Book Blog: If I Run by Terri Blackstock

If I runWhen Casey discovers the body of her best friend Brent, she knows she has been framed for his death. Now she knows she must not only run from the law, but also run for her life.  Dylan is hired by Brent’s family to track down Casey. At first it seems like and easy job, but the closer he gets, the less sure he is about his task.

Told in two voices, this Christian fiction will hook you from the start. I read this in a free ebook from Netgalley but I also listened to the audio.  The audio is very well done, but I would have loved to have a different reader for Dylan’s chapters. Can’t wait for the next book.

Quote I liked on prayer:

“I suppose prayer is always a good thing, even when it hurts.”

Genre: Christian Fiction

Overall Opinion: Recommend

Source: eBook and audiobook

Book Review: In the Fields of Grace by Tessa Afshar

in the field of graceBook Review: In the Fields of Grace by Tessa Afshar

This is a dramatic retelling of the story of Ruth and Naomi and it begins with the death of Boaz’s first wife. The cover is absolutely beautiful!

It is always interesting to see scripture come to live. It amuses me when people get upset at creative license, but if you are reading fiction that will happen. To me, it makes stories seem more real when the characters have personality. The novel was well written, but I think my YA heart found some sections a little too verbose. If you are a Ruth fan, you should give it a try.

Quote-Great first line

“Death squatted at Boaz’s door , like a vulture, biding its time. He could sense its presence-inexorable, hungry, patient.”

Recommended Grade: Adult
Genre: Historical Fiction/Christian Fiction
Overall Opinion: Average
Source: ebook from Netgalley