Sunday, April 25, 2010


Sheridan Cole Montgomery is the wife of  Eliot Montgomery, Ambassador of Venzuela, living in Caracas.  Her life is parties, meeting famous people, and doing her hearts desire, ministering to the poor women, helping them become a productive part of society.  Then her friend is killed and her husband is severely wounded, and not expected to live.  From that moment on, their lives are forever changed.  Eliot survives, but is severely disabled, and when he is well enough, they move to a small village in the Sierra Madres in central Mexico.  
Their lives are divided into B.C.E and A.C.E.  Before Caracas Event and After Caracas Event.

After 13 months, Luke Trayner, the man who had been with them, when Eliot was shot, and who had helped her through the terrible weeks following, when Eliot was so bad, shows up on their doorstep.   He'd been hired by her sister, Calissa to find them, and tell her that their father, Senator Harrison Cole, was dying, and she was needed in Chicago. Sharidan first refuses to go, but before long, she is convinced she has no choice. 

Sally John has written a very complex, interesting, entertaining, and most of all uplifting novel.  It deals with the subject of what happens to a marriage, when things happen that people 'didn't sign up for'  along the way.   And how faith and prayer can help when dealing with these issues. 

Tyndale House Publishers

I recieved no compensation for this review, I was given an Advance Reader Copy of the book to read and review.  All opinions expressed here are my own. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

Allie Miller takes the train to be a bridesmaid in her college friend's wedding.  She meets Walter Novak on the train, and the attaction is immediate.  When they get off the train at the same stop, and find her friend has requested that he escort her to the friend's home, from that time forward they are thrown together.   They spend the week getting to know each other, and Allie promises to write him, while he is overseas.Allie goes home and Walter heads to England, to be a bomber pilot in WWII.  When her friend tells Walt that Allie is engaged to someone else, confusion, misunderstanding, and 'little white lies' keep them from telling the other that they are falling in love. 
The characters in this book just step off the page, 400+ pages of suspense, romance, and not one word that you'd mind your 13 year old reading.  I am very much waiting for Book #2 of this series.  Sarah has written the perfect novel, and to be a debut novel, makes it all the more special.

I recieved no compensation for this review, I did recieve a free book from Litfuse, to read and review..  All opinions expressed are my own.