Archives for the month of: October, 2013

The Secret Keeper is book four in the Home to Hickory Hollow Series by Beverly Lewis, however it can be read as a stand alone novel.  The novels in this series share a common location but do not build off of each other.  This was a very enjoyable and quick read due to the fact that you can not put it down once you start reading it. The characters are developed well and the imagery is spot on.  This is another great novel by Beverly Lewis that fans of hers or fans of Amish fiction well enjoy. 5 out of 5 stars.

I was given this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review from Bethany House Publishers

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Made to Last by newcomer Melissa Tagg is a book to check out. This is Tagg’s first novel but it shouldn’t be her last.  This book follows Miranda Woodruff and the complications that arise when she attempts to save her homebuilding TV show, From the Ground Up. You will become engrossed in the characters of this novel and will find yourself rooting for its heroine. This book was a great read, 4 out of 5 stars.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review

Christmas in Apple Ridge is a collection of three novellas: The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, and The Dawn of Christmas.  You will quickly become engrossed in the lives of the characters in each of these three stories and will want to keep reading until you have finished the entire thing. The stories contained in this will most definitely put you in that Christmas spirit. Just like all of Woodsmall’s books this is one to read. 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

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This novel is the first in a series called The Inn at Eagle Hill but it is not the first by this author set in the peaceful Amish town of Stony Ridge.  I have read several of Fisher’s previous novels and it was a treat to see and hear from some of the characters that were included in those other novels.

This particular novel and series will follow the family of Rose Schrock after the loss of Rose’s husband.  The main thing I enjoyed about this novel and the others written by Fisher is the characters. Each and every character from Rose and her family to other neighbors in the area had a chance to “speak” in this novel.  I thoroughly enjoyed how the novel switched between characters viewpoints so that we could get some insight into several characters that were included in the book.

Anyone who enjoys Amish fiction or has read previous books by Suzanne Woods Fisher will most certainly enjoy this new novel. I personally cannot wait until the next novel in the series comes out. 5 out of 5 stars.

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.