Review of “The Curse of Misty Wayfair” by Jaime Jo Wright

Do you like solving puzzles?  Are you in to “ghost” stories?  Do you like books or movies about hauntings?  If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then I feel good in saying you will like Jaime Jo Wright’s book, The Curse of Misty Wayfair.  This book kept me on the edge of my seat all the way to the end.  Even after I had things figured out for the most part, I still couldn’t get enough of this book.  This novel is a split time book.  I do not always like books like this because some authors have a hard time transitioning between years throughout their books and therefore they are hard to follow.  However, I did not have that problem with this novel.  Jaime Jo Wright does a great job of entwining not only the characters, but also the two different years.  I highly recommend this book and I am looking forward to hopefully being able to read another one of Jaime Jo Wright’s books in the future.

Review of “The Solace of Water” by Elizabeth Byler Younts

When I first started this book I was afraid that the dialect in some chapters and the Pennsylvania Dutch in others was going to make this one slow read, but I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t slow me down at all. If you think that you are the only one who has secrets or shows a facade to people while inside you’re dying of guilt, then this books will remind you of just how wrong you are about that. Everyone has something that they don’t want the average person to know about themselves or their situation. I highly recommend this book. It is such a good read. It reinforces the idea of forgiving others but even more the idea of forgiving yourself which is sometimes the hardest person to forgive.

Review of “The Traitor’s Pawn” by Lisa Harris

Do you like reading suspense novels with a little bit of romance included?  Do you like trying to figure out puzzles?  If so, then you will like Lisa Harris’s book “The Traitor’s Pawn”.  This is a standalone novel so you do not have to worry about getting to the end and wishing the next book in the series was already available to read.  Lisa Harris does a great job in this book making her characters well rounded.  You find yourself feeling like they are your friends and/or family that you would want to help with any problems that they are having.  When they get mad or upset about something, then you are also getting mad or upset about it too.  I would definitely recommend this book to suspenseful readers!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.

Review of “Staying Power” by Carol & Gene Kent and Cindy & David Lambert

Are you married?  Do you sometimes want advice on different ways to help make your marriage better?  Or if you have a great marriage then do you want some advice to make sure it continues to be great?  Well then “Staying Power: Building a Stronger Marriage When Life Sends Its Worst” by Carol & Gene Kent and Cindy & David Lambert is a good book to get in order to learn techniques to use in your marriage.  I like that they tell stories about how people handled different things in their marriage whether it was a good way or not.  As with any “self-help” book, I do think that there will be things that you do not agree with or that does not work for you, but that does not make the entire book bad or useless.  I think that we can take something from it that will better not only ourselves but our marriages.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.