Monday, May 22, 2017

Title: Root Beer and Roadblocks
Author: Susan M. Braganza
Available: now
Publisher: Prism

Rating:3 stars

Review:  I really liked the idea of this book.  I found myself drawn into their stories and wanted to see what would come next.  However, the dialogue was just off.  Didn't always flow and felt like there were a lot of inconsistencies within the characters, for instance a child that speaks like an adult suddenly didn't know the meaning of 'easy' words at times.  Things happening much faster than would ever be possible in real life.  
It was a good faith based contemporary romance, but I think it could be so much more if a few of the storylines were left out and focused on a few important ones.  
If looking for a sweet romance pick it up. 
Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for honest review.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Title: Liar
Author: K. L. Slater
Publisher: Bookouture
Pub date: June 16, 2017
Rating: 4 stars


Synopsis:
Single dad Ben is raising his two sons alone, with the help of his parents.  He meets Amber and everyone but his mother, Judi thinks it's a great match. The two women dislike each other immensely and no one can figure out why. Secrets start to emerge and someone is going to get hurt.

Psychological thriller that exceeds expectations.  Your brain doesn't know who to root for, the back and forth kept me in suspense even as the story played out to the bitter end.  While I was able to discern some truth during the story, there was always something small that shook my beliefs and made me question those truths.  Very much a page turner with the POV being between the two women in the story.  Never had a problem figuring out was 'talking'.  Great read and would recommend if you are a fan of mind game books.

Thanks to Netgalley for review copy in exchange for honest review.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Catching the Wind

Title: Catching the Wind
Author: Melanie Dodson
Publisher: Tyndall
Pub date: May 9, 2017

Stars: 4.5
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction



What a wonderful historical fiction tale based on the realities of WW2 and those who weren't all that they may seem.  The way the stories were woven together made for an enjoyable read.  Even though the story went back and forth between the past and present, it wasn't hard to keep the stories straight.  The suspense was built up gradually, just enough to keep the pages turning.  This is a great showcase of God's answering or not answering prayers in His timeline.  The research that went into this novel is beyond comprehension, Ms. Dobson proved once again she can deliver a great story with a message!


Thanks to Tyndall and Netgalley for the book in exchange for a honest review.  This is on my to buy list for sure though!