Showing posts from October, 2015

The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I enjoy reading books about the Amish and the Imposter did not disappoint.  This book tells the story of how Katrian Stoltzfus is working at starting over after her world gets turned upside down.  She finds herself in a new town and away from the one she thought she would marry.  I liked how she didn't let circumstances get her down and jumps at an opportunity presented to her by a woman in her new community.   She also finds herself considering the feelings of Andy who also works for the woman.
      When a series of events start to shake the town of Stoney Ridge, she finds herself having to sort out many things and having to turn to God to get through it all.
     I received this book free from the publisher to review.

A Reason to Stay by Kellie Coates Gilbert

Faith finds herself unhappy with her life.  In her work she exposes much about others and wants her life to be different.  Unfortunately her husbands family is a bit more involved in her life than she wants.  She finds herself torn as to how to handle this invasion of privacy to the point of wanting to walk away from it all.
     I liked seeing how Faith was able to see beyond the present and really look to the future to see what she should really do.  I think that everyone would do good to really think things through before acting on them, but also people should think before they get into the business of others as well.
    I received this book free from the publisher to review.

Murder at the Courthouse by Ann Gabhart

This is a new author for me and I liked her style.  The book was a page turner and kept me reading to find out what would happen next.  The sleepy town of Hidden Springs, Kentucky is like any other small town until a series of murders occur.  Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane finds himself trying to figure out what is going on.
      I liked how the he did his best to take into consideration the theories that were presented to him no matter how far fetched and still managed to do his job of solving the murders.  This is an author that I will look for more mysteries from to keep me guessing.
     I received this book free to review from the publisher.

Streams of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling

I really enjoy this author and love it when a new book comes out.  Streams of Mercy is the third book in the Song of Blessing Series. It catches you up on the characters from the previous books and introduces new characters as well.  The town of Blessing is growing and needing new citizens to help with the growing town.
     This book introduces Anji who comes over for a new start.  While in Blessing, she finds herself drawn in to the happenings of the town.  She also finds herself drawn to two different suitors.
    I really enjoyed catching up with new characters as well as finding out how the town in growing.
    I received this book free to read and review from the publisher.

Deadlock by DiAnn Mills

Deadlock is the third book in the FBI:Houston Series.  It tells the story of Agents Bethany Sanchez and Thatcher Graves as they go after a perceived serial killer.  Along the way Bethany has to not only deal with the cases they are working, but with family issues as well.  These issues wind up causing problems not only in her personal life, but begin to affect her professional one as well.
     I liked seeing how the two agents were able to work together despite the fact that their pasts could come back to haunt them.  They are able to put personal differences and methods of working aside to work at solving the case.  Even when things are not as they seem, I like the way that they interact.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher free to review.

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When Love Returns by Kim Vogel Sawyer

This final book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy was great.  While I hate to see the series end, I loved getting to find out what happened to some of the characters, as well as get to know others.  The story of Suzanne, Alexa, and Paul is one for all to read with the hope of restoration and second chances.  The dealings of the Amish community always fascinate me as to how some things are forgivable and others take healing over time.
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"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Keep Moving about Dick Van Dyke

I really enjoyed getting to read this book.  I have enjoyed watching him perform and this gave me insight into some of the shows he did.  It also gives you an understanding into him as a person and lets you see him as a person and actor.

Vendetta by Lisa Harris

A great start to a series that will leave you wanting more. I liked the twists in the book as Nikki takes on a case that is close to home.  She finds herself having to not only concentrate on her job, but on her own safety as well.  Nikki finds too many coincidences with evidence found at a new case and her missing sister from ten years ago.  As she works to solve one, she has to be careful in finding evidence of the other.
    This is a great book and I look forward to more in this new series.
    I received this book free to review from the publisher.

The Photograph by Beverly Lewis

An interesting story of family and understanding.  I really enjoyed learning about the characters and what made them as they were.  Three sisters have been living in the family farmhouse, but when their father dies and leaves it to their brother, they must make other plans.  The brother does not feel like the sisters will be useful and wants all but one gone.  When the youngest leaves altogether, this cause problems as it seems that she has left the Amish faith.
     I liked seeing the family dynamics and how the did not just accept how things were, but worked for what they believed in.
     I received this book free to review from the publisher.