Friday, July 4, 2014


Looking for more books by homeschooled authors? Here are my reviews for the ones I’ve read and enjoyed!

Sarah Holman
Adventures & Adversities
Adventures and Adversities is an enchanting, faith-filled story, filled with endearing characters who will whisk you away to another time and place for a marvelous page-turning adventure! Fantastic! I loved this book. The pace was wonderful, the characters were real, and the settings were like those of a fairy-tale. Sarah manages to take the reader through a multitude of emotions, and leaves you with a satisfying ending as well as sound biblical encouragement. I will be looking forward with great anticipation to book 2, Brothers and Betrayal!

The Destiny of One
As this book is not my usual genre it took just a bit to get into, but this was no fault of the author's. As soon as I started getting more into the depth of the plot, I was gripped! I loved the depth of Sarah's plot, and I enjoyed the characters - they were real. I finished the last page excited to buy my copies of books 2 & 3. Another thing I loved about the book was Sarah's emphasis on one's destiny. I was very encouraged by the reminders to seek God and trust Him to show His plan in His time. Thank you, Sarah, for the wonderful and wholesome read! I look forward to reading more!

The Destiny of a Few
An excellent sequel! The Destiny of a Few was every bit as exciting as I was told (or had read) that it would be! Sarah did a wonderful job of continuing the story of Maria, revisiting old friends & introducing new ones, creating scenarios that will make you laugh with joy, wince in pain, or growl in frustration over the pages! I look forward to discovering how this exciting trilogy comes to a close. Thank you, Sarah, for a wonderful clean read!

The Destiny of a Galaxy
The best book in a wonderful trilogy! This was a most exciting and entertaining conclusion to the Destiny Series. Though I'll be sorry to part with the wonderful characters, I was so glad to see everything come to a happy and satisfying conclusion. I will be honest and say that I was not sure if I would enjoy the story once I realized who would be the "man of the hour" (what can I say? I've just always preferred a story's Handsome Rogue!) but once I adjusted my line of thinking I thought the story progressed and concluded beautifully. Of course, this is just a personal preference and may not affect anyone else! I enjoyed laughing with the characters and cheering them on as they fought for God and the future generations. I'm so glad I read this series and I look forward to reading more from this author.

Rachel Rossano
The Mercenary’s Marriage
I started this book right before a busy weekend, so I was disappointed that I didn't get to finish it right away! I thoroughly enjoyed The Mercenary's Marriage; the intricate plot, the wonderful characters, the steady pacing, and the beautiful love story. As with other reviewers, I do wish the story could have been longer because I so enjoyed reading it! I'm looking forward to reading more from Rachel Rossano. Very enjoyable!

This was my 2nd book By Rachel Rossano and I really enjoyed it. Other reviews have said that love came too quickly for the characters, but I disagree and tend to think that if God were to bring about such a marriage between two people of such admirable qualities, then He could give those people an instant attraction followed shortly by love for one another (knowing that you're gonna hafta spend the rest of your life with them anyway kinda makes it easier in my mind). The characters and setting were lovely. There were quite a few kisses and references to the marriage bed (just to warn those who prefer not to have any of that in their reading material), but Rachel managed the subject tactfully in my opinion. I look forward to reading more from this author (especially after reading the bit from her new book, included in the back of "Duty"). Thank you, Rachel, for a splendid read!

Elisha Wahlquist
Salamont: Rise or Fall?
I never wrote a full review for this book when I read it several years ago, but I did thoroughly enjoy it. It was an excellent adventure cover-to-cover. Very exciting and intriguing. I closed it and wished there was a sequel! Maybe someday…?

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