Review: Ours for a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Ours for a SeasonOurs for a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an extremely touching story. Having had several friends who struggle with infertility this story took a deep dive into the struggles that couples face as well as the pain a woman feels when she desperately wants a child she knows she’ll never have.

I always enjoy stories that mix different cultures like Mennonites and a worldly woman like Brooke Spalding. I also loved the portrayal of the Mennonites, especially Anthony, sharing their faith and being missionaries to a lost world.

Probably about two-thirds through the book I started getting an idea of where the author was going to take the story. This didn’t diminish my enjoyment reading this story.

If you enjoy stories that delve into the life with the good and the bad this is a story for you. Kim Vogel Sawyer is an excellent storyteller and this story is one of her best.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Review: Thirst for Steel (The Tox Files #3) by Ronie Kendig

Thirst of Steel (The Tox Files, #3)Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It’s really hard for me to put into words all the emotion I felt as I read this book. The action is out of this world crazy and at time intense. And I love Tox, Haven, and Ram.

The “ancient” story line at times bothered me and just a little “out there” for me. But definitely didn’t see all the pieces of it and how they ended up falling together.

Honestly, the ending broke my heart and I didn’t see that one coming either.

If you’re read the first two books in the series you definitely want to read this one. If you’ve not read the first two you really want to before reading this one. It might work as a standalone, but I think you would miss out on critical pieces.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Review: A Necessary Deception

A Necessary DeceptionA Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First time I’ve read this author and all in all I enjoyed the story. I’m not much of an English history buff especially when it came to their war with France, but I did enjoy the spy aspect of this story and didn’t quite see the ending coming.

Christien was absolutely wonderful and I loved Lydia’s spunk and determination in a very male driven society. More than once though I would have loved to see someone take Honore over their knee, but I’m sure that will add to the wonder of her story.

The author did provide some nice suspense and kept me wondering who was really behind it all.

There were a few times where I felt lost in the story. But that didn’t take much from the story itself.

If you enjoy historical fiction with spies, traitors, and a Frenchman, then this will be a good read.

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