I think I probably said this in last week's post but the rest of the month is going to be filled with romance book reviews since I finished out 2019 with a ton of them. If that's not something you're interested in, don't worry! I've added a nice variety of books to my #TBR stack and I'm reading more variety to share with you in the #currentlyreading section. I hope you'll keep coming back to check those out. :)
Anyway, let's continue!
Book Review: That Hollister Man by Margaret Desmond
That Hollister Man by Margaret Desmond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This clean romance read was unlike many I've picked up lately. In that respect I enjoyed the book immensely. I enjoyed the descriptions of the scenery. I've never been to Montana, but I can imagine, simply by the author's description, that it's a beautiful place. I can also promise you that unless God pushes me with His finger, I won't be living there. I've never been through such wintery conditions in my life, having lived all of it in the most southern of the states.
I liked both the hero and the heroine. But I /loved/ the people of the town. They were my favorite people to watch during the whole story. I wanted to see how they'd react to each thing that happened. I did like this book enough to want to read the next one. I hope to do that soon.
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Book Review: A Single Spark (The Spark Brothers, #1) by Liwen Y. Ho
A Single Spark by Liwen Y. Ho
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The constant back and forth made this book a little harder to read but I enjoyed the plot and the characters. Also, as a Christian myself, I know God does allow situations to occur which remind you of where you need to be. I think it happened too many times in this book to be really believable. If you like books with happy endings and my previous statements aren't an issue for you, you'll probably enjoy this one.
In this story, the hero and heroine have to overcome some serious inner struggles to allow themselves to risk loving again. Add to that they are both growing in their faith, one going back to beliefs held in youth, the other newly coming to this faith walk. The two seem made for each other. These were things that made the characters relatable to me and kept me reading. I wanted to see how they rose above their circumstances to reach the goal.
I also appreciated some of the things going on in the background which encouraged doing good wherever and whenever you can. I think that kind of attitude could really make a difference in our world if people took up the cause.
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#CurrentlyReading: Heather (Mail-Order Brides of the West #3) by Caroline Fyffe
I've been eating these romances up faster than you can blink. I'm still learning how to adjust my Goodreads/Amazon link when needed so that I don't get one book marked twice on 2020 challenge. It's certainly difficult to keep up with everything.
The start to this story is kinda slow. And I already have some serious trouble with the hero's mother. :( But I'll keep reading to see what happens.
The author's name is linked to her website. The book/info photo is linked to the Goodreads page if you'd like to read more about it and try it for yourself.
#TBR: Something I've Added to my Book Shelves Recently
I spotted this book on the bargain shelf. The cover caught my eye because it was so different from the surrounding book covers. I pretty much did a happy dance when I discovered what, or rather who, it was about. I love her Time Quartet books and the imagination in the pages. I can't wait to see what her family has to say about her and how her faith intersected and influenced her writing.
Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out what I've been reading and adding to my bookshelves. I'm so glad you did!
Which books have caught your eye this past week? Which ones have you enjoyed reading lately? I'd love to hear about them!
If you'd like to see how my writing journey went this week, come back Friday for a look. I'm participating in one writing challenge this month and have set myself an editing goal for my current WIP, The Tale of Outh'n Durr. I'm taking this month seriously for the editing process so I can be read for Camp Nano next month and some hard work on Surge. Hope to see you there!
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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