August 22, 2018

Book Review: Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

    Gertrude Cadwalader leads a most interesting life. Living as a paid companion to the peculiar
Mrs. Davenport, she struggles with more than her fair share of mishaps, miscommunications, and
missing items! Having given up hope of marriage, due to her unfortunate family history, she
chastises herself for developing feelings for the wealthy Harrison Sinclair. Though the two enjoy a
playful friendship, both assume that the other wants no more than to be friends. Through several
hilarious encounters, the two grow closer, but will they ever share their true feelings for each other?

    I thought this was a really cute book. It was hilarious in parts, and a very relaxing read. It was a
bit hard to get into since I had not realized it was part of a series, but after a few chapters I caught up
without having to read the other books. Once you grow to love the characters, there is no turning
back! Jen Turano has a way of writing that makes you laugh when her characters laugh, cry when
they cry, and blush when they get embarrassed! Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone
who enjoys a light-hearted, funny book with a robust vocabulary, this book is for you!

This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Book Review: Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer


In the small, female-only town of Harper's Station, Grace Mallory is working as a telegraph operator. Barely having escaped death, and a witness to her father being murdered, she now finds herself trying to stay hidden. Meanwhile, over telegraph, she becomes acquainted with the kind and gentle Amos Bledsoe. After receiving a message implying that Grace could be in mortal danger, he quickly travels to her aid, despite being the only single male in the town.

    This book was a very enjoyable read for me, although somewhat predictable. I thought the characters were all likeable, and it was an interesting premise. I have always been a big fan of Karen Witemeyer because she always has adorable stories, relatable characters, and she keeps her books clean. I would recommend this book if you like historical fiction, especially Westerns. Honestly, the majority of Karen Witemeyer’s books are such cute love stories. Though it was fairly predictable, it was still a really enjoyable read. Overall, I would recommend this book to almost anyone 16+. Enough suspense to keep you turning the page, but not so terrifying you can’t sleep after reading it. It’s a price you can’t beat, and a pleasant read, so pick one up if you enjoy reading!

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February 21, 2018

Book Review: The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling

Outside of Two Harbors, Minnesota at Sunrise
 Rune and Signe Carlson only wanted a better life for their family when they moved from Norway, but now, they are doubting their decision. Despite toiling endless hours to help with their uncle Einar's land, they are only met with harshness: the harsh attitude of their uncle, and the harsh weather of Minnesota. Beginning to doubt God’s plan, they must work through pain and the unexpected to come to a new dawn.

     I really enjoyed this book. Believe it or not, this is the first book of Lauraine Snelling’s that I have had the pleasure of reading. I fell in love with the characters; so well developed that they were! This book has a very engaging plot. Though not a suspenseful read, I found the plot to be unique for historical fiction. I could relate with the characters with ease, and not just because I currently live in Minnesota! That persevering spirit of a pioneer in this book, the endurance to push through hard times, is not only powerful in and of itself, but also when we look at it as an analogy of our pilgrimage in this life towards the next.
      Overall, I was incredibly blessed by this book. Relating to kindred hearts, as well as engaging wholeheartedly with the storyline, I would absolutely recommend this book! I always appreciate a clean, well-written, and captivating read.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.