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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

I was very intrigued by the title and looked forward to reading this book. The story itself was interesting but the book was not to my taste at all. I did enjoy the ending the most, the story was less rambling then.

First, as a Christian book, there was swearing, drinking to excess, sex all inappropriate. Second, the story was too rambling. It was done in the first person with a lot of her letters and thoughts without much action. It also jumped years and you didn't realize it immediately. I skipped a lot of pages and did not feel like I missed anything. The story could have been told in about half the pages it is now. Third, it needs editing. This will be addressed in the final version I hope as I read an ARC version. Last, and this is more on a personal side, I did not see true conversion in Joy until the very end though she claims to have been saved/converted years before but her behavior is not that of a Christian in my view.

I give this 2 stars as some may enjoy the book, I did not. I would not recommend this to my friends.

In full disclosure, I was given an ARC version of the book upon my request to read and review. The review is totally my own opinion.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Light Before Day by Suzanne Woods Fischer

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This book is really hard for me to review. The story was good and so are the characters. I enjoyed reading the first 2 books in this series and this book continues in the same way. It is well written and researched. You get a real feel for the time period.
I did not like the ending, and I will leave it at that. I do not want to give anything away. I also find it hard to list this as a Christian book. I knew I didn't agree with the Quaker religion, but I did not realize until more of their beliefs were told in this book, how far off the mark they are.  These two reasons are why I gave this book only a 3-star rating.

I requested to read and review this book through Netgalley. The review is totally my own and freely given.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin

 requested to read and review this book through Netgalley. The review is my own and freely given.

I have never been disappointed with a Jane Austin novel, and the record holds. Even though this is the second book in the series, it is good as a stand-alone book also.

The characters are very well developed and the story flows very well. The book is written in sections of each character telling their part of the story. It makes the story flow well.

I read an advanced reader copy but even though it wasn't final edition, the editing and grammar were excellent. A poorly edited book can ruin a great story. This is great as both a story and editing. You will not be disappointed.

If you like non-preachy, Christian stories set back in time, you will truly enjoy this book. I give it 5 stars out of 5.

Monday, October 8, 2018

In Times Gone By by Tracie Peterson

First, I requested this book to read and review. I was given an advanced reader's copy and the review is my own and freely given.

I liked this series, this is the 3rd book, but was a little underwhelmed with this book. The characters are well developed but since this was supposed to be mostly about Kenzie, I felt it lacked in fulfilling that goal. I feel like this because there was a lot of the story involving Victoria, from the second book and she could have easily been given a lot less time. I also felt that if that much space was given to her, the ending of her part was lacking.

Overall, I felt the story flowed well. The plot was interesting and I would recommend this series to my friends. Since it was not a final text book, it is hard to comment on the grammar though there were places I hoped will be fixed in the final version. Not many, but a few. I also appreciate that this is truly a Christian book. Tracie Peterson does a very good job at showing what a true Christian should be like and not being preachy. I give this 4 stars out of 5.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

All My Books

Today I am not doing a book review but a review of a book organizing program. The program is called All My Books.  We use this program at church to catalog all the things in our library. 

I am new to working in the library as of this year. I have only done cataloging the old-fashioned way. That way is a lot of work. This program is great. I put in the information I want to add. It puts it in properly for me. I do not have to worry about putting the author's last name first, etc. It also dates when I put the book into the computer program. This is a great help for the end of the year report I will have to prepare.

I have just started to "play around" with the program to see what it can do. I am impressed. I would recommend this program to anyone looking for a good way to organize All their Books. :) Check them out with the link below.


Monday, October 1, 2018

Wait for Me by Susan May Warren

This is the last book in the Montana Rescue Series. This book is centered around Jess and Pete. They are also in other books in the series but as in the other books, the story revolves around 2 main characters, Jess and Pete. The characters are fairly well developed and interesting.

I have not read all the books in the series but I have read a few of them. They are interesting and full of drama. They tell different things about rescuers and first defense people and the jobs they do. This book does the same but has a little more suspense than some of the others.

What I did not like so much about this book is that there seemed to be a lot of things repeated not just from other books but things in this book itself seemed to be repeated. I skipped several paragraphs at a time and do not feel like I missed out on anything.

The book I received was not final copy so it's hard to comment on the editing, but I can tell you I that this version still needs some work, though not much at all.

I am writing this review is my own personal opinion. I was given an advanced readers copy, free of charge with no expectations.

I rate the book 4 stars out of 5.