Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review for Bending Toward the Sun

Can the Divine Quilter stitch together the torn pieces of Emilie’s heart?
Divided between the love of her father and the desires of her heart, Emilie Heinrich must rely on the love and wisdom of the women in her quilting circle for support. Since Emilie is dedicated to her education and to helping her father in his general store, she is convinced she doesn't have time for love. But when a childhood friend returns to St. Charles, Missouri, after serving in the Civil War, his smile and charm captures Emilie’s eye and her heart.

Quaid McFarland has a gentleness and humor that causes Emilie to question her indifference toward romance. But her German father sees only one thing when he looks at the young man: an Irish teamster. And Johann Heinrich is not about to let such a man court his beloved daughter.

Her father’s prejudices test Emilie’s faith in God’s ability to mend the patchwork pieces of her life. Will she be forced to choose between honoring her father and a future with a husband and family of her own?

This was a very enjoyable read! It was a short story, keeping my attention as everything was paced evenly and the story flowed nicely. It was a sweet story, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes historical romance. Very clean as well.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Lone Ranger

Directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, comes The Lone Ranger, an epic train ride infused with action and humor.

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

This was beyond good. It was epic. Directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, it was a total thrill ride! Done very well, and had amazing music as well! I really liked that it had the classic Lone Ranger theme music incorporated in there too. Lots of humor, and a hilarious horse named Silver.

Consensus: The Lone Ranger is a train ride of epic proportions, infused with action and humor, taking the audience on a thrilling adventure. The masked hero is brilliantly brought to life as seen through new eyes. The music is nothing short of amazing, and you will find yourself not wanting the adventure to end.



Sunday, July 7, 2013

Man of Steel

Hi, once again! I know that this is way behind, but nevertheless, here is another movie review!

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon lead the cast

Rated PG-13
for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language

I loved this movie! I had gotten the chance to go to the Midnight showing in 3D, and it
did not disappoint. It was very awesome, with breathtaking visual effects, making you
feel as if you're soaring alongside Superman. The music score was sleek and flawless,
appropriately accompanying every scene. It was action-packed as well, some scenes
being very intense. A different take from any of the original Superman stories, but
I liked that it was. Worth seeing twice. (I did!)

Consensus: Man of Steel is flawlessly done, from the acting and the storyline, to the action and score. It is nothing short of epic, and is well worth the time to go and see. Different than any of the other Superman films, but in no way is it different in a negative sense. It leaves plenty of space for a sequel, and, if you're paying close enough attention, you will catch other little tidbits of DC related clues.