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Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Place In His Heart

Rebecca DeMarino has done a wonderful job writing A Place In His Heart. She researched her family's history and found the intriguing story of Barnabas and Mary Horton. She has successfully filled in the blanks and created a story that rings with truth.I found myself reading slowly, savoring the story of a headstrong, but courageous young Mary as she pursues the future she desires. As the story progresses,I enjoyed watching Mary mature. This is a story that will stick with you as a tale of the first settlers of our country.
I also enjoyed Mary and Barnabas' journey of faith, their desire to put G-d's will before their own. I would recommend this book to all lovers of historical fiction and eagerly await book two. in the Southhold Chronicles.
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Undetected by Dee Henderson

Dee Henderson is one of my all time favorite authors, so any book she writes is automatically on my TBR list. I eagerly awaited Undetected and while I liked the book , I did not love it. Undetected is about Gina Gray, a genius sonar scientist and Mark Bishop, submarine commander and brother of Bryce Bishop from Unspoken.
I loved their romance, but feel the story lacked Dee's usual suspense. She seems to be going in a new direction with her books. If the book had been by a new author I think I would have enjoyed it more. I will probably read it again without the expectation of suspense and thereby enjoy the characters.
I believe once I get used to Dee's new style, I will look forward to reading her books with just as much anticipation as always.
 My advice is to read Undetected with an open mind.