Sunday, September 15, 2019

FINDING LADY ENDERLY


I received a copy of FINDING LADY ENDERLY by Joanna Davidson Politano from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

I planned to just read a few chapters, but ended up reading into the night.  I’d expected a Christian historical romance, but this is so much more than that.  There was plenty of mystery to keep me guessing, yet it never felt frustrating.  There was excitement in every chapter.  I loved that the main character started out as a rag peddler.  I’d never read a book about a rag peddler before!

This book brings to life London of the 1800s.  If you’re looking for an adventure, look no further. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

MY DAD IS A MAD SCIENTIST by Matthew S. Cox


Matt Cox is a master when it comes to writing an intriguing middle grade book.  He has the voice down.  He has the feelings of attitudes.  I really liked that the main character (Kelly) is interested in her parents.  A lot of middle grade books have the character outright hating his or her parents, or disregarding them altogether. 

This is a fresh, original take on superheroes, perfect to go along with the superhero movies that are so popular right now. 

This is the first book, so that’s exciting.  We get more Ubergirl! 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

BARN TOWN AND THE TWO-EYED HURRICANE by Eve Culley


(The cute illustrations are done by Anna Grey.  They’re colorful and great for catching a child’s attention.)

This is such a cute book.  Its perfect for little kids who are learning to love books, and it will be enjoyed by adults during read-aloud times as well.  I’m planning to share this with my son when he’s older.  He loves country settings, and I know other children who do too.  Five stars. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

THE MASTER KEY by T. K. Toppin


This book has everything about Josie that I loved in the first installment.  She was still quirky and lovable, but with flaws that enhanced her personality. 

I loved the role the great-niece played in the story.  Overall, if you like past versus present tales, this is one for you.  Its unique to keep you guessing, but contains everything you love in a good story.

Monday, July 22, 2019

THE LANCASTER RULE by T. K. Toppin


This book starts off with a bang and doesn’t let go!  I didn’t set aside enough time to read this and ended up staying up until 2am to finish as much as I could read. 

Josie is spunky, a real heroine to root for, flaws and all.  She knows what she wants and works to get it.  She reminded me a lot of the heroines in the Lords of the Underworld series.  5 stars!  I’m excited to have the second installment and can’t wait to start it.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

EVERGREEN by Matthew S. Cox


This is one of the best post-apocalyptic stories that I’ve read.  The story puts you right in the middle of the action.  There’s no slow build-up of excitement.  The characters are unique and engaging.  All around a great story.  I don’t want to give any spoilers, but you’re going to fall in love with Harper. 

This appeals to young adults and adults who are looking for some strongly written post-apocalyptic fiction. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

THE WOMEN WHO MET JESUS


I received a copy of THE WOMEN WHO MET JESUS: NEW TESTATMENT STORIES OF LIVES TRANSFORMED BY THE SAVIOR by Dorothy Valcarcel from Revell in exchange for an honest review. 

My mom and I recently started studying the women of the Bible.  We started with Ruth and each new woman is an enlightening experience.  This book discusses twenty different women who met Jesus.  The book goes on to explain how meeting Jesus changed their lives. 

The stories are inspirational and delve into parts of the Bible that aren’t always discussed.  The times might be different, but the women struggled with aspects that even today many women struggle with.

If you’re looking for a new way to look at life or if you’re looking to better enhance your knowledge of the Bible, this is an excellent book.