Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review of A love that Multiplies

Title: A Love that Multiplies
Author: Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar
Series:   sort of. They have another book out
Chapters: 18
Pages: 280
Genre: Non fiction
Rating: 5 stars 9/10
     A love that multiplies is the second book that Michelle and Jim Bob have written. They mainly wrote this book as a follow up to the first one. To answer questions that people had about their family as well as their beliefs. It was a good read. I recommend this book to anyone who watches the Duggar family TV.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Movie Review of Beaslty

Title: Beastly
Studio: CBS
Actors/Actress: Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer
Main Characters: Kyle, and Lindy
Genre: Chick flick
Rating: Pg-13
Format (How I saw the movie): DVD
Rating: 5 stars
     Beastly is based on the book Beastly by Alex Finn. If you haven’t read the book you will not notice the changes that they made with the movie. However the changes do not take away from the movie, it makes it unique. I enjoyed the movie for all it’s differences. I wasn’t comparing the two.
     Beastly is basically the story of Beauty and the Beast from Kyle’s (beast) point of view. It’s set in modern day New York. Kyle thinks that looks matter, but he’s about to find out how wrong he is.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review of The Lost Crown

Title: The lost Crown
Author: Sarah Miller
Series:   no
Chapters: 49
Genre: Teen Historical fiction
Rating: 5 stars 10/10 even though it’s sad.
The lost Crown is told from the point of view of all four or the Grand Duchesses, each chapter is written from their point of view, what they are going through. So you get to get in each of their “heads” there’s not one certain view. The four Grand Duchesses Olga headstrong, Tatiana-tallest, Maria hopeful for a ring, and Anastasia-smallest, the big pair and the little pair. Everyone knows how the story of the Romanovs ends, but it was still neat to read a book imaging what the girls’ life might have been as teens and young women.
My favorite scene from the book is the scene in which the empress and the grand duchesses are sewing jewels into their clothes. Normally I wouldn’t share an important scene from a book; but sense this is an historical novel and if you had Europe history then you know about this scene and why they did it. The end of the book contains historical information about the last Czar of Russia and his family as well as pictures.
I really enjoyed reading each chapter from the viewpoint of a different daughter. The book said that it recommended for 12+ but I would say that it would be best to be read mostly by teens, because of the content. It’s a sad book, but it was also a great book. I also suggest having tissues ready. It took me a while to read this book, because I had to take a break every time it started to make me sad, which meant the end was the longest part of the book. It is however a great book. Wonderful read.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Starting in August when college starts back up I plan to continue to keep up with reading as much as I am able. I am working to get quite few books read and reviews done. However I will not be posting as many reviews for the reminder of the summer in order to have a stash of reviews to be able to post while I am busy with classes. So I am making Wednesday book review day starting in August. Friday will be movie review day. Friday will be random list day. That’s the plan for “my book review” blog for the near future subject to change.
·         Sunday what I am currently reading and have finished reading
·         Wednesday book review day
·         Friday Movie Review  

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Review of Sharpshooter in Petticoats

Title: Sharpshooter in Petticoats
Author: Mary Connealy
Series:   Sophie’s Daughters
Chapters: 25
Genre: Christian Historical fiction
Rating: 5 stars 10/10
     Sharpshooter in Petticoats is the third book in the Sophie’s Daughters series. It is Mandy’s story but it is also a family reunion of sorts.  Characters from the Lassoed in Texas series and Montana marriages join the fun. It’s been five years since Doctor in Petticoats; Mandy McClellen Gray is now a widow living on her own trying to fight off outlaws. When Tom Linscott shows up with his solution to her problems; marry him and move to his ranch. However Mandy’s problems continue to follow her, and her family rushes to her aide. Will Mandy and Tom and her children get a happy ever after? Will Mandy’s family make it time?
     Out of the three Sophie’s Daughter’s books my favorite has be Sharpshooter in Petticoats. I guess I just loved the fact the heroine was good with a rifle, but was also learning to be feminine when the right guy came along that is. What I love about Mary Connealy’s books is that her heroines are strong and strong willed. It’s nice to western books with a strong heroine not some damsel in distress; because in reality the women who went west with their husbands and families had to be strong tough in order to survive. Mary Connealy brings the old west alive in her novels, finally western romance with some grit.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

review of Look to the East

Title: Look to the east
Author: Maureen Lang
Series: The Great war
Chapters: 41
Pages: 347
Genre: Christian Historical fiction
Rating:5 stars 10/10

            Julitte Toussaint is the adopted daughter of Nasscrie. She is treated as an outcast in her village, because of her past. She seems to know things that other don’t, the village treats her like a leper. In the village the Toussaint’s and the de Colvilles have a feud going on that has been going on for years. When the German’s invade will the two sides stop from fighting?
Charles Lassone a Belgian and an American along with seven other men is hiding in the village, can the two sides protect these strangers and themselves from the Germans? When Julitte discovers Charles’s hiding place will he remain in hiding or will he take the chance to leave to get through the lines to become a war hero?
            When I first so this book I didn’t think that I was going to like the book. I’ve never read a book set during the First World War. After reading the book I fell in love with the characters. It felt almost like I was there living with the villagers facing the challenges of everyday life during WWI. Maureen Lang brings her characters to life. Look to the East is the first book in The Great War series. I will be reading the rest of the series. With Look to East the author focuses more on the life of the civilians and the people that were held basically prisoner by the Germans. Most war novels focus on the people fighting the war. Reading the novel has made want to study more about WWI and maybe read more fiction novels from this time period. I really enjoyed reading the book I’d would recommend it to anyone who loves historical fiction or anyone who enjoys reading.  My opionons about the book are my own.

 Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book or ARC

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Lauren Holbrook series

Title: Miss Match
Author: Erynn Mangum
Series: Lauren Holbrook book 1
Genre: Christian Chick Lit
Rating: 5 stars 10/10

Title: Re Match
Author: Erynn Mangum
Series: Lauren Holbrook Book 2
Genre: Christian Chick Lit
Rating: 5 stars 10/10

Title: Match Point  
Author: Erynn Mangum
Series: Lauren Holbrook book 3
Genre: Christian Chick Lit
Rating: 5 stars 10/10
Just like with her Maya Davis series Erynn Mangum combines humor and the love of God in her books. Her books deal with the life of college students and young adults and the struggles that they go through. As well as what the learn and how they grow in their Faith along the way. If you enjoy chick lit and Christian fiction then Erynn Mangum is the author for you. I am waiting for her new book to come out.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Review of Where I Belong

Title: Where I belong
Author: Gwendolyn Heasley
Chapters: 17
Genre: Teen Chick lit
Rating:  5 Stars 10/10
     Corrinne is a New York teen; who’s living the good life until her father loses his job. Now her world comes crashing down around her. Her dad takes a job in the Middle East. Corrinne and her brother find themselves moving to Texas to live with her grandparents. What’s a New York girl to do? Plot a way to get out.
     Along the way Corrinne meets the people that make up Broke Spade. Makes a few friends, in Kitsy, and Hands a cheerleader, and a football player at her new school. She also learns to do things she never thought she would do. Learns things about her mother she didn’t know. Before everything is done, Corrinne will have a few lessons, and choose between two guys; Rider the musican and outsider, or Bubby the football star and good boy.
     I have to admit that I picked the book up because of the cover, I can’t pass up a book with a guy in a cowboy hat. It actually turned out to be a cute book for a teen book. I recommend it to anyone who wants to read it. It’s a “clean” teen book for the most part, though there are a few curse words.