Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lethal Beauty

Once again, Lis Wiehl spins a tale of drama and intrigue, mystery and suspense.  She does well keeping the story interesting while dropping enough tidbits of information to keep the reader wanting to read more.  I hope you have a day off to finish reading this book!

Mia Quinn is still working as an attorney trying to put away the bad guys while dealing with her new role as single mom.  Her son is struggling to be the man of the house and tries to become a man in a way that is not so legal.  Mia has to make some tough decisions and face some difficult situations.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next installment in the Mia Quinn Mystery Series.

Booklook Bloggers provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Esther: Royal Beauty

I love the book of Esther and was excited to read and review this book.

The story has suspense and drama with romance and intrigue.  It is great story, and Angela Hunt maintained the integrity of this Biblical book while also providing context and cultural references.  She adds to the story to help the reader understand the culture in which Esther lived.  She does not change the Biblical story or add unnecessary elements.

My only issue with this book was the pace of the story.  Since I know the Bible story, I know that Haman is the villain and would be introduced into the storyline.  However, I was halfway through the book when I realized that he had yet to appear.  It was on page 255 that Haman doesappear, and the story then picked up as it rushed to the end.  I do not know if it was because of editing or writing, but I felt like the first half of the book was slow and methodical while the last half was fast and rushed.

Overall, I liked the book and would recommend it to a friend.

Bethany House provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.