Review: A Very Special Delivery

A Very Special Delivery (Love Inspired #349)

Product Details

  • Publisher: Steeple Hill Books
  • Sold By: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOKbook (eBook)
  • Sales Rank: 1,045

Synopsis

It was the surprise of a lifetime for recluse Molly McCreight when single dad Ethan Hunter entrusted her with his infant daughter while he delivered medicine to an elderly man during an ice storm. Past experience had taught Molly how fragile life could be, but she was touched by this stranger’s faith in her abilities. Once the storm had passed, though, and her guests returned home, normalcy eluded Molly. The Hunters’ presence had brought much-needed joy to her quiet world, but their absence threatened to crush her forever. Still, was she ready to admit that this tiny family held the key to the future she’d always secretly craved?

My Thoughts

This was a very sweet book.  I need some light romantic reading on occasion and this totally fit the bill.  Molly McCreight is living in her quiet sad life on her farm without her family after a tragic accident claims the life of her nephew and she feels responsible for his death.  She is preparing for a huge snow storm when she hears a car coming up here drive.  The horrible storm lands Ethan Hunter and his infant daughter, Laney.  Molly is terrified when Ethan explains that he needs to leave Laney with Molly so that he can go give a cancer treatment further down the road or the patient will die.  Molly makes it though this early experience but becomes even more terrified that something with happen to this beautiful child and it will be her fault as the storm knocks down wires that electrify the garage and they are trapped at the house until the storm clears enough to dig out the delivery van that had gotten stuck in the snow when Ethan walked back to her home the night before.  Once the storm has cleared, Ethan attempts to date Molly and finds out just how bad things are when Molly and Ethan bump into Chloe, Molly’s sister, in town.  Ethan sets out to heal both of these women so that he can be with Molly.

The characters in this story as very likable and you really feel bad for both of them early on in this story.  They both have very sad stories.  It is a easy enjoyable read that makes you want the best for both of them and the beautiful, Laney.  What I enjoyed the most was the twist at the end that seemly healed both Chloe and Molly.  Beautiful story with a very happy ending.

My Rating

3.5 of 5 stars.  I enjoyed the book and its light reading quality but I probably would not pick it up to read again.

Review: My Double Life

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: May 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Format: Hardcover , 272pp
  • Age Range: Young Adult

Synopsis

Her whole life, Alexia Garcia has been told that she looks just like pop star Kari Kingsley, and one day when Alexia’s photo filters through the Internet, she’s offered a job to be Kari’s double. This would seem like the opportunity of a lifetime, but Alexia’s mother has always warned her against celebrities.
Rebelliously, Alexia flies off to L.A. and gets immersed in a celebrity life. Not only does she have to get used to getting anything she wants, she romances the hottest lead singer on the charts, and finds out that her own father is a singing legend. Through it all, Alexia must stay true to herself, which is hard to do when you are pretending to be somebody else!

My Review:

This was a very simple read just a nice relaxing book.  While it was predictable in what was going to happen in the book it was still an enjoyable read. 

I enjoyed Alexia and her very normal life that many teens living here in the US are living everyday.  She is down to earth while being smart and like most smart girls the target of the popular girls in school.  She gets whisked away into the fantasy life of superstar Kari Kingsley to be her double since Kari does not perform well in public as she is a spoiled superstar who is going through issues of her own.  Alexia hears some hard lessons in this story but ends up in a very positive place, that I was not really expecting.  I was pleased that the book did not end there I thought it was going to.

There was good character development in the book.  Each person was well defined and there were not conflicts.  The plot was pretty predictable but good.  While I would not pick this book up and reread it, I would say that if you are looking for a relaxing book this is a good choice.

My rating 3.5 out of 5.