Friday, March 21, 2014

Rosemary Cottage book review

Title: Rosemary Cottage

Series: The Hope Beach Series- book two

Author: Colleen Coble

Genre: Mystery Christian Fiction

Pages: 336

Plot: Amy Lang is seeking a new start after the death of her brother. Soon after arriving at Hope Beach Amy learns that her brother may have been murdered.
  With the help Of Curtis Ireland, who's sister also died mysteriously, Amy finds the truth, but can she accept it?

What I liked about this book: It was a very hard mystery to figure out; it really kept me guessing.

What I didn't like about this book: It can be a bit overly dramatic.

Would I recommend it? Yes.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Jane and the unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor book review

Title: Jane and the unpleasantness of Scargrave manor

Series: Jane Austen Mystery book one

Author: Stepahie Barron

Genre: Historical Mystery

Pages: 289

Plot: Jane Austen is visiting her newly married friend Isobel Payne, Countess of Scargrave, after Jane refuses a marriage proposal.
  At first Jane believes Isobel to be happily married, that is until Lord Scargrave dies suddenly. At first everyone believes Lord Scargrave died naturally, but soon it is pronounced that he was murdered.
 Jane's wit may just help her find out who the murderer is.

What I liked about this book: This is one of the most complex mysteries I have ever read!!! Chances are, like me, you won't know who the murderer is until the end of the book.

What I didn't like about this book: The is a gory book, if you are squeamish you probably wouldn't enjoy it.
 There is also a lot of talk of adultery, mistresses, and out of wedlock pregnancies.

Would I recommend this? Yes, to those who love a thrilling mystery.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Songstone book review

Title: Songstone

Series: None

Author: Lena Goldfinch

Genre: Teen Fiction

Pages: 304

Plot: Kita is a servant girl of the evil Matiko, whom she hates.
  When Pono, a journeymen from a nearby village, rescues Kita she believes her worries are over. Unfortunently Kita worries have just begun. Kita and Pono are kidnapped by the mysterious Huwi, who, just like Kita, are pale and have red hair.
  Has Kita finally found her long lost family or enemies?

What I liked about this book: The story line had many twists and turns so you couldn't really guess how ended. The ending didn't make the peoples lives completely perefect, which was a breath of fresh air.
  The world the book was set in reminded me think of Hawaii.
 Also the charcters seemed like they could be real people.

What I didn't like about this book: It has a lot of magic in it, but dark magic is shown in an evil light.

Would I recommend this? Yes, especially to people who like books set in a different culture.

I received a free e-book copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lena Goldfich Blog Tour

Lena Goldfinch, who writes young adult fantasy fiction, is having a blog tour hosted by Amber Stokes at Seasons of Humility.
 Because of the blog tour Lena Goldfich is giving  a paperback and e-book away to two winners here.

Also I was given a free e-book version of Songstone in exchange for a honest review, which I will post tomorrow.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Walking with Frodo book review

Title: Walking with Frodo- A devotional journey through The Lord of the Rings

Series: None

Author: Sarah Arthur

Genre: Non-Fiction

Pages: 179

About this book: This book is a devotional based on The Lord of the Rings. Each Chapter deals with different traits shown in Lord of the Rings ( exp. Choosing darkness or Choosing light).
 At the end of each section there is a list of Bible verses and questions based on what the section was about.

What I liked about this book: It is very practical, straight forward, and easy to understand. Plus the author has a fantastic sense of humor that shines through in this book.

What I didn't like about this book: Nothing!

Would I recommend this? Yes. It is a great devotional for  fans who want to learn more about the spiritual aspects of Lord of the Rings.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tidewater Inn book review


Title: Tidewater Inn

Series: The Hope Beach series- book one

Author: Colleen Coble

Genre: Mystery Christian Fiction

Pages: 320

Plot: Libby Holladay, who restores historical buildings, believes that her Dad died when she was five, but it turns out she was wrong. Libby learns he  died only a few months ago and has willed Libby Tidewater Inn.
  Libby is delighted to learn she has two half siblings, but they aren't happy to hear that Libby inherited Tidewater Inn.
 When Libby's friend gets kidnapped Libby begins to wonder if it has anything to do with her inheritance.

What I liked about this book: It was a really good mystery.

What I didn't like about it: It has a good bit of kissing, like Colleen Coble's other books.

Would I recommend this? Yes!!!