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‘The Air We Breathe’ Book Review January 9, 2013

thTitle: The Air We Breathe
Author: Christa Parrish
Date I Finished Reading:January 8,2013
My Rating: 5/5

Eleven-year-old Hanna is excited about her day in town with her Dad. Every Saturday is their day. They walk into the bank completely oblivious to what they were about to experience. Next thing she knows, Hanna has witnessed a bank robbery, her father’s murder, and been kidnapped. Weeks later, by God’s grace, Hanna escapes and is reunited with her mother. But she is never the same. She doesn’t even talk…until she meets Claire. Claire, who is also hurting from past loss, strikes an unlikely friendship with Hanna, and soon finds that this little girl is helping her to heal from the pain. But then Hanna and her mother vanish Claire, has no idea where they are or what happened. Several years later, Claire encounters Molly Fisk. Can Claire help Molly heal from her past in the same way that Hanna helped her to?
I cannot explain how much I loved this book! The storyline, characters and non-stop questions left me hungry for more. My mind constantly drifted back to the story, curious of what would happen next. These are the signs of a good book! One of the aspects of the books I liked would be Parrish’s writing style. She switches back and forth between Claire, Hanna, and Molly to give you more insight and details of the story. I also liked the fact that Parrish doesn’t drag things out until they get boring, or use clichés frequently.
Overall, I loved this book and would highly recommend it. The plot is original, the writing is interesting, and the story is one of love, healing, and trust in God’s sovereign plan.

Note: I received  a copy of this free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, however, my opinions are my own.

You can find a copy of this book here: http://www.amazon.com/Air-We-Breathe-Christa-Parrish/dp/0764205552/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357751836&sr=1-1&keywords=the+air+we+breathe+christa+parrish

 

‘the Camera Never Lies’ Book Review September 23, 2012

Title: The Camera Never Lies ( A hometown mystery)

Author: Elizabeth Goddard

Date I Finished Reading: July 9, 2012

My Rating: 3/5

So, let’s use our imaginations for a moment. We are one of our best friends wedding site to have a few days to prep. You are ready to relax,  but you unfortunately run into an old frenemy… That night, the frenemy ends up dead. Worse? Your mom and friend ( is he maybe something more?) have some evidence against them. The only way to keep them from being convicted of the crime is to find the criminal by using your one gift…photography.

This book had potential. It really did. The author had a good story idea, only the developing process was weak. The plot was often unrealistic, which always is irritating.  Also, Elizabeth seemed to be in a hurry to rush the ending. Lastly, there was the issue of “I killed him because of the affair” … this is so overused and annoying.

Overall the book is so-so, but I’m not sure it is a HAVE to read book…

To view or maybe purchase this book, follow this link: http://www.amazon.com/Camera-Never-Lies-Hometown-Mysteries/dp/1602606277/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348443874&sr=8-1&keywords=the+camera+never+lies+by+elizabeth+goddard.