Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Potter's Lady (Refined By Love Book #2) by Judith Miller

The Potter's Lady (Refined By Love Book #2) by Judith Miller

This is a well- written book about an Irish family who purchases a pottery once the sister, Rose McKay finishes design school. Rose's love interest in the book is none other then the apprentice, Rylan Campbell. Rylan is fearing for his job knowing the purchase of the pottery is coming due to a sick business owner who can no longer run the pottery.  Rose is focused on design and quality over quantity and proceeds. The story mainly focuses on the pottery, defining terms and explaining the processes of how pottery is made. The pros were Judith Miller is a skilled writer, historical fiction, Irish heritage and the dynamics between Rose and Rylan. Cons were the books being boggled done by much of the pottery processes and not enough of a romantic story between the two. I was hoping for more dialogue and interactions between Rose and Rylan. I did enjoy the ones that Miller wrote.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Deadlock by DiAnn Mills

Two murders have rocked the city of Houston. Are they the work of a serial killer, or is a copycat trying to get away with murder?
That is the question facing Special Agent Bethany Sanchez, who is eager for her new assignment in violent crimes but anxious about meeting her new partner. Special Agent Thatcher Graves once arrested her brother, and he has a reputation for being a maverick. Plus, their investigative styles couldn’t be more opposite: he operates on instinct, while she goes by the book.
When hot leads soon fizzle out, their differences threaten to leave them deadlocked. But an attempt on their lives turns up the heat and brings them closer together, and a third victim might yield the clue that will help them zero in on a killer. This could be the case of their careers . . . if they can survive long enough to solve it

I have loved, LOVED, loved this series. This is the third book in Mills' FBI:Houston series. Just like the previous 2 books, my interest was held with the action and intrigue. However, the book reads more like a romance novel then the previous two. This is mainly noticed in the descriptions of gazing looks, BUT, I highly recommend this book to those who love fast paced murder mystery novels with a dash of romance thrown in. 

All views and opinions expressed are my own. This was a complimentary book provided for reviewing purposes by Tyndale House. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Blessed, Blessed, Blessed by Missy Robertson

Missy Robertson knew that marrying duck-hunting family man Jase Robertson would be an adventure . . . and she was up to the challenge. Their life together was good (even after Jase grew the beard). They had two children, worked hard to help build the thriving Duck Commander business, and loved and served God.

But after a difficult and risky pregnancy, their daughter, Mia, was born with a cleft palate―a serious condition requiring multiple cranial and facial surgeries. As their baby struggled to breathe, and Missy and Jase faced a life that suddenly looked very different than the one they’d planned, they found themselves staring down one of life’s biggest questions: Where is God in all this pain?

This is the Robertsons’ story. It’s for anyone scared and overwhelmed by a problem they can’t fix; anyone lost and searching for a way through. You’ll meet the young girl Mia who captured A&E’s Duck Dynasty viewers’ hearts, and learn how Missy and Jase have raised her and their sons to be faithful, confident, and secure in who they are. You’ll be inspired by how the Robertson family stuck by each other through the hardest times. And you’ll discover that God’s blessings are bigger than you ever dreamed―and there when you need them the most.

The book was in my opinion a good read, but times were slow in reading. Not that the book was uninteresting, just some moments included within the book didn't hold my interest and I would jump to another book and rad a few chapters before switching back to this one. Although the Missy does a great job of portraying emotions she walked through with her pregnancy with Mia and Mia's series of surgeries. The heart and message of the book is that no matter how difficult, God is there waiting to bless us. I would recommend this book especially to Duck Dynasty fans. 

All views are my opinion only. I received this complimentary book for reviewing purposes from Tyndale House.