Review: Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar

Bread of AngelsBread of Angels by Tessa Afshar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Although I’m not a big fan of Biblical fiction I really did enjoy this story.

The author did a great job weaving the little we know about Lydia from Acts with a realistic story of what her life could have been like. She also brought out the pain of loss and fear and the impact it can have in our lives.

Most important she told the story of redemption and God’s healing power.

She also displayed Paul and Silas is a great way. She made them more “real” by showing them making humorous comments and even a little sarcasm.

Her author notes listed what things were based on facts versus the things she created completely from her imagination.

I look forward to reading more by this author.

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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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