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 .

Saturday, July 11, 2015

HONOR BOUND



The narrative is about a white woman, Luci Garland, who is kidnapped after a stagecoach is attacked by a band of Lakota's. Golden Eagle, the chief's son, is the leader of the band and the one who finds her hidden and takes her hostage instead of killing her. Golden Eagle is immediately enamored and protects her, changing her name to Morning Star.

The story chronicles the hardships of Morning Star, the eventual adapting and acceptance into the tribe, the continued treaty breaking of the white man and eventual  Indian Wars. Then the tribes response and Morning Star's part in the outcome is central to the story.

I have always enjoyed reading novels with a historical setting, especially of native Americans. I do get disturbed at the atrocities that were done to them. Although I enjoyed the story M.V. Tosi wrote in THE CRIMSON PATH OF HONOR I do question her artistic license pertaining to the dialogue. I felt it was a little unbelievable in parts, however we do know the Native Americans were much more intelligent than they were given credit for.

I do recommend the book as it is humorous at times, romantic, heart tugging and captivating overall.

I received this book free from WestBow Press a division of Thomas Nelson, for an honest review.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MARRIED 'TIL MONDAY



 
I received this book and saw it was the fourth of a series, and already having read a Barefoot Summer, I had to read the other two. I am not sorry I did. Denise wove a warm story of family and conclude the story  with the reuniting of a couple.

Ryan is the older brother of the McKinley siblings. He is divorced and has not been able to move on. Abby, his ex-wife, has never told her parents that she and Ryan are divorced. Her mother calls Ryan and invites him to a anniversary celebration and he decides to take advantage of the opportunity.

Abby is bitter but has also not been able to move on. Will Ryan be able to get her see he still loves her and to try again? The weather, car trouble, emotions and buried feelings all work into the circumstances.  

Denise has woven a thoroughly charming story of hope, forgiveness and love. My only complaint, if you want to call it that, is that the siblings don't play into each of the others stories and books as much as I would like. But I've noticed few authors do that enough.

I would recommend this book, in fact this series. It's well worth reading.

I received this book free for an honest review from Thomas Nelson Publishing.