Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Guest Post! Higher Hope


Guest Review from Knits, Reads, and Reviews!


Robert Whitlow's second book in the series is one that you can read and easily follow without having read the first book of the series. One may not think you can easily find humor in a religious based book, but Robert Whitlow succeeds in doing just that, this book is not in any way humorous, but yet leads one to chuckle from time to time. Tami Taylor has strong religious beliefs and does not let living in a big city keep her from following her beliefs. To some, Tami's strengths may be seen as weakness, but in the case of Ramona Dabney vs. Jason Paulding Tami is seen as one who can shed light on the beliefs of strongly if not strangely religious Ramona. Tami struggles with moving away from her family, caring for an elderly woman and facing the love of two charming men, but through it all she keeps her head on straight and in the end leaves you waiting excitedly for the next book to appear on the shelves of the corner bookstore!

I would recommend this book, but not for those who are 'squeamish' over religion or find religion somewhat of a difficult subject. This book is truly a Christian story written for those who believe. When I first began the book I was a bit unsure, but after reading a chapter or two I was entirely wrapped up in the lives of the characters. Can't wait to read the next in the series, and I will also go back and read the first book!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Need some Party Tips?


Book: Prom and Party Etiquette
Author: Cindy Post Senning, ED.D., Peggy Post
Rating: 3 out of 5
Cover Rating: 3 out of 5
Release date: January 26th, 2010
Disclosure: I received this book to review, however, all opinions expressed are of my own.

Going to a holiday party? Prom? Homecoming? Or even just a small birthday party hosted by a friend? Then you will need to know some of the common party etiquette rules. Don't talk with your food wide open, don't announce how much money was in a gift that you were given, and be sure to wash your hands before you sit down to eat! These are just a few of the many tricks and tips that you should know and that you can find in "Prom and Party Etiquette."

While this seems like it could be a great book with someone who goes to a lot of parties or as a gift to someone who is starting to go to more and more parties, I didn't really have an interest in it. A lot of the facts seemed commonly known. There were however a few neat tricks, such as one on how to remember which bread plate is your so you don't by accident eat someones elses bread that's not yours! If you are looking for a book on party tips then this one is for you!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lovestruck Summer Review


Book: Lovestruck Summer
Rating: 3 out of 5
Cover Rating: 3 out of 5

Priscilla is ready for an exciting summer, away from home, down in Austin Texas. Yeehaw! She was planning on spending the summer working as an intern at Amalgam Records and hopefully finding an indie boy to date as a summer fling. However, much, much, more happens than she expects.

Priscilla doesn't expect to fall head over heels with a total cowboy. He is not her taste at all. Or so she thought. After dating a indie boy, she soon finds that she was missing what she really wanted all along, and judging people in ways that she shouldn't be....

"Lovestruck Summer" was a fun, fast read. I found it pretty predictable, but sometimes that's OK. I did get frustrated with Priscilla quite a bit, however, I just wanted to tell her that she is completely missing something! "Lovestruck Summer" was a cute and enjoyable read.