Book Review: Seeds of Intention by Andrea Thome

About the Book:

Seeds of Intention

Garrett Oliver has just settled into his job as heir apparent to one of the most renowned master gardeners in the country. After a difficult few years, he’s found a home and a renewed purpose at a famed resort in the secluded Smoky Mountains.The stars seem to be aligning for Garrett as he plans a future with his college sweetheart and envisions a simple life with her in the mountains of East Tennessee.

Willow Armstrong, fresh off a painful breakup, is coming home to Knoxville to care for her ailing father. She finds herself in the right place at the right time, landing a dream job alongside Garrett—as his boss. As they are thrown together by their work, an undeniable magnetism grows between them, despite the fact that Garrett is ready to start a future with someone else. Circumstances persist in drawing them closer, and an unexpected opportunity in Colorado prompts Willow and Garrett to wonder if a life together out west might be beyond anything either of them had dared to imagine.

My Thoughts:

Seeds of Intention is a quick and light read. It is the kind of book that you can pick up and finish as fast or as slow as you like.

The story is simple, focusing on Garrett and Willow, and the relationship that develops between them. Both the main characters are dealing with their own set of problems and we, the reader, follow them as they find their way out of it. The characters are warm and likeable, developing quite well as the story progresses. Though at times everything just seems to fall into place perfectly, most of the story flows well and can be related to.

The author emphasizes on the need to adapt and the ability to handle even the most difficult situation with the support of loved ones. This is a feel good story which brings out the fact that not everything happens the way one pictures it.

Book Review: Fairy Eyeglasses (Fairy Senses #1) by Emily Martha Sorensen

About the Book:

Fairy Eyeglasses (Fairy Senses #1)

When Cassie finds a magic pair of glasses that allow her to see fairies, she has to figure out where they came from . . . and what the fairies want her to do with them.

A 12,000 word children’s fantasy story.

My Thoughts:

I got this short story for free and it proved to be a fairly quick and fun read. Written in simple language, easily understandable by children, the author brings us a story of Eyeglasses that allow the protagonist to see Fairies when she wears them. The author also introduces us to Cassie’s parents and show us that when the child turns to her parents with her dilemma, they come forward with understanding instead of turning her away. There are also some lessons as a part of the story in this that children can learn from, including the primary colors of art and light, their differences and the encouragement for children to ask questions and learn.

Even though this is a short story for children, I enjoyed it immensely and thought it was quite fun. The fairies are well described and children will love them. Moreover, the simplicity of the plot and the point of the Eyeglasses prove to be captivating.