Friday, December 30, 2011

House of Secrets

My complementary copy of House of Secrets was read in an afternoon.

Words cannot describe how accurate House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson is in showing the affect schizophrenia and depression has on family members of those affected by those diseases. I have personal experience, as my brother suffers from both. I will always cherish this book because it expresses how I have felt on many occasions.

Bailee Cooper and her sisters struggle to deal with their emotions about their mother and her disease. All of them are very skillful at putting up walls and keeping people at a distance. However, Bailee did not bargain for Mark Delahunt's persistence on tearing down her walls.

This is the first book by Tracie Peterson that I have read and it will not be the last.

Veiled Rose

My on the house copy of Veiled Rose was read quickly.

Anne Elisabeth Stengl has done it again! Veiled Rose is as good, if not better, than the first book in The Tales of Goldstone Wood series - Heartless. It is a beautiful blend of fantasy and Christianity. The trials Rose Red undergoes to keep her word and stay true to herself is something everyone should take to heart: the easy path is not always the best path and trusting Him is all one can do at times.

Stengl continues her series by telling the tale of Leonard the Lightening Tongue, the jester from Heartless, and his unusual friendship with Rose Red. Leonard is more commonly known as Lionheart, crown prince of the Southlands.

I can't wait until April comes and with it the next Tale of Goldstone Wood: Moonblood.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Lady of Bolton Hill

After receiving a complementary copy of The Lady of Bolton Hill, I eagerly started to read.

This is a stunning debut from Elizabeth Camden. The plot of The Lady of Bolton Hill is woven together beautifully and addresses issues of the heart which are as relevant today as they were in 1879 Baltimore.

Clara is a spunky heroin who knows what she believes. Daniel is a brooding man stuck in the past. As the two interact, sparks fly in many directions. Questions are raised about salvation and destiny, while Clara and Daniel confront themselves and others.

When is the next book coming out Elizabeth Camden?