Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lady in the Mist book review


Title: Lady in the Mist

Series: The Midwives series

Number in Series: 1

Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Plot: Tabitha Eckles is an unmarried midwife, which makes her unusual in the early 1800s. Tabitha lives in a small town on the coast of Virginia where young men are being captured by The British and are being forced to serve in the British Navy.
   Dominick Cherrett, an indentured servant, is British and has just moved into the area. People begin to wonder if Dominick has anything to do with the local men disappearing.
Can Tabitha trust him?

What I liked about this book:
 This book is set in America in 1809.
Before reading this book I knew little about that time period in America. Because of that I thought this book was really interesting.
The storyline was fast paced, so it kept my attention the entire time
I was reading it.

What I didn't like about this book:
The characters were really great, but many of them had dealt with hardships that I had a hard time relating to.

There was more kissing in this book than I am used to in Christian fiction.

My rating: 3

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Best Buddy blogging award

I know that it's been quite a while since I posted. I hope to be blogging more regularly after Thanksgiving.

Moving on to the tag.
Grace from Fictionally has awarded me The Best Buddy blogging award.  Thanks Grace!!!!
The rules of the award are
1. Post the award tag on your blog
2. Thank the person who tagged you
3. Answers the questions from the person who tagged you
4. Tag you best blogging buddies
5. Ask them at least fifteen questions

Isn't this button cool?

Grace's questions:

1. What is the number 1 book you're looking forward to reading?
Shadowhand by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. I have been waiting to read this book for over a year. I am planning purchasing and reading it this winter.
2. If you could be anything, what would your dream job be (Yes, even being a princess counts.)?
I would be a published author.
3. Is there a popular food you dislike?
Yes!!!  Cooked eggs. I have never liked them and I don't think I ever will.
4. If you had to live in a different country, where would it be?
I think I would like living in Ireland. Really, who wouldn't?
5. What is a favorite childhood movie?
I am going to cheat and name three because I can't just pick one. Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and Spirit: Stallion of the Ciammron.
6. What is your favorite accessory to wear (necklace, sunglasses, brooch, etc.)?
Scarves, especially during this time of year.
7. You're locked in a time machine and have to go anywhere in the past, at least 50 years, before you can go home. Where would you go?
To Washington D.C. in the 1780s. I think it would be cool to see how America was as a new country.
8 and 9. The hero in the last book you read asks you to go to the ball with him. Who is it? Would you accept his invitation?
Dominick Cherret from Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes.
Although Dominick is a flirt, I think I'd go with him because he would make me laugh.

10. What's a costume on a book cover that you would like to have?
I think Cora's dress on the cover of 'Glamorous Illusions' by Lisa T.Bergren looks absolutely gorgeous.
11. Are you more of a country girl or a city girl? 
I guess I am a country girl, although city life does have perks.
12. What is your favorite fictional genre in books? 
It's a tie between fantasy and historical fiction.
13. If you could design it, what would your ideal personal library look like? 
I would like a library with window seats under large windows. I would also like there to be a fireplace with an overstuffed couch so I could have a cozy place to read when it's cold.
14. Do you collect anything?
Foreign money. I know that sounds a bit strange. I have coins from France, Ireland, and several South American countries that people have given me or I got at a shop.
15.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, what is one thing you are thankful for?
That God is patient and kind to me even when I'm stubborn.
I tag :
Violet and Daisy of Violets and Daisies
My questions:
1. Do you like buying cds or mp3 downloads?
2. What is you favorite way to spend a free day?
3. Do you prefer sweet or salty snacks?
4. Are you a night owl or early bird?
5. What is the number one thing on your bucket list?
6. Have you ever gone to an author's book signing event?
7. Can you do a cartwheel?
8. Is there a book/or/movie you thought you would love, but ended up completely hating?
9. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
10. Do you prefer milk or juice?
11. What is your favorite thing to eat during Thanksgiving?
12.  Do you like reading magazines? If so which ones are your favorite?
13. Have you ever gone to an amusement park?
14. What is your favorite Disney song?
15. What is your favorite board game to play?

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Scarlet book review


Title: Scarlet

Series: The Lunar Chronicles

Number in series: 2

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

 Scarlet Benoit lives on a farm with her Grandmother Michelle Benoit in France.
When Michelle Benoit goes missing Scarlet believes someone has kidnapped her grandmother, but Scarlet doesn't know why.

Meanwhile Cinder, a cyborg fugitive, has escaped prison along with Captain Carswell Thorne, a convicted theif.
As Scarlet and Cinder find out truths that bring them together, their lives are in greater danger than before.

What I liked about this book:

    This was a very interesting retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.
It was cool how the author used that fairytale to help the storyline progress.
 Like Cinder, the ending was a cliff hanger so I'm looking forward to reading Cress soon.

What I didn't like about this book:

I didn't like this book as much as Cinder. I think that is because I relate to Cinder and Prince Kai more than to Scarlet and Wolf.
There is some content- Mild language, some innuendo, and many scenes contained graphic violence.

My rating: 2.5

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Talent for Trouble book review

A Talent for Trouble (Ladies of Distinction Book #3) by Jen Turano BOOK GIVEAWAY #BlogHop

Title: A Talent For Trouble

Series: Ladies of Distinction

Number in series: 3

Author: Jen Turano

Genre:  Christian Historical Fiction

Felicia Murdock , a caring, but mischievous young woman, believes God has called her to be the wife of a minister. The only problem is that the Minister Felicia thinks she is in love with marries someone else.
  Felicia  feels all alone and doesn't know what she wants out of life.
Grayson Sumner is thrown into Felicia's life despite of each other.
Can they make things work- even when danger tries to tear them apart?

What I liked about this book:

This is one of the most humorous books I have ever read!!!!
There are some extremely comical scenes that had me laughing out loud often.

I really enjoyed that some characters form previous books in this series played an important role in this book.

What I didn't like about this book:

The only thing I didn't like about this book is a cliche' I have noticed in a lot of Christian romances-

The main male character has given up on God because of his past, but he soon falls in love with a Godly woman who helps him realize his need for God's grace. The reason this bothers me is that I am convicted that a Christian should be in a relationship with another Christian. I am not trying to preach, just sharing what I feel is Biblical.

My rating:  3