Friday, May 25, 2012

Firestorm by Lisa Tawn Bergren

First I will say that I'm coming to realize that contemporary romance is probably my least favorite genre. That being said, I'll also note that Lisa Tawn Bergren is one of my favorite authors - just her other books. This is the only book I've read in the Full Circle series and its book # 6. The story was interesting and had the typical elements of romance and was well done. I certainly learned alot about wildfires and those who fight them. There was alot of new terminology that I had never heard before. The book had 2 stories in one. The first part was all about Reyne and her relationship with Logan and then there was a novella in the back that finished up Matt & Hope's story after Beth dies of cancer. I'm sure it was good to know there was a happy ending for them. For those who like contemporary romance, I would recommend this book.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

Wildflowers from Winter is the author's debut novel. I thought the book was well done for a first time author. The story captured me from the beginning and I enjoyed her character development. The setting was easily pictured in my mind. I was a little frustrated with how long it took to tell us what really happened in Bethany's childhood. I understand the build-up but for me was really anti-climatic when it finally came out. Honestly, I was expecting something much worse. I was also a little confused with the change in narrator in certain chapters. Current day was in 3rd person but reflections of her childhood was in 1st person. I think a chapter heading would have been helpful. All in all, I think it was a good, romantic story of friendship and a developing relationship between Bethany and Evan.
I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my review.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fearless by Eric Blehm

This story is amazing. What's more amazing is it's not just a story it's someone's real life. Adam Brown's story is truly inspiring and he is a true hero. I appreciated hearing what the other SEAL's experience with Adam. I enjoyed reading about his life not just through his family's eyes but also his co-workers, friends and superiors. There is definitely a common theme from all of them. Adam never quit and believed he could do anything. It's hard to believe all he accomplished with one eye and learning to be left handed. Reading this book has given me even more appreciation for our military and how their sacrifices allow us to keep our freedom. I've read a couple of books now that are true stories of men fighting in this war on terror and in all of them I've seen the common theme of evil. They are fighting against evil and I am thankful for them and their courageous acts. I am thankful that I was privileged to read this book and may God bless his family and those who are still fighting.
I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my review.