Review of “The Love Note” by Joanna Davidson Politano

This is my second book I have read by Joanna Davidson Politano and I have to say that she is definitely going to be added to my list of authors I like to read. She has such a way of writing her characters that they come to life and jump right off the page or maybe you jump in the book and join them. Because the love note that is brought up early in the book finds its way into many different hands, there are many characters who assume it is for them which brings to light that many of them have secrets. The suspense of these secrets as well as wondering who the note was really intended for and written by make it so this book is hard to put down. If you are into puzzles along with romance, then this book is definitely right up your alley.

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

Review of “Take Heart” by (in)courage community authors

I love the way this book is set up. It has devotionals written by a variety of writers on a wide array of topics. I feel this will allow it to reach more people. I also love that there are specific prayers at the end of each devotional that is based on the topic of that devotion so if you want to pray but are unsure of what to say this will help you. If you do not have a lot of time to read each day, then that is okay because each devotional can be read separate and they aren’t really long. So far I definitely recommend this book.

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

Review of “While It Was Snowing” by Tari Faris

Welcome back to Heritage, Michigan. This is the Christmas novella that follows the second novel, Until I Met You, in Tari Faris’s Restoring Heritage series. If you like really great Christmas books that include romance and small-town charm, then this book is for you. The characters in this series are so lovable and relatable. And do not worry if you have read the previous novels in this series then you will remember Otis the Hippo and he makes an appearance in this one as well. This book is one that you really do not want to put down so make sure to carve out enough time to read it in one sitting. Also, even though you do not have to read the previous books in this series, I would recommend that you do because it makes this one even more enjoyable.

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

Review of “The Shepherd’s Wife” by Angela Hunt

This is my first biblical fiction novel by Angela Hunt. I have read several of her contemporary fiction novels and loved them. I have not read a lot of biblical fiction by any other authors either. Since I have liked several of her contemporary books, I thought I would give her biblical books a try because her writing style may be similar even in this different genre. I really like that not all the chapters in the book are really long because I feel like with this genre that could make the book feel like it reads slow. Also I enjoyed that the story was told from two different points of view. The two sisters are so different from each other that it makes the book that much more interesting. It also helps the book seem faster because you switch back and forth between the sisters. If you like biblical fiction or if you are exploring this genre then I would definitely recommend this book.

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

Review of “Christmas Ever After” by Karen Schaler

I have read both of Karen’s other Christmas books and loved them so I was so excited about this one. Before I get into how good the story was, I do have to say that I was amazed at the number of errors in wording and punctuation in this book. I am really glad that this story was beyond good because that was the reason I was able to overlook the errors. It did however slow me down a little when words were accidentally left out or the wrong word was used. Anyway now that we have that little tidbit out of the way, I can tell that if you like Hallmark style movies then this is the book for you. It has all the elements it needs to be turned into a Hallmark Christmas movie. When you first meet Riley who is the main female character, she comes off a little rough around the edges but once you know her back story it makes complete sense why she is a little tough on the outside. Luke, the main male character, on the other hand is all gentleman. He is definitely one of those guys you can see as the hero of a story. Also if you have read Karen’s previous novels then you’ll remember the whole Christmas camp idea. I have to say every time I read about Christmas camp, it makes me want to go to one. With all that being said, I just want to make sure I reiterate that in spite of the errors I would still totally recommend this book to anyone but especially those who love good Christmas books.