Title: Put It In Ink
Author: Danyelle Scroggins
Publisher: Divinely Sown Publishing
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Put It in Ink" by Danyelle Scroggins
What a wonderful amazing read that you might even find yourself praying and even praising God as you read through this beautiful well written novel 'Put It in Ink.' Yes, this is a beautifully written Christian fiction read. This author really know how to keep the readers attention turning the pages to see what is coming next. I loved how the 'love, betrayal, lust, greed, heartache, revenge and woven relationships' that was all brought into this story and coming out with such powerful scriptures that would help all that wanted it in there lives there in Shreveport. The characters presented in this novel from Nikiya, Raja, Monica, Marcus, Sappora, Delena, Patrick, Michelle, Jerome, Leslie, Pastor Strong to name a few and some of their friendships were all so well developed, portrayed and oh so believable giving the reader one good read with this story that mainly started because of a beauty shop owner. My favorite part o the read was learning about 'Sappora Ink blog talk radio show- Real Folks, Real Truth.' Now that was something that was really interesting in this read that really brought in what was so needed for so many. Thank you to the author for sharing such a remarkable story with your readers that I would definitely recommend to all. It was wonderful seeing how one can 'triumph over adversity and how faith can bring one through every situation.' Thank you to the author for a wonderful good read.
Think of Downton Abbey with a very likable character who’s a tough cookie but yet can crumble like a marshmallow when it comes to matters of the heart. There’s an element of mystery, romance, and a feel good story all wrapped up in this book.
Now it make take a bit to get used to, but you do see a mini little sub plot in there where you’re dealing with Peter and his moments of creativity. At first it may seem confusing at first but it’s just Peter thinking aloud. Once you get used to the flow of the book you actually find that Peter’s own stories actually do sound rather interesting (would be nice for a spin off on those.)
Now. Aside from Peter’s creativity and a mini novel within a novel itself, there’s a mystery aspect and the romance aspect of the book. I rather wish there was more intrigue and mystery to the story because it certainly had the potential to it, but what’s really central to the story is in fact, the romance between our two main characters: Peter and Rosemary.
I love them both. They’re both opposites in a way, Rosemary is tough considering where she came from and loud and aggressive when push comes to shove. Peter on the other hand, is quiet, but has many strengths to him as well, he’s just more of the subtle more quiet type. Now this doesn’t mean that Rosemary overshadows Peter. In fact they both rather complement each other. They’re both strong characters, they just have different ways of expressing these strengths.
I also enjoyed Rosemary’s character development. One can certainly understand from her background, why she had particular beliefs and thoughts. As you progress throughout the novel however, you notice this changing and eventually although she was not a bad person to begin with, she does change her view of the world, which does enable her to not only love others but also love herself. This was by far, my favorite part of the book, watching Rosemary’s thinking change gradually as she sees Peter as not one of the typical high society.
It was a joy to read this book. For once, I actually preferred reading the romance aspect (I’m not a romance fan) instead of the mystery. All I wanted was to read about Peter and Rosemary and their chemistry come together. It certainly was a feel good fuzzy hugs type of novel.
One of the most beautiful stories I have ever read! This is a must read, and although it is Christian fiction, I think anyone could come away from it learning some truthful life lessons. Being a Christian myself, I found it to be one of the finest examples of God's love and mercy.
A re-read for me, and one I should re-read more often.
Title: Â Winds Of Grace
Author; Â Vanessa Davis Griggs
Publisher: Â Free To Soar
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Wings Of Grace by Vanessa Davis Griggs
All I can say is Author Vanessa Griggs is a wonderful story telling. Â She definitely gives her readers something good to read all the time. Â "Wings Of Grace" was absolutely a wonderful story fulled with a good story along with Biblical scriptures that went along with each chapter that showed 'love, unity, greed, romance, mystery, loyalty of family and true friends.' Â This is definitely a inspirational and intriguing Â christian fiction novel that will touch ones heart. This story really goes with the saying 'What is done in the dark will come to the light.