Wow I’ve been off the radar for a little while. I’m not quite sure how that happened. I guess I just haven’t been feeling particularly inspired. But I can happily say I’m back, just to share a few books today, but I have got another devotional for later this week as well!
I read some great books earlier this year, courtesy of Netgalley and Book Look Bloggers so I thought I had better share the reviews.
You are Loved no Matter What by Holley Gerth
I really enjoy reading books like this, the kind of books aimed specifically at women that leave you feeling encouraged and challenged in your faith.
To be honest when I started reading this book I wasn’t sure if it was for me, it seemed to be aimed more a perfectionists, and I’m definitely not a typical one. I certainly don’t mind a bit of mess and clutter! Although I do harbour a few secret tendencies! But this book this book spoke to me in ways that I wasn’t expecting.
I particularly enjoyed the chapter on personality type and the ones that dealt with the popular bible verse “be perfect as your father in heaven is perfect.”
I would highly recommend this book, as I think everyone would get something out of it, whether they are a typical perfectionist or not!
If I Run by Terri Blackstock
This was a fast paced and exciting novel, that I couldn’t wait to get back to reading every time I put it down. The action switched between Casey, who was running from a false accusation of murder and the detective tasked with finding her.
The action didn’t let up in this exciting and enjoyable book, but at times it felt like it was aimed at teenagers, and there were a few too many coincidences!
I was disappointed with the ending as there was a major cliff hanger. It was frustrating as this was only a relatively short book anyway. When this happens I always feel like its some kind of marketing ploy to get you to buy the next book.
All in all an enjoyable story. Until the final chapter!
A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson
I think I have developed a little but of weakness for these Christian historical romance novels. Sure, they might be a bit cheesy, but you know you are going to get something clean and easy to read.
A Spy’s Devotion was no exception, and it was probably one of the most fun ones I have read. While it’s not a story I’m likely remember for years, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours.
The main character is a sweet, eager to please orphan, who finds herself having to step out of her comfort zone and defy her relatives in order to assist a spy.
if you want a light-hearted book, with spies and romance and characters you will love to hate. I would definitely recommend this.
In fact my only annoyance with this book was that the author kept on referring to the east end of London as the “east side.”
Thanks for reading!