Connie Cowger

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  • Love Notes on June 27, 2012
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    Sherrie Hansen Decker has made her mark in the Christian Fiction genre with her debut novel “Love Notes”. Although Sherrie is an established author in the fiction genre, she is new to the Christian genre. Her love story fiction novels are published under the author name “Sherrie Hansen”. I mention this at the beginning of my review because the author's name can confuse the reader of this book. The last few pages of "Love Notes" give short blubs on her previous books but the name is differnet. The author has the ability to write with such strength that the reader will feel like they are on a roller coaster ride of emotions. The characters are strong willed and ever evolving as they find themselves in territory that is unfamiliar. Their personalities change often throughout the story. It is so easy to see the Spiritual growth in them and how it changes their lives with each choice they make. She describes the setting so well that I could see and feel the near frozen temperatures and the cold water of the Lake. I could see the fog coming off the water and feel the fear of the character as they struggle to start the boat that is stranded on the Lake. I could feel the coldness in the air so much that I went outside and read the next few chapters just to get warm again. Sherrie drew me into the storyline with the first page. It was action packed and fast paced throughout the entire book I found myself having a love/hate relationship with the characters in this novel. I hated the male character in the beginning but come to admire him and see him in his true colors as the story progressed. In the beginning of the story, I felt like I was viewing the scenes from the top of a hill with my binoculars. I soon found myself connecting with the characters as if I knew them on a personal basis. loved this book. I felt the pain as the female character dealt with emotion from a very recent loss of a loved one. I felt the fear and uncertainty as she struggled to hold onto her home. I felt the emotion as she let herself accept help and fall in love with an unexpected man. This story is a must read for anyone who wants to see the kindness and compassion in a society that is becoming more “Me” oriented everyday.
  • Love Notes on June 27, 2012

    Sherrie Hansen Decker has made her mark in the Christian Fiction genre with her debut novel “Love Notes”. Although Sherrie is an established author in the fiction genre, she is new to the Christian genre. Her love story fiction novels are published under the author name “Sherrie Hansen”. I mention this at the beginning of my review because the author's name can confuse the reader of this book. The last few pages of "Love Notes" give short blubs on her previous books but the name is differnet. The author has the ability to write with such strength that the reader will feel like they are on a roller coaster ride of emotions. The characters are strong willed and ever evolving as they find themselves in territory that is unfamiliar. Their personalities change often throughout the story. It is so easy to see the Spiritual growth in them and how it changes their lives with each choice they make. She describes the setting so well that I could see and feel the near frozen temperatures and the cold water of the Lake. I could see the fog coming off the water and feel the fear of the character as they struggle to start the boat that is stranded on the Lake. I could feel the coldness in the air so much that I went outside and read the next few chapters just to get warm again. Sherrie drew me into the storyline with the first page. It was action packed and fast paced throughout the entire book I found myself having a love/hate relationship with the characters in this novel. I hated the male character in the beginning but come to admire him and see him in his true colors as the story progressed. In the beginning of the story, I felt like I was viewing the scenes from the top of a hill with my binoculars. I soon found myself connecting with the characters as if I knew them on a personal basis. loved this book. I felt the pain as the female character dealt with emotion from a very recent loss of a loved one. I felt the fear and uncertainty as she struggled to hold onto her home. I felt the emotion as she let herself accept help and fall in love with an unexpected man. This story is a must read for anyone who wants to see the kindness and compassion in a society that is becoming more “Me” oriented everyday.
  • Twisted Shorties on Sep. 18, 2012

    I was so excited to find a book with this many amazing authors in it. The gather community is filled with talent and this book is just more proof of that. I smiled, wiped a tear and laughed out loud while reading this collection of stories and poems. I love how this online community is making its mark on the real world. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to read. Each story/poem is just the right length to read before going to sleep at night or when you just have a short time to read.