Home Economics for Girls by JP Wright

I received this audiobook from Audio Bookworm for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.

The Synopsis:

eCover-HomeEcForGirls.jpgHere is a country house murder mystery of sorts, for daughters and their mothers, and anyone else who wants to learn the correct way to eat a scone.

Violet has to prepare for her Home Economics assessment, but with a house full of guests and a lunatic sister playing detective, how will she ever get it done? And if the dog did not destroy her mother’s cake, who did? Did she really see someone lurking down at the gatehouse? Which one is the bay tree, and what does nutmeg look like anyway? Should self-confessed teachers be allowed out into society?

All these questions must be answered before the weekend is over.

My Review:

A super funny book that makes the [listeners] laugh and have a good time!

I loved the way the story was told, it was a light read, and the descriptions were perfect at unveiling the story. I loved each of the characters and their roles in the story too. They made me laugh and their banter was entertaining.

The narration of the audiobook was also very good and captured the mood of the book very well. Claire was exceptional at toggling the characters, their feelings, and the scenes!

A good light read that I recommend for some laughter. 5 out of 5 stars!

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When Camels Fly by NLB Horton

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

when-camels-fly.jpgA mother’s fatal shot. A daughter’s deadly choice.

In Israel, archaeologist Grace Madison shoots her daughter’s abductor. Seconds later, a handsome shepherd drops from the sky to kill a second assassin. Their world crumbles in two blinks of an eye.

Unbeknownst to them, a fierce evil is destroying everything in its path—the unconventional path Grace and Maggie, a hydrologist, take as they struggle to right a wrong as old as time. But they soon discover time is running out. A vortex of intrigue and espionage threatens to sweep away everything and everyone they hold dear, extinguishing old flames even as it ignites new loves.

When the scale tips precariously toward disaster in the Middle East and beyond, family and friends with secrets of their own are exposed and millions of lives hang in the balance. Mother and daughter realize nothing is as it seems.

Even each other.

Because choosing what’s right is all that’s left.

Review:

When Camels Fly is a really good book. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and traveling across the Middle East with them.

The novel is written extremely well, with enough suspense to keep you reading, but ensuring that the story is completely clean, unlike most suspense authors. There were absolutely no sexual scenes, no language (not even taking God’s name in vain), and the action wasn’t gory in the least.

The characters were, for the most part, all Christians and portrayed it, but, they we not the “perfect Christians” that you tend to find in Historical Fiction. These characters messed up, asked God to forgive them, and then tried to do better, only to do worse, and I liked that about them. They seemed more real. I also enjoyed the simple family quarreling and the siblings picking on each other even adulthood, it lightened the book up!

So I give When Camels Fly 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it as a very entertaining read!

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