Sunday, July 23, 2017

A LITTLE BIT OF FAITH




Ruth Reid has written a very compelling account of a kidnapping gone awry and the subsequent aftermath in ABIDING MERCY.

Fifteen years ago Roslyn Colepepper was knocked unconscious and her 18 month baby girl , Adriana, was kidnapped. Believing the child had been in a car that went into the river the police closed the case.

Raised as Amish, Faith Pinkham after thinking they had been spotted the kidnappers gave her to an Amish couple and fled.

Never believing her daughter is dead, Roslyn continues to hope and with new technology convinces the police to reopen the investigation.

Will the new investigation find Adriana? If so will she willingly reenter the Englisch world and forsake her Amish belief's?

I received a free copy from Thomas Nelson Publishing Group. No review, positive or otherwise, was required – all opinions are my own.

RAVAGES OF WAR





The Lion and the Lamb by  Charles Causey was not what I expected and I found it hard to read. It is more of a story with more documentary and I found it hard to get into.

It is a story of Hitler and his compatriots and how some followed blindly and some from fear of retaliation.  The Jews that were sent to consecration camps, the ones who possibly escaped and those that betrayed their fellow Jews.  

There is a lot of facts that make for a good History lesson but not necessarily an easy novel read. I can only wish History was taught more like this in school then the litany of names and date facts.

I received a free copy from Westbow Press and Thomas Nelson Publishing Group. No review, positive or otherwise, was required – all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS AS LOOK





Rachel Linden wrote a complex story with complicated characters in the Ascension of Larks.  Maggie and Lena are college roommates. When Maggie and Marco meet, having similar stories they connect and develop a close friendship. But when Marco meets Lena there is an instant attraction and decide to get married.

Maggie and Marco follow their dreams, she becomes a world famous photographer and Marco becomes a world class architect. Through the years Marco and Lena's family become Maggies only family.

Marco drowns trying to save a  kayaker and Maggie rushes to the family's summer home. After she arrives various circumstances compels her to stay and assist Lena and her children. She meets people that further complicates things and along with Maggie's professional obligations.

There is a lot to contemplate and encourage but there are also some questionable belief, ,a little bit superstitious if you will. But overall it is a story that will hold your attention,
            

I received a free copy from HarperCollins a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing Group. No review, positive or otherwise, was required – all opinions are my own.