Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Book Review of "Through the Shadows" by Karen Barnett

This is the first book I have read by Karen Barnet, but will not be the last. This was a book I did not want to put down. This book is number 3 in the Golden Gate series.
The novel takes place two years after the devastating earthquake that destroys most of San Francisco. Many of the citizens have lost everything and are trying to just stay a float, this is true for Elizabeth. Her father’s investments were lost both in the earthquake and the fire that followed. It is this combined with her love of making a difference, that sees her travel to San Francisco. She wants to put her past behind her, join her siblings and make a difference in the lives of young girls who are sold into slavery. She meets up with Charles, a young man who wants to make a positive difference in politics and the lives of the people he meets.
Through the Shadows is an amazing tale of forgiveness, healing and love against all odds. The characters fight against the social constraints of society towards women, men and even foreigners, corruption that goes unpunished and the societal norm. It leaves you with hope and understanding. A fantastic read from start to finish, that leaves you craving just a little bit more!

Review of "Hunting Hope" by Nika Maples

It is truly amazing the stories of her friends that she shares. I reccomend this book to everyone having a hard time finding hope.
"Hunting Hope" is a story of how Nika Maples dug through the darkness to find light.
My absolute favorite part of this book is at the end of the book there is a list of chapter by chapter with Bible verses to go along with the chapter so that you can really did deep and study Gods word.
If your looking for a book to help you find hope in a world that is full of brokenness Hope Hunting might just be the book for you. I would give this book 5 stars.
Disclaimer this book was provided free of charge from Litfuse publicity group in exchange for my honest unbiasedreview. The words and thoughts contained are mine and mine alone.

Review of "Someone Like You" by Victoria Bylin

I found that when I started "Someone Like You" its one if those just one more page and then your at the end of the book. The author did such a good job of writing a story containing main characters who felt so very real. Zeke and Julia were characters who I immediately connected with. They had a rough history full of love loss and pain. In the years that they've been apart Zeke and Julia have changed, they are surprised to find out that the spark that drew them to each other was still there, as they are thrown together by work. The decisions that they had made in the five years they had been apart may prevent a future.
 It became very clear that this book was going to be full of tearful moments. Spiritual issues are revealed by the fact that Julia is a new Christian and Zeke is a Christian that has fallen out of sync in his walk of faith. Throw into the mix Julua's son in need of a strong male figure, an ex that is on the verge of being emotionally abusive, you have yourself a real page turner.
The setting of the Caliente Springs resort was a wonderful place, so wonderful that it was a place I wanted to be. "Someone Like You" met and exceeded all expectations. This is Bylin's third book with Bethany House.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Review of "Mermaid Moon" by Colleen Coble

"Mermaid Moon" is the second book in the Sunset Cove series. "Mermaid Moon" is another great book that is an exciting addition to the Sunset Cove series. There is no shortage of mysteries in this story starting wit the mysteries from Mallory's past to the mysterious death of her father. The suspense will keep you on your toes until the end! It was difficult to figure out who the "bad guy" was! Throw in a romance rekindled between the two main characters and you want to read just one more chapter! "Mermaid Moin" is full of twistd, mystery and usexpected surprises. The setting is on an island in Maine makes that makes the story even better! I highly recommend Mermaid Moon to anyone who likes suspense.I rst the book a 5 out of 5. Disclaimer I was given A free copy if the book for my under biased review. The words an opinions of this book are mine and mine alone.