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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 6 books toward her goal of 90 books.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Review of Fall by Jennifer Hurst: Also Enter a Contest to Win Some Great Prizes!

Product Details:

  • Title: Fall
  • Author: Jennifer Hurst
  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (July 26, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1463632770

Book Description

Women and construction shouldn't mix. At least, that is what the client, Mr. Blackwell, thinks when twenty-one year old Julia D. Halstead is promoted to project manager to convert a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse into a bed and breakfast. However, the schoolhouse contains a dark secret that has been hidden for nearly a hundred years. A secret that will unleash the Furies of Hell and cause the Angels in Heaven to weep as ethereal brothers, Matthew and Nathan, battle over Julia's very soul.

My Review:
 Twenty-one year old Julia, or (JD likes she wants to be referred to while at the job site) is a strong woman, most of the time. It is always nice to read about a female who is independent and can stand on her own. In Jennifer Hurst's debut novel, Fall, you find a story full of romance and the abnormal. This book would be considered a paranormal, though very different from some of the other teen paranormal books out there. There are angels and demons, and the two groups are in a fight of dominance that we are familiar with: good vs. evil. This book is also a book of redemption and making things right in your life. Themes I enjoy reading about.

As far as the romance in the story, there is plenty! We meet two brothers, Matthew and Nathan, who both are very attractive and are in a fight for JD. JD "falls' for Matthew at the very beginning and I mean fast. Her Grandfather calls her impulsive and it shows with how fast she gets involved with Matthew. I wanted to scream at her to slow down, but Matthew woos her in a determined fashion. JD knows that she should not get involved with someone she works with, Matthew is one of the contractors at the work sight, but she can't help herself. When you read about him you will understand why and how she could fall for this man so fast. Without giving too much away, just know that Matthew and Nathan are not "regular" men. In fact, there are many scary happenings that will involve around these two characters. I was a little spooked by the demons in this story. This book is not for tweens, but more for adults and VERY mature older teens. 

I enjoyed reading Fall. The book is made up of short chapters and this book is a  quick read. It has 298 pages(paperback form) and less pages(218) in e-book form. There is a little bit of everything in Fall, for male and female readers: action and romance. There is nothing too graphic, except there is talk of implied sex that took place the night before. After reading Fall you will want to hurry and read the next book in the series(which I know is being written) but you will have to wait. 

Jennifer has a contest going on with the release of her book. I know that you will want to enter, so go and read all of the details down below.

Contest Information:

(Because I am late to the blog tour, I do not have questions for you to answer here at my blog. But you still can go to the other blogs to answer the questions and join the contest.)

In conjunction with this blog tour, Jennifer is holding a contest.  It will involve any of the blogs that Jennifer visits or where her book is featured and will close on December 31st, 2011. The entrants have to answer three questions about the book they’ve read (bought, borrowed, or stolen - shame on you) and post a link to Jennifer's website on their Twitter, Facebook, or blog (need link for verification).

Then the names will be entered in a random name picker generator ( and announced on Jennifer's website ( on January 31st, 2012. The winner will receive a gift certificate for a night’s stay at the actual bed and breakfast where the story takes place.

Other prizes include an autographed copy of FALL, and she will randomly select 3 contestants’ names to use in the sequel to FALL. Plus, they will receive a free copy of that book when it is published.

Each blog that Jennifer Hurst visits will have a different set of questions people can answer, and they may enter as many times as they want - but they can enter once per blog site that they visit. So the more sites you visit, the more you can enter your name, thus increasing your chances of winning the gift certificate, a copy of the book FALL, and your name in the sequel.

Get the book, read the book, and then read over the questions below.  Once you have your answers, e-mail them to Jennifer.

Your privacy is respected and your email address will NOT be used for anything but the contest.   Once the contest is over - your email address will be deleted from the database.

If you would like to visit the other sites, go here for the master list of all participating sites:

Have fun and good luck, and thanks for participating!
***I was given a review, e-copy, of Fall. In no way did this influence the review that was given.***

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