Thursday, September 7, 2017

Book Review: The Devil's Prayer

Here is Amazon's description of the book--
     A nun commits suicide in front of thousands in Spain. In Australia, Siobhan Russo recognises that nun as her mother, Denise Russo, who disappeared six years ago. 

In search of answers, Siobhan travels to the isolated convent where her mother once lived. Here she discovers Denise’s final confession, a book that details a heinous betrayal that left her crippled and mute, and Denise’s subsequent deal with the Devil to take revenge. In the desperate bargain Denise made with the Prince of Darkness, she wagered Siobhan’s soul. 

As Siobhan discovers the fate of her soul, she learns that hidden within the pages of her mother’s confession is part of The Devil’s Prayer, an ancient text with the power to unleash apocalyptic horrors. 

And now her mother’s enemies know Siobhan has it.

Can Siobhan escape an order of extremist monks determined to get the Prayer back? Can she save the world from its own destruction? 

My review--
    The Devil's Prayer is unlike any book I have read,  I did not want to like this book, but from the very beginning I was intrigued.  At the beginning of the book a nun hangs herself what follows is an explanation and description of the events that leads up to that horrific decision. Overall, I could not book this book down.  
   Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book for my honest opinion.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Book Review-- Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber





Here is how Amazon.com has the description of the book.

Beloved bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with a powerful standalone novel about a woman forced to start her life anew, embarking on the most courageous journey of all—to a place where she learns what love and trust really mean.
 
Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold.
 
Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew.
 
The pair strike up a friendship—Drew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose—that, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drew’s two children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in turn, proves herself trustworthy to her adopted community.
 
But Caden’s return to town and a disastrous secret threaten to undo the life Shay has tried so hard to rebuild. It will take the utmost courage and faith if she and Drew hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future.

My Review

I am a big fan of Debbie Macomber's books and movies.  I was very excited to be able to read this book through Netgalley.

Any dream will do book is not like all of the other books written by Debbie Macomber.  I really enjoyed the story of this book and the characters.  The story had some different twists which kept it interesting.  I thought it was going to be easy to guess how it was going to end, but I was delightfully surprised.  

I would definitely recommend this book.  Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read this book for my honest review.