Wednesday, February 1, 2017

What I've Been Reading Lately

I've read a few books lately, and thought I'd share them with you.  If you've read any of these, I'd love to know what you thought of them.

The Captive Heart, by Michelle Griep
This one was probably my favorite book of 2016.  I finished it not long ago, and I'm still thinking about it.  I just found the characters in this book so fun.  Especially the male character.  He comes across as so rugged and gruff, but I think he's quite endearing and humoring!  This is one of those books that I wished was twice as long.  I couldn't get enough of their story.

Two By Two, by Nicholas Sparks
This was the weirdest book that I've read by Nicholas Sparks.  I wouldn't have known it was written by him, if the cover didn't say so.  I picked this one up on Cyber Monday, and wow, was it different.  This book stressed me out, and I kept telling Dan that I wasn't sure that I could finish it.  Ultimately, I had to know what happened, so I kept reading.
I can't say that I liked it, but I can't say it was bad either, because obviously I kept reading it.

Anyone else read this one?  What did you think?

The Innkeeper Of Ivy Hill, by Julie Klassen
This one was different than I expected as well.  It was a lot slower paced than I normally prefer, but once I realized that it was supposed to be more of a 'Little Women' kind of book, if that makes sense...  I just took my time and enjoyed it for what it was.  Which is a book about a woman trying to save the family inn, back in an 1800's English village.  I can't say that I loved this book, but I found it quaint and kind of relaxing compared to some of the faster paced books.  (I had received this one from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

Dan and the kids gifted me this for Christmas.  The Undoing of Saint Silvanus, is Beth Moore's first novel.
It's a long one with 480 pages.  I loved the New Orleans setting, and the characters.  I think Beth Moore is a great author and did great for her first novel... it was just a little too long in my opinion.  It had some suspense, but not enough to keep me interested for quite that long.

An Uncommon Courtship, by Kristi Ann Hunter
An Uncommon Courtship is about a couple who are forced to marry to save her reputation.  They are forced into a marriage that neither of them signed up for or wanted.  They have to figure out how to love and be married to someone they don't even truly know.  These kinds of books are some of my favorites.  So much awkward tension and humor.  These two characters are a bit different than some that I've read before, but I still enjoyed it.  They just have you shaking your head from time to time.  (This is another one I received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review)

To Suit A Suitor, by Paula Kremser
I just finished this one over the weekend, and I really liked it.  The characters were cute, as well as their story.  It's another fun and easy read.  She has been trying to catch a husband for the past 3 seasons, without any luck.  She promises her mother that she will marry whomever her mother chooses if she'll just allow her to escape from London for a time.  But before she even arrives at her cousins house, she has an encounter with a man, she's thankful she'll never see again (or so she thinks). 

So that's what I've been reading lately.

Today, I'm linking up with Johannah.  I can't wait to see what everyone else is reading.

 Have you read any of these?  What are you reading?  What should I be reading?

1 comment:

  1. I love Beth Moore too. But based on her Bible studies, I can see how she might run a little long when writing a fiction novel. Thanks for the reviews!