Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Rainbow Egg by Linda K. Hendricks

This book was provided to me through the BookSneeze program in exchange for an honest review. I have mixed feelings on this book.
The story is analogous to international adoption. It is based on this chicken who lives in the woods with many other animals. This chicken is very happy being in the woods even though she has talked to chickens who live in chicken coops. One day this chicken realizes she has laid an egg. But because of her living conditions it becomes a burden to take care of this egg she has laid.
Meanwhile there is a chicken couple in the chicken house who wants to lay an egg but cannot. They try all sorts of ways - on their backs, on their heads (pictures included...).
As you can predict, the chicken who is burdened with the egg gives her egg to the couple who wants an egg. Very sweet as the chicken struggles with her love for the egg (and chick to come) but knowing she cannot take care of it in the woods.
In the midst of this story there is a redbird who sings and guides them in their decisions. That part was kind of random and after reading the book three times I decided the redbird is analogous to God but in a way as to not offend people...
Three stars.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Letters to Katie

I received Letters to Katie by Kathleen Fuller on my nook from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.
Unfortunately, I did not realize this was Book #3 in the series and therefore was a little confused at the beginning. Had I read this book having more background information (as in reading the first two books) I probably would have given it four stars.
This was a great story to remind all of us the importance of family and faith - especially before wealth and possessions. Also a great reminder in waiting for God's timing - because that is always better than ours, and it is perfect.
I believe this is the first book I have read by Kathleen Fuller but it will not be the last. There is just enough excitement to keep the book moving but not so much that I was tense.
(I have put the first two books on reserve at the library because just enough details were given about previous events that I am curious how things happened.)