Monday, November 16, 2009

200th Post! Book Review :-)

Wow - 200 posts! So much has happened since I started this blog. I am excited that with this post I am adding something new: book reviewing. I have signed up to review books for two different publishing companies. I just happened to be down with the flu when one of my new books arrived in the mail this weekend - perfect timing! I finished it this morning - so on with the review!!

The Rose Legacy by Kristen Heitzmann
Diamond of the Rockies #1

"My heart is a blind guide. Why did I follow ~ Rose"

Carina Maria DiGratia leaves the comforts of everyone and everything she has ever known for the dreams of Crystal, Colorado. Filled with bitterness and hatred for those who betrayed her at home, she vows to never be trusting again. She soon learns, however, that in a mining town, a lone woman needs help - she will have to trust someone - but whom? Not everyone in Crystal is as they first appear. When violence escalates, Carina must discover who is really trustworthy in order to help save the city from complete corruption.

I really enjoyed reading this book - I could easily imagine the surroundings and wonderful characters who fill the pages. The book is nice and long so there is time to develop the characters and story line well. One thing I was not so fond of was the blurring a little of the gospel. Although it is said that one must be washed in the blood of the lamb, it seems also present that whatever road you take - as long as you are sincere -will get you to heaven too. I probably would not recommend it to a friend who was searching for the gospel themselves. I loved the story itself however and can't wait to read the next one in the series.

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing


Stina Rose said...

I love book reviewing! Welcome to the club and congratulations on your 200th post! :)

Adventure Mom Janna said...

How fun! I've thought of doing that. You'll have to tell me how you like it...that is if we ever actually get to talk:)