Sharon F. - Reviews

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1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Review Date: 2/24/2010


This book has a wonderful complex plot. Three times the crime seems to be solved. Of course the final solution is the BIGGEST surprise. I loved the 4 members of the Women's Murder Club. Patterson made sure that each and every chapter moved the reader closer to the solving of the case. I recommend this book to anyone that likes a good crime novel. This crime was truly unique. Happy reading!


Distant Dreams (Ribbons of Steel, 1)
Distant Dreams (Ribbons of Steel, 1)
Author: Judith Pella, Tracie Peterson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/11/2010


This book was well-written. It has the usual characteristics of the romance genre. I have read tons of them. So....why does this plot stand out rather than melt into a fog of other romances? Could it be because the historical background is different than the usual? The underlying conflict of railroad politics of the 1830's makes this book unique.

Also, the Christian undertones are just that. They do not overpower the novel, but yet the Biblical lessons addressed are there for those who need guidance or a book that you wouldn't mind seeing your daughter pick up to read.


The Lucky One
The Lucky One
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/11/2010


This book is what I consider an "easy read". The book had a problem, but it was solved without stressing the reader. There was a villain, but not too evil. There was a child, but not too cute. There was a grandma, but not too sugary sweet. It was a story that could really happen. It would be easy to identify with any character of this book. This story was as realistic as realistic fiction is intended to be. A typical Nicholas Sparks book: setting, characters, and plot.


The Shack
The Shack
Author: William P. Young
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/14/2010
Helpful Score: 1


I thought the beginning of this book was captivating. It was definitely an interesting way to start this story. The ending had a couple of interesting twists. The problem with this book is the middle. Since this book is fiction, the revelations that are developed primarily through conversations with the Holy Trinity are also fictitious. Unless I misread the jacket cover summary of the book, this book is not based on any fact. Many Biblical references are made and interpreted by the author with no factual leg to stand on. After reading the authors interpretation of the father, the son , and the holy spirit, the first sin (by Adam), Jesus many miracles performed as a man, Jesus statement to his Father, Why have you forsaken me?, and many more; I felt the author had taken too many liberties with my imagination. That is why I skipped 50 80 pages and finished the book. I DO recommend this book to others. I feel that anyone interested in the topic of Where is God in these days of terrible suffering? may find personal answers from this text. Maybe I am reading it at the wrong time for me to glean the intended meaning. Please make your own decision about reading this book.


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