Sunday, 23 January 2022

[Sunday Post] - Dark Shadows, White Fire, and The Woman Beyond the Attic

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!


Good Evening, Everyone! 


Yes, I'm a little late with today's post. The cold medicine I took in the middle of the night knocked me out, and I overslept this morning.

Friday, 21 January 2022

{Book Blogger Hop} - Average Monthly Reads




Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop!


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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt. 



What is the average number of books you read per month?



2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

 

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

{The Friday 56} - Dark Shadows by Marilyn Ross

Rules

Grab any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
Find any sentence (or more). Just don't spoil it.
Post it.
 Add your post URL in the Linky at www.fredasvoice.com.

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

[Review] - Redeeming Love (2021)


Universal Pictures' big-screen adaptation of author Francine Rivers's historical romance Redeeming Love (PG-13; 134 minutes) will be in theaters tonight with select Thursday Night screenings and receive a nationwide release on Friday. 


Francine Rivers had authored several historical romances before becoming a born-again Christian in 1986. After taking a three-year break from writing, she read the Book of Hosea from the Old Testament, which inspired her to pen Redeeming Love, first published in 1991 by Bantam Books. Since its publication, the book has sold over three million copies and translated into 30 languages.


Redeeming Love is co-written by Francine Rivers and D. J. Caruso, who also directs the film. Abigail Cowen (Fate: The Winx Saga) stars as Angel, a troubled woman working as a prostitute in the gold mining town of Pair-A-Dice. Angel was sold into prostitution at an early age after her mother's death. She expects nothing but pain and heartache from everyone and everything around her. Well, until she meets Michael Hosea (Tom Lewis), a Christian farmer that comes knocking at her door. Unlike all other men that buy thirty minutes of her time, Michael wants nothing from her.


Michael proposes marriage to Angel but not for one second does she believe this man wants to marry her. Only after Michael rescues her from a dire situation does she agree to marry him. Michael brings Angel to his farm. Angel tries to mend her wounds, both physical and emotional. She is ashamed of her past and feels unworthy of Michael's love. 


Co-starring is Logan Marshall-Green, Famke Janssen, Nina Dobrev, and Eric Dane.  





Final Thoughts

Redeeming Love isn't your by-the-book Hollywood love story. It deals with dark themes of prostitution and abuse. The film must have barely gotten a PG-13 because of those dark themes; it could've easily received an R rating.


Abigail Cowen and Tom Lewis both give good performances. Rogier Stofffer's cinematography is both beautiful and dreadful at the same time. By dreadful, I'm referring to a few well-shot violent scenes that are difficult to watch due to the subject matter. The musical score by Brian Tyler and Breton Vivian was excellent.


Overall, Redeeming Love is an emotional tale about forgiveness and redemption. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the film. It's not a scene-by-scene adaptation. There were a few changes from the book, but nothing dramatic. Whether you've read the book or not, I highly recommend seeing Redeeming Love.



Many thanks to Universal for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Please

Sunday, 16 January 2022

{Sunday Post} - Bookmarks and The Horsewoman

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!


Good Morning, Everyone!


I hope everyone is surviving the wintery weather. There are currently several inches of snow on the ground. The streets are extremely slick because my town neglected to treat any of them. I think I might be the only person on my street who covered his driveway with ice melt before the snowstorm. 

Friday, 14 January 2022

{Book Blogger Hop} - Bookish Posters and Artwork




Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop!


If you want to schedule next week's post in advance, click here for future prompts. To submit a prompt, please fill out this form

 

The Book Blogger Hop now has its own Facebook Group! Please join the group to get all the newest Book Blogger Hop updates and communicate with other book bloggers.




What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt. 



Do you have any bookish posters or artwork on your walls?

Submitted by Penelope @ The Reading Devil.



2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

 

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

{The Friday 56} - The Horsewoman

Rules

Grab any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
Find any sentence (or more). Just don't spoil it.
Post it.
 Add your post URL in the Linky at www.fredasvoice.com.