Thursday, January 19, 2012


This book I found on Amazon top 100 free books for the kindle.  If you're a kindle owner or Ipad owner you should always look there on a weekly basis because there truly are some great reads. Ok now on to the book. We find our character Edwina in a bit of a predicament.  Her sister was supposed to go on a tour of Scotland with her, but unfortunately had been called away because of a family tragedy.   By herself in a foreign land her lack of confidence puts her in a tough position.  Thus allowing the perfect story for the shining knight to come rescue her.

I cannot say that this book was boring or in anyway not entertaining.  I will say though that the Edwina was hard to like.  Her lack of confidence and low self-esteem was hard for me to swallow, and though she did grow through the story it wasn't leaps and bounds like I would have liked her to.  Because of that and the slight transitional problems I can't say that this was the best book I've read in ages.  A decent read, with room for improvement.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jenna's Cowboy

This book was really an amazing read about a great courtship and healing of a soldier. It is also a tale from the male's perspective too. Nate is a returning soldier whose enlistment has ended. He returns home to Callahan Crossing to help his parents on the farm and long time crush on Jenna. You'll love the journey they have together and the challenges that they meet together. I was really naive about the effects of war on our soldiers, and Sharon Gillenwater really does a great job about telling us the sacrifice that they gave to our country. Really we see Nate's journey of recovery and how God really works in him through friends and family. This book also made me realize how important our soldier's are and how important it is to pray for them when they return to civilian lifestyle. I hope you read Jenna's Cowboy, I thought it was a great book!

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Necessary Deception

Set in the Regency Era, A Necessary Deception takes you into the high society of England.  Where mystery and espionage is active.  We find widower Lydia Gale in a tight position after helping a French prisoner gain his freedom.  She has unwittingly put herself in the hands of spies.

With the reviews on the back of the book I thought this would be like it said a "page-turning story" but unfortunately I found it to be page-turning for the wrong reasons.  I just wanted to get done with the book so I didn't need to read it anymore.  I'm sure others found it interesting because the detail of Regency England is accurate and beautiful, but other then that I had a hard time with it.  Laurie Alice Eakes I'm sure is a great author and researcher, this however, was not one of her greatest books.

Monday, January 2, 2012

To re-read or not to re-read?

Hello World,  lately I've been re-reading books, because almost all good books need to be re-read.  I love that I already know the end so there isn't a question of who is going to win the girl, or what the mystery is all about.  It's like seeing a friend you haven't seen in ages, but you know there won't be any awkward moments from being gone so long.  That's what re-reading a book is for me (bliss).

Do you enjoy re-reading a book?  What are your thoughts?  I would love to hear back from you :-)