Reviews by sesquius
On 2/7 sesquius wrote: This was an interesting book. It had the feel of a Victoria Holt regency novel, with the darkness and mystique. The story is about Sybil Delafield’s arrival to the Croft Tower’s as a companion. She has spent her life in a prestigious school, paid for by a mysterious benefactor. After arriving to ... An almost perfect regency novel
On 1/24 sesquius wrote: I absolutely love Tamera Alexander books and will go out of my way to find one to read. This book was no different. The cover pulled me in and the back cover synopsis had me intrigued. The story was written well, almost too well in it’s descriptions of the war scene. The entire story is focused on ... Intriguing look on the civil war
On 1/8 sesquius wrote: In the past, I really liked Robin Lee Hatcher's books, in fact, I have several in my bookcase. But, the last few years her writing didn't have the same type of enjoyment I was received when reading them. This book restored my faith in her writing. This book is the reason I will look forward to reading ... Great story
On 11/29 sesquius wrote: Typically I’ve like Denise Hunter’s book’s in the past that she has written, but this particular book has taken me a very long time to finish. I put it down and have no real interest in finishing the book. Finally, it’s done after weeks of attempts. The story is about Daisy Pendleton, a co-owner ... a slow mover
On 10/29 sesquius wrote: This was a simple book that was simply delightful. It was an easy read and each chapter was enjoyable. It wasn’t a large book, but was easy to tuck into a bag or purse to enjoy at later times. It is written in a way that it pulls you and you become a part of what she is sharing. A way of finding joy ... Fun book to read!
On 8/27 sesquius wrote: Over time I have started to enjoy books that are devotional because you are able to obtain nuggets of faith to start your day, or to end it with one. At the end of each devotional there is a space where you may write out your thoughts at the end of the chapter. It encourages you to think and then to ... Great devotional
On 8/12 sesquius wrote: I’m beginning to get a sense of a trend in these books by Colleen Coble. They are always against a waterway and usually will have a member of the Coast Guard playing a romantic lead in them. This was the case in this story. The story takes place along the coast at Lavender Tides where Ellie Blackmore ... Interesting concept
On 8/2 sesquius wrote: This was an interesting story. I’m not quite sure what I was expecting, but the end result was a pleasant surprise. Although the story is about a young woman who has just arrived from Norway, the language peppered through out is very understandable. There isn’t a lot of hard to understand conversations. The ... An intriguing story of three brothers and a woman
On 7/10 sesquius wrote: This was an interesting book. It kept me captivated and intrigued from beginning to end. I would find myself zooming ahead only to realize that I needed to pause and re-read a section. Then the twist at the end of the book was truly unexpected. Up until that point I was hanging on, trying to keep up ... Interesting twist towards the end of the book
On 6/25 sesquius wrote: This story had me captivated and intrigued, and the story of forgiveness was just overwhelming. The story is about Savannah Barrington and her husband has had an affair with another woman. Faced with this she heads to her side of the family lake house to recover. While there she rediscovers herself ... Engaging book
On 5/30 sesquius wrote: This was an interesting book. The back copy had me intrigued, which prompted me to select this book to read. But as usual, sometimes the back copy doesn't really relate very well to the contents of the book. I found that to be the case with this story. "Catherine Glick is hoping for a proposal after ... Interesting plot line
On 5/8 sesquius wrote: This book by Denise Hunter is part of a series of books within the Blue Ridge Romance. The stories are set in northern Georgia, close to the Tennessee border. Many of the locations I can relate to considering I'm very close to the Chattanooga area. This book is a continuation of the previous book, telling ... Quick Read
On 3/20 sesquius wrote: Wow. This is a book where you must read the first tow books before starting on this one, and if possible, read them in sequential order within a reasonable amount of time. For me, I read each book each year it came out, and did lose some of the details. However, it did not in anyway detract from reading ... Exhilarating Conclustion
On 3/12 sesquius wrote: The book cover is beautiful and is partially what made me choose this book to read. The storyline intrigued me, so I knew full well going in that I was going to be going back and forth between time lines. The book is about Ellie Carver and her grandmother, but starts with the prologue with Ellie seeking ... Intriguing
On 2/7 sesquius wrote: My intention when I started this book was to start on the first chapter and then set it aside to read later. But then after reading the first chapter, I decided to wait until the next chapter. I think you get a hint as to how my evening went. Eventually I found a spot where I was willing to stop and ... Fast-paced
On 1/12 sesquius wrote: This is one of the best books that is of a non-fiction genre that I have read in a long time. What I enjoy about the book is how easy it is to understand and how I want to just dive in and start my mornings off on the right foot. Kat Lee gives ways, ideas, of how we can start our mornings with a new ... LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!
On 12/28 sesquius wrote: Once upon a time, back in the early 2000’s I could have sworn I had read a series of books by Robin Lee Hatcher. But upon pursual on the internet, I can’t find them. Because it was based on these books that prompted me to select this one. These books I had absolutely loved Robin’s writing and her ... A bit slow
On 12/4 sesquius wrote: This is my second book by Cara Putman, and I enjoyed it just as much as I enjoyed the first one. For me, I found the book fast-paced enough to keep me intrigued and it proceeded in other spots at a pace where I was able to keep up. There was only a few times I had to go back in the book and re-read an ... Loved it!
On 11/3 sesquius wrote: This book, I wavered between reading or not until finally deciding on giving it a try. I have read a few of Jane Austen’s books but not enough to really classify myself as a fan of hers. Despite this, I downloaded the book and chose a nice quiet afternoon to read. This book is about Mary Davies who ... Odd story
On 10/26 sesquius wrote: When I selected this book, I knew who Denise Hunter was as an author, having read her books previously. My gut said that in the past I enjoyed her writings, so I took a chance on this story. Zoe Collins left home, vowing never to return. The only reason she has returned now, with her daughter and boyfriend, ... Nice writing, but didn't love main characters
On 10/6 sesquius wrote: I just finished this book. And I have to say, while the premise and the cover attracted me to it, the actual contents will keep me from reading any more of this author’s books. The story was about essentially four different people, who’s stories all come together in this book. From what I’ve read ... Didn't care for the story
On 9/28 sesquius wrote: I chose to read this book solely on the author, Tamera Alexander. I’ve read numerous books by her in the past and was looking forward to diving into another one of her books. This book is listed as a novella, and while not as short as some novella’s, in comparison to her other books this is a shorter ... Introduction to new series
On 9/13 sesquius wrote: I found this book to be an interesting read. First off, the book cover doesn’t look anything like what you would expect a Christian publisher to display on its shelves. Looks more at home in the general fiction area. In a way, that’s good to be able to delve into other markets. But considering the ... Love the cover!
On 9/7 sesquius wrote: This is the third book in a series about Erica Sparks, an investigative reporter who seems to find herself in the midst of trouble as she uncovers disturbing facts. Erica is covering a story in North Dakota where Mary Belamy is running a campaign to break North Dakota from the United States. She is ... Not as strong as the first book
On 8/23 sesquius wrote: In this book, the story is set outside the plantation with Belle Meade being a background participant. Alexandera Donelson’s family is one of Nashville’s founding families and with it comes a certain amount of responsibility. But when we first meet Alexandera, it’s has been nearly a year since ... Historically interesting
On 7/20 sesquius wrote: Colleen Coble is a new author for me, so after studying the book cover I opted to select it as a book to read. The premise of the story captivated me and begged to be read. Dana Newell has returned back home to escape an abusive fiancé, and finds her life more upside down than she ever imagined. People ... Loved the cover artwork
On 7/3 sesquius wrote: Once upon a time I lived in Louisiana and Mississippi, so the story of Colin and Jacey intrigued me, looking forward to reliving my days in the southern states in a romantic vibe. Jacey and Colin initially met on top of a roof, during a flood that swirled around them. They were rescued, but Jacey ended ... Felt flat
On 6/26 sesquius wrote: When I initially selected this book, I thought the premise on the back was interesting. A young widowed woman with a young child, while a friend of hers must overcome the growing feelings he has for this young Amish mother. In addition, I did like the cover on the book. Very cheery and colorful. But ... Awesome cover, but that's about it
On 6/13 sesquius wrote: This was an interesting book. It didn’t read like a typical Christian fiction book, but had elements of a mass-market fiction book. There was not a lot of Christianity spread throughout the book, however it was clean book. The book is about Sara Jenkins, a successful business owner in New Orleans. ... An interesting read
On 4/29 sesquius wrote: A new author for me, Cara Putnam, writes a book that has just enough drama and suspense that I would almost put it in with the style of writing similar to John Grisham. There were details and the story kept me interested and intrigued. There were parts of it that left me wondering, such as why was her ... Good
On 3/26 sesquius wrote: So, I found myself utterly frustrated to discover that I have to wait another year before getting to read the end of the story in book three. Typically, I dislike reading series, just for this reason!!! But, I read the first one without realizing it. BUT, the good thing is that I know that the series ... Couldn't stop reading
On 3/26 sesquius wrote: The House on Moody Avenue was lacking any character with cover design, but because the synopsis of the book sounded so interesting I opted to give it a chance. The story is about an assortment of people who lived in a house on Moody Avenue over a time. The story is told of the people who lived within ... Had potential
On 11/13 sesquius wrote: The one thing about the book, you pretty much knew the ending at the get-go. But first you had to go through the angst of it all, while wondering, will it happen or not? I had enjoyed the first book of royal readings, where Susanna had met her own prince charming, but this is the book about Avery, five ... You know the ending at the beginning
On 11/4 sesquius wrote: I made a mistake this afternoon. Knowing that I was almost finished with this book, I brought it in on my lunch break to finish it. Wow. Long Way Gone is about a young man, Cooper O'Connor, who leaves home at 18, taking his father's truck, guitar and money. Headed to Nashville, he hopes to hit it big. ... Sniffles alert
On 10/13 sesquius wrote: This was a very interesting book, based on issues of mind control that very well could be happening in our society today. It was fascinating to read an author who delved into this realm. The Candidate is about a journalist reporter, who has her own show, much like a Nancy Grace of CNN, but this show ... interesting read
On 9/25 sesquius wrote: At one time I really didn't like novella's, but reading a few over time has allowed me to appreciate them. They are just the perfect length for those days you want to read a story, but you don't want to either put it down, or spend all night finishing it. A novella is the way to go. This trio of stores ... An interesting concept for each novella
On 7/26 sesquius wrote: The story is about Lynette Carlisle who remained home after a year in college to care for her ailing father. Her siblings had long left the nest and never had an interest in returning home. That is, until she cried out for help and they dragged their feet in their own way. Lynette Carlisle we are introduced ... Had potential
On 6/30 sesquius wrote: Amy Clipston has written a story about Rachel Fisher who has faced heartbreak upon discovering that her boyfriend of four years is actually in love with her best friend. She starts a new job with her cousin, only to discover that one of her students is having difficulty. Soon she is sending home meals ... Eh.
On 6/16 sesquius wrote: I found myself delightful pleased with this trio of stories in this collection. Each story has a theme of a wedding, and in turn I was introduced to two new authors. The one, Robin Lee Hatcher, I have read previous books by her and was pleased that she was part of the collection. Front Matter is by ... Kiss the Bride by Melissa McClone, Robin Lee Hatcher and Kathryn Springer
On 6/7 sesquius wrote: This, I believe was my first time reading anything by this author, and I found her attention to details to be spot on. The situation with Dorothea and her running away, especially with Avelina being willing to pick locks for her made me question her character. I mean, Avelina picked the lock to the jewelry ... Delightful read
On 5/15 sesquius wrote: Head's up. This is one of those books where I started mid-way thru the day, on my lunch break and ended up finishing it at 2:00 in the morning because I didn't want to wait until the next day to finish it! Dawn at Emberwilde is about a young woman who has grown up in at the Fellsworth school, not necessarily ... Romance and mystery intertwined,
On 5/6 sesquius wrote: A Dream of Miracles is about Mattie Diener who is a widow taking care of her two young children. Her youngest is always sick and a new doctor whom she takes her son to suspects that she might be abusing her son. The authorities are called in, along with Child Protective Services, who must research and ... Intersting
On 4/20 sesquius wrote: I was interested in the book, because who doesn't like the title, "Kissed by a Cowboy". Already I'm imagining my very own cowboy, and Jarrod fit the bill just right. The cover on the outside didn't really appeal to me, which is probably why I've passed over the book numerous times in the past. But ... Not impressed
On 4/18 sesquius wrote: Wow. Just wow. I always love a book where I can't put a book down because it has captivated me. This was one of those books. I started it last evening and was lucky enough to finish while at work. Yeah, things were a little slow at work and instead of getting on the computer and surfing the internet, ... Great read
On 4/17 sesquius wrote: Mermaid Moon is about Mallory Davis trying to find the truth about what happened to her dad. They haven't been in contact with one another for years, but she gets a distressed call from him. Concerned, she contacts her friend in Mermaid Point to check on him, who then relays to her the bad news. Determined ... Good Read
On 3/8 sesquius wrote: It's been awhile since I've read a book by Terri Blackstock, but I knew of her to be a good writer. One bordering on mysteries. Being in the mood for a mystery, I was interested in reading the book. The synopsis had me intrigued. If I Run is about Casey Cox who is on the run, for a murder she didn't ... Enjoyable Book
On 3/1 sesquius wrote: Wow. Wow. Wow. I really and truly enjoyed reading this book. Within two days of it being in my hand, I had it finished. A description of the book describes it as "She only remembers loving him. But he can't forget the way she left." And what a short description, yet so apt for what occurs within the ... Love the Story Line
On 2/19 sesquius wrote: I rather enjoyed reading this book, gave me a different perspective on how to change those negative thoughts and experiences into something good. I loved how it was written, in a first person perspective, and the points she made along the way. This is a book that I found very insightful, and knew of ... Introspective
On 6/14 sesquius wrote: Basically, Once Upon a Prince is about Susanna Truitt, a landscape designer who is destined to marry her high-school sweetheart. That is, until her sweetheart, who has been fighting the war overseas comes home to tell her that he has fallen in love with someone else, thus effectively cutting off their ... Once upon a time, there was a story about a prince...
On 6/3 sesquius wrote: The plot: Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, promises to take care of the baby, of a dear friend on her deathbed. She ends up proposing to the father of the child, months later, to keep the child and her own inheritance. However, there is a snag in the plan, for she is ... Great cover art, not so great book
On 5/21 sesquius wrote: I have to admit, I had a preconceived idea of how this book was going to go before I even started it, just from the cover image. However, I was wrong. But that isn't a bad thing. I did enjoy the book, although I thought the relationship between the two of them moved extremely fast. Especially since they ... Good reading
On 3/24 sesquius wrote: I have to admit, the cover art had me curious as to what type of book I had selected from Book Sneeze.com, and then knowing the author’s, Bodie & Brock Thoene, having read their previous books I knew I would like the book. Although, I have to be honest, what I expected was more along the lines of a ... Awesome cover art!
On 3/2 sesquius wrote: This one was atypical to my usual western. Rather it was focused on a potential "heiress" and her care for her brother. The love interest in the story, wasn't even a cowboy, rather a doctor. The dog, Magic, was well used throughout and didn't leave me wondering what her purpose was in the plot. Well ... Unlike your typical western
On 2/18 sesquius wrote: This book is part of a trilogy. Which will probably explain why I felt very disconnected while reading it. The descriptions and details were great, but I never felt myself really falling in love with the characters. I spent much of my time, flipping thru the pages trying to find the “meat” of the ... Last in a trilogy