Thursday, April 29, 2010


What do you get when you take an independent Amish widow named Hannah, and a stubborn Amish widower named Seth? You get a book that is interesting and entertaining. Hannah loves being Amish but sometimes does things that can get her into trouble. At the risk of being shunned, she sells her farm to her brother and moves to another state. There she tries hard to help her sister who is ill and is having trouble taking care of her own family.
If you enjoy reading books about the Amish this one you will love. The author is talented and I love how she leads us to realize it does not matter if you are Amish, or English, we all have problems. We just handle them differently.

This is the first book of "The Miller Series."

Excellent book and easy read.

Rated G

Friday, April 9, 2010

Face the Rain, by Jennifer DeNaughel

“We the jury, find the defendant, guilty on all charges.”
Just one simple word, but it was the word Jenna had been praying to hear. The moment the jury foreman uttered it the air rushed from her lungs and she felt a suffocating pressure lift from her chest leaning forward, she lowered her head and covering her face with her hands, allowed herself to cry for the first time since that night. That night was the night her husband tried to kill her.

As Jenna was leaving the court house her concerns were getting to the "safe house" and getting her daughter Kylie and son Erik. Then heading up to the Oregon coast to the home she grew up in. A home her children could finally feel safe in. She knew she would have to face some things she had left unfinished when she left there many years ago. Things that would change her son's life forever. Plus the one man she had never stopped loving.

The characters are well thought out and the story line compelling. I have read this book twice now and both times it captured my attention and held my interest. It is the type of book you can read over and over.

I would rate this book: PG 13

Sandra Heptinstall

A Feather in the Rain, by Alex Cord

I knew when I read the dedication and saw the sketch of Mr. Cord’s son that this book was going to take me on an emotional ride. This book did not let me down.

From the world of cutting horses, to the deep depression of the main character Jesse, your heart is crying out for him. The loss of his son from a drug over dose, fills him with pain and wondering if he could of done more to help him.
When he finds a chance for hope and love again, will Jesse be able to come to terms with his past? Will he have the strength to try again? Or will his past always sabotage any type of relationship?

This book should be made into a movie. It is that good.
Because of some of the sexual content between the main characters this should be rated R