Thursday, December 25, 2014

Review: Where Treetops Glisten by Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin and Tricia Goyer

5 Stars!!!
An absolutely delightful Christmas novella collection!  

After finally reading a novel by Sarah Sundin earlier this year, and absolutely falling on love with her writing I knew I would want to read anything she wrote. This was my first  time reading stories by both Cara Putman and Tricia Goyer. 
I love books about siblings, and this collection did not disappoint! I loved all three stories, but Sarah Sundin's "I'll be Home for Christmas" was by far my favorite (For a number of reasons, and I was absolutely charmed by Linnie she was so adorable!) although Tricia Goyer's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" was a very close second for me! It was so cool that each novella was named after a Christmas song that was released during WWII and is still a big part of Christmas in America today!  I also loved that the authors were able to include each Christmas from 1941 through 1945.
I also loved all the letters that family members sent to each other, it made me feel like I was totally a part of the Turner family!
This is such an amazing collection, I loved every minute of it! 
I can totally envision myself re-reading this collection every Christmas. 
Highly recommend to anyone and everyone! 

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah through their Blogging For Books review program, 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.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

5 Stars!!!
After reading a novella by this author several months ago and really enjoying it, I was very much looking forward to reading more of her books! I was not disappointed with this book! It has been a while since I read a book with a main female character that I really liked and could really relate to, but Abigail was absolutely that heroine! I loved how strong (Some might even say stubborn) she was, how determined she was to make sure everyone else was taken care of without a thought for herself, and of course her love for horses touched this horsewoman's heart! Jeremiah was also a great character, and this book was filled with an awesome cast of supporting characters, I adored the neighbor children Josiah and Betsy, and some of the pranks that took place between them and Abigail had me laughing out loud! The setting was really cool, and it was written so realistically that I kept having to remind myself that I was indeed in my living room not the Ozarks of Missouri in 1865! For fear of spoiling something I will stop here, but let me just say that I loved this book from start to finish! However there were a couple of horse related details that were either incorrect and/or not believable, which because I am a life long student of all things equine, really bothered me, but being that it was a fictional story I chose to give it the benefit of the doubt that these details were written this way simply for the sake of the story, and did not let it affect my enjoyment of the story as a whole which was very great indeed!
Again I loved this book and highly recommend it. I can't wait to read the next installment in this great new series. I also have Regina Jennings' first three novels on my Kindle and I am very much looking forward to reading them when I get a chance!

I was honored to receive a review copy of this amazing book from Bethany House publishers, in exchange for my honest review!