Review of “Light from Distant Stars” by Shawn Smucker

This was my very first book by this author so I wasn’t sure what to except.   I will say that this book kind of reminds me of James L. Rubart because it seems to have a supernatural element to it.  This supernatural element to me is never fully explained in regards to its purpose to the overall story.  Also, the author goes back and forth between past and present.  When he does this, I don’t always feel like it’s completely obvious right at first which you are reading about.  However given all of that I think I would still read more books by this author or at least one more before I decide that I just am not into his books.

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

Review of “Truly Yours, Thomas” by Rachel Fordham

Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Revell in order to post an honest review.

This is my first book by this author and I would have to say she did not disappoint me in the least. I was drawn into the book from the very beginning. I felt like the characters were my friends. I was truly invested in their stories. The main character, Penny, was such a loving person that you could not help but want everything to work out for her. I will not spoil the ending for anyone because that would not be nice. But I would think even if I knew the ending I’m advance of reading the book I would still have enjoyed reading it. It is a great book of second chances.

Book Review of “The Long Journey to Jake Palmer” by James L Rubart

I have to say that I am pretty sure I have read every single on of James L. Rubart’s books that he has put out so far.  The only one I hadn’t read until now was “The Long Journey to Jake Palmer”.  I am also most done with it now.  I have less than 100 pages left to read and I am not disappointed in the least.  All of James L. Rubart’s books have been great reads.  The grasp my attention quickly, keep my attention the whole book, and are hard to put down.  If I had the time, then I could sit and read one of his books straight through.  I highly recommend his books to anyone.

Honest Review of “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom

Just finished “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom. It had a really good lesson behind the book of appreciating time and the people around you. However, the way the three characters’ stories were entwined made it harder to follow. And the ending was somewhat of a letdown because there wasn’t as much to the ending as I would have hoped.

Read it for yourself to see what you think because like I said it did have a good lesson behind it.

Book Review of “All Manner of Things”

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book, “All Manner of Things” by Susie Finkbeiner, in order to give an honest review of the book.

In the book “All Manner of Things” by Susie Finkbeiner, you are transported back to the time of the Vietnam war.  This is my first book I have read by Susie Finkbeiner and it will definitely not be my last.  Even though this book is a work of fiction with some historical elements to it, this could really have happened to some family back during this time.  I have found myself feeling how the characters feel during certain events that happen in the book.  I can relate to the main character’s love of books and her uncertainty about what she should do in certain situations.  Overall, I would highly recommend this book.