I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It sat on my shelf for more than a year as I pondered whether to read it or not. It is a rather dark read but is not a horror story, more just dark fantasy. If about eight unnecessary pages were deleted the book would have been better. What made the story interesting for me where all the stories, myths, legends within the story. Gaiman did his homework.
The premise is that when people emigrated or were brought to American they brought their "gods" with them and then the gods were abandoned for new gods. The old gods and the new gods planned a war... But there are many twists and turns in the story that keep the reader wonder what is going to happen next.
I don't know if I would read it again because it is a dark read, but I am glad that I gave it a go.
This is a really sweet book that kids are sure to enjoy. The story is a amazing illustration that pre-born babies are indeed human beings. That is a reality much overlooked in our modern society. I highly recommend this book for children and adults. It could offer joy for pregnant women or women who have recently given birth, and compassionate truth for women considering an abortion and those encouraging her to do so. It will teach children of all ages, including teens, that human life begins at conception and is indeed sacred.
I really enjoyed this book and the politics of a small town being blown over by and evil corporation out to destroy whomever in the name of money, creed, power and politics.... A bit heartbreaking at times.
I adored this story. I now know where Disney got a lot of there ideas for their Beauty and the Beast animated movie - whether or not they would admit it. McKinley is so imaginative, humorous and clever in her re-telling of this classic fairy tale. This is a story everyone should read.
This is a very good book but not for the super soft hearted as it does deal with slavery.Elisabeth is a slave from Virginia who is taken from her husband and children, sold onto a new plantation. Here begins the story of the Cane River women, Suzette, Philomene and Emily. I was compelled to read every detail of their lives from slavery to freedom. I shared their heartbreak, joy, suffering and triumph, on the journey to freedom. The book paints a long lasting impression of the power of love and family. A book I will think of for a long time to come. This story is based on Tademy's genealogy so much of it is historically accurate. It is a very good read.
If you are a Jane Austen fan you should really like this book. Wrenched from her family Francine is terrified by her new life with her aunt and uncle in New York City. Filled with romance, questions, longing...
Of Grisham's novel, this is one of my favorites. The issue of the death chamber, of what is truth, what is lies and what lies past in times that still haunts everyone today.... Hatred, racism, murder, pain... An excellent read.
This was a sweet story with a good message about a couple putting their careers ahead of their marriage and children. A trip to the Smoking Mountains has some huge surprises in store - putting the focus back on the holidays which leads to healing for the family but don't let this simple review sway you as this story has a lot of wonderful surprises, twists and turns. A good holiday read.
These are very cute and humorous Christmas stories. They lighten the heart, are an easy and quick read. I enjoy her stories. If you are looking for a little heavier Christmas reading, with more of a Christmas message I suggest you read Dickens or Greeley. You won't find it here. These are delightful love stories full of Christmas cheer.
This WAS a wonderful story for the first 9/10's of the book and then the author had to add "soft porn", which to me is just plain porn. I mean, the book is like G-rated then becomes R rated by the turn of a page.
What a let down!! The scenes could have been just plain romantic and left the rest to the readers imagination. Instead we get what seemed to be the beginning of a step by step... which I quickly turned the pages on. I thought that was it until a chapter later the reader is tricked again by more of....scum/smut.
I was planing on reading the Creed book series but NO MORE. I am so disappointed. They seriously need warnings on smutty books like this - I felt tricked as you get to know the characters, become enthralled in the book and then wham -- SMUT in the face.
So, if you hate smut, have values and don't like reading porn of any kind, let the author know and pass on this book.
I really enjoyed this book. From the first page it just grips you -- draws you in. I was very pleasantly surprised and highly recommend it. It is a romance, a thriller and a mystery of sorts. It is also not preachy as are some Christian novels - (I don't like it when the author throws in sermons throughout their novels... annoying.)