Sunday, February 17, 2013
I have read books by some of these authors, but not all of them. I found this book, Secretly Smitten, a delightful read.
There are four (really five) different stories, in one book. I love how the authors all came together to collaborate on this one novel.
To be honest, it did seem like some of the books were rushed and not the best writing they have done. Still, it was a sweet set of novelas. My favorite was the last one, Love Blooms, because it seemed more developed than the other stories.
I really enjoyed reading the different stories from each woman's perspective. From the sisters, to the mom, and even the grandma. It was a whole family affair.
I recommend this book to people who want a longer book, but don't want to think too much. It is a sweet book, but nothing in it challenges you to be a better person.
**I recieved this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Tales of Beauty For Ashes at 3:01 PM
This is one of those books that you read for fun, what I like to call 'mind candy'. It tastes good, but doesn't really stick with you. This book is sweet, but doesn't really make you think.
Lauren seems to get into trouble wherever she goes, when she 'mutually' breaks up with her boyfriend, she is devestated. Her brother brings her this new fangled contraption, called a computer. (This book is a little outdated) and she joins an online community. There she meets a young man known as K.C. They develop a friendship that deeps into something greater.
Although this book is such a sweet read, I did find it to be outdated. Some of the younger generation are going to read this and not be able to relate at all. (How can a youngish woman NOT know how to use a computer?)
Still, if you are looking for a quick read on vacation, this is a good pick!
I love Robin Jones Gunn, she has quite a few good books. Check them out!
**I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Tales of Beauty For Ashes at 7:03 AM
Saturday, February 9, 2013
If you read this book, you are going to need some tissues. Trust me on this one. Wildflowers from Winter is full of raw emotion. The characters in this novel are real and genuine. They drag you in from the first chapter and don't let you go.
Bethany has gone through so much pain and hurt and holds it all inside, as we all do. When she is called back to the place she longs so desperately to leave, she is torn between her own desires and that which she knows she should do.
Through the relationships along the way, she learns to come face to face with the past she has been running from.
I found this book compelling, and heart wrenching. As much as I loved most of the book, it did seem as if it ended quickly. I finished the book with questions, and confused about some things.
All in all, I think this was a great read. I definitely recommend it!
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Posted by Tales of Beauty For Ashes at 5:13 PM