Wednesday, November 21, 2012

book review: "short-straw bride" by karen witemeyer

"No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk. 

Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can't bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt send him riding to her rescue once again. 

Four brothers. Four straws. One bride. Despite the fact that Travis is no longer the gallant youth Meredith once dreamed about, she determines to stand by his side against the enemy that threatens them both. But will love ever be hers? Or will Travis always see her merely as a short-straw bride?"

Karen Witemeyer is on my list of favorite authors and she didn't disappoint me with this newest book! I enjoyed getting to know Travis and Meredith and reading those awkwardly cute moments they shared :) This is a great light read and I finished it with a smile, my way for determining if I enjoyed the book or not. 

I received a review copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. You can learn more about this book and Karen's others from her website
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Friday, November 16, 2012

book review: "Bible detective" by peter martin

"Young detectives will never tire of this picture-search puzzle book. Readers can pore over 17 cleverly illustrated scenes of Bible events to find the answers to the questions posed on each page. Some puzzles involve looking for details of everyday life, others highlight things that happened in the Bible stories--offering hours of fun to readers as they search for the answers.

With lots to find, this kind of picture book is particularly great for reluctant readers and visual learners, helping all children get an overview of the Bible's history and content as they super-sleuth their way through the book. Warning: may be addictive!"

I remember these books from when I was little so I was excited for the opportunity to review this! It brought back memories and the illustrations are super cute! I think adults would enjoy this just as much as little ones!

I received a review copy of this book from Kregel Publications for my honest review.

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