Wednesday, November 17, 2010

In All Things by Shawna K Williams ~ 5 stars

In All Things
Shawna K Williams
Sequel to No Other
Desert Breeze Publishing
About the book:
Jakob and Meri's story continues...

Meredith Louis's Hollywood career is at a point of transition. No longer under Majestic Studios control, Meri is free to broaden her appeal as an actress and finally earn the recognition she desires.

Meri and Jakob return to their hometown for the holidays where Meri hopes to reconcile with her parents after a decade of silence. But after a disastrous encounter, Meri is plunged into turmoil as old fears resurface in unexpected ways.

Jakob, already dealing with unresolved family issues of his own, is further burdened by his inability to help his wife. Can he learn to step aside and trust God's plan.Will Meri recognize what she already has?

My review:
I loved how this book continued the story from No Other (which I loved, by the way). This story addressed issues in the relationship between Meri and Jacob, but also in their personal relationship with God. I loved how this story took place somewhere completely different form the first book! In was a cool change of pace.

One thing that I noticed was a lot of the things that happened between Meri and Jacob could have been avoided if they had just talked openly and honestly with each other. Communication is something that is really important to me personally so that made the book appeal to me even more.

The things that could be improved were mainly grammar issues. (Like putting question marks where they should not be. I noticed that frequently.) But, this was an ARC, so hopefully that won’t be in the final version. :)

I loved the twists and turns of the plot, and how Shawna kept Jacob’s family involved in this book as well. In all, I loved this book. The message was great and well done. Really, guys! This message is something we all need to hear. And not just hear, but really apply in our own lives. God is our all. He is the One we turn to first. Just great!


Renee Ann said...

Sounds like another good read to put on my wish list!

Shawna Williams said...

Thanks Carman! Love your review!

barbjan10 said...

Hi Carmen, what a great time to have this giveaway on Shawna's book. I just won "No Other" in another giveaway and it would be very appropriate for me to win the sequel to it on your blog. I enjoyed your review on the book and it sounds very appealing to read. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win this great book. I hope I do!

Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Charlotte Kay said...

A 5-Star rating!
That's so good to know!
I love your book reviews, and I appreciate your info about other book giveaways!

Carman said...

Renee Ann~ You should put them both on your TBR list! :)

Shawna~ You're welcome! Thanks for letting me review them!

Barb~ I'm so glad to hear that you won the first book! I hope you enjoy it. :)

Charlotte~ Thank you! I hope that you feel the same as I do about the books I review! :)