Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Already looking forward to book 2 in the series

Blue Moon Promise
Colleen Coble

The basic storyline is a young woman in great need, who is raising 2 younger siblings, and a marriage prospect. Along the way there is a Hatfield & McCoy feud. Someone threatening both main characters. Mystery of many sorts. Poverty, wealth and survival. This was a quick, easy read that waited until the end to resolve the mysteries. It was a much anticipated book for me and one I was quick to pick up and difficult to put down.
The only disappointment is while there was suspense it was anticlimactic at the end. All the mysteries were tied of although it seemed as if the story ran out of steam. It was well written for the majority of the story. The lacking part was that Ms. Coble did not have her intense suspense that makes going on something that you almost want to do with your eyes closed. I would recommend this story since the pieces of the mystery fed were enticing, the rivalry was believable and the resolution to much of the story was more realistic than can be expressed.
 I want to thank Net Galley, Book Sneeze and Thomas Nelson for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.

A Suspenseful Mystery

Echos of Titanic
Mindy Starns Clark & John Campbell Clark

This is a book that goes between two events, past and present, the past is seamlessly immersed in the present story. The identity of which cousin lived through the Titanic is a major theme of the book. In the present there is also a murder that merges with the question concerning the past. The person in the present is the great granddaughter of the woman who survives the Titanic. While complex sounding this story is woven to engross the reader and does so very well.
 I was at the edge of my seat by the end. It was a story with many characters who had motive and means to commit murder. This made for a suspenseful read, even when I figured out the who the pieces of the how & why were slowly coming together. I have enjoyed all of Mindy Starns Clark books and highly recommend this to be a book that will not disappoint new readers and long time fans.
I want to thank Net Galley and Harvest House for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.

Monday, February 6, 2012

This is an enjoyable book

An Amish Wedding
Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, & Kelly Long

This is a book with interlinking stories about 3 Amish woman written by 3 authors. The first story is about a couple that has known each other their entire lives and are planning to marry. Along the way they discover some secrets about each other and that knowing things about each other is a good basis for building a relationship. The second story is about a young woman who has waited on the Lord to lead her to the man she is to marry. This man is brought into her life story takes off from there. The third story is about a couple that is engaged to marry and all the mishaps that occur on the way to the alter.
The three stories were pleasantly enjoyable. I found the first story to be my favorite of  the three. I did like the 2nd and 3rd, which were easy reads. The entire book was well written and each story was links throughout the book. The majority of the characters were in each story and was interwoven to the point that you could not tell that they were written by three authors.