Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PICKING UP THE PIECES



Love does indeed arrive in Pieces as the title says. Betsy St. Amant's book started a bit slow and I wasn't sure i was going to enjoy it but when all was said and done it spoke to me through those pieces.

Stella, recovering from a divorce has convinced herself she's a failure and has climbed into herself to forget. And old high school romance, Chase, returns to town and they are destined to work together.
Can she pull herself back together to complete the job? Can she find herself again enough to let herself open up to love?

There are many gems interspersed throughout, such as:  "God tells us to come to Him with faith like a child. I figure that means with our storms too. If it's going to rain anyway....might as well make something of it."  You will be inspired, possibly shed some tears and definitely enjoy LOVE ARRIVES IN PIECES.

I received this book free for an honest review from Zondervan via Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CHANGE OF MIND

A MIND OF HER OWN by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer is different at the very least. It deals with the controversial subject of multiple personalities, as well as retrograde amnesia , repressed memories and relationships.

Louisa Copeland Jazz Sweet is the wife of Collin, has spent her life being the perfect daughter, wife and mother. While preparing dinner she has a George Foreman grill fall on her head and wakes in the hospital. She wakes from a concussion convinced she is someone named Jazz Sweet, a novelist.

I often have a problem reviewing a book as I never want to spoil it for others by telling too much. Suffice it to say it is an interesting story. It deals with the relationships of a family and the things we often miss up close and offers insight we often miss as to how we are perceived by others.

It is interesting book and I would recommend it overall. I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers for an honest review.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CONSEQUENCES



 
FREEDOM'S CHILD by Jax Miller is an unusual book. I admit I'm not sure how to rate it or even review it. They story is captivating but not easy to digest. Also if cursing and suggestive scenes bother you than I don't recommend you read it. It also paints a less than favorable picture of the church until the later part of the book.

It's a story of Freedom (Nessa Delaney) a woman accused of killing her husband cop who is in witness protection. During the time she was in jail while the legal system sorted things out, she was told to sign away her rights to her children.

Her husband's family are thugs. One of the brothers serves time for the murder and when he gets out they all go in search for her and the children.  What ensues is not for the weak to read. The outcome is suspenseful  until the end.
 
I received this book free from Crown Publishers via Water Brook for an honest opinion and review

DANCE WITH ME


Novellas are teasers, although they usually cover the basics that a novel does, it's in lots less space. They both often leave you wanting more of the story, a least a little more. I HOPE YOU DANCE by Robin Lee Hatcher is a charming story of a dance instructor, Skye Foster, who feels her biological clock may be ticking . She lives in a small town in Idaho where everyone knows everyone.

Skye is teaching all the wedding attendants of a friend's wedding. Enter Grant Nichols, a friend of the groom, who is new to the town and has kept to himself on a farm. Will they make a connection? Will they overcome the obstacles presented in the differing goals and dreams?

As usual Robin writes a thoroughly pleasurable and inspirational story. I enjoyed it and know anyone would also.

I received this novella free for an honest review from Zondervan via Thomas Nelson Publishers .