Friday, May 22, 2015

Hard to Get Into - My Review of In Firefly Valley

Written by: Amanda Cabot             
Published by: Revell

I am always looking for new fiction to check out, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review this book.

In Firefly Valley tells the story of a woman who is forced to become the manager of a rundown resort when she loses her old job.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy a story that is in a different setting than most books.

What I liked:

The setting is different than a lot of books.

The characters seem likeable enough.

What I didn’t like:

I found this book too hard to get into and too boring for my tastes.

The story just is not as interesting as some.

My conclusion:

Overall, I was not a fan of this book.

I give In Firefly Valley 3 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Revell. 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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fun for Little Girls - My Review of Princess Joy Sticker and Activity Book

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson
Illustrated by: Omar Aranda

My niece loves princesses! I knew that she would be happy to receive any kind of book that focuses on princesses, so I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review the Princess Joy Sticker and Activity Book.


The story:

This book tells a short story about a princess, weaving it in with activities for the reader to complete.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are pretty and kind of cute.

How strong is the book?

This is a relatively sturdy paperback that seems like it will last well.

Who the book is for:

This book is appropriate for young girls from about five through eight, but I am excited to share it with my three year old niece – she’s advanced, what can I say.

What I liked:

This book has all kinds of fun activities for young girls in it.

The pictures are nice.

This is a fun and affordable book.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn’t like.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a fun book and I am excited to share it with my niece.

I give Princess Joy Sticker and Activity Book 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 20, 2015

A Bit Blah - My Review of The Day is Waiting

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Linda Zuckerman
Illustrated by: Don Freeman

With illustrations by the creator of Corduroy, I was excited to check out The Day is Waiting and see just what it had to offer. I am always excited to find new books to share with my nieces and nephews, so I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review this one.


The story:

This book tells about all of the adventures that one can have in a day, and how home waits at the end.

The illustrations:

I’m not a big fan of the pictures. To me they are just a little drab and boring.

How strong is the book?

This is a relatively sturdy hardcover book.

Who the book is for:

This book would be appropriate for babies through preschoolers. The text and pictures are simple.

What I liked:

The storyline is kind of cute.

This is a quick read.

What I didn’t like:

The pictures aren’t my favorite.

I wish that there was more to this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, this isn’t my favorite children’s book.

I give The Day is Waiting 3 out of 5 stars.



I received this book free to review from Book Look. 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.

Parts are Great, Parts are Boring - My Review of A Love Like Ours

Written by: Becky Wade  
Published by: Bethany House

I am always excited to read any fiction books that I can get my hands on. I was happy to receive the opportunity to read and review this book.

A Love Like Ours shares the story of a woman who falls in love with an ex-Marine who is dealing with PTSD and all that it brings.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy a lot story that has a lot of heart to it.

What I liked:

The characters are very likeable. I enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them.

The story is interesting.

I love all of the different relationships that are highlighted in the book.

What I didn’t like:

I skimmed a lot of the book. There is some good stuff in it, but there is also a lot of boring stuff that I didn’t care to read.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a pretty good read.

I give A Love Like Ours 4 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.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Decent Love Story - My Review of Whenever You Come Around

Written by: Robin Lee Hatcher
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I enjoy reading fiction of all kinds, so I was happy to have the opportunity to read and review Whenever You Come Around.

This book tells the story of a young woman who returns to the home town that haunts her. There, the young woman finds love, as long as she is willing to accept it.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy a love story with some depth to it.

What I liked:

The characters are likeable people.

The story is interesting.

The book is short enough to keep me interested…

What I didn’t like:

…But it still gets a little boring at times.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a decent read.

I give Whenever You Come Around 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.