Friday, March 31, 2017

Good After the First Few Chapters - My Review of Still Life

Published by: Bethany House
By: Dani Pettrey

I enjoy reading suspenseful fiction every now and then, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review Still Life.

This book mixes the story of a couple falling in love with a mystery surrounding the disappearance of the woman's best friend.

Still Life  -     By: Dani Pettrey

Who the book is for:

This book is something that any lovers of suspense will enjoy. It is also something that fans of romances will like.

What I liked:

The story of this book is unique.

The story is written in a way that kept me wanting to read more.

There is a subtle message of healing from the past and moving on in the book.

The characters are really interesting and likable once you get into the book, but...

What I didn’t like:

...it took me quite some time to get into the book and understand who was who and what was going on. Don't give up without getting past the first few chapters.

I felt like the book didn't fully finish up at the end. It kind of left me wanting a little more.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought this was a pretty good read.

I give Still Life 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.

Friday, March 17, 2017

A Heartfelt Novel - My Review of Life After

Published by: Waterbrook
Written by: Katie Ganshert

I love those works of fiction that are full of heart and have a story that touches the reader. I was excited to receive an "uncorrected proof" of Life After to read and review in advance of the book's release.

This book tells the story of a young woman who survives a horrible attack. She is left to face her ghosts, and while doing that she discovers others who are also dealing with the repercussions of that attack.

Life After  -     By: Katie Ganshert

What I liked:


The characters in this book are likable. I enjoyed getting to know them.

The story is touching and beautiful.

The emotion in the story was real, and there are also a few funny parts.

My attention was focused on the book the whole time I was reading it.

What I didn’t like:


I don't want to give away a spoiler, but there is one thing that I disagree with the author on when it comes to the views that are shared in the book.

My conclusion:


Overall, I really liked this book.

I give Life After 5 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.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cute Book for Daddies and Their Children - My Review of God Loves Daddy and Me

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen
Illustrated by: Laura Watkins

I like checking out all kinds of books, and it seems that there are many children's books out there that focus on moms and their children. This book focuses on dads and their children, and I thought that was special. I was happy to have the chance to read and review God Loves Daddy and Me.

God Loves Daddy and Me  -     By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen

Who the book is for:

This is the kind of book that dads can read to their children and enjoy with them. I think this would be a good gift for baby showers and for births. This is good for babies up through about four years old.

What I liked:

This book talks about the way that God and dads show their love for children.

I like padded covered boardbooks.

The pictures in this book are really colorful and cute.

This is a fun little book to read.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I did not like.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a fun and special book.

I give God Loves Daddy and Me 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.

Cute Book for Mommies and Their Little Ones - My Review of God Loves Mommy and Me

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen
Illustrated by: Laura Watkins

I love reading children's books, and I was happy to have the chance to check out yet another children's book author. I was happy to have the chance to read and review God Loves Mommy and Me.

God Loves Mommy and Me  -     By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen

Who the book is for:

This is the kind of book that moms will love to read to their children. I think it would make a great gift for a new baby or a baby shower. I think this book is appropriate for babies through about age four.

What I liked:

This book talks about all of the things that God has done for us.

The pictures in this book are sweet and cute.

This book has a positive message focused on love.

I like the padded cover.

What I didn’t like:

One thing that I found weird was more a messup by the author than anything. The books says that when we make mistakes, we say "I forgive you". I thought that it was weird that it said that instead of we say "I'm sorry".

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a cute book.

I give God Loves Mommy and Me 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.