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Monday, March 28, 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

Lady Elisabeth Kerr is a highlander by birth and a lowlander by marriage. She has had to keep secrets from her husband and his family. She honors the nameless one and not the one true God.
Lord Donald Kerr, husband of Lady Elisabeth, has plenty of secrets of his own. Although he swears that he is true to his wife, he has many women that know the truth.
Lord Kerr's dowager mother, Lady Marjory has many secrets of her own. She loves being part of high society and spoiling her sons with too much of everything. She keeps her wealth in coins that are hidden beneath the floor boards in her room.
This story is set during the 1740's in Scotland during the time of bonny Prince Charlie's attempt to capture the crown. There is a lot of conflict between the lowlanders and the Jacobites. People's allegience to the crown and to whoever is occupying the town at the moment evenutally leads to fear and more secrets.
I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading Liz Curtis Higgs' next book from the 18th century in Scotland.

This book was provided to me to read and review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Trail of Ink by Mel Starr

A Trail of Ink by Mel Starr

A Trail of Ink is the 3rd installment of the chronicles of Hugh de Singleton surgeon and baliff of Bampton Castle. Hugh is given some time off by Lord Gilbert Talbot to assist Master John Wyclif in the recovery of his stolen books. These books are worth more then the amount of money that it would take to replace them, so it is important to Master Wyclif to find them quickly. During the search for these books, crimes keep occuring around and to Hugh de Singleton. Several people are not happy to have him getting too close to their devious deeds. Hugh is also hoping to marry Kate, the daughter of one of the stationers in the town of Oxford. The pursuit of Kate also leads to scuffles with a knight who also wants her and all of the crimes surrounding the stolen books seem to intertwine with each other and lead to clues about the books.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Tales from medieval times and other long ago times in Europe have always interested me. As interesting as the story was, the frequent mention of pottage and maslin was a bit annoying at times. Sometimes it seemed like the crimes were not quite as important as getting more pottage and maslin. I mention this only because I found it a bit amusing for the most part. I do recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries and stories about medieval England.

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

If God Why Evil by Norman L. Geisler

If God, Why Evil? is a question that many people have asked and would like an answer that is understandable. This book by Norman L. Geisler will address just about every aspect of this question. Points are laid out in a manner that will make it easy for anyone to read and to understand.

Although this book was written to explain what is a somewhat complicated question, I did not enjoy reading it. There were too many criticisms of other author's books who have their own explanation of why evil exists. I think the author would have been better off stating his own viewpoint of the subject matter and not denigrating what others believe. The critique of The Shack at the end of the book seemed totally out of place and just another work that the author enjoyed giving a negative critique about. I will recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about this subject and get Mr. Geisler's opinion on God and evil in the world.

This book was provided to me to read and review by Bethany House Publishers.