Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Not good to sit. ..

Following this article from Fox News,  I am a little worried. How often do we get so absorbed with what we're doing on the computer and just forget everything around us?  There are times that I forget to eat lunch when I'm working on something, let alone stand every 20m to avoid heart disease, diabetes, cancer...etc. Well, with this new knowledge,  maybe I will make an effort to avoid too sedentary.  An alarm system of sorts that repeats itself every 30m? Will look into it.  Quite alarming.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Steadfast heart for more than one...

Finished "Steadfast Heart" by Tracie Peterson for about a week, and just had the chance to review it.

This is my first Tracie Peterson novel. I've heard of her, but never had the chance to read any of her works.  She's a big name in the semi-inspirational/historical novel genre.  I was looking forward to reading this first book of her new series, 'The Seattle Brides'.  Knowing that it was the first of a series, I was hoping that it can be read stand-alone, and it will not end abruptly. Those are the type of books that I hate, because I feel like it's one of those gimmicks of authors to rope readers into reading/buying more of their books. Well, I'm glad to say, the "Steadfast Heart" is NOT one of those. Though you do sense the continuation of additional character stories.

It was a slow start for "Steadfast Heart". It wasn't really until halfway into chapter

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Love Unexpected...

Love Unexpected. Such a simple phrase. Can love be expected? Is love expected? I like this title. Ms. Jody Hedlund selected a widely accepted and searched two words for the title of her new book, "Love Unexpected (Beacon of Hope Series Book #1)". As you can see, it is the start of a series, and it's a promising start.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To Everything a Season continues...

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" - Ecclesiastes 3:1

I believe it is to this verse that the title to this novel, To Everything a Season by Lauraine Snelling derived from.  I love everything about this verse, and Ms. Snelling does a great job in giving us a story that relates to it. She showed us life and what life entails.   I love how the stories played out throughout this book. The relationships between every character, as well as the relationship between each of them and God.  Having a strong character to pull everyone together is key, and we find that in Ingeborg Strand, the matriarch of the Bjorklund clan.  Who is Ingeborg, especially when there's no mentioned of her in the synopsis on the back cover? Well, you'll have to read to find out. And trust me, you won't be disappointed in this character.

However, you might be if you purchase this book solely based on the back description. Why? Well, we'll have to see what is written.

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Match of Wits, but falls short

A Match of Wits by Jen Turano is the 5th book of the Ladies of Distinction series that revolve around the same group of characters since Ms. Turano's first book, Gentleman of Her Dreams, a novella (short novel available only as an e-book). Gentleman of Her a Dreams is more of a companion book to her first full novel (2nd book of the series), A Change of Fortune.  I loved A Change of Fortune. It was a great first novel that had me searching for more of her work, only to find out that she doesn't have any other books yet.  It was a long 7 months before I get to read her 3rd book, Most Peculiar Circumstances.  If you're already confused with all the titles of the series, scroll to the bottom of this post for a look of the full series' (to date) covers.  Now, it's been awhile since I read the previous books of the series, so let's get back to A Match of Wits. 

A Match of Wits by Jen Turano