Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl

This was one of those books that I wanted to keep reading to find out what happens next but didn't want the book to end. It was a great story from beginning to end. It is one of my newest favorites.

Now I have to wait another year before the next book in the Triple Threat series to come out. The first 2 chapters of Hand Of Fate was included at the end of this book, but I knew if I read it I would be wanting to read more.

This was a terrific debut novel for Lis Wiehl, and I look forward to reading whatever else she publishes next.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

Don’t listen to what I have to say, read what Jones has to say….

“A grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person’s life.” (p.13)

“Most people spend so much time fearing the things that are never going to happen or can’t be controlled that they have no energy to deal with the few things they can actually handle.” (p. 55)

“Because life is like a game of Monopoly. You may own hotels on Boardwalk or you may be renting on Baltic Avenue. But in the end, it all goes back in the box. The next generation will be getting out all your stuff and playing with it or fighting over it.” (p.102)

Those are just a few pearls of wisdom intertwined into the story of The Noticer. This is a charming story about a man named Jones, not Mr. Jones, just Jones, and his gift of noticing things that are often in plain sight. He speaks the truth, yet somehow in a way that the truth does not hurt but helps.

Read the story and your life might be changed, too.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Higher Hope by Robert Whitlow

This was the first book I read by Robert Whitlow, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Now I have to go out and get more of his books especially Deeper Waters, the first book in A Tides of Truth series. Yet even without reading the first book in this series, Higher Hope was a great read.

The novel includes drama, romance, and suspense but I did not feel like I needed to rush through it to find out what happens. The main character, Tami, has more than one dilemma in the story. She has 2 men attracted to her. She feels her beliefs are challenged yet still feels strongly about her beliefs. Her own living arrangements are challenged. Yet with all these challenges, Tami tries her best to make a good decision. Oddly enough, not all of these dilemmas were resolved by the end of the book. Some are left open so that the reader is left to wonder what happens next. So now, as the reader, I am left to wonder and to wait for Greater Love, Book 3 in A Tides of Truth series, to come out in 2010.