Monday, May 28, 2018

Different from Anything Else I have Read - My Review of The Hidden Side

Published by: Tyndale Fiction
Written by: Heidi Chiavaroli

I had no idea what I was getting into when I chose to read and review this book. I thought it was going to be about a mother of simply rebellious teenagers. An average mother of average kids. I had no idea just how troubled the children of the main character were going to be.

The Hidden Side tells the story of someone from the past and someone from the present, and it meshes the two stories well.

The Hidden Side  -     By: Heidi Chiavaroli

Who the book is for:

Those who are interested in the history of this country may enjoy this book for the historical parts of it, and those who are interested in heavy contemporary stories will enjoy the rest of it.

What I liked:

This book really sucked me in. It was heavy in a good way and I enjoyed reading it.

This book touched me.

This book helped me become educated about the past.

I think this book will open eyes and help people see the hurting among us and not just the wrongdoers.

What I didn’t like:

There is a slight anti-gun message in this book, I would say, but nothing too strong.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this book stands apart from all others.

I give The Hidden Side 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale Blog Network. 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, May 14, 2018

Different from Other Books I Have Read - My Review of Hurricane Season

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Written by: Lauren K. Denton

I love reading all different types of fiction and I am especially attracted to fiction with a story that is different from other books that I have read. I was happy to read and review this book and find it to be interesting and unique.

Hurricane Season tells the story of a couple longing for children but unable to get pregnant. It tells of a couple working on a farm. It tells of a family member of the couple who is struggling to find a balance while dealing with her work, her passions, and her children.

Hurricane Season

Who This Book is For:

I think lovers of all kinds of contemporary fiction will enjoy this book. I think that it could be an encouraging read for those struggling to have children.

What I liked:

The majority of the characters in the book are likable.

The story has a setting that is different from a lot of books and a story that is different, too.

There is a certain kind of hopeful message to the book.

This is an emotional read at times.

This book kept me interested.

What I didn’t like:

There were some minor issues but nothing too extreme and I don't want to spoil the book by sharing the little things that bothered me about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought this was a good book.

I give Hurricane Season 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 2, 2018

Fun Craft Book for Young Girls - My Review of Create

Published by: ZonderKidz

Written by: Ashley N. Mays

When I was young, I loved looking through craft books and dreaming about all that I was going to make. I got books from the library and turned through their pages, trying to find crafts that I could create on my own. I don't know how many times I actually made anything that I discovered, but I know that I loved looking through the books.

I chose to read and review Create because I feel like it is something that one of my nieces might enjoy, just as I would have when I was their age. 

Create!: A Girl's Guide to DIY, Doodles, and Design

Who This Book is For:

I feel like this is an appropriate fit for my niece who is about to turn eight but I also feel it would be good up to about age twelve or thirteen.

What I liked:

The cover of this book attracted me right away and I like the way that it looks.

There are pictures in this book that show the finished crafts.

The crafts in this book do not use too many expensive or hard to find materials.

What I didn’t like:

Some of the crafts seem a little outdated. 

Some of the crafts create items that are not very useful.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a fun book for my niece.

I give Create 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.