Tuesday, January 29, 2008

2008 Book Reviews of Completed Books


1. "The Last Sin Eater" by Francine Rivers
Completed January 11, 2008

Rating: 9/10

Review






2. The Reluctant Smuggler by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Completed January 27, 2008

Rating 7/10

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3. "Joan - The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint" by Donald Spoto

Completed: February 3, 2007

Rating: 10/10

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4. The Salt Garden by Cindy Martinusen

Completed February 17, 2008

Rating: 7/10

Review






5. "After the Leaves Fall" by Nicole Baart

Completed March 19, 2008

Rating: 9/10

Review

Next in Series: "Summer Snow"





6. "Family Squeeze - Tales of Hope & Hilarity for a Sandwiched Gereration" by Phil Callaway

Completed: March 28, 2008

Rating: 10/10

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7. "Once in a Promised Land" by Leila Halaby

Completed April 2008

Rating: 5.5/10

Review









8. "Ball of Fire - The Tumultous Life & Comic Art of Lucille Ball" by Stefan Kanfer

Completed May 2008

Rating: 7/10

Review








9. "A Clearing in the Wild" by Jane Kirkpatrick

Completed May 19, 2008

Rating 7/10


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10. " A Tendering in the Storm" by Jane Kirkpatrick

Completed June 19, 2008


Rating: 7/10


Review








11. "Bad Girls of the Bible - and what we can learn from them" by Liz Curtis Higgs

Completed: June 30, 2008


Rating: 10/10


Review







12. "A Mending at the Edge" by Jane Kirkpatrick

Completed July 5, 2008

Rating: 7.5 /10

Review








13. "Scoop" by Rene Gutteridge
Completed: August 3, 2008

Rating: 9/10

Review






14. "Mistaken Identity" by Don & Susie Van Ryn and
Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak

Completed: August 13, 2008

Rating: 8.5/10

Review








15. "The Canopy" by Angela Hunt

Completed: September 15, 2008

Rating: 9/10

Review







16. "Going for Gold" by Cationa Le May Doan
(Fall Into Reading Challenge)

Completed September 25, 2008

Rating: 7/10

Review to come






17. "A Time to Mend" by Sally John & Gary Smalley (Fall Reading Challenge)



Completed: October 11/08

Rating: 8/10

Review to come





18. "The Shape of Mercy" by Susan Meissner
(Fall Reading Challenge)

Completed: October 15, 2008

Rating: 10/10

Review







19. "Forsaken" by James David Jordan
(Fall Reading Challenge)

Completed: October 30, 2008

Rating: 9/10

Review






20. the Oak Leaves by Maureen Lang

Completed: January 3, 2009


Rating: 10/10

Review to come

Next in series: "On Sparrow Hill"




21. "Snitch" by Rene Gutteridge (Book 2 in Occupational Hazards Series)

Completed: ?

Rating: 7/10

Review: Book 2 deals with Mackenzie, better known as Mack, of the Hazard siblings. A police officer Macks desire is to work undercover but does she have the wherewithal to do such a dangerous job. Her mettle is tested as she gets on an undercover operation to expose and car theft ring and instead finds herself plunged into something much more than that. With the usual zany cast of characters surrounding her, this story continues on with the story of the Hazard siblings as they try to fit into an occupational and world far removed from their "clown" history and people who think their faith is way out there.

A thoroughly enjoyable read, it wasn't quite as funny or zany as the first but still had the desired outcome of "taking me away".

1 comment:

Yolanda said...

I read and love the Salt Garden a couple of months back. It was very good.