Monday, March 29, 2010

Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman

I received this book Plain Paradise from booksneeze.com to review. This review is based on my opinions of the book and its author. This book is the 4th book in  The Daughters of the Promise Novels. This book follows along Linda Huyard, a 17 yr old Amish girl who was adopted at 2 weeks old. Her birth mother was 17 yrs old when she had an encounter with a teacher. Her parents forced the adoption. Linda has no idea she was adopted. One day her birthmother, Josie, shows up wanting to meet her and get to know her. Josie has cancer and is terminal. Linda's parents have to tell her and her brothers she was adopted. This book incorporates new and old characters from other books in this series. We watch Linda go through her Rumspringa and follow into her faith. We see Josie become a believer and have a miracle happen in her life. The book shows all the emotions that go with being adopted and the emotions all involved have but they continue to rely on Faith in God and it sees them all through. The book is well written and was just a wonderful story of lost faith being found and new bonds being formed. I recommend this book highly. Beth Wiseman is an awesome author.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

The clouds roll away by Sibella Giorella

I had not read any books by this author until I received this free from Booksneeze.com and I love her books. An awesome author and this book was just great.

The Clouds Roll Away is the 3rd book in the series which I didn't realize until I ordered it. When I ordered it I thought there were only 2 books in the series so I read her 2nd book The Rivers Run Dry. Awesome Book. So I just finished The Clouds roll away. I truly enjoyed the book. Was a bit confused at first how Raleigh, our main character, was back in Richmond but was patient and it was explained through out. Raleigh was transferred back to Richmond after being transferred to Seattle with the FBI for disciplinary reasons. She got back to Richmond and was put right back into a high profile case of a hate crime. This book goes deep into the crimes, into the historical roots, and gives a really great description of Richmond and the down south air. Not only is our main character dealing with professional issues: A boss who doesn't like her, co workers who don't trust her, and getting assignments that spell failure we see her personal life: still dealing with her dad's unsolved death, her mothers mental issues, and family dynamics that run deep. Her personal and professional life intersect. Sibella Giorello is a great author who really knows how to spin these stories. You don't expect what is coming next and it all ties in. These books give enough background that you can read #3 without reading the other 2. I am so glad I was given the opportunity to read this wonderful author.


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