Genre: Fiction

BOOK REVIEW:  The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble

BOOK REVIEW: The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble

Posted January 23, 2018 by Fizzy Pop in book review, Colleen Coble, Lavender Tides / 0 Comments

I am not one of the multitude that chooses books by their covers.  I mean I appreciate a pretty picture now and then but for the most part covers play little to no actual role in my choosing to read a book.  If that were the case I would never have chosen to read ‘The View from Rainshadow Bay’.  It’s no big secret, though I am judged for it constantly, that I do not like the color purple or any variation thereof.  If I had chosen to skip this book because of the cover I would have missed out on a pretty intriguing reading experience.  That being admitted to I also have to say that many times reviewing ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) or galleys can be hard.  They aren’t ‘final’ and sometimes there are still errors and quirks and you don’t know if they were cleared up before the final […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Coldwater by Samuel Parker

BOOK REVIEW: Coldwater by Samuel Parker

Posted January 22, 2018 by Fizzy Pop in book review, Samuel Parker / 0 Comments

This book drew me in when I got the Revell email back in December and I knew I had to read it.  And then I had to wait to read it longer than anticipated due to delays and warehouse issues.  And then the first couple of chapters hooked me in so hard that I could have been on the edge of my seat but let’s face it most of my reading is done in the car or laying in bed.  (It’s a legit thing, go with it.)  And then …  I got lost somewhere in the mix.  In the first 10% or so of the book I was waiting for everything to pounce.  Kristin’s book hadn’t come yet but I compelled her to go online and read the first chapter (even told her where to find it) I was so all in, so to speak.  She didn’t compel and I […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Under a Cloudless Sky by Chris Fabry

BOOK REVIEW: Under a Cloudless Sky by Chris Fabry

Posted January 18, 2018 by Fizzy Pop in book review, Chris Fabry / 2 Comments

Oh for the love of gravy, I have no idea how I want to review this book.  I really really liked it for so many reasons I really can’t tell you.  I mean, let’s face it, there are things I question and some concerns I have but there are so many other things that I just take with the wind and don’t even second guess.  I mean, truly that’s the way it is most of the time right?  The problem is I don’t have the words, any words much less all the words, to guide you through my time spent bonding with this book. Here’s the deal.  Let’s start simple shall we.  I love how the author set the book up with himself as the narrator and each chapter having a date and time and a snippet of what is happening.  For example: Hollis takes the long way home Beluah […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

BOOK REVIEW: Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

Biblical fiction can go one of only two ways, it can be done extremely well or it can do a complete 180 from that and be done completely so far from well that it’s well you know what 180 means.  Even established amazing Biblical fiction authors can have those 180 books.  Every time I pick one up I know the risks.  Heck, I embrace the risks.  It’s a genre I love and Mesu Andrews hit it out of the park with ‘Isaiah’s Daughter’.  There were a few things that gave me pause but all in all this book made King Hezekiah and Queen Hephzibah come to life in all the right ways. Let’s briefly glance over the things I was washy on and get to the good stuff.  There were some word phrases and choices I wasn’t sure would have been relevant or appropriate during this time.  ‘Two shakes of […]

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BOOK REVIEW: A Song Unheard by Roseanna White

BOOK REVIEW: A Song Unheard by Roseanna White

If you remember last July when I fell in love with this series then you know why I was so anxious to get my hands on this book.  Need a refresher?  Check out my review of ‘A Name Unknown‘.  I had high hopes with the return to the family and the mysterious Mr. V in their lives.  While this book didn’t disappoint on some levels I wasn’t quite as drawn into it as I was the first in the series.  I’m still all in though and ready for the next book at it’s earliest convenience. Let’s talk about where it fell flat for me.  Perhaps the first book did this and I didn’t notice it but there were a lot of choppy, fragged sentences; predominately early in the book and the again later in the book.  It was a thing throughout but it eased up as the characters fell into […]

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