Sunday, July 16, 2017

Review Wrap-Up #1: July 16, 2017

I've decided to try something new. (You know how that goes around here—I'll start off super excited about a meme—like Top Ten Tuesday—and then I'll just fade out. I'm hoping this endeavor goes a bit better!) I already participate in It's Monday! What Are You Reading? ... sometimes. But often when I post about books I've read, I haven't yet written the review yet. So here's where you can see what I thought of recent review books, all gathered together in one handy place.

(Here's the part where I have to tell you that I'm an Amazon affiliate, which means if you click on a buy link and purchase something, I'll get a small commission.)

I'd like to say I'll do this weekly, but I know myself better than that. Maybe twice a month? Once a month? Once a quarter? We'll see how I do. For this first Review Wrap-Up, I'll spotlight the reviews I've posted since my last It's Monday! check-in at the end of June.

The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson (buy it)

Tag Line: "All her life Fern has been told she is blind to reality—but, what if she is the only one who can truly see?"
Genre: Science Fiction/Young Adult
My Rating: 4 stars
Quick Take: The Girl Who Could See is a quick, enjoyable read for fans of science fiction and/or YA dystopian novels like The Hunger Games.

Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter (buy it)

Tag Line: "When Noah and Josephine Mitchell discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down."
Genre: Inspirational Romance/Women's Fiction
My Rating: 3-1/2 stars
Quick Take: While this book sounds like something that would be right down my alley, I just didn't connect with it.

A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren (buy it)

Tag Line: "It's those we love who have the power to hurt us most ..."
Genre: Inspirational Romance/Adventure
My Rating: 5 stars
Quick Take: Warren's Montana Rescue series just keeps getting better and better; the multiple romances and mysteries make A Matter of Trust my favorite installment so far.

If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock (buy it)

Tag Line: "Evil lurks, drawing Casey out of the shadows . . . but there is light shining in the darkness."
Genre: Inspirational Suspense
My Rating: 5 stars
Quick Take: If I'm Found is fast-paced suspense with heart, featuring characters the reader quickly comes to care about.

Finding Love by Toni Shiloh (buy it)

Genre: Inspirational Romance
My Rating: 4 stars
Quick Take: Featuring a diverse cast of characters, Finding Love includes a sweet romance and deals with what it means to truly trust the Lord.

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (buy it)

Tag Line: "It's been one year since it happened..."
Genre: YA Romance
My Rating: 5 stars
Quick Take: This book is just plain adorable—perfect for fans of sweet YA romance.

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette (buy it)

Tag Line: "Can vengeance give way to forgiveness when one woman's destiny becomes entangled with the very enemies she sought to destroy?"
Genre: Biblical Fiction/Romance
My Rating: 4-1/2 stars
Quick Take: Wings of the Wind is a romance, adventure story, and war novel rolled into one, and I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed it.

Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia (buy it)

Genre: Suspense...I guess!
My Rating: 4 stars
Quick Take: This genre-bending mystery is thoroughly entertaining as it slowly unfurls. The beginning is a bit hard to follow, but keep going—it ends up being a really great read!

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

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