Sunday, December 4, 2016

Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green

"Spy of Richmond" by Jocelyn Green is the fourth book in the Heroines Behind The Lines Civil War book series.  This was interesting book but since I had not read any of the other books I don't if I was missing some information on the main characters.  For most of the book I was able to easily follow the story but then near the end another character pops up and I got confused on the past of this character.  Her story might have been in a previous book but since I have never read them so the last part of the book got muddled for me.  Other than that it was a very interesting well wrote historical fiction that I really enjoyed.  I do recommend it but I will say I believe you should read all the books in the series in order since it does seem like a book that was built on from other books.  But I may be wrong on that point.

I was given this book from Moody Publishers for free and was not required to give a positive review.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Mystery by Lacey Sturm

"The Mystery, Finding True Love In A World of Broken Lovers" by Lacey Strum is a memoir about the author's relationships and finding true love thru it all.  You might know the name of the author as she is a Christian musician.  This book was ok as it seemed to not flow very well.  I think what really got me was I would get into reading her story and then in between some chapters she would have notes from her heroes that just did seem to add to the book for me.  Also I really did not need all the deep down details of her emotional affair she had with a man.  Maybe it will help someone but for me it was just too much information.  Overall it was not a bad memoir about the relationship part of the authors life.  So in other words I recommend it but interesting read.

I was given this book for free from BakerBooks and was not required to give a review.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl

"Fatal Frost" by Nancy Mehl is mystery novel about U.S. Marshall Mercy Brennan who without realizing it is put into danger and is taken to an area for her protection that could keep her safe or kill her.  I really like the way this author writes she always does a very good job at bringing us mystery with topic that could be so cliche but doesn't do it. I will admit a little bit of the beginning does get a little confusing but as the story goes it clears up and becomes very understanding.  I enjoyed how we see a little bit of Mercy's past and how it affects her present.  I hope in the next book of this series that we get a little more back story on Mercy and other main characters.  I recommend this book for a good murder mystery.

I was given this book from Bethany House publishers for free and was not required to give a positive review.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

All The Pretty Things by Edie Wadsworth

"All Pretty Things" by Edie Wadsworth is the memoir of the author's life in extreme poverty with an alcoholic father and how no matter what happened in her life she seen God's hand in it.  Wow the things the author went thru and had seen in her childhood I all can say is wow.  Now don't get me wrong its not like I have not seen kids go thru things similar to her (I seen it with neighbors and friends), but what got me was that she did not do what most do which is stay in it she worked her way out of the attitude she grew up around.  She became a Christian as teen but as you should know that did not make her life any easier yes she did end up becoming a doctor but not without sacrifice.  She did well in society's standards but as she got closer to God she knew need healing and rest that only he could provide.  This was a wonderful and sad story but it shows that we don't have to stay where we came from especially if its a very toxic life as in the authors past.  I highly recommend this book as it is a great reminder that our past is not always our future.

I was given this from Tyndale Publishers for free and was not required to give a positive review.

Fixing Perfect by Therese M. Travis

"Fixing Perfect" by Therese M. Travis is a murder mystery about psychopath killer who is obsessed with disabled artist Robin Ingram.  This was a tough book to read if you are not interested to read about kidnappings of kids and murder of an adult close to them.  This was a very good murder mystery novel with just the right amount of detail so that it was not too graphic.  Now I will admit the one point in the book that kinda of annoyed me was how easy it was for me to figure out the bad guy.  I can't write about how I know who it was as if I do it will be way to obvious if you decide to read the book.  I really enjoyed how the author dealt with false accusations. This was really good book with some really great characters.  I would love to see more of the main characters in this book. If you can't tell I highly recommend it.

I was given this book from NetGalley for free and was not required to give a positive review.