Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dear Mr. Knightly: A Review

This is the debut novel by Katherine Reay.  If you loved Jane Austin novels you will thoroughly enjoy this read. The main character is Samantha Moore.  She is a young woman who spent the majority of her childhood in the foster care system.  The coping mechanism that Samantha uses is to quote her favorite characters from the classics or imitate their attitudes/ actions.  She is so detached from other people she has a very hard time relating to others. Ms. Moore is given a scholarship to get her degree in journalism from an anonymous benefactor.  The only condition is that she write letters to this mysterious Mr. Knightly keeping him updated on her progress.  The first part of this book is mainly letters to Mr. Knightly.  We get to see the main character through her letters.  The book then progresses into Samantha's story.  She is so lovable & flawed at the same time.

My only criticism of this book is the lack of God.  The main character is not seeking God at the start of this book & not much changes by the end.  I hope in her next book Ms. Reay gives her character the chance to have a life-changing relationship with God.  I will be looking for this author's work in the future.  A sweet & original love-story.  Curl up with a warm drink & enjoy!  You can find this book here

I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Unspoken: A Review

Dee Henderson has long been one of my favorite christian suspense authors.  She didn't write anything for several years.  This book is her second since returning to the world of fiction.  Her first book since the break was called Full Disclosure.  I did not like this book.  I just didn't enjoy the characters & plot twists she took.  I was a little hesitant to try another Dee Henderson book, but I'm glad I did.  This book is classic Dee Henderson at its best.  If you have read either of her 2 series you will enjoy her return to great plots & deep characters.

Charlotte Graham was at the center of one of Chicago's most notorious child kidnapping cases.  Over the years she has been trying to rebuild her life.  She struggles with a question alot of people ask which is "why does God let bad things happen to good people?".

Bryce Bishop is a coin dealer who is happy with his life but a little bored.  A mysterious coin supplier enters the picture & his life will never be the same.

Ms. Henderson introduces us to the world of coin collecting,  staggering inheritances & kidnapping in a story that is very well developed.  If you want a great read for a cold winter day pick up this book!  You can find a copy of it here at

I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.  All thoughts are my own.