domingo, 9 de outubro de 2011

Review: Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer



About the book:

All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.



As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.

Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

Find out about book 1, Beside Still Waters, here: http://www.triciagoyer.com/contemporaryfiction.html#BesideStillWaters

Buy the bookhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/1433668696/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=sprightly-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=1433668696&adid=1GWJQSEY88PNG6ERWGQP

I always liked amish stories, even if I don't know too much about their beliefs. So, when I could I signed for a chance to be in this tour. So, I've to say, that I really enjoyed the story (even through I never a books fast like I've read this one. I'm dead.)

This story presents Marianna, a girl who left the home that she always knew in Indiana e now lives in Montana with Englishchers and starts to know people with differents beliefs and ways of life. She even starts to fall in love for one of those people, Ben, who has a closer relationship with God than anyone whom she has met, but when things seems to be great, her fiancee Aaron, arrives to take to Indiana.

Besides all the love that we see in the book, I loved who the characters are well made, that they seem to be alive. I found myself torn between Ben and Aaron, like Marianna, and besides the love triangle, we see the growth of Marianna's faith. The book ends and left us with some questions, but I believe that they're going to be answered in the third book of this great series.


My rating was: 



I really enjoyed this book!   


P.S: See the rest of the stops here! http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13430807

terça-feira, 4 de outubro de 2011

Book Tour: Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer





About the book:

All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.

As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.

Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

Find out about book 1, Beside Still Waters, here: http://www.triciagoyer.com/contemporaryfiction.html#BesideStillWaters

Buy the bookhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/1433668696/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=sprightly-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=1433668696&adid=1GWJQSEY88PNG6ERWGQP


Watch the cute trailer! 
About Tricia:

Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little RockArkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

For more about Tricia and her other books visit www.triciagoyer.com

And come to the party! We will have cookies and amazing prizes!


Tricia is celebrating the release of Along Wooded Paths with a Fabulous Facebook party on October 18th. She'll be giving away prizes and a sneak peak at the next book in the Big Sky series.
Then during the second half of the party she'll be hosting a LIVE AUTHOR CHAT on her website and announcing something BIG! CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party - then go here to sign up for the Live Author Chat.

Along Wooded Paths Party

See the schedule here: http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13430807


Come back here 10/8 to see my review about Tricia's newest book!

segunda-feira, 3 de outubro de 2011

Review: Son of Duprin by William H. Johnson


The Dark Province: Son of DuprinSitting in the honored stalls of the Crystal Sanctuary, Calvin Gooding should be rejoicing in the message he receives from the Holy King of Duprin. But his heart is heavy. He awaits the carriage in which he must ride to deliver the fated news to his family. Time has run out.pIn the midst of this sorrow, exhaustion, and uncertainty, a sorceress from the Dark Province appears to Calvin. She promises to make his terminally ill twin sister, Marilyn, well again. As twins, Calvin and Mari share a special bond, and Calvin will do almost anything to save his sister's life. But in order to free Mari from death's grip, the sorceress claims that Calvin must travel to the Dark Province-a land where souls and flesh are devoured by the lawless and the spirit of man is bound in shackles. It's a reckless land dominated by morally corrupt warlords and open sexuality. Wrapped tightly in his religion, Calvin must make a life-altering decision. He can choose to follow the sorceress into the sinful abyss to save his sister, or he can accept a life of guilt and certain torment over Mari's death.

Mary and Calvin were like almost like every pair of twins: They made everything together in their childhood and even when they went on separate ways, they still contacted each other, when that was possible, but when Mary falls ill, Calvin will do everything in his power to cure his beloved sister. Even go to the unholy Dark Province.
I really enjoyed this book, because even if Calvin was stiff and a little annoying sometimes, because he is unsure about Dark Province, but in the end, I could see myself in his skin, I can say: I would do everything that he did. I really enjoy when the characters don't stay stuck with they faith until the end of the book. Calvin's makes the reader laugh sometimes, because it's funny when he sees the shape of a woman's body, cars and even a brothel. The inner fight of Calvin was something that was well constructed, because was interesting to see the changes that he went trough the whole book, because he starts his journey with a strict and closed vision about the Dark Province and in the end he was questioning everything that he went trough there and the beliefs of his people in Duprin and his own too.
But I didn't like one thing... That I've to wait to read the book 2! So many questions were left without a good answer, and the sad story between Calvin and his lover was a thing that almost made me cry! I want to know if something happened to them!
In the end: If you like a good story that make you think about your own beliefs and your way of living, this is the right choice!

My rating was: 


I really enjoyed this book!


P.S: William, thank you for your amazing patience with me and my lack of time to write a proper review to you!

terça-feira, 12 de julho de 2011

I'm baaaaaack!





Hey guys!

Sorry for the reaaaaally long lack of postings lately. College was awful than ever and I started to work, so my time to write any good review was pratically none, but now I'm on vacations, so that means that I can write again! YEY! I'm starting to write tons of reviews of all books that I read, so wait for very good things form now on! :D

Thanks a lot for the patience!

sexta-feira, 27 de maio de 2011

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop!

Wow! I didn't make Friday memes for months! I've to start to make them again...


Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and this week's question was made by Louise of Book Bliss! The question is:


How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?


Well, I usually read two or three books in a week, depends of my free time and how many books I've in my TBR pile, or if I've time to go to the library and get some new books of me to read. Well, since in my country, we don't have differents formats of books, all books that we've here, are, in my point of view, paperbacks. So I do read paperbacks, and hardbacks, we I get them via Book Depository XD

And you? How many books do you read in a week? :)

Book Blogger Hop
 

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer of Crazy-for-Books and the question of this week is:
 

"What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked? Which have you disliked?"

Uhm... I really like the first Harry Potter movie (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone). To me was the most well adapted book in the whole serie, in my opinion, but I liked the movie 3 too (please, don't kill me! D:)
 

And you? What book-to-movie adaption did you like the most? :D 

P.S: Yeah, the html for this post sucks, but I'll fix it, when I get home, and enter on my computer and my Google Chrome. I hate IE u_u'

quarta-feira, 18 de maio de 2011

My Book Boyfriend (9)


My poor blog is abandoned! What sadness, but the college is killing my time, so I don't have time to write anything, despise th fact that I read several books in the past months. ARGH! 
This meme is hosted by The Unread Reader, in which we show to our readers, characters that we're drooling for! This week, I'll talk about my love of the week:

Ethan Ainsley


  • Appearance: I only thing that I know about Ethan is that he has brown hair and blue eyes. And he's good-looking. Just that. Damn descriptions. 
  • Books that he's in: Something Borrowed, Something Blue and Baby Proof.
  • Ethan is very smart.
  • He's Darcy and Rachel's childhood friend.
  • He lives in London.
  • He married a girl called Brandi, but he discovered that she was cheating on him, so he left her.
  • He's the protagonist of Something Blue.
  • He was the only one who did know about Rachel and Dex affair.
  • Why he's my book boyfriend: I know that Dex is the hero of Something Borrowed, but... I don't like him, because he took too long to make the decision about Darcy and the wedding. But, I think that Ethan is so cute and such a great a friend, that I fell in love with him.
  • Who would be my perfect Ethan: James Marsden. I love John Krasinski, but he isn't the guy who I imagined to play Ethan, but I do loved him in the movie.
  • Scene that made me swoon: 
"I think Brandi soured Ethan on the whole fresh-air, live-off-the-land kind of life. Or maybe he just wanted something new. Because he moved to London, where he writes for a magazine and is working on a book about London architecture, an interest he didn't acquire until he landed on British soil. But that's how Ethan is. He figures things out along the way, always ready to back up and start over, never bowing to pressure or expectations. I wish I could be more like him. "So what did you do for your birthday?" Ethan asks.I shut my office door and blurt it out.

"Darcy had a surprise party for me, I got wasted, and hooked up with Dex.I suppose this is what happens when you're not accustomed to having secrets. You don't learn the art of holding back. In fact, I am surprised I have lasted this long. I hear static in the line as the news travels across the Atlantic. I panic, wishing I could suck the admission back in."Get the fuck outta here. You're kidding me, right?
"My silence tells him that I'm serious.
"Ohhh, shhhit." His voice is still smiling.
"What? What are you thinking? " I need to know if he's judging. I need to know what he thinks of me, if he is siding with Chanel Suit.
"Wait. Whaddaya mean, hooked up? You didn't sleep with him, did you?"
"Um. Yeah. Actually I did."I am relieved to hear him laugh, even though I tell him that it's not funny, that this is serious business.
"Oh, trust me. This is funny."I picture the dimple in his left cheek.

"And what exactly is so amusing?"
"Miss Goody Two-shoes screws her friend's fiancé. This is raw comedy at its best."
"Ethan!"" 

Ok, this isn't romantic, but I didn't read Something Blue that it's the book that he's the main protagonist yet, so I don't know any romantic scenes. Yet. BWAHAHAHAHAH

And you? Who is your Book Boyfriend of the week? :)

quarta-feira, 4 de maio de 2011

My Book Boyfriend (8)


Thank god that my tests stopped a little now. Two weeks without having to study is a blessing. Now I've to write my delayed reviews, to put the blog back on track. My Book Boyfriend is hosted by The Unread Reader, in which we show to our readers, characters that we're drooling for! This week, I'll talk about my love of the week:

Patch 

  • Books that he's in: Hush Hush; Crescendo; Silence
  • Appearance: "A dark-Levi’s dark-Henley dark boots kind of guy, who smells of mint". He has .black hair, smokey eyes and maybe about six-foot-one or two.
  • Patch was a fallen angel, but now he's Nora's Guardian Angel.
  • He lost his wings because of a human girl.
  • He has a Jeep, which he won in a pool game.
  • He's Nora Biology lab partner.
  • Why he's my Book Boyfriend? Because he's hot, but I really don't like too much his attitude. Maybe he has changed in the second book. (I didn't read it yet D:)
  • My perfect Patch: The same guy who is the cover of all Hush Hush Novels as Patch, Drew Doyon, but the real thing is much better than the bookish one. *drools*
  • Scene that made me swoon:
“You smell good, too,” said Patch“It’s called a shower.” I was staring straight ahead. When he didn’t answer, I turned sideways. “Soap. Shampoo. Hot water.”“Naked. I know the drill.” 

"You possess other people's...bodies." 
He accepted that statement with a nod. 
"Do you want to possess my body?" 
"I want to do a lot of things to your body, but that's not one of them."  

"You're a guardian angel now." I was still too much in awe to wrap my mind around it, but at the same time I felt amazement, curiosity...happiness. 
"I'm your guardian angel," he said. 
"I get my very own guardian angel? What, exactly, is your job description?" 
"Guard your body." His smile tipped higher. "I take my job seriously, which means I'm going to need to get acquainted with the subject matter on a personal level."

I laughed with some of those quotes! XD 


                        


So, who is your Book Boyfriend of the week? :)

 

domingo, 1 de maio de 2011

Review: Fatal Embrace by Aris Whittier

 Fatal EmbraceSeveral years ago, Michael Craven gave up his career as a detective when his fiancé was killed and her killer never caught. Living with the guilt, he throws himself into his Montana ranch and his solitary existence. But, when a serial killer starts making his way through a nearby town, Michael is asked to come back and help a good friend and fellow detective, solve the crime. In doing so, he must hire someone to take his place on the ranch. 
When horse trainer, Jess Stanson shows up, it takes Michael by surprise. Jess turns out to be Jessica. Jessica convinces him to let her stay. Over time they established a fragile friendship. Although, on the inside both feel more but, Michael's past prevents him from being anything but distant and serious. 

As Michael works diligently to track down the killer he finds that Jessica is the only witness to the case. Vowing to protect her with his life and keep his growing feelings separate is no easy task. When Jessica becomes a target it becomes personal for Michael and he can no longer deny his love for this spirited woman. He will do anything to protect her, including giving his own life. (From Goodreads)

First of all, I wanted to apologize with Aris for taking so long to write this review. Second, I want to apologize to my readers, for not posting for so long. I'm with some problems, and they make really difficult to write anything at all. Okay, but for now, let's forget it.


I can just say one thing about this book: I loved it! I loved the romantic parts, loved the mystery part, loved the characters and everything else! The story begins with Michael, retired homicide detective, who has the guilty of never being able to catch his fiancée murder. So now, he lives in a ranch in Montana with his horses, but the past always come. 
His old partner Dan, who is now the homicide chief, asks Michael if he can help the force to catch a serial killer, who has been murdering young girls in the city. He accepts to help, so he needs to hire somebody to take his place in the ranch, while he's busy following leads. This is when, he hires Jess Stanson. The problem is: He doesn't now that Jess is Jessica, and he gets very surprised and angry with this fact, but with time and Jess insistence, they build a friendship. The only problem is: After a little trip to the city, Jess saw the killer. And now he's watching her. How Michael will deal with that? And what he's going to do to stop the murder, before he gets the woman that he loves?


I love when the emotions that the characters are expressing are so real, that you think "That could happen to me too! And I would do/feel the same thing as her!" I felt that with Jess and Michael. I felt connected with them, so I could understand their emotions. And another thing that was that Jess and Michael didn't fall in love in 30 seconds, are in the bed in one day and planning their life in the rest of the book. Everything happened so calmly and smoothly, principally because of Michael's dead fiancée.


In the end... They mystery part... That was good. I loved how Aris balanced the 
romance, but without letting the mystery get boring and easy for the readers. 
Well, I recommend this book for everybody who loves a great romance and a great mystery all together in one place.


My rating was:


I LOVED this book!


segunda-feira, 25 de abril de 2011

Lack of posts. Again.

Guys, I'm sorry! Things are crazy here, with my tutoring classes and my tests, so I don't have enough time to post any review. I'll try to fix it until the end of this week! I promise!


Thanks for your patience! :D

quarta-feira, 13 de abril de 2011

My Book Boyfriend (7)


Well, the blog can't stop, even if my cute design isn't here because of photobucket maintence. I'm going to do a backup when I get my images back. My Book Boyfriend is hosted by The Unread Reader, in which we show to our readers, characters that we're drooling for! This week, I'll talk about my love of the week:


Zsadist
  • Books that he's in: All the books in Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R Ward
  • Appearance: 
  • As I think about him, I picture his face and the scar that intersects it. I see his glossy all-black eyes. His skull trimmed hair. His pierced nipples. The tattooed blood slave bands around his throat and wrists... I can almost feel the anger and the erotic threat he throws off... God, it’s as if he’s known hell on earth and carries the place around with him.
  • Zsadist is the most scarier brother.
  • He was a blood slave.
  • He's Phury's twin brother.
  • He's mated with Bella
  • He has a little daughter, named Nalla.  
  • Why he's my book Boyfriend?  Well, he can be scary, but he's a sweet guy deep inside. When he's isn't fighting of course. And he's a great alpha male! hohoho Ok, I've to stop to swoon over the Brotherhood.
  • Who is my perfect Zsadist: Wentworth Miller. He's just like Z! Of course without the scars or the pierced nipples... XD
  • Scene that made me swoon:
What a flipping nightmare. Technically the Brotherhood should be running his ass out of town. Instead Z was looking to mate into the guy's family. God, did Bella even know what her brother was? And not just the drug-dealer part…
Z glanced at her.Probably not , his instincts told him. On both accounts.
"Rehvenge, this is… Zsadist," she said.
Z looked at the male again. The pair of deep purples staring back at him were unwavering, but beneath the calm there was a flicker of the same kind of holy hell that Z was feeling.Man … exactly how was all this going to play out?
"Rehv?" Bella murmured. "Um… Zsadist?"
The Reverend smiled coolly. "So, are you going to mate my sister now that you've knocked her up? Or is this just a social call?"
The two females let out gasps, and Zsadist felt his eyes flash black. As he pointedly drew Bella to his side, he itched to bare his fangs. He was going to do his best not to embarrass anyone, but if flyboy with the mouth peeled off any more one-liners like that, Z was going to drag Bella's brother outside and beat an apology out of him for upsetting the ladies.
He was damn proud of himself when he only hissed a little. "Yeah, I am going to mate her. You drop the tough act, civilian, and we might invite you to the ceremony. Otherwise you're off the list."
The Reverend's eyes flared. But then he abruptly laughed. "Easy, there, brother. Just want to make sure my sister is taken care of."
The male put his hand out. Zsadist met the big palm halfway.
"That's brother-in-law, to you. And she will be, don't you worry about that."

So who's your book boyfriend this week? :)


P.S: Yeah, next week we won't have a Brother in MMB. I've to stop with them XDDD