Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson, my review

This is the third book in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series.  I have read the other two books in the series as well. I looked forward to being able to read this book and was excited for the opportunity to review it.  I think you could read this book as a stand alone, but that you would have a much greater understanding of the relationship between the sisters if you have read all three. 

Vivian is the last of the Sinclair sisters to make it to Cripple Creek.  She longs to be with her family, but wants to be independent and prove herself to be more than just the baby of the family.  She feels that if she can prove herself she can make up for mistakes in her past.  The first person Vivian meets once she gets to Cripple Creek is Deputy Carter Alwyn who she immediately clashes with, but is also strongly attracted to.  Carter is drawn to Vivian as well, but she keeps pushing him away.  Vivian thinks that because she has made mistakes in her past that she doesn't deserve a man like Carter.

This story was a great story of forgiveness.  It was a little predictable, but that's ok it was a good, easy read.  I think the first book in the series was my favorite, but I have like all of them.  I would recommend the series and look forward to reading the next one that is due out in October. The title of the book isn't the most descriptive of the story though. 

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I have been gone for so long...

I really haven't been gone, just absent from blogging.  I took a little bit of a hiatus because there were alot of changes going on in my life.  The spring is is generally a very busy time in my life, but this year especially so.  I was asked to apply for a new job and the process of interviewing and starting a new job just became overwhelming.  I wasn't able to read a book for about three months!  That is totally unheard of for me.  I did manage to sneak in one a few weekends ago and then just recently was able to get back to reading like I like!  All that to say I haven't blogged because I hadn't read, but that is about to change!  I have a few books I am eager to read and some that I have read that I loved and I want you to love too!

The Widow of Saunders Creek

When I first got this book I was excited to read it but then put it aside for a while. I just wasn't drawn to it. I did however give it a second chance and I am glad that I did. A story that at first didn't appeal to me began to unravel and the characters developed deeply. I was a little unsure about the spiritual battle that took place and said "this can't be pleasing to the Lord". I realized that everyone doesn't face the same battles that I do.

Corrie is trying to make it through life after the loss of her husband and she moves to a home he inherited in order to be close to him. She begins to believe he is there. She also hires her husband's cousin as a contractor to fix up the home. Eli is a man of strong faith who begins to help Corrie cope with not only her loss, but her spiritual battle. Can he fight the darkness and show the promises?

This book was a daring attempt that succeeded. It isn't the normal christian fiction and it pushes the envelope a little. It is very creatively written and definitely out of the box! I would recommend it.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.