Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli

5 Stars!
Wow! How do I even begin to describe the amazingness that is this book?! Fair warning: this may be a short review as I am having a hard time finding words to do this fabulous book justice, but I will do my best. The Hidden Side is an absolutely incredible book that will take you on a journey that has the power to change your life! This isn't a light read, it features lots of hot-topics, but they are handled with grace and presented in such a way as to inspire great compassion in the reader, as well as being very moving and thought provoking, this would make a fabulous book club read! I loved reading this book, the historical and contemporary stories were both equally well written, and I thoroughly enjoyed them both. The faith story is absolutely phenomenal, God's truth and love leaps from every single page and straight into the reader's heart! 
I think I might have loved Heidi's debut, Freedom's Ring a tiny bit more than The Hidden Side, but I loved them both so much and they both have a permanent spot on my keeper shelf! 
Overall, I loved every moment I spent reading this book and I highly recommend it to all fans of stories that feature fabulous depth, powerful emotions, characters that feel so real they seem to jump right off the page, and a phenomenal faith story. The Hidden Side is one that is not to be missed! 

I received a copy of this book from the author, which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: Kill Shot by Susan Sleeman

3.5 Stars
I have very mixed feelings about this book. It was a good book, that I enjoyed reading, but I'm sorry to say that I didn't love it the way I did the first book in the series. After loving book one SOOO much I think perhaps my expectations were so insanely high that no book probably would have been able to live up to them. I did love the main characters Rick and Olivia, their faith stories and character growth were fabulous, and I loved watching them fall in love! There were a lot of parts of the book that were very interesting, and I adored getting to hang out again with the rest of the White Knights team. But, I kept feeling there weren't nearly as many suspense/action scenes as I was expecting. The suspense ramped up a lot near the ending which was perhaps my favorite part of the book, but it also sort of felt like it was a bit too little, too late at that point. 
Overall, while it didn't become a favorite I did still enjoy Kill Shot and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Review: No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert

5 Stars!
Katie Ganshert has been on my list of all time favorite authors ever since I discovered her first novel, shortly after it was published! While I love all of her previous novels, No One Ever Asked is, in my opinion the BEST novel she's written to date! Let me start by saying that this review may be kind of short, because I am having a hard time finding the words to describe just how much I loved this book, and I know that there is no possible way my review will come anywhere close to doing this amazing book justice, but I will do my best! Filled with a multitude of hot button topics this book is not a light read, it is a book that makes you think, a book that fills your heart with empathy and compassion, a book that takes you on a journey that WILL change your life! This book is exactly what the world needs, everyone should read this book. In my opinion No One Ever Asked should be required reading on the curriculum of every college (and perhaps high school, too) in America! 
I loved every minute of this book, these characters had me completely enthralled from page one and didn't let go until I finished the book, scratch that they still haven't let go, and I sincerely hope that they and their stories never fade from my mind and my heart! No One Ever Asked is one of the best books I've ever read (it impacted me in a way that no book other than To Kill a Mockingbird ever has) and it deserves every one of the awards I am certain it will receive! Mere words cannot describe how highly I recommend No One Ever Asked! Everyone, please, please read it! 
This book has the power to change the world, will you allow it to open your eyes and perhaps change the way you view the world? 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.