Sunday, July 22, 2012

book review: Love in Disguise, "Moonblood" and Submerged

Love in DisguiseLove in Disguise by Carol Cox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thought this was a great wholesome novel with enough mystery to keep my attention and not too much cheesy romance or faith tossed in. I love well written Christian novels (though previously read too many that were just poorly written vehicles for sharing christianity). I love that you don't have to worry about the language or finding other inappropriate material.  The author writes well, and developed an interesting story and characters.  It was a quick read, but satisfying.  My only criticism would be that it is a smidgen unrealistic that the strong christian man would fall in love with the flouncy Jessie who is in every kind of place she shouldn't be and talking to all kinds of unsavory characters.  But I did enjoy it and would recommend it and definitely be willing to read more by this author.

I recieved a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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MoonbloodMoonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Moonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl was an enjoyable read. It is a fantasy story about Prince Lionheart and Rose Red and other funcharacters such as Eanrin, the poet who is a man bit also a cat! There is a great deal of symbolism in the book, I felt, taking our Christian beliefs and expressing them through his fictional adventure.  There are "dragons" who are humans who have been changed into scaly dragons due to their choices and who can be saved by belief and repentance to the Prince of Farthrestshore. There are themes of repentance and sacrifice as well.  The names are a bit over the top but the story was enjoyable. I didn't realize until I had finished that this was the third in a series so I don't think it is necessary to read the others first, though I imagine they do help one understand the places and characters more. I recommend this book to those who  enjoy fantasy.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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Submerged (Alaskan Courage, #1)Submerged by Dani Pettrey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Submerged by Dani Pettrey was an excellent book. It was suspenseful with an interesting historical mystery, romance, and faith. Though a "Christian" novel, it was not cheesy or poorly written as some tend to be. I thought it was well written and researched. Several characters are strong Christians who discuss their faith but one doesn't feel like the novel is just a method of pushing Christianity. While it is the first of the series, it definitely has a satisfying conclusion and stands on it's own. It is obvious who the next novel will be about but don't feel like you have to run out and buy it to feel fulfilled.  I would definitely recommend this book to readers who like suspense and mystery (and even romance without it taking over the book!)

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review.

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