Saturday, December 31, 2011

First Date by Krista McGee

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through their booksneeze program.   This was a cute story.  I enjoyed the main character and a lot of the other characters in the book.  I felt like the main character was very real.  The story was light.  It is intended to mirror the story of Esther in the bible.  I felt that some of the things added in for this were a bit of a stretch.  It was nice to see the girls trying to win a date with a boy who was genuinely nice.  Overall I quite enjoyed the book.  I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through there BookSneeze program.  I really enjoyed the characters in this book.  They were a little zany, and you never quite knew what to expect from them.  I liked how the book dealt with forgiveness.  The father may not have "deserved" forgiveness, but Tucker couldn't move on until he had given it.  Some of the situations in the book seemed a little to contrived, but over all I quite enjoyed the book.  Tucker and Mutt both had to come to terms with their feelings for their father before they could start healing.   I would give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Christmas Singing by Cindy Woodsmall

I have read and enjoyed several books by Cindy Woodsmall. I think that The Christmas Singing would make the perfect gift for Christmas.  Find out more about the book below.

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The Christmas Singing (Chapter 1 Excerpt)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall

I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook through their blogging for books program. I enjoyed this book. I was able to read one of the other books in this series and I enjoyed seeing some of the same characters again. I thought that it was very well written and the characters were well fleshed out. Sylvia is a spunky girl who knows what she wants and is willing to do what she needs to to get it. She loves deeply and takes care of those that she cares about. I would recommend this book. I would give it 4/5 stars.

Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers. I did not enjoy this book. The main character is trying to save his marriage, but the only thing he says about his wife is how crazy she is. She has thrown him out because she thinks that he has cheated on her. He makes it sound like the last several years of their marriage have been awful, and I have a hard time understanding why he wants her back. Then he has an affair. I have a hard time understanding why he would have an affair if he really wanted to save the marriage. I did not enjoy the book or the characters. I would give it 1/5 stars.