Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris

"Do Hard Things" by Alex and Brett Harris is geared toward the teenage reader and challenges them to look at their high school years as an opportunity not a vacation.

Included are stories of those who have done just that: they have done things that others would not choose to do, and have overcome fears, built self-confidence, and helped many in the process.

As the mother of teenagers, I am just as guilty of not expecting as much as my young adults are capable of as well as fighting the "norms" that they see and encouraging them to be more!  I'm glad I read this book because it opened my eyes to that.

A thought-provoking, must-read book that I will be asking my teens to read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson

"Traces of Guilt: An Evie Blackwell Cold Case" by Dee Henderson was a book I just could not put down.

In past books, I felt that the author could be unnecessarily wordy and the story lines unbelievable.  But Ms. Henderson hit a home run with this one.  I especially enjoyed the process and questions an investigator might take when working on cases such as these.  Also, the characters were likeably flawed and the two main characters, although attracted to each other, did not have a romance to clutter the story.

This is my favorite book by this author (so far) and I'm really looking forward to reading more about Evie, Gabe, and the Thane family.  Encore, please!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.