Friday, December 17, 2010

A Travel Back in Time..

Living along the Oregon Trail, here in north eastern Oregon, I often see the ruts of old wagon trail from when settlers came this way to Oregon. Running through my town, it is a culinary delight to dream about the Oregon trail, and those that journied this direction.

In recieving a chosen book from BookSneeze.com, who only asks that I give an honest review, I was taken on another sort of historical journey as I read the book, " An Amish Love", by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long..

This book, with it's simple, but descriptive cover, caught my attention with the " kapp" , othewise known as a prayer covering or cap".. In the historical sense of the Amish language, many words we "Englisch", or " non-Amish person" might not understand. Yet, in the preface of the book, are words with their definition to help the reader as you go along in each chapter, and story.
I am not one on reading much in the line of Amish history, yet this book of fiction was more than just a book to read.I found it enjoyable, captivating, and most of all , especially in the first of the three stories, a " REAL" and engaging story line where I was kept in wonderment as to how it would end..

I can say the other two stories were good, kept interest, and for the most part, stories of that time period that I would have commended anyone who traveled those time periods, for a job well done in spite of circumstances..

I do recommend this 3 story book of fiction to those who want a simple, yet heart captivating read.

Again, I am giving an honest review for www.Booksneeze.com..

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Time To Embrace..

Having read many of author, Karen Kingsbury's,books, in many different series, I was again, drawn to the beautiful book cover first.. Knowing that eye candy is what appeals with food, it is also what appeals to reading for me. The vivid, realistic, and gentle covers draw me in like none other.
A Time to Embrace follows Ms. Kingsbury's first book, A Time to Dance. However, I did not read that particular book, yet think it would not be crucial to read this companion book.
Though the story line of a beloved football coach, and his family is heart rendering, the book is not something that grabbed me by the bootstraps, and drew me into wanting to stay up all night to finish the book. It was, well, touching, gentle, and a good read. Nothing spectacular, as were some of Karen Kingsbury's other book series of years gone by.

I would recommend the read to others if they have not read any of her other books, as there is an almost spiritual draw to this one, as her others are as well. For those that do not embrace Christianity, I would still endorse the book, simply because it was a good one.
I was not asked to review this book for only the postive report, from BookSneeze.com, but I was to provide an honest review. There is good, and there is juts " ok " in what I felt about reading A Time to Embrace..