Saturday, August 24, 2013

Book Review (from 08/21): A CAST OF STONES

Wow, what a good book! A Cast of Stones is the best fiction book I've read in awhile, and is one that I can see myself reading over and over. I spent the greater part of yesterday afternoon and evening (and past bedtime) glued to its pages. This book was written with depth and intrigue. Patrick W. Carr, the author, definitely has a talent for writing really good books! This is the type of book where you feel as if you are living the story right alongside the characters, and the story sticks with you long after you have finished reading. I would highly recommend this book. Kudos to the author on a job well done! I can't wait to read the sequel.

Thank you so much to Bethany House Publishers for sending me a free copy of A Cast of Stones in exchange for my honest review. I enjoyed reading it so much and I hope others enjoy it as much as I did!

Book Review #2 for today! :-)

This time I'm writing a review for "Stealing the Preacher" by Karen Wittemeyer. This wasn't a better-than-average romance, and it had a very predictable storyline, but I enjoyed it nonetheless even though I was expecting less of a romance and more of just an inspirational Christian historical fiction (and I was disappointed to find that it was romance-y). It wasn't boring, and the twist of a traditional Western romance was unique and interesting. I liked the Scriptural themes woven throughout the plot. While it had  alot of cliche parts, this book also had some good life lessons that were shown through the characters' experiences- things like the truth setting you free, God's care in our lives, standing up for what is right, etc. I think that readers who like Western romances would enjoy this book.

Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for sending me a free copy of Stealing the Preacher in exchange for my honest review.


This is a story that will touch your heart. I really enjoyed it. I was hooked as soon as I started reading and couldn't put it down! The characters were very real-to-life and it was easy to identify with Lydia and Micah throughout the book and through their various circumstances and callings. The plot really captured my interest and I really liked how it turned out in the end. I would have to say that this was a very worthwhile read and one that I would certainly recommend. I would rate it 4 to 4.5 stars.

I'd like to thank Bethany House Publishers for sending me a copy of Sweet Sanctuary in exchange for my honest review.