Thursday, September 29, 2011

Becoming a Reading Maniac!

So if you read my blog, you will see that I just keep posting my reviews and getting more FREE Books! I love it! It is all thanks to my Papamoose (daddy) who bought me my Kindle! I can download them and GO! Literally....GO! I take it to the gym and just run, run, run! :) Thanks Pops! So, here is yet another review....this one....a good one! :)

The Baker's Wife
By: Erin Healy

I really enjoyed The Baker’s Wife by Erin Healy! It was a good mix of suspense and Christian wisdom that I had not had the opportunity to read before. It was definitely a page turner!

Healy introduces us to Audrey, a woman who is lead by God and who is directed to show compassion to others by God. When she does not show follow him completely her life takes a turn. We are introduced to Diane who is just leaving prison after 25 years and has a story of her own. She is in search of one thing and ends up finding much, much, more. Jack is a man who is deeply troubled, yet he thinks he is following God’s leading. However, when an accident occurs he looks everywhere but to the One who can truly give him peace and save him.

As I said, this book was a page turner for me! I really enjoyed thinking through this book as I was reading it. I tried to figure out what was going to happen next or what the outcome might be of something happening as I was reading. In my opinion, that is what makes a great book! I look forward to reading many more stories by Erin Healy. She captured my attention right from the beginning and kept it to the end!

I received this copy of The Baker’s Wife from Booksneeze. I did not receive compensation for my thoughts.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Not Recommended :(

The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer, was not my cup of tea. I had a difficult time following the story line. Perhaps the reason for this was because this was a genre of writing unfamiliar to me. There were many characters introduced fairly quickly that I had a hard time remembering who was who. Also, based on the back cover, what was stated in regards to the book had me thinking the book would be about something else entirely. Finally, the title really isn’t understood until you reach the last 10 pages, and this was hard for me to accept as a reader.

It is my hope that you will come to your own conclusions about this story by reading it for yourself. This is not one that I would not recommend to my closest friends, nor would I read again. However, the writing is well done and the development of characters is good. I simply had a difficult time following it and getting into it, which does not interest me as a reader.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sweet Love Story!

There You'll Find Me

By: Jenny B. Jones

I love a good love story! And Jenny B. Jones knows how to deliver! There You’ll Find Me has its ups and downs for main character Finley Sinclair. She takes a trip to Ireland two years after her brother’s death in order to find something, anything, herself. After battling depression and seeking counseling, Finley is far from perfect and far from whole. She struggles with letting anyone in, including a “dreamy” Hollywood Actor, Beckett Rush. But Beckett is persistent, which would make any girl fawn over him, myself included! Which is why I say I love a good Love story!

Jenny B. Jones writes with simplicity but with a clear message that God will never leave us nor forsake us. Throughout the entire story, she goes back to the Biblical passage that “In all things, I am more than victorious” which is a constant for Finley that she needs to survive her daily battles, which seem to grow as the book progresses.

With great characters and a great plot, I highly recommend this book by Jenny B. Jones! I was excited to read another of her novels and can’t wait for another one to become available!

I received There You’ll Find Me from Booksneeze. I did not receive compensation for my thoughts.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wake Up Your Soul!

Fresh Brewed Life:A Stirring Invitation to Wake Up Your Soul

By Nicole Johnson

I really enjoyed reading Fresh Brewed Life by Nicole Johnson. Anytime someone can be witty and charming while writing “real stuff” is my kind of person! Nicole Johnson is just this. She invites you to a wake up with what better thing that “Fresh brewed coffee”! I love coffee…if it has a lot of cream in it and was thrilled with the opportunity to read this.

In Fresh Brewed Life Nicole Johnson takes the time to look at different areas of our life that may have become stagnant…or day old coffee. She invites us to take a look at these areas with her own thoughts, her own “fresh brewed adventures” and her ideas for journaling so that we can get out of the doldrums and begin to live a life that God wants us to live! Her writing and sense or who we are as humans allows your soul to waken and allows you to begin to really think about your own life and if you are living each day drinking day old coffee or living each day drinking fresh brewed coffee. You have to read it to truly understand, which I recommend for anyone that wants to wake up from their life of ordinary and begin to live extraordinary!

I received this copy from Booksneeze. I was not given compensation for my thoughts.