Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Book Review: Adventures and Adversities by Sarah Holman

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Title: Adventure and Adversities

Author: Sarah Holman

Series: Tales of Taelis #1

Genre: Fantasy

Audience: Teen

**3 stars**

Adventures and Adversities by Sarah Holman was a sweet story with really an amazing message!

Peasants, troubling times, devious plots, and unexpected changes... A sweet story of love. And an awesome spiritual theme. I enjoyed reading of Alditha, the main character, amidst the medieval-like, fantasy world she lives in. I love the medieval era, and that was the feel that Sarah Holman gave this book!

I liked William and his little sister Eleanor. I was expecting a different relationship for Alditha, but hers with William felt real and just was so cute. *smiles* Marian was really sweet. And the glimpses of Alditha's family we got were interesting.

The spiritual theme; awesome, as I mentioned above. It sort of dealt with praising and trusting God even amidst sorrow or hard times. And also that its alright to feel sad and cry. God cries with us. But life is a gift. And bitterness is not the choice to make. So yes! It was convicting and encouraging! I love to struggle and grow with characters ... to admire and learn something from their faith. So neat! *smiles*

William's journey with the sailors was interesting for sure! I like how the noble daughter ties in with that part, haha!

Yes ... so, neat story. I look forward the reading book two in the series, Brothers and BetrayalOr colonial historical novel, A Different Kind of Courage. Both by Sarah Holman, and they both sound great! *grins*


  1. Ooh, nice review! This is on my shelf waiting for me to read it... I must get to it at some point. :) And YES! A Different Kind of Courage is awesome. :D You must read it sometime -- methinks you'd enjoy it. ^_^

    1. Thanks! Great, I hope you will enjoy it! :) Ooh, yay!! A Different Kind of Courage does rather sound like it might be my kind of book... I mean, set in the 1700s, right? :D

      I'll have to get to it after finishing my advanced copy of Draven's Light by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, and Swept to Sea by Heather Manning, which I decided I must read at earliest opportunity! ;D