Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Forever Faithful by Karen Kingsbury

After a terrible accident Hannah loses her husband and her oldest daughter, and is consumed by a terrible hatred for the man responsible. Now all Hannah wants to do is make sure that this man is punished, but while she is throwing herself into the court case she fails to see how her surviving daughter is slowly fading away. Now Hannah must learn to forgive before she can start to heal and make her and her daughter a family again. Jade's mother left her at a young age and her father is terribly distant and cruel. When she meets a long lost child hood friend, Tanner, she is sure things are going to start looking up for her After one magical summer with Tanner, Jade is left an expectant mother and makes the decision to marry a man she does not love. Years later when her husband wants a divorce and is trying to take her only child from her, Jade and Tanner meet again and this time they wonder if they can truly be together. But when tragedy strikes again and again can they find the strength to trust that God has a plan?

This book is both heart breaking and inspiring. This book was well written and held your attention through the chapters. I found myself hoping that the main characters would make it out alright even through the lies, betrayal, and heartbreak. Although this book is a christian novel, the author doesn't preach, and doesn't force you to her opinions. The book i received is a trilogy with all three books in one novel, so you don't have to wait and wonder what will happen next. I would recommend this book to any believer who has suffered a loss and cant find a way to cope through it.

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

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Mary is a young wife in the queens court when she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Soon after she becomes his mistress and while preparing to birth her second child her older sister, Anne, steals the king's eye. The girls family has plans for Anne and the king, but she has her own ideas. She convinces the king to divorce his wife so that he could marry her and make her queen. What she doesn't realize is that its one thing to catch the king and quite a different matter to hold him.

This book was exceptionally written and held my attention through the whole story. Although it was a little wordy sometimes it was not hard to understand and get through. The ending was not how i hoped it would be but it was gripping nevertheless. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading history novels or who love betrayal, gossip, and manipulation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

A war that destroyed the dragons leaving three eggs and one known dragon left. A young boy named Eragon by chance, happens upon a dragon egg in the forest and when the egg hatches for him he desperately starts seeking answers. But when his family and home get destroyed he knows he must leave in search of people who can help him and give him some answers.

This book is an easy read and is a magical tale expertly woven. It is easy to read and reread this first book in the Inheritance cycle. Full of action, magic, and a quest to end the evil ruler it has everything a fantasy reader wants. There is a movie about the book but if you want the full experience of this magical world pick up the book and lose yourself among the pages.

The Fight of our LIves by William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn

The fight against terrorism. When America was attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor we knew we were going to war. The day of 9/11 we knew we were going to war, but as the war dragged on and on many Americans stopped believing in the war effort. American groups against terrorism.

Anything you want to know about past and present attacks on America are touched on in this book. This book talks of terrorism groups and the American people. It discusses what has been done to prevent terrorism in the U.S. This book was very informative and shocking. It doesn't candy coat or step around anything. The authors are blunt and they have references to the material discussed so that you could go and look up more information or to verify that what they are discussing is actually true. In all I enjoyed reading this book and thought that it was very insightful.

 BookSneeze® has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review.