Thursday, August 29, 2013
This is not my usual style of reading, but I must say the author does a good job of pulling you in and keeping you interested in what will happen next all the way through these stories. I feel I am also learning about the Russian culture at this time in history. It is a series I highly recommend you read in order because one book picks up where the previous one leaves off and the first two books flow together very well. I think these books would make a great mini-series! This is not a quick read, but it is well worth the time spent reading about the people of Russia.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Anna Yevnovna Burenin is a peasant girl who is fortunate(?) to be taken from her family and the tiny village of Katyk and find work in a prince's palace in St. Petersburg. Life will not be easy for Anna as she adjusts to the harsh demands of life in the home of the Fedorcenko family. When Princess Katrina Fedorcenko decides to make Anna her personal maid life gets slightly easier for her. Then there is Prince Sergei who is thoughtful and caring and not at all like the rest of his family. He actually sees Anna as a person, who you can talk to and share your thoughts with. You will also meet Anna's brother Paul, who is caught up on the whole revolution idea. The Balkan War is beginning in this story also and you will see the needless death and slaughter taking place. There is a lot of things going on and you will understand a lot of Russian culture as you read. I felt for the people of Russia as they struggle to just exist and for others who have so much and are so privileged and care so little for those "beneath" them. This is a long series and this book kind of sets the stage for what will be happening throughout the rest of this series. It was a good beginning and I look forward to reading the next story.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
You will watch Tamaka and his friend Running Brook grow up, get married and have children. They will face many obstacles, but their friendship stands strong and so does their heritage. There will be happy marriages, sad family hatred and best of all a coming to know and depend on the God that Parson Isaac will share with these precious Indians in Secret Valley. This story will take you back in time and let you walk among the Apache tribe of Secret Valley. Enjoy!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
I thought the "book description" from Amazon did such a good job of giving you an idea of what the book was truly about that here it is: "After logging thousands of hours in the air, flight attendant Robbie Mallory is quite adept at resisting the charms of men who are only interested in casual flirtation. So when Captain Tyler "blue-eyes" Lang showers her with his attentions, Robbie is sure he regards her merely as his latest conquest and she tries to ignore him. With a good head on her shoulders and a secret dream of forever love, Robbie does not intend to lose her heart to the Romeo of the friendly skies. But when she and Ty are scheduled on the same flight to Bermuda, even her well-built defenses can't keep her heart safe. Despite her happiness, Robbie can't shake nagging suspicions about Ty. Had she made a mistake in falling in love with him?"
If you like to fly and get away for a few hours, then pick up "Love Takes Flight" and enjoy a romantic get-away!