Review of “The Cowgirl’s Redemption” by Mindy Obenhaus

I am a fan of books by this author. This novel is about a wayward daughter changing her ways and coming home to help her mother who has cancer. She is hoping to show everyone how she has changed from her wild ways to a more calm and faith filled person. There is a great human element to the plot. It has several romantic relationships in it which are what I would call second chance romances. I really enjoyed how the two main characters initially combat with each other. It makes the story more interesting and it also makes it so you are wondering when that will change. This novel also handles the idea of being a new person in Christ so well. I love that theme in the book along with the theme of forgiveness.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book but all opinions in this review are my own.

Review of “Among the Innocent” by Mary Alford

This is the first book I have read my Mary Alford. It is an Amish novel; however, it also involves non-Amish as well and it definitely has the suspense. It starts out with the tragic brutal death of an Amish girl during her Rumspringa. Solving the crime which is connected to one of the police officer’s past is the basis of the novel. The way the author describes events and the peoples’ emotions in this book will definitely have you feeling the same emotions right along with the characters. It was written with such realism that I had to remind myself it was a fictional book. I would recommend this book.

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

Review of “The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip” by Sara Brunsvold

This is the first book I have read by this author. The very original title really caught my attention and had me curious to the point where I felt I had to read this book. The main character, Mrs. Clara Kip, is so well written that I feel like she is a real person and that book is non-fiction instead of fiction. The book is a split-time novel. It is split between current day and Clara’s past day. Another thing that this has that I really like is good secondary characters and great life lessons. This book has an amazing human element to it. It brings such respect, honor, and dignity to the characters that are aging. It also does a great job of bridging the gap between those characters who are older with those of the younger generation. I loved this book and it was hard to put down.

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

Review of “Summer on Blackberry Beach” by Belle Calhoune

This is in a series of books that take place in Mistletoe, Maine. I would definitely say this is a good beach read and not just because it has beach in the title. This author does such a good job with describing the people as well as what is going on that you will have no problem picturing everything. I can picture myself visiting the local coffeehouse, Coffee Bean, and then heading to the bookstore, Bookworm. Based on the description of Stella, I could see us being friends and sitting with a cup of coffee watching the ocean view at her little beach cottage. And though Luke is a fictional character, my heart goes out to him. His character is definitely very realistic. I just want to jump into the story and help him through his turmoil. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes to read.

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