Bite Size Book Reviews

 

I listened to audiobooks this week while I worked on a number of household, quilting, sewing, and crafting projects. These are some of my favorite contemporary writers of Christian fiction in a variety of genres, and they were all first-time reads.

 

No One to Trust, audiobook by Lynette Eason

I always watch my library for Ms. Eason’s new books. Her plotting is exceptionally tight.  This one does have a good storyline, but the characters were not her best. I wanted to slap the heroine and shake the hero. She never stopped harping on the fact that he had lied to her, even when the reason was clearly and repeatedly justified. I would have liked him better if he was just a little assertive.  That said, the plot, action and mystery were good.  The resolution was creepy.

 

 

 

Nothing but TroubleNothing but Trouble, audiobook by Susan May Warren

A fun summer read, but don’t underestimate it. The mystery is solid. The family characters and their relationships are enjoyable. The history between the first hero and the heroine creates a sensitive tension that gives them depth but doesn’t overshadow the lightheartedness of the book. I found the second hero kind of lightweight, and I’d already developed a sentimental attachment to the first.

 

 

 

 

Protection for Hire Protection for Hire, audiobook by Camy Tang

This is the first book I have read by this author. It was especially interesting because of the Japanese-American heroine and culture. All of the characters are well-drawn. I was impressed by Ms. Tang’s skill in balancing the  complexities of the heroine’s history and relationships  with the action of the story.

 

 

 

 

 

sabotagedSabotaged, audiobook by Dani Pettrey

I started this book with the knowledge that it is the last in the series.  The love story was okay – not as interesting as in the other books – but the rest of it was excellent! Action, suspense, mystery, adventure, great characters, satisfactory conclusion. Good spiritual content.  I look forward to her new series.

 

 

 

 

 

vote of confidenceVote of Confidence , audiobook by Robin Lee Hatcher

Lighthearted historical western romance. The characters and plot were fun. The feminism was the good kind – practical and with a positive result, without militant drama or whining.  I look forward to the sequel.

 

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