Back in the Saddle

Where do I start? Back in the Saddle is about your typical fall from fame egotistic turned humble story. It follows the MC Colt who comes home after the harsh reality of getting played on Wall Street to find his home up in the air and in his hands to fix. He wrestles with the idea of love, family, and religion. It is a very “Hallmark” type story. I enjoyed this story and it always had something big going on, however I felt like the writing was mediocre and that made the story drag on in some places. This to me was the only thing I found wrong with the book. I am thoroughly excited about continuing on with these characters in Grey’s Glen. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a easy read and a light/heartwarming read.
Overall 3.5/5 stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Cover:5/5

DISCLAIMER: I recieved a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review from blogging for books.

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The Sunlight Pilgrims- Jenni Fagan

Read: October 11th- October 17th

Cover: 4 stars

Plot: 4 stars

Characters: 5 stars

Overall: 3.75 stars

When I started this book, I had no idea what to expect. I thought it would be a typical end of the world by Ice Age book, but I was wrong. It was way different. I thought there were equal amounts of Ice Age talk as there were family\friendship dynamics. The thing I loved most about this book were the characters. We had a tremendous amount of diverse character represented and it was amazing to read. I also loved how this book taught me a few things I hadn’t known before. I recommend reading this book this winter.

Disclaimer: I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review by Blogging for Books. Thank you. This is entirely my own opinion of the book.

31 Proverbs to Light your Path- Review

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read Higgs’ other book “31 Verses to Write on your Heart” last year and was eager to see what this one had in store. It was thought provoking, loving, kind, and taught me more than I could expect. It activated me into actually doing things and thinking differently through out each day. Overall I would give this book a 5/5 stars. I highly recommend to Christian bible study groups and churches everywhere.

 

 

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review by Blogging for Books. This is entirely my own opinion.

The Invisible Library Review

Dates Read: July 12th- July 14th

Cover:5/5

Characters:5/5

Plot:5/5

Overall:5/5

Oh my gosh, this book has been an utter joy to read. It was so fun and one of my favorites of the year so far. I cannot wait to pick up the next books in the series. The world is so amazing and extremely well written. I loved the characters and all their quirky aspects. I loved the steam punk vibe I got from the alternate world Irene was in during this book. Overall I couldn’t have asked for more. Highly recommend picking this one up if you haven’t already.

Disclaimer: this book was sent to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. This review is entirely my own opinion. book review

Peace in the Valley- Ruth Herne

Date Read: June 12- June 15

Cover: 4/5

Plot:5/5

Characters:5/5

Overall:5/5

I started the Double S Ranch series not knowing what to expect. Now that I have finished book 3, I can say that I love this series so much. I love how this book kept up the same atmosphere the first two offered. I love the family dynamic and ranch life that are so amazingly written. I would love to pick up more of Herne’s books in the future. Also forever hoping there will be more books in this series…a girl can dream right?

Mexico by Josh Barkin|| Book Review

Dates Read: Feb 24th-Feb25th

Cover: 5/5

Writing and Plot:3/5

Characters:3/5

Overall: 3.25/5

Josh Barkin brings us into a real world view of the drug war and crime in Mexico. With 12 short stories, each different in their own way, you get to experience different robberies and murders. There was never a dull moment in this book. Something was always happening, keeping you on your toes. However this book had no happy ending or good side to it. All the stories were dark and depressing. I would have liked to have seen a few of the stories be positive. Overall this was a fast captivating read that I enjoyed but did not love. I would recommend to anyone who likes action/adventure/drug lord/crime ect.

All I Want for Christmas- Jenny Hale

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Cover: 5/5

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Overall: 5/5

Dates Read: December 17th-December 26th

I have come to really enjoy Jenny Hale’s work. Her writing is so fun and sweet. She has a way of creating characters that stick with you even when it’s months after you’ve finished the book. I knew this book was coming out around the start of the holiday season, so I snatched it up as soon as I could. However I wanted to save it and read it around Christmas so it would be that much more special. This story is about a lovely mom Leah and daughter Sadie who have dreamed of living at their family’s plantation Evergreen Hill. However when their Nan unexpectedly dies, their plans have been altered and they now share ownership with a man that Leah grew up with. I absolutely loved this story. I loved how this is the third book of Hale’s that I have read and it is still as family oriented as the first one. (I see a trend with Grandmothers throughout her books!!) I look forward to her next books that will be released. If you are sad that Christmas is over, and you want more then pick this book up and relish in the holiday spirit a little while longer.

Read on,

Brianna

 

 

DISCLAIMER: I received an early copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my HONEST opinion.

 

31 Verses to Write on Your Heart- Liz Curtis Higgs

Dates read: November 18, 2016- November 21, 2016

Cover:5/5

Overall:5/5

This book was so wonderfully written. I really noticed how full of love and happiness this writing was. It oozed off every page. I so enjoyed this book that I will be giving it out to a dear person for a Christmas gift. I think this book would be the perfect gift for the Jesus loving women in your life. Every verse spoke to me and Liz Curtis Higgs had a way with wording that made you feel like you were at brunch discussing Jesus with a long time friend. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to challenge their relationship to grow deeper, stronger, and better with Christ. I have so many people in my life who I think would benefit from reading this. Now to actually be able to hold myself back and wait to give it to them until Christmas….that is an entirely new challenge. We shall see if I make it. Go pick this book up and read the words that will make you feel so very loved and hopeful.

P.S. there is a study guide in the back along with tips to help you memorize each verse. How cool is that?

Much love and until next time,

Brianna

 

DISCLAIMER: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion and review.