Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko



My Review:
This book was a great part of the series, with many friends from previous books coming into the story. I loved the main characters!

It was different seeing all the unrest in the time period, where often I think it was easy to think that besides wild animals and the weather, there was not that much to fear. So not true.
This author is talented in the way she weaves a story, with underlying story lines that entrap your mind and make you want more.

I obtained this book from the publisher and NetGalley. The opinions contained herein are my own.

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The Heart of a King by Jill Eileen Smith


Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko



Four women captured King Solomon’s heart in different ways, and he indulges his desires despite warnings. For all his wisdom, did Solomon or the women he loved ever find what they were searching for?

My Review:

I love reading biblical fiction and this author is talented in telling a story. 

They do a very good job of capturing the life of a king with the love for God, but also the draw to women to obtain more peace, power and lands. 

Her skill weaves a tale of the confusing facts of polygamy, and its downfalls, even when you think it is sort of ok. I loved Solomon, and yet, I didn’t like him at all. He was the hero that you wanted to do the right thing, but felt like he kept going back to his desire for power, but had a good heart in it all. 

If you want to understand more about this unique king that married, what seems like half the world’s princesses, pick this book up. It is fascinating with a lot of stories in it. 

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Courting Mr. Emerson by Melody Carlson

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko



My Review:
This quirky romance, is not really a romance as much as a tale of two people falling in love despite the determination of one to not go there.
I loved that this story was not about young people, but explored life and what it could be between two people with totally different lifestyles.  I enjoyed the storyline with the family dynamics.
Don’t read this book if you are just looking for a cute story with no depth. This story hides the depth between still surfaces. I loved it!
I obtained this book from the publisher and NetGalley. My opinions contained herein are my own.

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