Wednesday, June 29, 2016

No Other Will Do by Karen Witemyer

Karen Witemeyer's  No Other Will do is entertaining and definitely holds one's interest. I enjoyed the characters and the suspense added quite a bit to the story. The idea of a town for abused women, run by women is interesting in theory and I think it would be nice if Ms. Witemeyer did a follow up story on this town. I would also like to know how Henry and Bertie ended up as spinsters. All said and done No Other Will Do is a very satisfying read.
I was given this book by in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The English Son by Wanda Brunstetter

I usually enjoy Brunstetter's books, but with the English Son and The Stubborn Father, I feel she is trying too hard to come up with a story to justify the fact that each installment is $6.99.  If both books had been included in a full-size novel I may have been more content. The amount of reminiscing was excessive and the plot is thin. I am glad that I checked these out from the library and did not waste my money. I will probably not even check out the other 4 books. Very disappointing for a Brunstetter book.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Promise In Defiance by Heather Blanton

Evil walks the streets of Defiance and her name is Delilah.  As with most evil,she appears beautiful and tempting, but evil always has a high price. Logan Tillaine has also come, however reluctantly, to Defiance. He is bringing the Gospel t the worst of the worst as only someone who has been redeemed from that life can. All of or friends in Defiance are also there.
Grace, the ability and desire of G-d to forgive our sins is presented in this book to the citizens of Defiance. Can G-d forgive every sin? Is He who he says He is ? Or will evil finally triumph in Defiance? I loved a Promise In Defiance. I believe it to be the best of the trilogy, the only hard part is saying goodbye to characters I have come to care about. Although this book could be read as a stand alone novel. I recommend reading A lady In Defiance and Hearts in Defiance first.
I was given this book by the author for review purposes, but all thoughts are my own.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Greatly Beloved by Margo Hansen

Did you ever read one of those books in which the characters are so well written that you are torn between racing through the book to see what happens and taking your time because once it's finished you have to say goodbye? Greatly Beloved is such a book. I quickly fell in love with Mercy and Daniel and wanted to know their story. Margo Hansen did a wonderful job of crafting the story, her setting was good and I really enjoyed the plot twists. I loved Ms. Hansen's Newly Wed series and can see that I will equally enjoy her Tall Timber Trilogy.  I always add Margo Hansen's books to my keeper shelf.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hearts In Defiance by Heather Blanton

Hearts In Defiance is a story of the old west. Heather Blanton has written an enjoyable western that is a little more graphic than many other Christian fiction novels. She does not shy away from the violence and debauchery of the old west. She does, however, use the situations and characters to demonstrate G-d's redemptive power. I really enjoy Heather's books. Her characters come alive in the stories and all are strong personalities and most are a mix of good and bad.
I was given this book by the author in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Friday, June 3, 2016

A Lady in Defiance by Heather Blanton

A Lady in defiance is the first book I have read by Heather Blanton. It is a little darker than the usual books I read, but I really enjoyed it. Ther are themes of loss, anger at G-d, spiritual warfare, prostitution, drunkenness, violence, and restitution. The story is very engaging and I wanted to read fast so I would know their fate. But I also wanted to savor the story as it is so well written.I look forward to reading more books by Heather Blanton.

I was given this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.