I have been a lover of books since I was a small child and going to the library was my favorite thing to do. It still is. I love getting lost in a new world. Some of my favorite genres are Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy,Cozy Mysteries, Amish, Young Adult, Dystopian , Inspirational, Christian. But I tend to read whatever I can get my hands on. I read both printed books and e books. This is my attempt to share what books I have read and what I have thought of them. 

Paper Roses

Paper Roses - Amanda Cabot

This is a story about Sarah and Clay. But it is much more than that. It is also about love and forgiveness. You don't forgive to benefit the person but for yourself so that you can move on from the hurt that was caused to you.

Sarah comes to Texas as a mail order bride. But when she reaches her destination her dream of getting married and having a better life for her and her sister is dashed as her groom has died. That is when the mystery comes to play as Clay is trying to find out who killed his brother Austin but the townspeople are of no help to him.

This story is set during a time when mail order brides were the norm where they would go to such places as Texas. Also people were coming to America from the 'old country' having to transition from old country ways to that of the west. The townspeople in this town were not necessarily ready to let go of old prejudices and was quick to blame each other as things occurred. 

This book is set in small town Texas. The closest big town was San Antonio. The townspeople are of French and German descent. In fact, Sarah's best friend was French. I don't remember a year mentioned but I got the impression its the 1800's with the mention of the Mexican war.

I found this book very interesting. It started off slow but then it picked up and kept me up late so I could finish it. It had a mystery element where I didn't know the whodunit till the very end. That alone was sad. There also was a touch of romance but it wasn't in your face. There was also talk of faith throughout the story.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in historical fiction with a faith theme. It's not preachy and fits well in the story told. Also the mystery and the blossoming romance helped pull the story together.





Prey - Rachel Vincent

This book took me by surprise in what happened. It was sad. I really like this series and I am interested enough that I want to finish the series. This is #4 out of 6. It is a little older book that came out in 2009. IMO it is still worth a read.It's hard to do a review without getting spoilery. I will say you can see how Fathye and Jayce have changed from the kind of people they use to be. Especially Jayce. 



Seige and Storm

Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo

I loved this book and can't wait to see how it all ends. I really feel for Alina. Leigh Bardvgo is a new writer to me. I will gladly read any books that she writes. I really like the world she has built and its easy to be caught up in it. 

Reading Challenge

So how do you mark the books you have read here? I thought my review here would have taken care of that. Thanks! 

Into The Still Blue

Into the Still Blue - Veronica Rossi

This series grew on me. I am very happy with the way it was concluded. 

River Marked

River Marked - Patricia Briggs

This is the 6th book of the Mercy Thompson series and it didn't disappoint. I really enjoyed it. I don't want to say more in fear of spoiling it for anyone but if your a Mercy fan I think its a must read. 

Shatter Me

Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi

It took me a long time to get into this book and to finish it. I don't understand the hype behind this book and series. I think I will be dnf the rest.


Rogue - Rachel Vincent

Irreparable Harm

Irreparable Harm - Melissa F. Miller

This is a quick book. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the reader did not have a monotone voice. I got the audio version of this book 

Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest - Clare Vanderpool

I didn't realize that this was a children's book and that it won the Newberry award. I can see why it got it. I got the audio version of this book. As I was listening I kept thinking to myself, "Oh this is a 4 star book." But the ending (not a spoiler) cinched it for me and made it a 5 star book for me. I enjoyed the different perspectives that were given throughout the story. And in the end, I think a daughter had a better understanding of her father and what he went through. If you like historical fiction I would recommend this book. The years that were talked about was 1918 and than 1938 or maybe 36. I can't remember and I no longer have the book to reference back to. This book will catch a adult's attention as well as a upper elementary and beyond.

Adoring Addie

Adoring Addie - Leslie Gould

I liked Courting Cate better and I believe I had given that book 5 stars. This book tried to be a Romeo and Juliet story with a Christian bent.

Just One Night

Just One Night - Gayle Forman

I understand its a novella and it only had 36 pages but it still felt rushed to me. I didn't think that some of the characters needed to be in the story because they really didn't bring much to it.

Perfect Lies

Perfect Lies - Kiersten White

It was a little slow and it took me a while to pick it back up but the ending was satisfying. It was a good ending to the series.

Plain Jayne

Plain Jayne  - Hillary Manton Lodge

It was a little slow for me in the beginning. It took me some time to get into this book. About halfway through the book it got better and more interesting. Otherwise, it would have been a 3 star book. It had a different spin to it than traditional Amish books. Well at least the ones I have read in the past.

The Death Cure

The Death Cure - James Dashner

I know people have mixed opinions about how this series ended. But I liked it. I liked it better then Scorch Trials. I thought they ended the story well and it is something I will be thinking on for some time.

The Scorch Trials

The Scorch Trials - James Dashner

I didn't like this book as well as I liked Maze Runner. But I will listen to The Death Cure to since I am curious enough to know how it all ends. 

Currently reading

Traces of Mercy
Cindy Kelley, Michael Landon Jr.
A Daughters Inheritance (Broadmoor Legacy, Book 1)
'Judith Miller', 'Tracie Peterson'
Progress: 151/297 pages