Anyway, I haven't done any book reviews in a long time so I thought I would share a few of the many books I have read since my last review.
One Tuesday Morning
On the morning of September 11, 2001, two men meet in a smoky stairwell of the World Trade Center. Only one will leave the building alive--and will unknowingly assume the other man's life.
4 out of 5 stars
This book had me in tears more than once. The only thing that I thought might make this book better was if Karen Kingsbury didn't make it so obvious which man actually survived. But if she did it that way, I might not have been able to emotionally handle it.:P
Ethan Summers captivates Francine's youthful heart. Drawn together by a love of learning, they become friends. But Francine dreams that Ethan will return her love. When the beautiful Lylleth appears, Francine is dismayed that Ethan falls under her spell.
When a wealthy man comes calling, Francine recognizes his lack of morals and rejects him. Pressured by her uncle to accept such a fortuitous match, Francine cries out to God. Will she marry someone she doesn't love? Will Ethan discover what true love is in time to intervene?
3 out of 5 stars
This book is based on Jane Austen's classic Mansfield Park(still waiting for a really good movie adaption btw:). It was a fun read & I'm sure it will help me understand the real novel itself(when I get around to reading it, that is), but there's nothing that makes this book special to me.
|The Maid of Fairbourne Hall|
Pampered Margaret Macy flees London in disguise to escape pressure to marry a dishonorable man. With no money and nowhere else to go, she takes a position as a housemaid in the home of Nathaniel Upchurch, a suitor she once rejected in hopes of winning his dashing brother. Praying no one will recognize her, Margaret fumbles through the first real work of her life. If she can last until her next birthday, she will gain an inheritance from a spinster aunt—and sweet independence. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall?
Observing both brothers as an "invisible" servant, Margaret learns she may have misjudged Nathaniel. Is it too late to rekindle his admiration? And when one of the family is nearly killed, Margaret alone discovers who was responsible. Should she come forward, even at the risk of her reputation and perhaps her life? And can she avoid an obvious trap meant to force her from hiding?
On her journey from wellborn lady to servant to uncertain future, Margaret must learn to look past appearances and find the true meaning of "serve one another in love."
4 out of 5 stars
I have been a fan of Julie Klassen ever since I read the Apothecary's Daughter(which is still by FAR my fave:) & I was not disappointed with her latest work. Devoured it in a couple of days.:)
India's northern frontier, an exotic land of tropical beauty and majestic wildlife, and one young British woman's quest to find a missing boy. The first in the Heart for India series.
4 out of 5 stars
This is the first book in a trilogy, of which I'm reading the second one right now. One thing I don't like is that the book goes through a period of several years, and that always depresses me(don't ask why because I don't think I could even explain). But just because it depresses me doesn't mean I didn't love, most(if not all) of my favorite books depress me. Especially when I finish them...
Oh. And one more thing. I LOVE JACE BUCKLEY!;)
If anyone has read any of these books I would be more than happy to discuss them. I'm a lot better at discussion than actually reviewing.:)
EDIT: Even with all these updates to Blogger it still hates me & wants my posts to look like garbage.:(