I will be posting a lot in the upcoming days, so much to share, but for now, I am doing some book reviews. I’ve been privileged to do some book reviews for Bethany House Publishing, so you’ll be seeing these more regularly. If you are looking for some excellent reading material, make sure to read the reviews. I have read some of the best books and highly recommend them!!!
The first book I reviewed was Tracie Peterson’s Chasing the Sun. Peterson is always great about including some wonderfully accurate historical accounts in her books, and I always come away learning something new. I find her writing a bit predictable, and this book was certainly no exception. She presents a clear gospel message, which I love, but the actual content of the book was a bit anticlimactic for me. Again, that is just my opinion, and romance, isn’t typically my favorite genre of choice, so take that into consideration. I would give it a three out of five stars.
The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis was a very pleasant surprise. As stated above, romance is not my favorite genre, and I happen to live very close to the area this book was written about, so I was a bit skeptical before even opening the book. However, I found myself thoroughly enjoying the read. Lewis’ facts were very accurate, and her story line compelling. It was a quick read, and I highly recommend it. I give it four and a half out of five stars.
Dani Pettrey’s very first book, Submerged, is an absolute must read. If you are looking for a gripping suspense novel, or a Christmas gift for a loved one, I cannot recommend this book enough. This was, without hesitation, one of the best books I have had the privilege of reading. It was full of historical facts, as well as interesting facts about Alaska. The story line was beautifully done. I found it gripping to the very last page, but I also loved the way that she wove the thread of God’s grace and redemption throughout the entire novel. I will be anxiously awaiting her subsequent novels. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
The Deposit Slip by Todd M. Johnson was the first I have read of this author. It was an excellent suspense novel. I stayed up in the wee hours of the morning devouring it’s contents. Anything compelling enough to keep me from sleep is a recommendation in and of itself. My only disappointment was the lack of any solid Christian testimony. I would have expected this in a secular publisher, but with a Bethany house book, I expected a bit more of a clear view. Simply because of this, I would give this fact, I would it a 4.5 out of 5.