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

Saturday, January 30, 2021

The Gold Digger by Liz Tolsma

 I have enjoyed Liz Tolsma's books before. I have also enjoyed this series of true crimes so this was a good choice.

The story flowed very well and kept my interest throughout. The characters were very well developed and the story was told in the least gruesome way possible. I was thankful for that.

The story is also a Christian book and it was well done and not preachy. It showed the way things go when you do and do not follow God.

The story was very well edited and proof-read. I did not notice errors in the book and that is important to me.

I would recommend this book to my friends. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Very well done, but not over the top.

I was given a copy of this book to read through NetGalley and Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review. 

Monday, January 25, 2021

Daisy's Decision by Hallee Bridgeman

 I love books by Hallee Bridgeman and this is no exception. This is the 4th book in The Dixon Brothers series. This can be a stand-alone book also, but it is more enjoyable if you have read the other books as this builds on those books.

The copy I received was an ARC as such, the editing was not finished. Her other books were very well done as far as editing so I expect this will be as well once finished. 

The characters are very well developed. The story flows well. It does not bog down in too much detail but also gives enough so you understand what is happening. This is a Christian book but not preachy at all. It shows how God deals with our sins. It also shows how a Christian might feel after committing a sin with harder consequences.

I would recommend this book to my friends. I give it a 4 out of 5-star rating. Not many books get 5-star as that is reserved for the most outstanding books. A 3-star book is a book that I enjoyed and 4-star in for a very good book. 


In High Cotton by Ane Mulligan

 I have enjoyed Ane Mulligan's Chapel Hill books and I was very excited to read this one too. It is not in the same vein as the Chapel Hill books, not so funny, but every bit as enjoyable.

This book is set in Georgia just after the stock market crash in 1929. It has a little bit of everything in this book. There were a lot of twists and turns and a lot of main and supporting characters but it really held my interest.

The main character is Maggie Parker and she is very believable. Her supporting characters are just as real as she is. The story flows well and it didn't get slow or boring. 

The editing was very well done also.

This is a Christian book. It is not preachy but it shows many times over how we have to have faith in God. I think that is the main, underlying theme of this book.

Kudos to Ane Mulligan for another outstanding book.

I give this a 4 out of 5-star review and would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

Friday, January 1, 2021

All That We Carried by Erin Bartels

 This is the second book by Erin Bartels that I have read. Somehow I missed one. I enjoy her books a lot. She has a unique way of putting words on paper that draw you into the story. This book is no exception.

The characters in the story were well drawn out and believable. The story-line was one that many can relate to, family strife. It also deals with the grief and the personal, spiritual journeys of the two sisters in the book. The story flowed well and it kept my interest throughout. 

Overall, I enjoyed the story, but there are two areas I am disappointed in. One, this is a Christian book but there was very little about God in the book. I felt there was a very large area/room for improvement in this area. There are two Christians mentioned in the story and neither one tells their beliefs. The story makes you believe they may have been spoken but it's not told in the story so anyone reading the book and struggling will not know the way to true salvation in this book. The second thing I did not like was the ending. There were too many unanswered questions. 

I believe you will enjoy the book as a good read, but don't expect to be satisfied that this is a Christian book. If you don't like books that may come across as "preachy" you will enjoy this book.

I was given a copy of this book through the Revell Reads program. This review is my own opinion and not colored by the fact the book was gifted to me. I give this book a solid 3 out of 5-star review.