For today's post, we'll be looking over what I have read in the past two weeks. Not to bore you with an explanation of what I have been doing (you can read that at my blog, here), I will just get right to it. :-)
Book of Days by James Rubert was the first book I finished after my last post, two weeks ago. It was a really neat read - one to make you stop and think - and I enjoyed every minute. It reminded me, in some ways, of a Peretti book (one of my favorite authors!). I've written a review for this book, which you can find HERE.
Making Waves by Lorna Stelstaid. was the next book I picked up, which Kait graciously let me borrow the last time she was here. It was such a fun read! I found myself chuckling and smirking at the light-heartedness of the story. It really grabs your attention from the getgo and carries you through the book. I really should use the book in one of Book Pondering's book beginnings on Friday - it has a comical beginning! :-P
The next book I grabbed was a thin one called My Son, John by Kathi Macias. I have read Kathi's Extreme Devotion series, and loved them...but sadly, was really dissapointed in this book. I kept expecting a curve-ball to be thrown into the murder. But the expected curve-ball never came. When I reached the end...I was just really dissapointed and kind of depressed, even. But, you can draw your own conclusions about this book - maybe it was just me. :-)
Out of my TBR pile I grabbed Robin Caroll's new book, In the Shadow of Evil. Wow! That was really good! I was instantly wrapped up in the murder and complex mystrey. Layla was a neat character to get to know - I enjoyed reading her story. The ending had a great twist to it that left the readering reeling. Just the kind of book I enjoy! My review can be found HERE.
I haven't read many Amish books, but the cover of Seek Me With All Your Heart was SO pretty, I had to get it. :-P lol Inside, the story of Emily and David is just as sweet. My review can be found HERE. Reading their story of healing and learning to love, I was left with sweet thoughts and looking forward to Beth Wisemen's next book in the Land of Canaan series.
I hadn't read a book by Vicki Hinze before, so didn't know what to expect when I picked up Deadly Ties. I can tell you, I was NOT dissapointed! Wow! What an adventure! I don't know how to tell you all the fast-action, suspenseful, wonderful parts or about all the awesome characters, but go HERE and you can read my review. I don't want to say too much and give this wonderful story away!
All I'll Ever Need was a neat book. The first one I've read by doctor and author Harry Kraus, it had a really neat mystery. I love the ones that leave you so confused and stumped that you are glued to the pages, wondering how the hero and heroine can ever get out of such a fix! That's exactly how I felt with this book! Shortly after reaching the halfway mark, I could NOT put this book down! My review can be found HERE.
Elizabeth Ludwig and Janelle Mowery wrote the first book in a series together entitled Where the Truth Lies. It was a great mystery! Casey was such a humorous character! I laughed over her Post-It notes! If you want to read more about this book and what adventures you will find inside - you can read my review of it HERE.
Lastly, I just finished up reading The Voyage of Promise by Kay Strom last night. I've already posted a review of it, which you can read HERE. The book was touching and I couldn't help feeling Grace's loss throughout the book. The horror's of the slave trade and what Africans had to endure on a slaveship was aweful. While it was sad to see how deprave some human's can me, it was also an eye opener - this is part of our history. It really did happen. I recommend you get this book! :-)