Monday, January 30, 2017

The Returning

Rachelle Dekker’s series comes to an end in this last amazing book in The Seer series. It took me a week after getting the book to finally read it. As long as I didn’t read it then the stories and characters I had come to love wouldn’t over. I guess it just goes to show all good things must come to an end.

Rachelle’s Christian fiction has made me laugh, but mostly I have cried from the beauty of it. The story in this third book I was afraid would be sad, seeing how The Calling left me bawling after I finished it. I did still cry with this one, but for many reasons that would take a little too long to go into.

The message of the Seer series rings clear and true, as in the previous two books, leaving a legacy of hope and love for those who make the choice. What I love most about this book is it speaks to believers who are in the middle of a heavy storm.
For those of us who have to make the choice of living out our faith or following our own path when our world is crumbling around us The Returning is a book you need to read.

With clear writing and expert storytelling from this author’s first series I find myself ready to read this series over, and sharing it with all of my friends. Rachelle Dekker is the type of writer I wish to be one day. The type of writer who can spread the true love of Christ through amazing stories not just for believers, but for the none believers too.

I cannot say enough good things about this book. I’m going to have a really hard time waiting to see if Rachelle will write any more books. I truly hope she does.

That’s all for today folks. Until next time I hope you have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Because you're Mine

Colleen Coble’s new book, Because you’re Mine, will keep you turning the page with little to no stops in between. This book weaves mystery, death, and the power of love to make an interesting novel.

Everything is going well for Alenna’s celtic band Ceol. The tour is on schedule and their new manager has been bringing them to new heights. Alenna and her husband Liam (Also the drummer for the band Ceol) look forward to informing their band-mates to telling them the great news of their pregnancy; but all goes wrong when Liam and his best friend Jesse get caught in a car bomb.

With threats from her in-laws in Ireland to sue for the right to raise her unborn child Alenna feels she has little choice but to take the offer of marriage from her manager. When all is said and done though Alenna realizes she will have to do a lot more to keep her baby safe as dangers arise in her new home where everything is not what is seems to be.

Colleen Coble always creates interesting mysteries filled with romance and a good message about God’s love. I expected to see this when I read Because you’re Mine. Throughout the book though I found a quite disconnection from any Christian influence in most of the book. It might have been the author’s intention due to Alenna’s grief over Liam and a sudden remarriage.

Even still, any Christian input I usually see in Colleen Coble’s books I saw very little with this one. I was sadden a little by the fact that I felt like I was reading a normal murder/mystery book with more hints of Irish folklore then any of the characters growing in their Christian faith, or even really talking about it.

I liked the background story of many of the characters. They were well thought out, but a bit rushed. And another thing is I had a hard time relating to anyone. I usually can at least feel what the characters are feeling in Colleen’s books, but this one lacked its usual connectivity. Again this might have been the author’s intent.

I still really like this book, but it was not one of my favorites. If you enjoy a good murder/mystery I would say you enjoy this book.

Well that’s all for today folks. Until next time I hope you have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.