I recently finished reading The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz. This novel completely blew away all of my expectations! Full of mystery, drama, romance, and intrigue- Laura Frantz weaves a colorful tapestry as rich as America’s history. The characters in this novel were perfectly imperfect. The courage and love expressed by each is something that I feel needs to be explored more often in many of today’s novels. The plot was spotless and fit the setting very well. There were moments that I did not see coming- an occasion quite rare for this reviewer. Each scene flowed seamlessly into the next, while still providing that occasional and welcome surprise. Overall, this novel is one that I thoroughly enjoyed and will continue to recommend for years to come. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
I recently finished reading God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew. Wow! What an incredible read! This was such an inspiring and fast-paced book! Brother Andrew’s life has been full of breathless and exciting moments- all because he said “Yes” to God’s call. I remember my mom reading this to my sisters and me when we were all little girls. I can recall thinking to myself how scary all those moments of smuggling Bibles must have been. It was a nostalgic read for that very reason, and I showed my mom this new edition with a great deal of excitement. I don’t think I’ve ever flown through a non-fiction book like I have this one! Exciting, challenging, and heart pounding until the very last page! I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
I recently picked up Into the Fray by Matt Mikalatos. I have to say, I was incredibly disappointed in this book. This is literally someone’s guess at what the events related in the book of Acts would look like if they occurred in the modern day. Now, that sounds intriguing and very interesting, but it was anything but. Think of The Message, but more corny. I spent so much time rolling my eyes that I couldn’t even finish the book. Perhaps, if you can be more imaginative when it comes to Scripture, you would enjoy this book. But I myself prefer a more literal approach than what is portrayed in this book. Not something I would recommend. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.