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I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am a Christian and try to live as Jesus did.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Beyond Ivy Walls by Rachel Fordham

 This was an interesting book. It brought together, as the main characters, two very unlike individuals.

I requested to read this book through NetGalley because I have enjoyed other books by Rochel Fordham. This did not disappoint. It kept my interest throughout. I thought the main characters were quite well-developed. The editing was done very well also.

This is listed in the Christian genre though it is not at all preachy and barely what you might consider a Christian book. It is clean and is very suitable for teens and older.

I would recommend this book and give it a solid 4-star review.

Hidden in the Night by Elizabeth Goddard

 I enjoyed reading this book.  It held my attention throughout. It was well-written and flowed well. The editing was well done and did not interfere with the reading enjoyment.

It was part love story and part mystery. The characters were well-developed and enjoyable. There were many characters in this book and, they all added to the mystery. For a change, I did not guess the ending. This kept me interested until the very end.

The only downside was the ending seemed slightly rushed.

I was given this ARC to read and review through the Revell Reads program. I am not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts are my own.


Monday, May 27, 2024

The Hudson Collection by Jocelyn Green

 I won an ARC of this book through Librarything. This review is fully my own opinion and freely given.

I have not read any books from this author and I did enjoy this book. It flowed very well and the story was interesting. The characters were well-developed as well.

There were a few errors in editing but not enough to make reading difficult. The errors did not detract much at all.

I can usually guess the ending of a book but not this one. It kept my interest throughout.

This is a Christian book but not at all preachy. If you are looking for a clean, historical fiction slight mystery you will enjoy this book.

I give this a 5 out of 5 star rating.


Unforgiven by Shelley Shepard Gray

 I requested to read and review this book through the Revell Reads program. All thoughts are fully my own and freely given.

I chose to review this book because I have enjoyed reading other books by Shelley Shepard Gray. This book was a bit disappointing. It seemed rather shallow to me. The characters were not fully developed and there wasn't much depth to them.

The storyline was fine. It flowed well and it was something that could have happened. The story kept my interest but seemed to end too quickly.

I give this a solid 3 out of 5-star rating and would recommend it to my friends.

Monday, May 13, 2024

The Road before Us by Janine Rosche

This book was a slow start for me. It took me the prologue and a chapter or two before I was truly enjoying the book. Don't give up, it's a good book.

The story is told between two people, mainly. It also jumps around in time from the present to Jade's past and to Benny's past.

This story touches on some tender, at least for me, subjects. They were handled well, but for me, many things touched home. They are not overly sensitive subjects, just things that I relate to.

This is a Christian book but,  not at all pushy. 

The editing was very well done, with only one or two errors such as a missing letter in the word "it". The characters are quite well-developed. The story flowed fairly well.

I would recommend this book to a friend. I give it a 4 out of 5-star rating.

I requested to read and review an ARC copy of this book through the Revell Reads program. All thoughts are my own. A positive review is not required.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Love on a Whim by Suzanne Woods Fisher

This is a cute story, number 3 in the Cape Cod Creamery series. I read book one but somehow missed book two. It really didn't impact the story much but there were new characters and you just new some things were missed.

The story is totally unbelievable, but after all, it's fiction and not meant to be real life. It moves quite well. The characters are quite well-developed. You get a glimpse of their personalities in the book. The editing was well done with only one or two minor errors.

If you want to read a light, easy book that is clean and loosely Christian, this is for you. The only thing that bothered me was that one of the characters was not a believer but then without any notice they are taking communion. But, that's me and it may not bother you.

I was given a copy of this book to read and review through the Revell Reads Blogger program and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and a positive review is not required.

Over all I give it a 3.5 out of 5-star review. I would recommend this book to friends.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Sandcastle Inn by Irene Hannon

I was so happy to get to read and review this book through Revell Reads program. This review is totally my own opinion an a positive review is not required.

This is another in the Hope Harbor series. This series is very interesting and the books do not need to be read in order. A couple of characters from previous stories were in this book also. I was happy to "reconnect" with them, especially the taco man.

The story was unique and it flowed well. The characters were quite well-developed and believable. The editing was very well done with a couple of very minor errors.

I have enjoyed other books in this series and I am looking forward to reading more.

If you enjoy a clean, Christian book that is not at all preachy you will enjoy this book. In fact, it is only Christian because they attend church and sometimes pray. I recommend this book and give it a solid 4-star rating.