Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Book Reviews!

What a great time I had on my business trip. It was a trip to Mariner's Landing at Smith Mountain Lake in VA. The weather was perfect. There was plenty of free time. I got to catch up on my reading! Reading as I sat on the porch and looked over the lake - it doesn't get much more perfect than that!
From my Fall Reading List is a book I've wanted to read for a long time! The Secret Life of Becky Miller by Sharon Hinck. Sharon has created a group of characters that are real and believable. The struggle to figure out what God has planned for us is something I identify with, and seeing how Becky deals with the many twists and turns that occur in her quest to find out what the Big Thing she is supposed to do is both awakening and inspiring. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Favorite part: A friend of Becky's writes the following about her: "She drops everything for a sick child or a friend in distress. She dispenses kisses, Band-Aids, meals, hugs, and encouraging words-never knowing who might need them next. Her life is a frustrating melange of interruptions. Yet everyone who knows her agrees that in the midst of these small choices, Becky makes a big difference."

Snow Angel by Jamie Carie is a great read! I highly suggest getting this book. It is an adventure/romance that draws you in from the beginning and won't let you put it down. The characters are well developed and you end up really caring what happens to everyone in the book. It had just the right amount of romance, no smutty sex scenes I detest. The adventure scenes are nail biting and thankfully, the scenery descriptions are perfect - I don't care for too much, and she gives just enough so I feel like I'm there. I would have never guessed this was Jamie's first book if I hadn't read it at her website. She has a promising career as an author ahead of her!


Momma said...

Looks like good reading!

Anonymous said...

I haven't read Snow Angel; I'll add it to my list. Thanks for the reviews!

LoveMyStarr said...

I love you book reviews. I've added both to my wishlist. The Becky story sounds like how I'm feeling.

Anonymous said...

The Becky Miller book looks good. I haven't seen her books. But then I have been ordering my books rather than going to the Christian bookstore as they never have what I want! So what I have seen reviewed I usually try!

I just finished the second No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Book and it was good!! Now I am on Book 3 of the Yada Yada Prayer Group!

Keep on reading!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I love it when people review books, and these two look really good. Daniel and I are going away soon and I am in search of some new reading material. Amazon, here I come...