Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ransomed Dreams

Ransomed Dreams by Sally John tells the story of Sheridan Montgomery and Eliot Montgomery. Eliot Montgomery served as ambassador to Venezuela before the violent shooting which left him unable to care for himself. Fearing what had happened to them in a large city, Sheridan and Eliot moved to a small town in Mexico where they secluded themselves from their past and also those within in the small village. When the past comes back to haunt Sheridan, she must deal with the relationships she had with her father, sister, and the mysterious Luke Traynor who was her savior during the shooting.

Overall, the main theme of this book was forgiveness. Sheridan must deal with forgiving all of the people who hurt her in the past, as she unravels all of the secrets that were kept from her. I enjoyed this book, but I found it a little difficult to become one hundred percent into the book. It took me longer to read than books I have read in the past. But, with that said, I still enjoyed the main focus on the importance of forgiveness.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

Friday, June 11, 2010

Love on a Dime

Love on a Dime: A Ladies of Summerhill Novel by Cara Lynn James, is a wonderful story based in Rhode Island in the 1890s. Lilly is a young writer, who writes dime novels in order to supplement the income of her favorite charity. As she attempts to keep her identity hidden due to her fears of being ostracized from the social elite class, problems ensue. Her previous fiancĂ©e purchases her publishing house, she is being blackmailed, and her brother’s wife is not who she seems to be.

I loved this book. From the first page to the last, it kept me interested in the story of Lilly and her attempts to do what she loved: write novels which were in line with her religious beliefs. Lilly’s interaction with her brother and family were relatable to what people currently go through, as sometimes doing what you love isn’t necessarily accepted by society. Although the book was a little predictable, that’s exactly what I was anticipating when I decided to review Love on a Dime for Thomas Nelson publishing. I enjoyed the book, and can’t wait to read the second in the series which comes out in January of 2011.

I received this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson Publishing, Booksneeze, in return for writing a book review.