Sunday, August 31, 2014

Review Angels Walking (Book One) by Karen Kingsbury

Angels Walking 
by Karen Kinsbury

Ember and Beck, two of the elite Angels who are part of the Angels Walking Squad are sent on a mission to earth to help Tyler Ames and Sami Dawson find their way to their ultimate purpose. Failure is not an option as their success in this mission will set the actions in motions for future missions to come.

Tyler hsa everything he has always wanted: a perfect pitching streak, a chance at the major leagues, and adoring fans. However, in one split second things change when he badly injures his pitching arm and his life seems to start to unravel. Will Tyler make it back it through this difficult time and return to the minor leagues or will God show him the way of what he is truly meant to do.

Sami Dawson has a everything a girl could ask for a great job, a loving boyfriend and a best friend who she can count on. However, for some reason she feels like something is missing in her life. That is until one day she reads a story in the newspaper about Tyler and his accident. Will Sami choose to stay on the path that she has mapped out for herself or will she be directed in to a different path that someone else has laid for her.

Will Ember and Beck be able to complete their mission so that the future Angel Walking Squad can complete the Ultimate mission? You will have to read the book to find out that answer....

My Review:

I am a huge Karen Kingsbury fan so I was very excited to see that she was starting a new series. I think that she did a great job of developing the characters and storyline. In addition, I think she did a great job of researching the life of a baseball player.  She really showed the struggles that they can go through when their dreams don't necessarily turn out the way that they thought they would.

This story was very well written and she did a great job incorporating God, Faith, Hope and Love all i to one book. It didn't seem that this book was unrealistic or not true to life.  I can truly say that i wasn't disappointed at all with this book. It kept me interested from start to finish. Lastly, I liked that she incorporated religion but that it didn't overwhelm the story where it can make it annoying. I felt she had a happy medium through out the whole story. I am very interested to see what story comes next in this series.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Review of Unspoken by Dee Henderson


Charlotte Graham's world was turned upside down when she was younger when she was kidnapped and trapped in a house for four years. After giving up hope that anyone would ever find her the cops bust in one day and save her.

Flash forward years later and she shows up back to sell of her grandfathers coin collection to Bryce Bishop a local coin shop owner. Little does he know at the time that Charlotte isn't who he thinks she is and that things in his life will never be the same.

My Review:

This is the third new release of Dee Henderson's that I have read. I thought that she did a good job with this book but it was not one of my favorite books that I have read of hers. I thought in many ways that it was predictable and could have been a shorter novel than it was. There was only one storyline in the book that I did not expect that she had in there.

One success that I think Dee always has with her books is that she really develops her characters very well. You as the reader really feel that you know the individual and could be a friend or family member of theirs. In addition, I also think that she does a good job of setting the scenes in the book. I really felt like I was at the different locations that she described in the book.

I would recommend this book to author christian readers but I would not say that this is the best work that I have read of Dee's.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Review of A Simple Crossroads by Rosalind Lauer

A Simple Crossroads by Rosalind Lauer 

Lizzy King has almost everything a young Amish woman could ask for: a loving husband, a good job and a roof over her head. However, the one thing that is missing from life seems like it will never happen and that is to have a child of her own.

Nita has always had a loving family and a good job. However, the thing that she wants the most is to able to spend time with the man she loves. But her parents have other plans for her including working at their dance studio rather than in the deli where she is able to see her boyfriend.

Together Lizzy and Nita most rely on each other to hear what is in their hearts and make the best choice!

My Review:

This was the 3rd book/novella that I have read of Rosalind's and it was just as good as the two I read prior. I though she did a good job of developing the characters and storyline. I was exactly sure at the beginning the way she was going to go with Lizzy's story but after reading a couple chapters it made more sense. In addition, I liked that she involved characters from previous books so you were able to catch up on what they were doing.

I think this was a quick and easy read that both christian fiction and romance readers alike would enjoy. I would recommend to read this book on a weekend or a vacation due to it was hard for me to put it down!

Can't wait to see more books from this author and to read her other series!