Monday, January 13, 2014

Starflower by June Caedmon - A New Year Giveaway!

Hello everyone, happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.I am so happy to bring this review to you as it contains a giveaway!! I am so happy that I was provided a copy, by the author, of this book. It surpassed all my expectations. So, without further ado, here's my review!

starflowerOverview: The dark waters that swallowed Sarah Climer's parents remain silent. Hiding not only clues to their murder, but also the secret they died to protect. A secret the murderer believes Sarah now knows. A secret he'll do anything to control.

Daniel Broadfoot knows well the evils that lurk among his people. Evils that threaten to destroy Sarah and her grandfather. He doesn't need Sarah's trust to do his job. But he'll need it to win her heart.

As the murderer's bizarre plan unfolds, both Daniel and Sarah come face to face with a demon from their past. Will their faith stand against the evil that drives one man's quest for power? Or will Sarah's love for Daniel and his people be enough to save them all?

My Review: There is a lot going on in this book! When I read the description, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. I was hooked from the first page to the end (which is why I read it in one day!) The book is written in a unique way. The author chose to write it from multiple points of view, switching throughout the entire book. It can be very confusing if you aren't paying close attention to what you're reading, but it makes the story more enjoyable. 

The main characters, Sarah Clymer and Daniel Broadfoot, were very well developed.  I feel like I really got to know Sarah and Daniel throughout the book and could understand their actions as well as reactions to certain situations. The secondary characters were just as interesting, and I hope the author develops some of the secondary characters in another book!

The plot was fast moving and very interesting. The mystery surrounding Sarah's parent's death kept me guessing until the end. It was interesting to see the parallel between the Native American beliefs and Christian beliefs, as well. There are several messages in the book, but the most prominent is forgiveness, not only from God, but for yourself. Overall, this was a very enjoyable book and I would definitely recommend it.

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  1. I have never read this author but always looking for new "favorites". Love mysteries and especially Christian based themes or story line. Would love to read.

  2. I would love to win this book to give to my church library. Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
    Janet E.

  3. I'd love to read Starflower. It sounds great.

    Katie J.

  4. I appreciate your review of this book. By warning us of the author's use of multiples points of view, you have allowed whoever wins the book to be able to read the book without experiencing any initial confusion.

  5. I came over from G+. :) You make this book sound good!

  6. I am new to your blog. Thank you for this review. This book sounds like one I would like to read.

  7. The review caught my interest You did well with it
    Hope to win the book but most of all want to wish you a terrific,wonderful,blessed day

  8. I have not visited your blog before and I find it very much to my liking. Very pretty!! I enjoyed the review.

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  10. I would love to read another good mystery.

    Congratulations on reading 10 books toward your goal.

  11. Seems like a good book

  12. I liked your review. It made me want to read the book. I hope I win