Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mercy Come Morning by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Krista has been running from home, her mother, and her one love for years. Now her mother is dying, and she is being called home. What will happen when she discovers an old journal of her mothers? As Krista comes to understand her mother she is able to let go of the anger that she has towards her. As she lets go, so is also able to turn to the one man that she has ever loved. Krista is able to experience a homecoming. I enjoyed the characters in the story. My heart ached for the young Krista and all that she had to go through in her life. It was wonderful to see her finally forgive her mother, and accept the love that Dane has for her. I would give this book 3/5 stars.

Treasuring Emma by Kathleen Fuller

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through their BookSneeze program. The only man that Emma has ever loved has chosen to leave the faith. Then her father dies, followed by her mother. She has a strained relationship with her sister. How can life be so hard. Emma must deal with all of her losses in order to move on with her life. When Adam suddenly returns she is very confused. She can't let him hurt her again. Then a mysterious stranger moves in with her sister's family and acts very interested in her. This was a quick, fun read. The characters are interesting. There were some twists in the story. Each of the characters must find their way back to their faith before they can repair their relationships with each other. I would give this book 3/5 stars.