Sunday, November 17, 2013
Samantha Moore is completely detached from people. Being raised in the foster care system, she's seen and been through too many bad things to be able to find connections with other people, and instead chooses to hide in the security of the characters in her favorite novels, especially Pride and Prejudice.
When an anonymous person at a foundation agrees to foot the bill for Samantha's education, she finds there is one condition she must adhere to: she has to write the benefactor, "Mr. Knightley", and inform him of her progress. She finds this easy enough, and soon grows to enjoy writing her feelings to Mr Knightley, who does not write back.
I was nervous about this book, honestly. I thought it had a lot of potential, but I wasn't sure how well the story would play out. I am happy to say, however, that I absolutely loved it. I loved the characters, and really felt like a friend to Sam, wanting her to succeed and get back into reality. My only disappointment was when I realized I'd finished the book! I didn't want it to end. And now I wait for another read from Katherine Reay.
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of review. The opinions are my own.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Julia Foster is a missionary in early 1900 London. Having returned from a missions trip in India after her father falls ill, Julia is hired on as a governess to Sir William Ramsey's two children and his cousin's teenage daughters.
Julia finds a friend in Sir William's sister, Sarah, and is able to make quite favorable impression on his children. But, not everyone is pleased to have good-natured Julia around. I really enjoyed this book. The characters were likable, (well the ones that were supposed to be) and well developed. I could really picture everything that was happening as I read. This was one book that I couldn't put down until I was finished. Be sure to check it out to learn more.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
As a parent, there will always be trying times. Prayer Warrior Mom offers written assistance in becoming a "prayer warrior" and praying for our children's needs. I really wanted to love this book, but I just found it okay. I enjoyed all the different sections and especially the notes on how to pray specifically for your children, not just for "him or her". This is definitely a book I will keep in my library, and hopefully I will grow to love it, not just like it.
I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of review. The opinions are my own.