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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Without Love by Anne Garboczi Evans

I just finished reading this book. I was not disappointed. I have read 2 previous books in this series and this one is just as good.
The storyline is very unique and it flows well. The characters are well developed and believable. The editing was good but needed more work, it was nowhere near perfect but not so bad as to make it unenjoyable.
The story is set in ancient Rome and there are words from that time/area but there is also a reference in the back of the book to give the meaning of the words. I do feel it would be better to have this reference at the beginning, especially when reading an ebook.

It is Christian historical fiction but not at all preachy. I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from this author.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin

This is the first book I've read by Sarah Sundin but I sure hope it is not the last. The book is set in England during World War II. It is both a historical novel and a love story. I did not read the first book in this series but it did not hinder my understanding or enjoyment at all.

The story is very well written and flows well. It kept my interest and I hated to see it end. It is a Christian story but not preachy at all. The characters were well developed and most of them were likable. The editing was done superbly.

I do not give a synopsis of the story as you can read that elsewhere. I just want to give you my honest opinion of the book. If you like historical fiction you will enjoy this story. A bit of history, a bit of love story and a hint of mystery all combine to make for a truly enjoyable read.

I was given the opportunity to read and review this book through Revell Reads. The opinions are my own and honestly given. I rate this 5 stars out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The White City by Grace Hitchcock

I was pleased to be able to read and review this book through Netgalley. This is Grace Hitchcock's first novel and it is wonderful. I will not give a synopsis in this review, you can read that elsewhere. I will give you my personal opinion.
I really enjoyed this book. It is based on true events but is a wholly fictional book. It is part love story and part mystery. It flows well and kept my interest through the book. It was a book that you want to not put down. The characters were well developed and interesting. It is a Christian book but not at all preachy. It does show what it means to have faith in God.
I did not enjoy the quotes at the beginning of each chapter but just didn't read them after the first few. I also wish the ending was a bit different but that's just me. The author did give the real ending in an after story pages. When I read that, it explained why the ending was as it is.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I do recommend this if you like historical, Christian fiction and/or love stories and mysteries.