Friday, March 11, 2011

A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck

He’s a handsome billionaire. She’s not impressed.
Katie McKenna has never loved any man but one: billionaire Luc DeForges. He was her first love. But there are a billion reasons why she's engaged instead to Dexter Hastings, a solid and stable man who wants the same things she does: marriage and a family but all of the things that she wants without the deep-seeded pain and fear of being abandoned that Luc brings. Dexter and she have worked an arrangement that's akin to faith without action, love without deeds -- a dead faith. Going home to New Orleans to sing for her childhood friend's wedding, Katie must search her heart to find out if any of her reasons for being with Dexter are stronger than love. Only when Katie steps fully into faith and jumps off the cliff of life into the arms of Luc does she understand the fullness of God's grace.

For starters, I absolutely loved this book. Not only did it incorporate romance, but it also included a strong willed girl, willing to follow her instincts. The only thing that bothered me about this book was that it ended to soon. I wish that there was a sequel I could read. I loved Luc and knew I would fall in love with him the second her was introduced into the story. The chemistry between him and Katie was explosive. The story line was a little clique. I hated Dexter as a character just because he was the one in the way of Katie and Luc. This book is a romance fanatics dream. I would recommend it to anyone willing to dive into such a tale.

This book was provided to me by This review is my own thoughts and opinions.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Invasion By Jon S. Lewis

"Colt McAllister is drawn into a war against things he thought only existed in comic books.
After a car wreck takes the lives of his parents, Colt moves to Arizona to stay with his grandfather. There, an informant tells him that his parents were actually murdered because his mom, a journalist, was getting ready to write a story exposing Trident Industries.Along with Oz and Danielle, his new comrades at Chandler High, Colt vows to uncover the truth. But the more they learn, the more bizarre reality becomes. Mind control, jet packs, and flying motorcycles only scratch the surface of what they discover.Colt is recruited by a secret organization called the Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural. But the battle isn't just against an out-of-control giant corporation. A gateway to another world is opening, and the invasion has already begun."

When i first received this book i was extremely excited. The cover art of the book is amazingly done, and gives it a dark appeal to it. I really liked Colt and felt bad for him after his parents are killed. The book did start out a bit slow, but picked up immediately. I did get confused with all of the characters. I had a hard time of keeping track of who was good and who was bad. I really liked the team that Colt had put together in order to find out who had killed his parents. This series has a promising future. If the author continues to write his books like this one, he will certainly be successfull. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in action and computers.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Masquerade by Nancy Moser

Eighteen eighty-six, New York City: Charlotte Gleason, a rich heiress from England, escapes a family crisis by traveling to America in order to marry the even wealthier Conrad Tremaine. She soon decides that an arranged marriage is not for her and persuades her maid, Dora, to take her place. What begins as the whim of a spoiled rich girl wanting adventure becomes a test of survival amid poverty beyond Charlotte's blackest nightmares. As for Dora, she lives a fairy tale complete with gowns, jewels, and lavish mansions--yet is tormented by guilt and the presence of another love that will not die. Will their masquerade be discovered? Will one of them have second thoughts? There is no guarantee the switch will work. It's a risk. It's the chance of a lifetime.

Masquerade starts off like any girls typical dream. A girl, about to marry one of America's wealthiest heirs. The only downside is that she has never met this man. I absolutely loved this book. The way the author crafts such a tale takes a typical situation from the 1800's  and twists it in such a way that a reader cant help but keep reading. My favorite character was Dora just because she represented someone who was thrown into every girls dream. She got to live in the fairy tale, even if it wasn't for long. I loved the way Moser crafted the friendship between the two girls. This book was one that made me feel what Charlotte was feeling. What she is forced to do makes you feel bad for her to an extent where you feel like you are experiencing it yourself. I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in historical novels. It is truly a fairy tale twisted.

This book was provided by Bethany House.

You Changed My Life by Max Lucado

"If someone has changed your life for the good, now is the time to celebrate by letting them know how much they matter.
Oftentimes true heroes of faith don’t stand out in the world, but they have made a lasting difference in someone’s life—they’re a hero to someone. This gift book celebrates their story by first providing a dedication beginning with “You changed my life by___” to be written in detail by the giver to the recipient. To follow are stories told by Max about others who have answered the call of their convictions and took steps of faith (both big and small) resulting in lasting change in the lives around them. It’s a message that honors the person who receives the book, and inspires us all to see that real people with remarkable hearts can change lives."

You changed my life is a collection of stories, all written by people who have been truly touched. It reveals incite associated with the good of the world. It is inspiring to know that there is still some good in the world. The book also has beautiful illustrations with each story. The quality of this book truly touches the soul.This book would be a great stocking stuffer, its small but it holds much to it. Although i am not religious, the overall message to this book is one that has long been forgotten by man kind. This book will reignite hope for all. 

Note: This book was given to me for review purposes. This review is my own opinion and I was in no way compensated for writing a good review.   Book provided by

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Mans Soul by John Eldredge

Wild at Heart is an amazing book which enters you into the heart of a man. John Eldredge describes the desires of a man, and ultimately leads the reader on a journey to it. He also indulges in the idea of a society which lacks fathers and overprotective mothers.

This book greatly influenced my perception of men and the way that they perceive things. I really and truely did love this book. Some parts of the book did confuse me, but in the end the whole message of the story came together.

It was a huge eye opener to why men act the way they do. It also helped me grow as a person and learn to accept why men are the way they are. I would recommend this book to both women and men. It is a book that can help those who are confused, or just wondering, to understand the world around them.

Note: This book was given to me for review purposes. This review is my own opinion and I was in no way compensated for writing a good review. 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Spooky Little Girl By Lauren Notaro

Lucy Fisher is a woman with many problems. After arriving home from her Hawiian vacation with her best friends, she finds that her boyfriend has tossed everything she owns onto her front yard. He changed the locks and disconnected any relationship with her. Lucy then looses her job because of false accusations made against her by a woman she doesn't even like. Lucy's biggest problem however is that she is dead. After a fatal accident with public transportation, Lucy finds herself in a world she doesn't want to be in. She must go through Spooking school in order to make it to the other side. Little does she know that her spooking assignment is one that takes her back to where she began.

Spooky Little Girl had both its good aspects and its bad. The book started off very slowly. When reading it, it felt as though I was never going to get to the point of the book. This however changed after Lucy died. You are taken on an adventure into a world no one would have ever had thought to look. I absolutely loved Lucy's character, my heart truly went out to her. When all of the pieces finally fit together, everything made sense. I as a reader had an "ah-ha" moment. The journey Lucy takes to acceptance is one that everyone should follow. Anyone who loves comedy mixed with a little sadness and romance should read this book.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mercury By Hope Larson

Josey Fraser and Tara Fraser are your average American girls. They have boy issues, they worry about what they wear, and they don’t get along with family. The only thing is, that they live one hundred and fifty years apart. Josey meets a mysterious man, Asa Curry, who claims to have found gold on the Fraser Farm. Tara is dealing with moving in with her friend after her own house burned down. Josey quickly falls for mysterious Asa and soon realizes he is not the man that everyone thinks he is. Tara finds a pendant that turns out to be one of the greatest finds of her life.

I really did like the story line of this book. I was surprised when I opened the book and found pictures in the place of words. I loved how the author differentiated Tara and Josey’s point of view with different colored pages. The story did go slow and it was a bit confusing at some parts. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick read.

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