Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review of A Change Of Fortune by Jen Turano 5 Stars!!!

I loved this book! The thing I loved most is that this amazing story is a 300+ page humorfest! :) Honestly, I laughed aloud through almost the entire story, sometimes several times a page!  But this story is so much more than that, I loved the time period, setting, storyline, dialogue, and just about everything else especially the characters, ah the characters, what can I say except that they are brilliant! I think my favorites were Eliza, Agatha and Zayne, although I also really liked Hamilton and his children Piper and Ben were absolutely adorable! I am so looking forward to the next book, because it is about Hamilton and Zayne's sister Arabella, even though she didn't appear in this book and was only mentioned briefly, I already know that I will love her! I don't think I have ever found a historical fiction book that is also an amazing escapist read as well,  A Change Of Fortune does this amazingly, I was completely sucked out of my world and into the world of New York in 1880! I definitely anticipate reading it several more times in the future! All the humor in this book is guaranteed to make you smile!  Okay I'll stop raving now and just say what I would tell a friend about this book! You  have got to read this book as soon possible!  Read A Change Of Fortune you will not regret it! I received this book for free from Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review. The above is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Review of Wildflowers From Winter by Katie Ganshert 5 Stars

I absolutely loved this book! I was drawn in from the first page and only put it down in order to sleep from that point on! In general, I really love debut novels. I think it's because there is an innocence and purity in them that shines through (And that sadly all too often vanishes the more books an author publishes) And Katie Ganshert's Wildflowers From Winter most definitely did not disappoint! I can't even begin to name all the things I loved about this book (Since I loved pretty much everything) And I won't try, but only because I am so incredibly impressed with every bit of this novel! Wildflowers From Winter touched me in a very personal way. I don't think I have ever read a book that felt more real to me. I literally felt like I was living this story right along with the characters! A testament to the great talent and skill of the author! Due to the fact I have lived my entire life on a farm, I could relate to many aspects of this book. In fact one of my favorite scenes is when Evan our hero, works out his frustration and grief by doing something useful and practical, breaking the ice on the cows water tank. I really can't find words to describe how much I enjoyed this book! I can't wait to read more from this author! I highly recommend Wildflowers from Winter I recieved this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review, my review was not required to be positive, the above review is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.