Saturday, May 26, 2012

Arms of Love - Kelly Long

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com  a book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Yay an Amish book, I of course was oh so excited  cause we all know I love me an Amish novel ! This was the first book that I have read by Kelly Long so i really had no idea how it was gonna go. I must say I was a little disappointed in this book. It failed to keep my interest :(  Never a good sign  for this book lover.

Young Amish woman Lena finds herself in a pickle when her mother dies in child birth and her father is locked up in prison . She is relying on the help of her Amish boyfriend Adam, little does she know that before her death Lena's Mother made Adam promise that he was going to change his ways and become a better man even if that meant leaving Lena to fend for herself. Will they end up together or will Adam's new ways not be what Lena is looking for in a future husband. 

Like I said I wasn't all that thrilled with the books, it was pretty slow going and about 100 pages in I just didn't have any interest in seeing how it ended. Now Im not sure if it was because this wasn't a present day novel.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Messenger - Siri Mitchell

I received a copy of this book for review purposes from Bethany House Publishers.  I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just an honest one.

This novel is one of historical fiction, a tiny bit different from what I would normally read ( aka Amish) it was set in the Revolutionary War time, being a history buff that I am I thought I knew alot about history but as I got into this book it seems that I lost alot of knowledge that I should have gained in high school. So ti was kind of a refresher on how things use to be. 

This story is about a  young Quaker  woman , Hannah trying to figure out what in life she believes and doesn't believe and somewhat questioning the believes of her faith. When her twin brother lands himself in jail as a rebel she decided to go against her faith a little and teams up with a wounded solider and local bar owner Jeremiah in helping the jail-mates plan an escape as she becomes "the messenger " will Hannah and Jeremiah succeed in their mission? You shall have to read to find out .

Like I said before, this is a little different that what I would normally read but I did really enjoy this novel and it kept my interest and I read it in a fairly fast manner which is always  a way to tell how good a book is.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wildflowers from Winter - Katie Ganshert

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

Wildflowes from Winter is a novel about a young architect, Bethany  in Chicago who left her hometown of Peaks Iowa at the age of 18 and hasn't looked back since. That is until Bethany gets a phone call from her mother who she doesn't get along with at all. Her best friend Robin's husband was in a serious accident as was in the hospital in a coma. Bethany debates on weather or not to return home to comfort her friend in her time of need. Then her Mom calls again saying that her Grandfather has had a heart attack...

Without thinking Bethany gets in the car and drives to Peaks.  With twist and turns along the way Bethany finds herself at her Grandfathe's farm with the young farm hand Evan. She is faced with life altering decsions. Does she follow her heart or her dreams, you will have to snuggle up in a blanket and this good book to find out how this page turner ends. 

This was my fist time reading Katie's work and I must say i really enjoyed it. As well all know im a fan of Amish fiction/ historical  fiction  but it was nice to step away from that and read something a little more modern. I look forward to reading the follow up.