Sunday, August 21, 2011

"The Seraph Seal" by, Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner

"The Seraph Seal” by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner is a fictional novel about the end times. In a world of technology Paul Binder is an average USAmerican historian, and unbeliever, born on December 21, 2012 at 2100. Or is he really just average? Paul embarks on a very important mission after strange events start happening that symbolize the end of the world. As more hidden clues are revealed and people brought to his attention he slowly sees his purpose for living and the role in which God has called him.

This book was fantastic!! I would have to say that this book is like the “Left Behind Series” meets “Divinci Code”. I loved how the authors were able to take the end times prophecies and turn it into a very well thought out story that was condensed enough to fit into one book. This book had mystery, history, theology, and friendship all rolled into one. It always kept me guessing and was a book that I just wanted to keep reading.

My only criticism of the book is that it did take a while at the beginning to get into the book because it kept jumping around to a lot of different characters and I was having a difficult time keeping track of all of them. But, as characters started to interact with each other it got much easier to read. So if anyone is discouraged at the beginning just keep with it and you won’t be disappointed.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes end times fictional novels. I received a free e-book copy of this book for an honest review through the publishers at

Monday, August 15, 2011

"The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck" by, Kathleen Y'Barbo

I just finished reading the book entitled “The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck” by Kathleen Y’Barbo. This book takes place in the late 1800 – early 1900s when America was young. This is a historical fiction/romance book. Charlotte Beck is a young girl who is quite outspoken and mischievous. She is ready to be introduced to society with all of the parties and frills, although is that what she really wants. Alex Hambly is a young man who has had his fair share of problems in his family with being the spare, not the heir to the dwindling family fortune. When a strange turn of events finds Charlotte falling into the arms of Alex they immediately despise each other. With a proposition from Daniel Beck, Charlotte’s father, that neither Alex nor Charlotte can refuse they go after their own dreams only to find that maybe they aren’t so different after all.

This book was a very easy and fun read. I enjoyed this and look forward to reading the two books that preceded this novel in the series. Although, I thought that this book could stand fine by itself without having read the previous books. Although this is classified under Christian Fiction I did not feel that it was integrated very well. It seemed as if that aspect of the book was merely thrown in there last minute instead of an integrated part of the story. It however was a very fun, uplifting, romance book that had cute and loveable characters. I would recommend this to a friend to read. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review through Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers.