Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen

 Who is the Lady who is in the carriage accident with Sir John? Who is the Lady who drowned? Secrets, betrayals, lies are rampant in Julie Klassen's latest novel. Lady Maybe has a fast moving storyline that will make you loathe to put the book down and do the mundane things of life. The characters are well defined and I found myself cheering for some while wishing others would get what they deserve. The plot is complex and rich with details of life in Regency England.
     Grab your tea and crumpets and settle down for lovely afternoon's reading pleasure.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund

  Luther and Katharina is Jody's best book yet. I love historical novels about real people and Jody does an excellent job. You can tell she loves research, her novels are rich with details that make the stories come alive. Some of the details in this book are so realistic that I felt my stomach twist at the vivid picture her words conjured in my mind. I jumped to conclusions about certain characters, only to be proven wrong. The story is fast-paced and draws one along, often causing lack of sleep.
   Luther and Katharina will stick with you long after you finish reading the last page. It will also cause you to wonder, what would you endure to stay true to your faith? It is important to learn about the Heroes of the Faith and Jody brings them to life in a way that showcases their beliefs, while maintaining their humanity.
    I was given this book for review, but the opinions are entirely my own.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Mist Of Midnight by Sandra Byrd

Mist of Midnight by Sandar Byrd is a mystery with just enough romance to make you sigh. I loved the idea of impersonation, how could one prove one's identity in Victorian England? The twists and turns of plot, where you never know for sure who is good and who is evil keeps one reading long after a normal bedtime. I also enjoyed the various romantic threads woven into the mystery. The only reason this was a 4-star novel instead of a 5- star novel for me was that it was first person.I am not fond of books written in the first person narrative. Otherwise, it was a truly delightful book.

I was given this book by the author for review purposes but was in no way required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions  are my own.