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Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Lydia's Hope, a review

         Lydia's Hope is the first book in Marta Perry's new trilogy, The Lost Sisters Of Pleasant valley. Lydia Beachy has always known she was adopted by her aunt and uncle at the age of five, but has no memory of her birth parents who died in the accident that stole her memory. Now her great aunt is ill and talking about Lydia's mother and the other girls. What other girls?
            Great aunt Sara has opened a box of questions that must be answered. This is Lydia's story as she searches for her missing sisters. But does she have the right to disturb their lives?
            Meanwhile Lydia's husband Adam is going through a tough time himself. He lost his job and there are few prospects for a new one.
           I really enjoyed Lydia's Hope and cannot wait for Susannah's Dream, book two.
           

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Review of A Broken Kind Of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

                Ivy Clark is 24 and her professional life is over. She has been a fashion model since she was 14,and is basically a shell of a woman. Abandoned by her father, used by her uncle, an agent, and desired by men, Ivy has no idea what love is.
      
                      Davis Knight former fashion photographer and Ivy’s step cousin works as a church maintenance man ever since the accident. G-d has forgiven him, but he has yet to forgive himself. He is going to do this one last photo shoot and then pack away his cameras forever.
                 Can G-d heal these Two broken people? They need to work together to do a fashion shoot for Ivy’s step mom, who owns a bridal shop, but  first they need to trust G-d and discover His plan for their lives. Only G-d’s redeeming love can save them from their self imposed prisons.
         
                       I usually don’t like books located in the south, but found myself quite engrossed in the story. Ivy and Davis were a very realistic couple and their problems seemed to be real. This is the first book I have read by Katie Ganshert and I will be looking for more!



I was given this book by the author for review purposes, but the opinions are entirely my own.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Review of Created by T. J. Boekhoff

   Created is a debut novel by T. J. Boekhoff. I really like her style of writing , and the questions that her book invokes. Is it possible to be a Christian and believe in evolution? That is the question that Travis Perego must answer. He has been a committed athiest all of his life only  accepting Christ after the death of his beloved sister. Now he must decide if evolution and Christianity can coexist or are they mutually exclusive. Travis is a paleontologist  and this decision will affect his job.
     T. J. Boekoff has written a very interesting, thought provoking and suspenseful story that takes one from the halls of a University to the jungles of Costa Rico. Created is very engaging with love, murder and adventure.I look forward to reading future books by this author.
      I was given this book by the author for review purposes. The opinion is my own.