Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Word Game by Steena Holmes - my review

The Word Game  by Steena Holmes is the first book I have read by this author but won't be the last! A story that takes us into a family dealing with young girls and sexual abuse.

An over-protective mother, Alyson, finally agrees to let her daughter,Lyla, attend a sleep over with her cousin and friends. After which she ask Lyla how she liked it, thus opening a whole new set of questions. Is it her (Alyson) over-protective mind at work or is something seriously wrong? Who should she talk to about it? What should she do? What would you do?

This book tore at my heart!

I received an ARC (advanced reader's copy) from Net Gallery in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl - my review

Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl is the third book in the Finding Sanctuary series, but is also a great stand alone book as I haven't read the others in this series.

Sophie/Emily grew up in a strict Mennonite town, with abusive parents. She felt unworthy of being loved by anyone, especially God. She left home and her Mennonite roots as soon as she was old enough.

Then a chance for a story that could change her career arises. Taking her into another Mennonite town where an armed robber may be hiding with millions of dollars that he got away with. She also meets someone from her past here.

The author kept me on the edge of my seat with this twist and turns of this mystery in Mennonite country. Sophie/Emily receives threatening notes as someone doesn't want her to find out if Terrance Chase is in Sanctuary or not. A book full of love and forgiveness.

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.