Wednesday, October 26, 2016

STEALING SNOW by Danielle Paige

Danielle Paige
4 1/2 stars Top Pick

A grand adventure to a different world, Paige weaves an alternate tale written in the first person limited point of view that follows Snow Yardley aka "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" as she discovers who she really is and reveals all the lies that surround her whole existence. Moderately paced with some fast, heart racing scenes, we get sucked into the life and story through the ups, downs and numerous, unexpected surprises. In this coming of Age, Snow will face deceit, heartbrokenness, lies, truth, confusion and more as she must determine who is actually the truth tellers. Recommended for young adults but great for all, especially those that like an interesting twist to original fairy tales.

SUMMARY: Snow Yardley has spent about the last ten years of her life in a high security mental hospital after she tried to walk through a mirror with a friend at the age of six. Her friend Bale is the only thing that keeps her sane throughout the years. Now he has been taken through a mirror. She must break out of the hospital and find him in the land of Algid, where nothing is quite what it seems.

(Bloomsbury, September 2016, 384 pages, $18.99, ISBN: 9781681190761, HC, 14+)
Book 1 in Stealing Snow series 

Reviewed for RT BOOK REVIEWS

Thursday, October 20, 2016

UNTIL I LOVE AGAIN by Jerry Eicher

Jerry Eicher
4 stars 

A truly original Amish story, with some unexpected twists. Eicher will make you laugh, cry and then laugh some more. An intriguing fast-paced, page-turner written in the third person limited point of view that you just won't be able to put down. We encounter conflict, deceit, heartbrokenness as well as love and understanding. You won't want to miss this one.

SUMMARY: Susanna Miller's family have allowed her to work with Englisha's during her rumspringa. Now it is time for her to settle down and join the church, giving up everything she has been doing to take her proper place in the community. Widower Ernest Helmuth wants to claim her as his bride and mother for his two little girls but will past secrets make Susanna choose to jump the fence instead?

(Harvest House, September 2016, 352 pages, $14.99)
ISBN: 9780736965897

Book 2 in The St. Lawrence County Amish series
Reviewed for RT BOOK REVIEWS

Friday, October 7, 2016


Angela Ruth Strong
4 stars

Written in the third person head hopping point of view we see both sides and dilemmas of the story. We encounter love and past hurts, personal demons and choices between God and money. With a moderate to fast pace, this is a quick read you won't want to miss. Recommended to all who are looking for an enjoyable story.
SUMMARY: Paisley Sheridan is trying to revamp her recently acquired family ranch; all she needs is a website and financial assistance. Josh Lake is suspended from his big-bucks city job after his contract is leaked to the opposing company. He stops at a coffee shop running on mental fumes after being on the road for a number of hours and sees Paisley, the girl he doesn't remember kissing at prom. In exchange for letting him recoup his energy at the ranch, he offers professional advertising advice and ranch help. When his name is cleared, will he stay or return to the city?

(Mountain Brook, September 2016, 254 pages, $2.99 dl)
Book 2 in Resort to Love series  

Reviewed for RT BOOK REVIEWS