Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Summer Secret

Sharing a house with six high-spirited brothers isn't easy for soon-to-be eighth-grader Mary Beth Mullet. Looking for some much-needed peace and quiet, she escapes to a neighbor's abandoned barn---but finds more than she bargained for. Someone is living there---somebody who needs help. What should Mary Beth do?

I have read a lot of Amish books for Adults. This one is the first one I have read that is for teens. It was a GREAT book by Kathleen Fuller. She is one of the best Amish writers around. Mary Beth is so frustrated having all brothers around her, that she finds a secret hiding place which she thought was only hers, until she notices things go missing. Then, she discovers that she is not alone. When she discovers who is invading her space, she becomes a very caring person. I believe anyone from age 10 and up would enjoy it. I loved it.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Tailor-Made Bride

Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with Coventry, Txas's new dressmaker. He's all too familiar with her kind-shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothing, this seamstress is not at all what he expected. Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmilling fellow riles here with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker relects the real man?

This book was a GREAT book. This book is written by Karen Witemeyer who captivates her audience from the first page. I believe this is her first book she has ever written and there will be more coming from her. In my opinion, she is the best. This book is funny in a lot of places and sometimes you just want to kick J.T. But then, don't we all want to kick the guys. Hehe. But, as the story goes along, you learn to understand about him. I loved Hannah, she is strong and doesn't put up with anything from him. It's a GREAT book.