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Messenger
Gathering Blue
Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood
The Giver
Graveminder
Child of Grace
Survivor
Homefront
The Silent Girl: A Novel
Schooled
The One Who Waits for Me
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
Room
The Blind in Darkness
Haunted Kids: True Ghost Stories (Haunted Kids)
Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce, Portland, Maine, 1918


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review: Graveminder

Graveminder
Melissa Marr

Quote: " Rebekkah only lived here for a few years, and she hasn't lived here for nine years". -Byron

started: Jan. 19
ended Jan.22, 2012

From cover: " Sleep well, and stay where I put you."
The small community of Claysville, a town where the dead walk free, unless their graves are properly tended. Into this eerie maelstrom, Rebekkah Barrow descends as she returns to a place that she once believed she knew.

My Review: WOW! and oh yea, WOW! Honestly this is the first book I have read by Melissa Marr, but I promise it won't be the last. This book was great from cover to cover. It was well written and very detailed! The plot, characters, emotion, and setting were everything you would want. It is one of my new favorites. Although not Christian themed by any means, I would put this book up there with Ted Dekker. Be ready for anything in this novel. It has gore ,paranormal, romance, crime and definitely suspense with a great twist!
My Rating:  5 STARS!

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Review: Child of Grace

Child of Grace
Lori Copeland

" Neither do I- It sounds ugly and devastating, but I think we have to, hon." Cora pg. 52

started-Jan. 17, 2012
finished- Jan.19,2012

From the cover: "To E.J., her hometown was just a stop along the way..."
E.J. has built a successful career for herself, but is struggling with an unwanted pregnancy. She runs home to Cullen's Corner with her own intentions, yet in the quiet of her hometown she reconnects with family and God and discovers His plans for her life.

My Review: This book(for me) was a nice step up for Copeland. She seems to have an easy-read, typical style about her. Which is fine, that's her style of writing. I do feel this story had a good moral message and showed real feelings about the choices and decisions we may face. I like that it wasn't just a " he loves me, he loves me not" type of story. It showed a woman facing real problems in a real world. The characters were warm and realistic. I think Cora was my favorite. She reminds me a lot of my own Grandmother and the role she plays. She is a genuine, caring person and most of all, a woman who knows what she believes and isn't afraid to show it. 
Total rating: 4 stars

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