Friday, July 3, 2015

Review: The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren

5 Stars!
If you know me or have followed my blog at all you probably know that I am a HUGE fan of the Christiansen family! Since book one I have been hooked on this clan of Minnesotan's! What can I say? These books are all AMAZING plain and simple and if you haven't started this series yet, what on earth are you waiting for?!  
Needless to say this book most definitely did not disappoint! I admit, love triangles are usually not my thing, and if it happens to be a triangle where the girl has to choose between the hometown guy and, say a European gentleman, I will almost always find myself rooting for the hometown guy, however with this book I felt the exact opposite way! Roark made me melt, need I say more?! I will always fall for a hero who believes himself unworthy of love, and realizes over the course of the story that he is absolutely worthy of love he just has to be willing to receive it, and watching Roark come to that realization after all he had been through was incredibly touching. So far I have been able to see pieces of myself in all three of the Christiansen sisters though I think there are a few areas in which Amelia is the most like me. I also loved the suspenseful parts scattered throughout as well as at the end, I think I was holding my breath (Figuratively, not literally, obviously!) for most of the last three chapters! There was also a huge plot twist at the end that made me yell "WHAT?! Oh. My. Gosh! No way!!! This can't be happening!!!" But you'll have to read the series, particularly book four which is Casper's story (And my personal favorite of the collection so far) to understand what I'm talking about! 
I just can't say enough good thing about this series but on second thought I don't have to, their absolute brilliance speaks for itself! 
This entire series would make perfect summer reads, seriously you (yes, you) need to read this series immediately, you will not regret it! 

Thank you so much to the author and publisher, Tyndale house for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, which I have done.
All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Review: Haunting Joy by Lena Goldfinch

4 Stars!
For the most part I'm not usually very interested in ghost stories, but this one sounded intriguing and having enjoyed other books by this author I decided to give it a shot when I was offered the opportunity to review the audiobook version. I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this story! I really liked the main character Joy, even though she was a number of years younger than me I found myself relating to her quite a lot! I also found the whole story very neat, and while yes some parts did seem predictable to me but that did not lessen my enjoyment of the story, I also loved all the random moments of humor scattered throughout! I also loved that even though this was a fun story there was still a real depth and seriousness beneath the surface! 
In closing, I really enjoyed this book, highly recommend it and look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series as well as other works by this author!

Thank you to the author for providing me with a complimentary audiobook copy in exchange for honest review, which I have done.
All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.