Monday, August 16, 2010

No Other by Shawna K Williams ~ 5 stars + Favorite!

No Other
Shawna K Williams
Desert Breeze Publishing
About the book:
In the aftermath of WWII all Jakob Wilheimer wants is to get over his pain, get on with life, and if at all possible, forgive those who've wronged his family -- including himself. But it's hard to do when there are constant reminders. One of them being his former schoolmate, now teacher, Meri Parker -- Miss Port Delamar Pearl, Mayor's daughter, Belle of the town -- Meri Parker.

After enduring the stigma and isolation associated with the internment camp, the awkwardness of going back to school should've been a cake walk. But Jakob didn't expect to find himself inexplicably drawn to Meri. Or to discover that the pain and loneliness of her life surpassed his own. She needed to be rescued from the domineering family seeking to control her life. And more than anything, he needed to be the one to save her.

My review:
Oh. My. Gosh. I was amazed at how much I loved this book. There were things that could use some work. Grammar, phrasing, and little things like that. But, the writing was so good and the story was so powerful that all of those things melted away. This story evoked so much emotion from me that towards the end I was literally gasping, flinging my hands around, and on the edge of my seat because I did not know what would happen next. This is an author to watch, because she will definitely be going places.


Shawna Williams said...

Carman, thank you so much! I can't tell you how much your encouragement means to me!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

wow! awesome review!! i'm glad you liked this one so much :)

Carman said...

Shawna~ You're welcome! Thanks for the awesome book! :) I'm glad that I can help. :)

Carrie~ Thanks! I loved it! I hope you get to read it soon. :)

Diane Craver said...

Congratulations Shawna on this review! I enjoyed No Other, too, as well as tons of other readers. It's a wonderful story with memorable characters. I'm sure you will continue to receive awesome reviews for it!

Shawna Williams said...

I'd love for you to review the sequel that comes out in November! (I just sent a link to this review to my mother-in-law) I'm still giddy.

Joyce DiPastena said...

Awesome review! Definitely a book I need to check out. Thanks for sharing this, Carmen!

Carman said...

Diane~ Thanks for commenting!

Shawna~ I'm so glad that you're pleased with the review. :) I'll send you an email.

Joyce~ Thanks! I hope you get to read this book soon. :) Thanks for commenting.

Katie G. said...

OK, this is officially on my list of wanted books!!! Great review!

God bless!

~Katie G.

misskallie2000 said...

I won No Other last week and can't wait to get started reading which I hope to do this week.
Great review and recommend reading to all..

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

LAMusing said...

sounds good - so little is written about the internment camps

Carman said...

Katie G~ Yay! Thanks for commenting. :)

misskallie2000~ Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Let me know what you think! Thanks!

LAMusing~ It is! Yeah, and it's a shame. It did happen, and we shouldn't hide it or act like it didn't. :/

Jennifer said...

Great Review!! I am always looking to read good new christian fiction!!

Carman said...

Jennifer~ Thanks! This definitely fits the bill. You should check it out!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the great review - I'm definitely going to check it out!

Carman said...

Amanda~ Thanks for reading/commenting! Awesome! That's just what I like to hear. :)