Friday, January 26, 2018

A Decent Read - My Review of The View from Rainshadow Bay

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Written by: Colleen Coble

I have enjoyed some of the previous books by Colleen Coble that I have read so I was happy to have the chance to read and review The View from Rainshadow Bay.

This book tells the story of a young mother who is trying to move past her husband's death and the mystery that she comes across in her life. She is forced to lean on her husband's best friend when times get scary.

The View from Rainshadow Bay

Who This Book is For:

Those who are looking for a love story and suspense story combined.

What I liked:

The characters in the book were pretty easy to like.

There is some heart to the story.

The book held my interest throughout.

I didn't really know what was going on until the book was concluding, something that I long for in suspense books.

What I didn’t like:

I felt some parts of the story were far-fetched and some things never got cleared up completely. I felt confused by parts of it and found myself longing for something more.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was a decent read.

I give The View from Rainshadow Bay 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.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Interesting and Touching but a Bit "New Age" - My Review of Perennials

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Written by: Julie Cantrell

After reading about this book, I was anxious to have the chance to read and review it.

Perennials tells the story of a woman who is hurting because of her past. This woman must come to peace with her family and the hurts that she received when she was young.

Perennials

Who This Book is For:

Anyone who is looking for an interesting story with heart.

What I liked:

I really felt like I got to know every character in the book and they became like friends to me.

The story is touching and I liked reading of the different relationships.

The story is interesting and I was into the book the whole way through.

There is a hopeful message in this book.

This is a small thing, but I like the texture of this book and the feel of it in my hands.

What I didn’t like:

There is a bit of what I would call "new age" content in this book. Some of it didn't sit well with me.

My conclusion:

Overall, I liked this book.

I give Perennials 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, January 9, 2018

A Different Kind of Story - My Review of The House on Foster Hill

Published by: Bethany House
By: Jaime Jo Wright

I was interested in reading this book because it is set in Wisconsin, and it turned out to be a really enjoyable read. I was happy to have the chance to read and review it.

The House on Foster Hill tells of a home and all that takes place there - with part of the book taking place in the past and part in the present. It tells the story of two young women and their struggles.
The House on Foster Hill

What I liked:

I enjoyed reading about the historical characters as well as those from the present.

This story was interesting and different from other books that I have read.

I liked the bit of mystery that was a part of the book.

I was sucked into the story pretty much the whole way through.

What I didn’t like:

There is not really anything that I didn't like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I liked this book.

I give The House on Foster Hill 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.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Simple and Cute - My Review of With Love, From Me to You

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Mary Manz Simon
Illustrated by: Corinna Ice

Children's books can be so fun, and I like having the chance to read and review them. I love sharing new books with my nieces and nephews so I was happy to check out With Love, From Me to You.

This book shares a simple message about what it means for a person to show love to others.

With Love, From Me to You  -     By: Mary Manz Simon    Illustrated By: Corinna Ice

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are colorful and fun.

Who This Book is For:

This is a good book for babies through young school-aged children.

What I liked:

This book encourages children to be loving.

The pictures in this book are cute and colorful and fun.

The way that this book is written makes it enjoyable to read and listen to.

What I didn’t like:

This book is a little random but I still thought it was fun.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is an okay kids' book.

I give With Love, From Me to You 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.