Book Reviews

Peter Pan by J.M Barrie

My edition: Hardback library book
Pages: 217
Standalone
Genre: Classics, YA
Published: Dec. 27, 1911
Rating: 1 star

Synopsis:

Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up, lands in the Darling’s proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John and Michael and teaches them to fly (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off to Never-land where they encounter the Red Indians, the Little Lost Boys, pirates and the dastardly Captain Hook.

Review:

All children, except one, grow up.

Want to read this book? I will do you a favor. Go to youtube, and look up Jon Solo and his messed-up origins series. He will tell you everything about 1. the Disney movie, 2. the book, and 3. the author. I promise you it’s better than picking this up.

I could not get past the writing style. Also should not be classified as a child’s book. Middle grade, yes. But basically, we all know who the real villain is… Peter.

Book Reviews

The Homesteader’s Sweetheart by Lacy Williams

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 296
Series: Wyoming Legacy #1
Genre: Western, Romance, Historical, Christian
Published: Dec. 28, 2018
Rating: 2.5 stars

Synopsis:

Pursued by an unwelcome suitor, banker’s daughter Penny Castlerock will do anything to escape town and Mr. Abbott’s advances – even visit her grandfather’s homestead for an undetermined amount of time. Out of her element, she must rely on neighbor Jonas White and his brood of adopted children.

Scandal chased Jonas out of Philadelphia five years ago. A scandal that socialite Miss Castlerock knows about. Since then, Jonas has kept to himself, worked his homestead, and focused on raising his seven adopted boys and his daughter. The last thing he needs is to be reminded of the past and the young woman he once fancied – especially when she’s so far out of his sphere…

As circumstances force the two to work together, their tentative friendship blossoms into something more. But can two people from such disparate backgrounds find true love with each other?

Review:

If you like slow burns, this book is for you. I normally do, but not with this one. I couldn’t connect with either of the characters. I wasn’t a fan of Penny. She was wishy-washy. Jonas was alright. It must have been hard for a man in his position and everything that happened with Millie.

I don’t remember much of what was going on. I ended up skimming most of the second half. Maybe I just read this at the wrong time.