Monday, September 22, 2014

Tuesday Teasers: Four Today


Gerard's:

I'm just going to answer as simply as I can:  I met them on the 6th of January 2011, in the basement room at 58 Rankeillor Street.  And I wouldn't have believed any of them could do something so monstrous. 
 From page 6 of The Furies by Natalie Haynes.

"Sometimes you're in the wrong place at the wrong time and what happens is nobody's fault.  You just want to feel bad so you'll feel better."
From page 17 of The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey.

Karen's:

How many nights since leaving Willow Springs had she lain awake and worried about Sadie--the young girl whose past too closely resembled her own.  Jonathan had purposed to buy Sadie from the brothel too, after Annabelle had asked him, but the madam wouldn't negotiate with Jonathan on that one.

From page 23, of Revealed by Tamera Alexander.

The consequential turned into the providential.  While they were reacting, God was enacting.
From page 76 of Children of the Day by Beth Moore.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should  Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! Just pick two sentences from the book you are reading.

Happy Reading!

Friday, September 19, 2014

"Bittersweet" by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Starts Slow but Gets Really Good

Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is told by Mabel, a young college student who is befriended by Eve, a wealthy young girl.  Mabel joins Eve in Eve's family summer estate and loves it!  It's everything that she does not have.  But at what price does all this wealth come?

The start of this book just plodded along so much that I almost dumped it but a reviewer on Amazon said it starts slow but to stay with it, so I did.  It did pick up and then got really good.  It's well worth reading and there was a dog in it with the same name as our dog--Abby.  I loved her!
(Gerard's review, 4 stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty is Even Better Than "The Husband's Secret"

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is told by three women:  Madeline, Celeste and Jane.  They all have children attending the same grade school.  This is a fantastic read!  I loved all the women and their different story lines along with plenty of action!  This novel builds up to one night when all the story lines finally come together.  I LOVED the ending!  Do not miss this one--it's a must read!  It does not get any better than this.  This is my new book of the month without a doubt!

We both liked The Husband's Secret by this author, but this one is way better than that even!
(Gerard's review, 5++ stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Teaser Tuesday--3 This Week


Gerard's:

She tossed it to the openmouthed girl in the passenger seat.  "OK?  Just stop it!" 
 From page 28 of Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.


Karen's:

As he started to read through some of the other tweets, I took a swig of coffee from the mug that had been left for me.  The instant the liquid filled my mouth, I sensed something else in there--something brittle and crunchy.

From page 63, of Eyes on You by Kate White.

To walk "before" Him, as so many verses word the concept, is to live continually God-aware.  It means knowing that God is as close as His unwavering gaze, as present and pertinent as the air around us, and His Spirit is as surely within us as the blood surging through our veins.
From page 49 of Children of the Day by Beth Moore.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should  Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! Just pick two sentences from the book you are reading.

Happy Reading!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

"The Prayer Box" by Lisa Wingate is Inspirational!



The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate is a well-woven inspirational fiction novel about Tandi, a struggling single mom of a young boy and a teen girl, who is trying to put her life back together and become a strong person.  The whole book is about her attempt to trust people again and build healthy relationships.  When her landlady, Iola Anne, dies in the house across from the cottage Tandy rents, Tandy finally gets to know the woman by reading her collection of letters to God found in prayer boxes  as she helps clean up her house and take care of her cat.  Iola’s life is instrumental in encouraging Tandy.  As Tandy seeks to find her own self-worth, she finds herself taking a lead in a community project—saving Iola’s house from being torn down. 

This book is very inspirational and shows how beneficial it can be to keep a prayer box .  I loved Iola because she was like an angel to so many people, often helping others anonymously without expecting anything in return, or any publicity.  The book moved along a bit slowly as Tandi’s journey to self-esteem unfolds.  It would be a great beach read since it takes place near the water and also could be good for a book club.  There are discussion questions in the back.  
(Karen's review, 4 stars) 
 
Check out the author's website at www.Lisawingate.com where she gives lots of suggestions for using and making prayer boxes.

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!
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