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review 2018-06-08 01:02
Redemption and Restoration
Thief of Corinth - Tessa Afshar

There is a reason that Tessa Afshar is one of my favorite Christian authors. She pens Biblical fiction with consummate skill and keen insight, and “Thief of Corinth” is no exception. The ancient world of first-century Corinth springs to vivid life and offers readers a tour of the culture and people residing there. Despite this antiquated setting, Afshar draws many parallels between Corinth and the modern world. The issue of women’s rights—or acute lack thereof—features prominently, as does the fallout of a broken family and the repercussions of strained and severed relationships, friendships and peer pressure, and financial struggles.

With unerring acumen, “Thief of Corinth” weaves social and personal concerns and how the two intersect in the lives of the characters. Ariadne, the young heroine, challenges the status quo with her fiery personality and sense of self-preservation. Her cunning and naiveté create a duality that makes her all the more relatable and sympathetic. As readers follow her journey and understand the great impact of the past and how she came to make her choices, they realize the prospect and the cost of restoration. Perhaps the circumstances of her life have, in fact, tuned her ear to the whisper of redemption. Likewise, this novel targets a larger audience besides Christians. Readers outside the faith will doubtless enjoy Ariadne’s story and be touched by its telling and its outcome, gleaning the treasure of “Thief of Corinth” and serving as a testament to the power of love regardless of the time and place.

I received a complimentary copy of “Thief of Corinth” from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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text 2018-05-28 10:21
NBtM, GUEST POST & #GIVEAWAY - To Catch A Thief by Nan Dixon
To Catch A Thief - Nan Dixon

What would you do for your family?


When Carolina Castillo’s once vivacious mother becomes ill, she gives up her singing dreams and comes home to Savannah. She’d do anything for her Mamá, even work at Fitzgerald House for the family she should have been part of. She’d even steal.


Carolina’s decisions make perfect sense until she comes up against the immovable rock that is gorgeous FBI agent Sage Cornell. The honorable cop sees the world in black-and-white. He would never understand the difficult choices she’s had to make, the secrets she’s been forced to keep close. And he could never love a woman like her. Or could he?


Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2018/05/nbtm-guest-post-giveaway-to-catch-thief.html
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review 2018-05-26 00:01
The Thief and the Sword (Cleopatra in Space #2) - Mike Maihack
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

Awesome continuation of the series. This one picks up right where the last one left off and goes deeper into the prophecies mentioned in the first book. Same great artwork, dialogue style, and characters with a new, mysterious thief and a devious plot involving the charismatic Cleopatra.

Great adventure story that is funny, entertaining, and fast-paced. Just like the first one, this is a perfect read for young graphic novel fans or those just getting into graphic novels. 

I really enjoy all of the action sequences. They are set up in a similar way to fighting scenes in action movies with a great balance of fighting and finesse without being gory or graphic. 

Overall, a wonderful book and an awesome series. I just picked up the third book and am very excited to read it. 
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review 2018-05-21 22:18
The Thief
The Thief - J.R. Ward
Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 16

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series, love the author, love the characters. Pick one.

The Characters:

Pretty much any other BDB character you can think of makes an appearance- or is mentioned. Jane and Vicious are also pretty heavily featured.

The Story:

There is soooo much going on in this book. I’m just going to stick to the main storylines of Assail/Sola for the review. I won’t like. I’ve never liked Assail. Have always kinda zoned out on his parts of pervious books, however when it come to him and Sola I’ve been there for it. I like Sola. I like her strength and I like her love for her grandmother. Her relationship with Assail, though strained at times, seems meant to be. She wants a partnership and though he will have to do some adjusting to get used to that idea the seem to belong together. I do wonder how we are going to handle Sola aging.

Jane and Vicious go through a very rough time in their mating in this book also. And the new challenges that Throe is coming up with have me excited for the future. Honestly I hope this series never ends.

The Random Thoughts:

The Score Card:


4 Stars
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text 2018-05-16 15:19
Reading progress update: I've read 68%.
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26) - Terry Pratchett


I want a raven (hubby said no, the boy said yes!) so I can name it Quoth which got me a nice eye roll from the boy. LOL


“The war was going badly for the weaker side. Their positioning was wrong, their tactics ragged, their strategy hopeless. The Red army advanced across the whole front, dismembering the remnant of the collapsing Black army.


There was room for only ONE anthill on this lawn...”


And, it's War overseeing a battle between anthills.

That one caught me by surprise. Sigh


A little farther along:


The Death of rats just got sucked into some weird time hole thingy. I think. And Quoth the raven just sits there preening himself saying I told you so.  LOL

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