Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Suitor For Jenny by Margaret Brownley

This is an amazingly captivating Christian romance novel well written and worth reading.  From the beginning I was intrigued by the interesting plot.  The story is set in Rocky Creek, Texas right after the American Civil War.  It starts with three young ladies arriving in Rocky Creek and the oldest, Jenny, tries to find husbands for her younger sisters.  Her sisters don't end up liking the men she picks for them but they fall in love with bachelors that don't fit Jenny's criteria as potential suitors.  Jenny is also falling for someone but she doesn't think she deserves to be loved, even by God.  Will Jenny let God have the reins or will Jenny's stubborn attitude keep herself from true love?
I really loved this book and could identify with one of the characters which helped me to strengthen my understanding and relationship with God.  I loved this book so much that I read most of it in one day. There are sexual references so I would only recommend it to mature teens and adults.
(This was a book, of my choice, that sent to me for free if I agreed to read it and review it honestly.  I didn't have to review it positively so the views expressed in this review are of my opinion.)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Green by Ted Dekker

This story is actually a continuation of the circle trilogy making it the Circle Cycle.  It's an awesome book full of suspense, love, treachery, adventure, and action.  The beginning of the book starts right off into the growing conflict.  The circle, that is led by Thomas of Hunter, is starting to shatter at the seams as the end draws near.  It seems that his own son is leading a rebellion against the Circle's nonviolence policies and the growing Horde threat.  His only hope is to try to get back to the other world but his old way of doing so stopped working years ago.  It seems that the other world is heading to it's end of times,as well.  What is to become of these two worlds and Thomas of Hunter's son?  Find out in this awesome book by Ted Dekker!

This story isn't called book zero for nothing.  It really does fit between book one (Black) and book three (White) making the series come "full circle" as Ted Dekker says.  I advise that you start with Black, like I did, even though Ted Dekker says you can do that or start with Green and go on to Black.  Green sorta gives away some things that I wouldn't want to know when reading the orginal trilogy but that is the reader's decision.  Overall this is a great ending and beginning to the Circle Cycle and I would recommend to all Christian Fiction readers.