Book Reviewer Extraordinaire

Remember when I posted our blossoming new career, that of web blog book reviewers? We stumbled across this world of possibilities and got to review Andrew Peterson's new book. It was great. Not long after, I was contacted by some publisher/promoters from the same company, asking to review more book. More free books! What a boon.

So, while not quite as enjoyable (for me) as AP's books, both were interesting new Christian fiction. If you're interested in such genre. The first book was entitled "Fatal Deception," by Gayle Roper. It's basically about a single mother and various family dynamics: her teenage daughter, an estranged twin sister, a critical mother, a jailed father, and finally, a cute neighbor. Then thrown in to all that is a dead body showing up on her doorstep, a kidnapping, a large debt to a loan shark, you know. Not quite a suspense novel, but almost. There are some crossword puzzles in the book that actually have clues and are solvable (related to the twin sister, dead man, and loan shark issues of the book), an interesting feature.

The other book is entitled, "With Endless Sight" by Allison Pittman. It's a pretty typical Christian prairie/Old West novel. Here's the synopsis: "Born into a life of privilege, fourteen-year-old Belinda never questions her security, even as she leaves Illinois with her family to discover new adventures in the Oregon Territory. But when disaster falls, Belinda is left wounded, weak, and alone. Her faith in God gives her the only strength she knows in a harsh new world.Belinda’s journey takes her to a snow-covered mining camp and a red-roofed brothel in the Wyoming mountains, but not before she must spend a lonely winter with the man who took away the life she knew. Throughout the grief and hope of a strange land, Belinda must decide if her faith is big enough to allow her to forgive.The satisfying conclusion to the Crossroads of Grace series, With Endless Sight offers a rich story of family, new beginnings, and the freedom that grace can bring." You know, stagecoaches, brothels, kidnappings, deaths, etc. If you'd like to purchase it, here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1601420129
Maybe more books in our future? Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

would this be a good book for susanna, if so bring it on down.