It Matters Whom You Marry

If a person has flaws, which they all do, they become amplified once you spend more and more time together. If it is a little annoying now, it will be unbearable after 5 or 10 years. And NO, you cannot change that person or “re-train” them to do things your way. It gos both ways. That little thing will grow. Be sure you are capable of dealing with it for the long haul, this is a lifetime commitment. If you don’t want that, get a pet – it is a shorter commitment.

THE CHRISTIAN PUNDIT

My husband and I were once with a youth group. There were three kids sitting across from us at a meal: two guys and a girl. The one guy was a computer geek with glasses. The other one was a college student with slightly cooler hair and no glasses. The girl was obviously with him. But while the computer geek was busy serving everyone at the meal, clearing plates and garbage, the college student got angry with the girl for a small accident and poured red juice over her leather jacket and white shirt. She picked the wrong guy, and the juice didn’t seem to change her mind. She is in for some grief if that relationship continues and especially if it leads to marriage.

So to all the young, unmarried Christian girls out there, listen up: who you marry matters.

View original post 1,596 more words

Advertisements

Love Turns the Tide

Author: Gail Pallotta
Publisher: Awe-Struck Publishing; An imprint of Mundania Press LLC
Buy Link: books@awe-struck.net, www. awe-struck.net

Review: Although I really liked the story Gail Pallotta told I felt that she was too unnecessarily detailed. For example, when she referenced certain people, Pallotta would repeat their names as well as an explanation as to who they were. In the paragraph where she identified her main character’s parents by name to the reader and then in a conversation to another character she stated they were her character’s parents and gave their names again. The sentence was uncomfortable to read. Repetitive. She also referenced bible scripture almost as an afterthought in many sentences. Most people who have read the bible remember the lesson but not usually the exact scripture and rarely reference it to themselves in the manner in which she wrote it. It felt uncomfortable to read as it did not flow with the rest of the paragraph. The story of Cammie O’Shea was sweet and thoughtful. I enjoyed her character and how she relied on God for the decisions she had to make and for the strength to make them. Pallotta did a good job of detailing her character’s faith and how that made her stronger individual.

Crushing Desire

Author: April Dawn
Publisher: Breathless Press
Buy Link: http://www.breathlesspress.com

As a general rule I like historical fiction. Crushing Desire did not disappoint. The author, April Dawn, captured my attention quickly and held it through to the end. She wove an intriguing tale of love and independence in a time when most women had neither. A headstrong young woman falls in love with a man she can’t have. Two brothers fall for her and she wants neither and the betrayal by one almost ends her life. She remains strong, remains true to herself and those she loves, and fights for what she wants. I really enjoyed this post-Revolutionary War story. The author was able to describe the settings and people of the period so well I could envision myself within the story playing voyeur. I would read more of April Dawn’s work.

Eden’s Black Rose

Author: Jaclyn Tracey
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Buy Link: http://www.wildrosepress.com

This paranormal story confused me at first but the author pulled the story together. Jaclyn Tracey introduced her main characters quickly and provided more and more layers to their lives. The ones you least expect to be paranormal, the ones you least expect to be special, the ones you least expect to be extraordinary – she surprised me throughout. She was quite detailed, and sometimes quite gross, when necessary without being verbose. I got a kick out of the characters and relationships as they moved through the story.

Killer Queen

Author: Heather McAlendin
Publisher: Eternal Press
Buy Link: http://www.eternalpress.ca

I enjoyed reading Killer Queen as it was a quick modern vampire story. The prologue set the tone for the story to be told of the new vampire queen. The book was fun and full of intrigue. McAlendin wove a nice weave through the hearts and minds of old meeting new when the new age vampire wants to do away with the old traditions. The queen must kill the one she once loved and find the one true love while protecting both human and vampire worlds. The author adds a little twist toward the end which could even warm a vampire’s heart.

Cold Wind in August

Author: Pat Cromwell
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Buy Link: redrosepublishing.com

I enjoyed reading Cold Wind in August: Urban Wars 2. The story was fairly simplistic and had good potential. I felt it was a good story over-all but had a few problems. For example: the sentence structure is odd in places, “The same applied to the torrential spray of emotions that coursed through every crevice of his body then and now.” The “then and now” just seems off, perhaps “now as it did then” would have felt more ‘right.’ It is the second time on the same page I had to re-read a sentence to make certain I had read it correctly due to the verbiage choice. Also, the characters were not quite together. The brother’s waffling on murdering his sister were not explained well, perhaps if the author had added more to the anguish he felt at the thought of taking his only sister’s life and a little suspense as to what was to come. There was an opportunity to play the siblings off of each other to build more tension. I liked the twist at the end as to who died and who lived. The author left the story in such a way she could have an Urban Wars 3.

Dark Water

Author: Jenni Holbrook
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Buy Link: http://www.wildrosepress.com

I really liked this book. The author, Jenni Holbrrok, wrote an interesting and compelling story. This is book two in the New York State Trooper series. I did not read the first book but felt it completely unnecessary. Book two was complete and self explanatory as the author introduced the main characters and gave a glimpse of who they were before this story. I found myself pulled into the story and felt completely vested in the outcome. Truly, a good book to read. This is not the typical love story nor is it the typical mystery. The characters are well rounded and interesting and I found myself drawn in and interested in them as people, not just the characters within a book. I hope the author decides to write another in this series as I’d like to see where the characters end up.