Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Book Review: The Ride of a Lifetime by Kitty McGregor

I received this book from to review.  In The Ride of a Lifetime Lucas McCade, a superstar rodeo cowboy, has retired and is trying to make up for lost time with his family.  He moves with his wife and teenage son Conner to Oklahoma where he takes a job at the Falling Star Ranch.  His wife is happy but Conner is not impressed.  He misses his life back in Texas and feels this effort by Lucas to be a father is too little, too late.  As the McCades settle into life in Oklahoma they find a church but feel something is not quite right in the community.

This book is a modern western featuring a battle of good versus evil.  It is rich in description and the author does a good job of drawing you into the story.  The book does jump around from setting to setting a bit but it is easy to follow as the author skillfully brings you along.  The plot is interesting but I was a little a taken a back by the evil spirits in the book.  I am not a huge fan of books about the occult and was surprised to find it in this Christian book (I guess I should have read the product description a little better).  Overall, I found the story engaging, the scenery lovely, and the book was full of action.  However, while I enjoyed the beginning of the book I was a bit disappointed with the ending.  I thought it was melodramatic and a bit over the top. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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