Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Review: While We're Far Apart


While We're Far Apart
While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This book is surprisingly good! It follows the recipe of a well written book. It has great characters, countless contrasts and abundant conflicts. I had some doubts before starting to read it because it is categorized as a Christian book. In my past experience with Christian books, I noticed that the story is often lost among all the preaching. It is not the case with this book. As a matter of a fact, the book has great historical facts and beautiful moral values.

The story is set during World War II. I can easily tell that the author researched the period well and stayed true to the events of the time. There are many characters in the story and they come in and out of each other lives. Nevertheless, the reader does not get lost as the book is well structured and each character has an important part to play in the revealing of the story. I really enjoyed it and recommend it!




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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review: The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard


The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard
The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard by Robert Bryndza

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This was a fun book to read. The story is revealed through emails written by the main character. There are several lol moments, but the book is also filled with touching and sometimes frustrating moments. This is a light and fast read.



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Friday, October 31, 2014

Review: Defending Jacob


Defending Jacob
Defending Jacob by William Landay

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



It has been a while since I read a great courtroom book. "Defending Jacob" is definitely in that category. There are two stories in this book which come into a collision in the end. I was particularly interested to know more about some of the new sciences used to prove the innocence or the guiltiness of an accused. What if one day they can tell if someone will have violent or criminal tendencies just by looking at the genetic making of that person? Where would this lead? That's a scary thought! I rather believe that there goodness in everyone and that you are not what your genetic matter is... well at least I hope so.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Gone Girl


Gone Girl
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Wow!! What a ride!! I absolutely loved this book! This was a fantabulous and exciting read. So many twists and turns! The characters were surprising and well defined. It is always nice to read a book which has substance. "Gone Girl" not only has substance; it has texture. If "Gone Girl" is not on our To-Read list yet... you have to add it! Great great book!



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Monday, October 20, 2014

Review: 30 Days of Relaxation: Fun Meditations for a Stress Free Life


30 Days of Relaxation: Fun Meditations for a Stress Free Life
30 Days of Relaxation: Fun Meditations for a Stress Free Life by Inbar Shahar

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This is a fantastic short book on meditation and relaxation. I enjoyed the way the author structured the book by using the four elements and the beautiful imagery she described every day. I wish I had the book in an audio form; it would be easier to listen to it than to read it and try to remember the beautiful words while meditating.

"30 Days of Relaxation: Fun Meditations for a Stress Free Life" is a great book and I recommend it to whomever would like to try meditation for the first time and to those who are expert at it and are looking at new ways to meditate.



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