Thursday, August 14, 2014

Book Review: "The Secret Keeper" by Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis did it again with "The Secret Keeper."  Her insightful knowledge of both the "English" and "Amish" world helped her bring life into this book.  

The story involves an "English" or non-amish woman name Jenny Burns, who wishes to become Amish.  She had these feelings ever since she was a child.  Her family and friends considers her as an "old soul" and doesn't understand her desire to join the Amish church.  She makes the decision to leave behind the luxuries of the modern world to seek out life as an Amish woman.

During her time seeking out the life in the Amish community, she befriends a young man, who she happens to fall in love with.  She also discovers secrets within the community that make her question whether or not to stay and join the Amish church.  

Being a non-Amish woman seeking the Amish way of life seems to be harder than Jenny imagines.  Despite the friendships that she makes and the relationship with her lovely beau, does she stay and join the church or does she leave to return back to the comforts of the modern world?  The only way to find out is to open the book and enter in the community of Hickory Hollow.

Must say that this book is great.  If you are into clean Romance, Faith, and suspense, this book is for you.  After reading, this book it made me think about the desires in my heart that I would like to fulfill.  I can't wait to read the next in the series, "The Last Bride."

Friday, April 11, 2014

Divergent Book Review

BOOK REVIEW!!!  I haven't completed a book review in ages!!

"Divergent" by Veronica Roth
"Divergent" is indeed an "eye glued to every turning page, can't sleep until I am done" type of book.  Many people have related this book to "The Hunger Games" series, however I tried to read that series and didn't really follow and get into the book.  "Divergent" had me hook from the first page, (actually from the first sentence). 
"Divergent" is a dystopian novel similar to "The Hunger Games".  In this country the people are divided into different factions or you can say classes based on their personal characteristics.  At a point in the young adult's life, they have to take a test to see which faction they will belong to, and then they have a choice to pick the faction that they want to live in.  The main character, Beatrice or "Tris" takes this test and finds our that she is a "divergent". 
Tris picks another faction other than her own at the ceremony.  Does Tris survive this new faction? Also, how does Tris deal with being labeled as "Divergent?

This books really keeps you hanging at the edge of your seat to see what will happen next.  If you are into dystopian type books are looking for a new read.  This book is a must.  Since I brought this book through Amazon, I put this book at a 4 stars.  I am very critical about what I read, so being at a 4 stars is a great read.