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

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin

 Lynn Austin does it again. A historical fiction book with a Christian undercurrent. This story about WWII in the Netherlands was everything I expected. It deals with how Christians reacted and quietly fought back against the Nazi regime.

It is a Christian book and brought up some interesting thoughts about decisions that were made.

I read an ARC version and the editing was already very well done. I would definitely recommend this book if you enjoy Christian historical fiction.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Jewel of the Nile by Tessa Afshar

 Tessa Afshar is an author that has not written a book yet that I haven't enjoyed. This book has not disappointed me.

This wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was good. It had Biblical persons mentioned in the book but they were not major characters. This book was set in Biblical times but the characters, though well developed, were fictional except possibly one.

This story is part mystery and part romance. The characters were well developed. Some items, while making the story interesting were not quite believable. This story did a good job of showing true Christian faith and beliefs without being preachy. 

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

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel

 This is the first book I've read by Rachel Scott McDaniel and I hope it's not the last.

This book is part mystery and part love story.  It is a Christian book and that quality is shown very well. Not overbearing and not understated, just right.

The copy I read was an ARC so I'm hoping the few editing errors are fixed.

I enjoyed how well the main characters were developed. Quite believable. The story flowed well also. I enjoyed the story and I think you will too. It was an easy read.

I give it a 4 out of 5 star review.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Under The Bayou Moon by Valerie Fraser Luesse

I was happy to be chosen to read the ARC or Under the Bayou Moon, a story set in the Louisianna bayou in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The story was well told and you could actually see the setting in your mind. The story flowed well and the main characters were well developed. This is mostly a love story with a little mystery thrown in.

This is published by Revell, a Christian publisher, but I wouldn't call this a Christian book per se. It was a good, clean book, but not much reference to beliefs or prayer or such. 

I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. I give it a 3 out of 5-star rating.