Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Book Review: Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer

I really enjoyed this book.  I liked Dinah's story from the very beginning and her struggle to make a new life and overcome her past.  I liked the character Amos and was cheering for Amos and Dinah. Overall this book was very good read.  I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.

Here is Amazon's summary of the book"
A past filled with shame can be washed away with a love that conquers all 
Born to an unloving prostitute in a popular Chicago brothel, timid seventeen-year-old Dinah Hubley was raised amidst the secrets held in every dark, grimy room of her home. Anxious to escape, Dinah pursues her dream of becoming a Harvey Girl, waiting tables along the railroad in an upscale hotel. But when she finds out she isn’t old enough, her only option is to accept a job as a chambermaid at the Clifton Hotel in Florence, Kansas. Eager to put everything behind her, Dinah feels more worthless than ever, based on a single horrible decision she made to survive.
The Clifton offers a life Dinah has never known, but blinded to the love around her, Dinah remains buried in the shame of her past. When a handsome chicken farmer named Amos Ackerman starts to show interest, Dinah withdraws further, convinced no one could want a sullied woman like her.  Despite his self-consciousness about his handicapped leg and her strange behavior, Amos resolves to show Dinah Christ’s love. But can she ever accept a gift she so desperately needs?

My review:  I would rate this book a 5.  I received this book from Blogging for books for my honest review. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Book Review: The Silver Suitcase by Terrie Todd

The Silver Suitcase written by Terrie Todd is a unique story that was a pleasure to read.

Here is how Amazon describes the book:

It’s 1939, and Canada is on the cusp of entering World War II. Seventeen-year-old farm girl Cornelia has been heartbroken since the day her mother died five years ago. As a new tragedy provides Cornelia still more reason to reject her parent’s faith, a mysterious visitor appears in her hour of desperation. Alone and carrying a heavy secret, she makes a desperate choice that will haunt her for years to come. Never telling a soul, Cornelia pours out the painful events of the war in her diary.
Many decades later, Cornelia’s granddaughter, Benita, is in the midst of her own crisis, experiencing several losses in the same week, including the grandmother she adored. The resulting emotional and financial stress takes its toll on her and her husband, Ken, who is unemployed. On the brink of divorce, she discovers Cornelia’s diary. Now the secrets of her grandmother’s past will lead Benita on an unexpected journey of healing, reunion, and faith.

My review:  This is Terrie Todd's first novel and I hope it will not be the last.  Just her Epilogue in this story would make a great novel in my humble opinion.  I really liked learning about Cornelia through the diary.  I loved the ending of this book.  Overall I would rate this book 5 stars.

I received this book through Netgalley for my honest opinion.