Monday, June 24, 2013

Slow Moon Rising

Slow Moon Rising is the final book by Eva Marie Everson in the Cedar Key Novel series that looks at the Claybourne family: Anise, Kimberly, Jayme-Leigh, Heather, and Ami. Each member of this family has some type of issue they are dealing with that keeps the reader interested on their individual story and seeing resolution to their problems. The book is written in the perspective of the four sisters and their step-mother, Anise. I enjoyed how this book spanned over 10 years by looking at the family during their time spent at their summer home in Cedar Key.  


I really enjoyed this book, and the fact that each of these women was flawed but was able to find forgiveness. This is a great story that looks at the realities of family without sugar-coating what many people go through in their relationships with others.


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"Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Simple Song

A Simple Song is a cute book for teenagers written by Melody Carlson. Katrina Yoder is a young Amish girl who has an interest in singing. She takes it upon herself to enter a singing competition to earn money for an expensive surgery her father must have. Katrina’s family does not approve of her singing, and they definitely would not allow her to be involved in a singing competition for the whole world to see.

In light of all the singing competition shows that are on television right now, I really enjoyed this book and felt like it was very relevant. It was a relatively easy read, and it was an interesting concept of seeing how a young Amish girl would behave in the “English” world. Also, the character of Katrina was very likeable, and it was great to see her go after her dream. As with all the other Melody Carlson books I have read, this book was very entertaining and would be great to share with other friends to read.  

“Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”