Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Review of Intercession

Intervention

Written by: Terri Blackstock
Published by: Zondervan

I somehow read Vicious Cycle, the second book in this series, without knowing that there was a book that came before it. When I found out that I had missed this book - after loving Vicious Cycle - I had to read it. I wish that I had read them in the correct order, as the stories in this book would provide good history to go along with the tale in Vicious Cycle.

This is the story of: Emily, a drug addict. Her mom, a widowed parent. Her brother, a hurting teen. A murder. Blame. Confusion.

Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy suspense, or anyone who just loves a good story.

What I liked:

There was never a moment in this book where I got bored or wanted to stop reading… I enjoyed reading every bit of this book.

What I didn’t like:

Nothing.

My conclusion:

Terri Blackstock writes amazing books. She has become one of my favorite authors. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.

I give Intervention 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Zondervan. 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.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Review of Reclaiming Lily

Reclaiming Lily

Written by: Patti Lacy
Published by: Bethany House

I thought this book sounding interesting… the story of a birth family and adoptive family colliding. The story of love between birth family and adoptive family and a hurting teenager. The story of a clashing between cultures. This story could have been something great, but as it was, I was not able to enjoy the book.

Who the book is for:

I can’t really recommend it for anyone, as I did not find it worth reading… but if it is for anyone I guess adoptive families and birth families (of adoptive children) would probably enjoy it the most.

What I liked:

The story sounded like it could have been good.

What I didn’t like:

The story was way too boring and descriptive for me.

My conclusion:

I don’t recommend this book, as I was unable to get into it at all. Others enjoyed the book, I didn’t. Whether or not you will, I guess I just cannot say.

I give Reclaiming Lily 2 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.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Review of When God Created My Toes

When God Created My Toes

Written by: Dandi Daley Mackall
Illustrated by: David Hohn
Published by: WaterBrook Press

I love reading any children’s’ books, and was excited to check this one out.

The story of this book, how God made each body part is kind of cute, and kind of weird.

The illustrations:

Aren’t as cute as they could be, but are okay.

How strong is the book?

This book is a typical hard cover book, and seems to be pretty sturdy.

Who the book is for:

Babies or young children. Would make a good present to be given at birth.

What I liked:

The story was fun to read, and I like the message of it.

What I didn’t like:

I found parts of it to be a bit strange.

My conclusion:

When God Created My Toes is an okay book, but I think there are better children’s’ books on similar topics out there.

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. 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, November 11, 2011

My Review of A Whisper of Peace

A Whisper of Peace

Written by: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Published by: Bethany House

This book is the story of two troubled women, and a anxious missionary, who all are living in Alaska in the late 1800’s.

Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy historical fiction, specifically women.

What I liked:

The basics of the story were good, would have been a good read if it had been written better.

The messages were all positive and applicable to me.

What I didn’t like:

The book was kind of boring and hard to read.

I was not “touched” by this book at all, though I felt that I should have been, based on the story.

My conclusion:

This is an okay book. If you really enjoy historical fiction, you may enjoy it more than I did.

I give A Whisper of Peace 3 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.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Review of Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly

Written by: Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I have to say, I chose to read this book because it was written by a popular singer and I was curious to see how it would be.

This is a soap opera in a book. Jade, struggles with the fact that her and her husband have been unable to give birth to any children, then finds out that her husband has a son - born through an affair before they were married - Jade also must deal with her mother being on her death bed, as well as marriage drama with her in-laws.

Who the book is for:

Women. Fans of soap operas.

What I liked:

The story is interesting and kept me wanting to read.

What I didn’t like:

Nothing.

My conclusion:

This is a good book, and you may enjoy reading it - especially if you like soap operas.

I give Softly and Tenderly 4 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from BookSneeze, through Thomas Nelson. 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.