I haven't been able to sleep lately due to the pain, so I have been doing a good amount of reading.
Rescue Me is the second book of the Montana series. I have read many suspense romance mystery stories and usually find myself skimming and skipping chapters because it just seems to drag. Susan May Warren’s Rescue Me was the complete opposite. I couldn’t put it down.Every page had enough descriptions so you can see the locations and what the characters look like and are feeling, but not too much where it just gets boring to read. Rescue Me has a lot going on. It contains relationships and spiritual struggles.It’s all about forgiveness and taking chances. Love and faith can be a powerful thing, but also scary in the same breath. This book isn’t too preachy unlike a lot of faith type fictions. This book doesn’t just contain one romance couple, it contains two.The main romance is between Willow and Sam.The second relationship is Sam’s brother, Pete, and his teammate, Jess. The main thing I took from this book is life will always throw challenges at you, but you should never give up. I look forward to reading more of Susan May Warren’s books. I promise you will have a hard time putting the book down.
Books pass the time when I'm at the doctors' offices, so I thought I would put some book reviews on here. I got my hands on Jody Hedlund's book Newton & Polly. I was drawn to her book because of the cover and description.
This is a typical historical faith romance. A boy meets girl, but boy or girl has to fight to be together, usually because of religious views and financial class. Newton & Polly reminds me a lot of West Side Story and even Romeo and Juliet.
John Newton, a sailor, who sails the sea just living life because he has to. His father finds him jobs but he tends to screw them up. One day, Newton meets a beautiful dashing woman, but is faced with the reality of her being of wealthy class and he isn’t. She falls madly in love with him, but her father says, "no". Newton won't take "no" for an answer. Polly's father will do whatever he can to make sure Newton, the bad boy, will stay clear away from her. Will they end up together or will he sail across the sea and never return?
Hedlund has written this book in three parts. Part one is the introduction of these characters. Part two is them being together and fight to stay together. The final part is the ending. You probably thought I was going to say what happened in the final part, but I am not going to spoil it for you.
There are conflicts in the story especially for John Newton, but they aren’t told in depth. For me, there were many parts of this book I felt really dragged. I believe it was because the conflicts went by really quickly. I wished Newton had a friend and mentor in the story. For some reason, I just could not connect with either of these characters. This is the reason I couldn't get into the story.
Would I recommend this book? Yes, because you might enjoy it more than me.
Jody Hedlund is a CBA best-selling and award-winning author of more than a dozen books. Among a variety of genres, she especially loves bringing long-forgotten women of history to life. She is the author of Luther and Katharina, which was awarded the ECPA Book of the Year Award in Fiction. Her other novels have won the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Christy Award. She resides in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children.