Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long

I have read quite a few books from the Amish genre already. I read the Beverly Lewis series, Heritage of Lancaster County, 10 years ago. Since then the market has been saturated with Amish fiction. So I was pleasantly surprised with this book.

The story focuses on Sarah King, but she is not the only one in the story who learns a wunderbaar lesson in trusting Der Herr. Sarah, Grant, and even the Fisher family learn to trust God and to return to truth. It is a lesson that we all need reminding.

This is the first book in the series entitled "A Patch of Heaven." The next book, Lilly's Wedding Quilt is due out in April 2011. I look forward to reading more in this series.


To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review. I also must say that the opinions are all mine.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hunter's Moon by Don Hoesel

Instead of writing about the book, I decided to write about how I felt while reading the book...

Initially, I had a hard time understanding who all the characters were and how they were related or connected to each other in this small New York town of Adelia. I was 100 pages into the book before I could remember and connect who all the characters are.

After 300 pages, I was waiting for the main character to deal with all his issues. It was like c'mon already, let's get on with it.

By the end of the story, I was left unsatisfied. I still did not understand the motives of certain characters. I get what happen but not why. I wonder if that means there will be a sequel or if the author just left some things unresolved. Either way, it feels like I ate Chinese for dinner and am hungry an hour later.

As far as the Christian part of the book, the guy went to church a few times, but I did not read anything about his faith or trying to live his faith. A good suspense but not a Christian suspense.


To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that Bethany House has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review. I also must say that the opinions are all mine.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James

I enjoyed reading this historical fiction which is a genre I don't read often. I'm glad I endeavored to read this one because it was a nice change of pace.

The story was sweet and charming and very innocent which is what I like in the fiction I read. The plot was a little predictable and had some unnecessary developments. I felt like the book was 50 pages too long. I knew what was going to happen and just wanted the story to get on with it. Yet I am glad I took the time to read the entire book instead of just skipping to end to see what happens.

Overall, it was a nice little book that will make for a refreshing summer read.


To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review. I also must say that the opinions are all mine.