My Thoughts: As with all Ms. Kingsbury’s books, I look forward to each one. I was highly anxious to read this one. It’s kind of like American Idol meets County Music meets The Queen Of Christian Fiction. And it truly was. Opening the beginning of this book, I was instantly hooked. I became the characters and the story over took my life. Ms. Kingsbury has blended faith, hope, love, and the need to seek self worth and created a story that will make you smile, laugh, and cry all in one sitting. Zach’s character was amazing. I loved reading his story. He was so strong in his faith and was so sure that everything would work out. And Reese. Bless her. I wanted hug her more times than I can count! She has struggles that I wanted to take from her! This is an amazing 5 star worthy book and another hit by the fabulous Queen Of Christian Fiction! If you love a moving story with powerful messages, then this one is definitely a homerun for just that! I am a long time fan of Ms. Kingsbury, and I am looking forward to her next hit! Bring it on Ms…. Read more »
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
My Thoughts: It’s been quite some time since I read a Karen Kingsbury book, so this was quite the refreshing read. She definitely did not disappoint me. It’s a quick, short read, so my review will be a quick, short review. The Beginning is a wonderful story about letting go of the past, moving on to the future, and understanding that sometimes God’s way, while it may not be our way, is the best to start a new beginning-a new chapter in your life. While the story is captivating and amazing, somehow, Ms. Kingsbury always seems to make me feel as though the story was written specifically for me. This is one of those times, with the powerful messages she incorporates. I can’t give this short story anything less than 4.5 stars. Her characters are beautiful, her story line is moving and the emotions that roll off the pages, well, simply put, they become a part of you. I am looking forward to reading the follow up novel to this story, The Bridge. I’m ready for more of the bookstore and all it’s people inside! Another home run from Ms. Kingsbury!
My Thoughts: What can I say about this book? I can say Oh.Mah.Gawd!!! I was hesitant with this book. I didn’t think I would like it at all so I put off and put off on getting it and reading it……but, I finally broke down and did it after checking it out from the library. Oh.Mah.Gawd again……. I am so pleased with every aspect of this novel! Clary’s character is wonderfully created but Jace’s character…….good lord, I loved every bit of him! The ups and downs that Clary and Jace went through was amazing and I felt like I was a part of every bit of it. The murders, the Shadowhunters, all of them added up to be one heck of a ride! Ms. Clare’s work is wonderful and I am so glad that I finally listened to everyone and read this 5 star novel. Now, I’m literally dying to read book 2. I absolutely can not wait to get it from the library and continue one with these amazing characters and the Shadowhunters. Fabulously done, Ms. Clare! Keep up the fantastic writing and you definitely have a new fan in me!