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‘To Honor and Trust’ Book Review March 13, 2013

thTitle: To Honor and Trust (Bridal Veil Island)

Authors: Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

Date I Finished Reading: March 13,2013

My Rating: 5/5

Once you have been hurt, it can sometimes be very hard to forgive, and to trust again. Callie knows this to be very true in her own life. She was once hurt by a man she loved, and now guards her heart against that ever happening again. However, Mr. and Mrs. Bridgeport, her employers we treat her as family, are convinced to help Callie find a suitable husband. Callie is able to dodge their plans, but not without finding  love for herself along the way. But should she really trust Wesley? Can she? Or will he break her heart as well? And with so many different paths and choices, is this God’s plan for her life?

This book ties together many qualities to paint a wonderful picture. Romance, mystery, humor, and history are mixed together in a charming, entertaining, and engaging way, resulting in a very enjoyable read. I was quickly pulled into the plot of this book, becoming attached to the characters, who were well written. I loved the setting of the story as well, one that is a bit more unique and original.

I really do not have any complaints whatsoever about this book, so I can honestly say that I would recommend it to you, if you are anything like me in the fact that you enjoy a good book that captures your attention until the very end.

Note: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. However, my opinions are my own.

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‘Against the Tide’ Book Review November 11, 2012

download Title: Against the Tide
Author: Elizabeth Camden
Date I Finished Reading: November 11,2012
My Rating: 5/5

This book had me hooked from the prologue to the end. It is one of the best that I have read in a while! Lydia has secured herself a nice job as an interpreter for the Navy yard and despite her rather shifty and uncertain childhood, her life is routine and secure. Then enters Alexander Banebridge, the man who both annoys and intrigues her. Bane, as he is known, continuously brings Lydia seemingly useless, unrelated articles and papers to interpret as a small side job.
However, the task is not as useless as it first appears. Bane is working towards abolishing the smuggling and distribution of opium, an addictive drug. Lydia soon joins Bane in his work, hoping to earn enough money to keep from loosing her apartment. It is dangerous, risky business, but Lydia is determined to prove to prove herself to Bane… because whether or not he wants to admit it,something is growing between them. Unfortunately, Lydia soon finds that she may have gotten in too deep when she finds herself fired and evicted. Bane has left town, and Lydia feels empty and alone… what now?
This book was well written with great characters. I was quickly drawn to the plot and attached to the characters. I honestly have no complaints whatsoever! This book is an excellent blend of adventure, mystery, excitement and romance. I would HIGHLY recommend this book!!
Note: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. However, my opinions are my own.

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‘the Orphan King’ Book Review October 3, 2012

Title: the Orphan King (Merlin’s Immortals Book One)

Author: Sigmund Brouwer

Date I Finished Reading: October 2,2012

My Rating:4/5

Imagine, you have been enslaved in a monastery to abusive monks for eight years. You carry a secret and a glorious destiny. However, you know fulfilling your destiny will require risking everything… including your life. This is the predicament that eighteen year-old Thomas finds himself in. When he sums up the courage to flee the monastery, there is no turning back. With his mismatched team that includes a knight, pickpocket, and beautiful Isabele, he sets out to retrieve what is his.

This book was an engaging read. The author did an excellent job at keeping your attention and making you anxious to read more. The plot was well thought-out and the characters were very well-developed. My only complaint would be that at times the story became a bit confusing, and hard to follow. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would happily recommend it to you. I am very excited about book two, which will be released in February, 2013.

I recieved this book free from the Blogging For Books program from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, but my opinions are my own.

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‘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…

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‘Obsessed’ Book Review September 21, 2012

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Title: Obsessed

Author: Ted Dekker

Date I finished Reading: January 6, 2012

My Rating: 3/5

Ted Dekker is a christian author known for his gripping thrillers. Obsessed, however, was a bit disappointing. The book was okay, but very unbelievable and predictable at times. Stephen, a jewish man, is embarking on a journey to discover where he came from and what has been left behind for him. The story flashes back in time to show us bits and pieces of the story that Stephen doesn’t see. I consider this to be a positive attribute to Ted Dekker’s unique writing style.

The book is set in the 1970’s, a time not found too often in modern fiction. This provides a nice alternative! However, there are a few disturbing features. For example, the villain believes that drinking blood makes him powerful and thus drinks his victims’ blood regularly. Kinda creepy, huh?

Anyway, if you are wanting a good, clean, christian thriller I recommend Thr3e, another work by Ted Dekker. Obsessed, however, not so much…

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