Religious & Inspirational
Review:Rooms: A Novel uses a death and a funeral to bring together a small family, full of of mistrust and disappointment, and a haunted house. The ghosts in the house are vague, tied to the house and each other for reasons that are not quite clear. The people--a mother, her adult daughter, adolescent son, and young granddaughter, are full of longing for things they can't have, things they are missing, and things they've unknowingly lost.
The four have come home to an isolated house that they ... Read more
Review:I read the whole series and enjoyed it very much. It tells of the hardships endured by our early settlers but with their hard work and a strong faith in God,brought with them from the old country, they overcame all challenges. I wonder how many could do it these days? Read more
Review:I have enjoyed Liz Higgs's previous novels, and this one was a most engaging read, especially after I caught on to the Jacob-Leah-Rachel connection. The Scots dialect made for some difficult going at times, but the characterizations partook fully of the cultural flavor - stern, upright, demanding, principled - and echoed well their Old Testament analogues.
I especially enjoyed the problems that loomed as the end of the story approached; after all, Jamie cannot marry both sisters - he's Presby... Read more
Review:Dismal and abysmal. Fails to capture the place or the time which are both central to the plot. Doesn't manage to create characters of any depth and the hero/anti-hero has a bit of a flourishing finish but a very mediocre start and middle.Storyline has elaborate twists that leave the reader untouched, slight raise of the eyebrows but nothing that touches the inner self. SOOOOO disappointing after THE ROOM. Read more
Review:The fact that this book was based on true events made it more interesting.. I felt it was too objective and not written in a personal way. I have read many books about the concentration camps that brought me to tears, this one did not. Read more
Review:While I do agree with the fellow reviewer who found this book hard to finish, I feel as though I should point out one thing. It is fiction written for fictions sake. I highly enjoyed The Red Tent but found The Gilded Chamber boring. With Sarah I just didn't enjoy the writing style. Fiction should be for story telling, if you want fact go for a biblical studies book. Personaly I just want a well told tale, but did not find it in this book. Seemed choppy and hard to follow. Read more
Review:I always enjoy a good historical mystery and this book did not disappoint. Not only does the author take you through twists and turns of who might have had a motive, he also gives the reader a small insight into the aftermath of the Holocaust as well as the British Mandate and the subsequent rebirth of an independent Israel. Read more
Review:I gave this book 5 stars because I got so sucked into the story that I read it straight thru, had to know how it all turned out, who needs sleep anyway? Highly recommend it you love strong women and warm hearted cowboys! Read more
Review:I think everyone should read this book. He has an amazing way of making you feel pain, fear, and remorse all at the same time. It gives you simple yet vivid insight into the lives of those haunted everyday by this disaster, that for lack of a better word, we call the Holocaust. Read more