June 25, 2012

more book reviews!

We continue to roll out book reviews by your fellow patrons.  Quite a few today, all on the short side, but all long enough to give you a taste of the title.

Passion by Lauren Kate.  3 out of 5.  "This was the third book in Lauren Kate's Fallen series.  It was my least favorite.  There was a lot of jumping back and forth through time which became tedious.

Love Letters of Great Men by Ursula Doyle.  4 out of 5.  "Again with the misleading titles; what's so "great" about men who cheat on their wives or never commit themselves to anything but their own selfish desires.  Oh, yeah those are true qualities of greatness! Sarcasm.  Instead the title should be Love Letters of Men.  Anyways, I liked the idea behind the book; men sharing their feelings.  This century could use a little bit more of non-machoism."

A Covert Affair by Jennet Conant.  1 out of 5.  "I was looking forward to reading this thinking it would give excellent information on the period of the child's life that we've heard about-- a very painful time for them.  I was disappointed by the author's chit-chat and concentration on all the others with whom they (especially Julia) worked!  Not a very worth-while read!"

Multiple Bles8ings by Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson.  5 stars!  "It was interesting to see life of going through fertility treatments and having 8 kids and raising them."

90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil Murphy.  5 stars!  "This was a great book.  It really helped my belief of a heaven increase.  It is appropriate for Christians or non-Christians.  I loved the many things I learned from Don's story and experiences."

Beautiful Dreamer by Christopher Bigsby.  3 out of 5.  "This book got right to the point, and the raw truths of prejudice.  I felt the harsh wording was hard to read, but also gave me the sad realization of how things used to be in this country with blacks and whites."

So Speaks the Heart by Johanna Lindsey.  4.5 stars. [ :) ]  "Very well done.  The author appears to know the historical period pretty well; clothing and other aspects seemed accurate.  The characters were well developed and their actions were in tune with their personalities."

I am a Soldier, Too by Rick Bragg.  (no rating given.)  "Despite all of the controversy surrounding this story, I felt proud of Jessica just reading this book.  Whether she fired a gun or not, her story was inspiring."

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