Crime & Passion
on June 25, 2013
At first when I saw the cover of this book I thought that the story was going to be really cheesy. Luckily for me, I found it to be an excellent read. It is a story about a woman named Madeline who has just moved to a new town, a womanizer policeman named Donovan, and how murder and mayhem had brought them together while tearing them apart. I have to say I found this book a bit ironic because I am a teacher like the main character and my husband is a police officer. It was easy to relate to!
I really liked the suspense in the book. It had some unique twists and turns that kept me guessing. I also liked the fact that the love scenes were intense but not crude. I found Donovan to be likeable, though I wanted Madeline to be stronger and have more confidence. The other characters were easy to love or hate, appropriately according to their roles.
As an avid reader, I would definitely recommend Crime & Passion and I am excited to try another book by Chantel Rhondeau.
Your Daily Bible Verse: 366 Verses Correlated by Month and Day
on July 03, 2013
I was blessed to be chosen to review this book, Your Daily Bible Verse by Rachelle Ayala. It is not your ordinary devotional/bible verse book. The neat thing about this one is that it has bible verses that are correlated by month and day to chapter and verse. What does this mean? It means that January 1 quotes the verse from Genesis 1:1 and it continues on until December 31 which quotes Mark 12:31. It is fun to look up special days such as your birthday or anniversary. Because each day is only one verse it is a quick read, but still gives you something to think about for the entire day. I downloaded this book onto my iPhone so that I have it with me at all times. You never know when you will have a second to dive into God's word. Another cool aspect about this book is that it has memorization tips for learning verses by rote. I am terrible at this and I have found that the tips do help. Currently I am learning Psalm 23 and I need any help I can get! The only thing I may change is that the verses are taken from the King James Version of the bible. I myself find this version difficult to understand and would prefer the New King James Version.
This is a great, handy little book. Perfect as a conversation starter or as a way to share the word of God. Who wouldn't be curious to find out what verse their birthday is?! I hope others find it as useful, as there are so many bible apps and devotionals available today. Luckily, the price is right at .99 cents! Buy it today at Smashwords.