a great gift for someone you know who is facing hard times.

What I liked:

The Chocolate Diaries is real. Including true stories of people who have gone through, and are going through, various trials and troubles on the journey of life. Written in a very open and honest way.

Includes recipes for various yummy sounding chocolate treats.

What I didn’t like:

In the midst of each chapter there is this little special section called “Sweet Secrets” and it kind of interrupts what you are reading, I wish that section would have just been at the end of the chapter, instead.

My conclusion:

This is a good book, I found myself enjoying it and being encouraged by it, more than I was expecting to.

I give The Chocolate Diaries 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from WaterBrook Press. 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.