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review 2017-08-08 06:35
Put It In Ink
Put It In Ink - Danyelle Scroggins

Title:  Put It In Ink

Author:  Danyelle Scroggins

Publisher:  Divinely Sown Publishing

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

Review:

 

"Put It in Ink" by Danyelle Scroggins

 

My Thoughts....

 

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.

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review 2017-07-31 23:56
A Feel Good Read with Warm Fuzzies
A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England) - Roseanna M. White

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.

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review 2017-07-02 21:18
A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
A Voice in the Wind: 1 (Mark of the Lion) - Francine Rivers

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.

 

Highest recommendation!

A re-read for me, and one I should re-read more often.

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review 2017-07-01 00:09
Wings Of Grace
Wings of Grace - Vanessa Davis Griggs

 

Title:  Winds Of Grace

Author;  Vanessa Davis Griggs

Publisher:  Free To Soar

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

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Wings Of Grace by Vanessa Davis Griggs

 

My Thoughts...

 

All I can say is Author Vanessa Griggs is a wonderful story telling.  She definitely gives her readers something good to read all the time.  "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.'  This is definitely a inspirational and intriguing  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. 

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review 2017-06-06 19:01
High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

As the First World War rages, British Red Cross nurse Eve Marche keeps herself busy at a hospital in Brussels, Belgium during the day while helping out at her aunt and uncle’s café during the evenings, trying to put the heartbreak and guilt of the past behind her. The German occupation has thrust the country into chaos, and Eve helps to fight back by clandestinely serving in the underground resistance effort. The danger increases, however, when a downed British pilot ends up on her ward, toppling what little stability she’s built and forever changing her life.

Kate’s historical fiction never disappoints, and “High as the Heavens” is no exception. Meticulously researched, it plunges readers headfirst into the brutality and heartbreak of WWI while still offering hope and resilience. With an overarching theme of forgiveness, “High as the Heavens” probes the guilt and dilemmas facing German resisters, and the romance is poignant and unique. The characters rise from the pages and entwine themselves into the reader’s heart so that each alliance and each betrayal truly resonates. Prepare for an electrifying ride through this gritty but graceful novel, as the plot never relents but rather pushes ever forward toward a stunning climax.

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