January 13, 2013

The Deja Vu Review {Fave Book Covers}

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The Deja Vu Review is hosted every Sunday by Brittany at The Book Addict's Guide.  It's a chance to write a mini-review for books that you read in your pre-blogging days!

Today's topic is: Favorite Book Covers.


My Stubborn HeartMy Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

Cover: I think this is a great cover. I know some people don't like when the people have part of their heads cut off, but in this instance, I don't mind. It's simple and the focus is on the character's. Which is appropriate for this story.

Review: This is such a sweet romance. Kate and Matt have incredible chemistry! Although Kate's the only one who will admit to it. Matt is all deny, deny, deny. But his pain after losing his wife to cancer is hard to get over, which is understandable. Alas Kate doesn't give up and their journey to each other is cute and fun. One of my favorites to read again and again! :)


Sixteen Brides
Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Cover: I like this cover as well. I especially like that we can't see their faces. I have fun looking at what each lady is wearing to try to figure out who is who. Because while the title says sixteen, there are actually five main ladies that we get to know.

Review: A southern lady, a spinster and her widowed mother, a doctor's wife, a military widow and her son, and an abused divorcee, all on a train and headed west. Each lady is so different, yet they do all have something in common: a desire to get out from whatever situation they want to leave behind. And while they may not look like it, they each also are very willing to work hard to make their lives better. How they view each other changes as they have to rely on one another to survive in Nebraska in 1871. The viewpoint changes from lady to lady, so we get lots of stories and situations going on, but it never gets confusing. Ms. Whitson does an excellent job of jumping from character to character and infusing each one with their own personality so you know what's going on. Plus she's great at ending one character's time in the spotlight with a little cliffhanger which makes you eager to find out what happens next. An excellent historical romance!

 Toodle-loo kangaroos! What are you reading this week?

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Saturday Snapshot photos.

    I think you are correct that the first one would make a great photo to write a story around.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews

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  2. I've read any of these, but My Stubborn Heart sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is a really cool idea! and both books sound pretty darn good!!
    :D

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    1. They are great books! :) I thought this would be a fun meme to try and I liked it so well, I think I'll do it again. (Hopefully)

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