Reviews By: Brenda
Another captivating book by Francine Rivers. Her Mother's Hope captures the complex relationship between mothers and daughters. Starting prior to WWI, the story of a woman driven from home in Switzerland and eventually making it to America. It's a story of anger and bitterness. The marriage in the story breaks my heart and makes me smile all at the same time. Marta determines to make a life for herself and struggles to overcome obstacles that stand between her and her dream. The ending is abrupt to this book but the story continues in Her Daughter's Dream.
Solomon's Oak is the story of a mourning, widowed woman named Glory, a broken, abandoned young girl, Juniper, and a physically broken man named Joseph. These three people learn to open their hearts in a new way to each other in this touching story.
This is the first novel that I have read of Mapsons and she did not disappoint. The characters are well developed, the setting was so real that I felt that I was apart of the book. A great read.
Hannah was raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family and she has fallen in love with Paul, an educated Mennonite. They knew their different backgrounds would lead to problems. Through no fault of her own, tragedy strikes Hannah. Not only does her family turn against her, so does Paul. Only her faith can carry her through the following events. Hannah finds herself questioning the Old Ways of her people. This is touching story of Hannah, her faith, and beliefs.
Danny Pickett and his father Ross are mountain men that live off of the land. Mr Haggin, a neighbor is a very rich farmer who has many hobbies; horses, cattle and Irish Setters. When Danny sets eyes on the dog Red, it's love for both man and beast. Big read is a wonderful story about a young man and his dog.
Did you know that there are 206 bones in the human body? Tempe Brennan knows these bones well and when some bones become missing on a case that she's working on, the actions starts. Did she count wrong or is something more sinister happening?
Taking place in the early 80's, this story is about a thirteen year-old boy, Henry. He is discovering his own sexuality and what that means in his world around him. A child of divorce, he lives alone with his mom Adelle and has a skewed sense of the world as a result. Adelle enters an unusual relationship over the Labor Day weekend and it has so much intensity, it manages to alter Henry's life forever This book deals with relationships, agrophobia, sexuality and so much more. Interesting-coming-of-age book.
Veronica's life is falling apart fast. She's failing her pre-med classes, her job as a dorm assistant and her boyfriend wants a commitment she's not ready to make. And then the biggest shocker of all - her parents are getting a divorce. Unable to handle all of this, she makes some very poor choices which have some long range effects. When her mom needs help, Veronica is forced to look at everything in a different way. Some language.
A book of intrigue, twists and turns and mayhem in the Randall family. Holly Smith receives a letter from an unknown person that turns her life from a middle-class women into a life of oppulence. An intriguing novel of cover-ups, murder and so much more.