Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Death Takes a Ride by Lorena McCourtney

It's official. This case is above her pay grade--and Cate's in over her head.
Cate Kinkaid arrives at H&B Vintage Auto Restorations to give a friend a ride. But, as usual, trouble finds Cate even there--this time in the form of one dead man, one wounded man, and what appears to be a pretty obvious case of self-defense.

Despite having been merely an unfortunate bystander, Cate finds herself sucked into the case. And the deeper she gets, the more she begins to suspect that the shooting in the H&B office may not have been as cut-and-dried as it appeared.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lorena McCourtney takes you on wild ride in this clever cozy mystery that will keep you guessing.

My Thoughts:

sometimes i can really get into a great mystery. but this is a series though i'm sure they are standalone. without knowing the character right from the start i have a hard time connecting for some reason. so for this one i just didn't get into it like i should have.

thanks to revell for providing this for review. i wasn't compensated in any way.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Atlas Girl by Emily T. Wierenga

Disillusioned and yearning for freedom, Emily Wierenga left home at age eighteen with no intention of ever returning. Broken down by organized religion, a childhood battle with anorexia, and her parents' rigidity, she set out to find God somewhere else--anywhere else. Her travels took her across Canada, Central America, the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. She had no idea that her faith was waiting for her the whole time--in the place she least expected it.

Poignant and passionate, Atlas Girl is a very personal story of a universal yearning for home and the assurance that we are known, forgiven, and beloved. Readers will find in this memoir a true description of living faith as a two-way pursuit in a world fraught with distraction. Anyone who wrestles with the brokenness we find in the world will love this emotional journey into the arms of the God who heals all wounds.

My Thoughts:

i'm sure it would be a great book for plenty of poeple. but i am not one of those people. i tried to get through it and i just couldn't connect at all. it was sad cause it sounded super interesting but for me i just couldn't do it! i hope others will find it and be able to connect.

thanks to revell for providing me with a copy of this for review. i wasn't compensated in anyway.