Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hearts Crossing by Marianne Evans ~ 3 stars

Hearts Crossing
Marianne Evans
Woodland series, #1
White Rose Publishing
About the book:
"How do you feel about God, Collin?”
“I don’t.”

Collin Edwards, a former parishioner at Woodland Church of Christ, has renounced God without apology, his faith drained away in the face of a tragic loss.

Daveny Montgomery cares deeply about her relationship with God and the community of Woodland. But lately she's been in a rut, longing for something to reignite her spiritual enthusiasm.

A beautification project at Woodland seems the answer for them both. Daveny spearheads the effort and Collin assists—but only with the renovations, and only because he wants to know Daveny better.

Despite his deepening feelings for her, even stepping into the common areas of the church stirs tension and anger.

Can Daveny trust in Collin’s fledgling return to faith? And can Collin ever accept the fact that while he turned his back on God, God never turned his back on him?

My review:
I am not giving this book “3 stars” because I disliked it, but because I saw room for improvement. Mainly, the grammar and wording needed work, but the story itself was very sweet. It is a quick, fun read, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you can’t get past things like grammar issues. The plot was engaging, and I was interested to read how the author would resolve the issues between characters. I will be reading book 2 in this series, and I look forward to watching this author grow in her writing!


ninjasinger said...

Good review! This definitely lets me know whether or not I would want to read this book.

Jackie S. said...

Enjoyed this review; like the sound of this book and will look for purchase. Thanks.

diana said...

I always appreciate your reviews, and others, Carman. Without them I might waste money buying books I don't really care for. It also gives me a chance to meet new authors and learn about new books.

Charity U said...

Thanks for the warning!

Jaime Christoph said...

I just recently stumbled on your blog. I am an avid reader of Christian Fiction and it's nice to have another source to look for new books.


Carman said...

ninjasinger~ Thanks! I am glad to help!

Jackie~ Thank you! Glad that I could help. :)

Diana~ Yay! I feel the same way about reviews! I'm touched that you feel that way about mine. :)

Carman said...

Charity~ You're welcome... :)

Jaime~ I love finding new blogs too! I hope that mine is helpful for you!

Lady DragonKeeper said...

Ooh, I like the name "Daveny" --very neat. I don't know if it's the type of book I'd read, but thanks for the review. =) I've never heard of White Rose Publishing --I wonder if it a "self-publish publisher" or just a smaller company?

Leanne said...

I think I'll skip this one because I get hung up over grammar mistakes. Lol. Thanks for the review!

Carman said...

Lady DK~ I know! I liked her name, too. :) You're welcome! I believe it is a smaller company, but I'm not sure...

Leanne~ K. I understand! Thanks for commenting. :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the review, Carman. This isn't one that I'd heard of before. It may not be one that I'd read, but I appreciate your review.


Carman said...

You're welcome, Michelle. Thank you for commenting! :D

Marianne Evans said...

Carman, thank you for taking the time to read my book and share your honest, forthright opinion. Of course I would hope for better ::smile!:: however, I appreciate your candor. God bless you ~ Marianne

Carman said...

Marianne~ You're welcome. :) Me too, but thank you for being so great! God bless you too!