Friday, July 13, 2012

Book #17 of 2012-Done!

Wow! First off, I rarely suggest that you go out and buy a book, and most of the time, I think supporting your public library is the way to go. But... GO BUY THIS BOOK! Please, do yourself a favor, and buy this book. It was so wonderful. Delightful. I am floored that this was a DEBUT novel. I mean, who writes like this on their first shot out of the gates? Such a heart-warming and soul satisfying read. The story follows the main character, Ellen, through her life's journey. From a deeply religious family, she has a difficult time navigating when her life gets turned upside-down. So many things reminded me of my own mother. When life gets tough (like, real nitty gritty tough) she always encouraged "trust in the Lord honey", "say your prayers." I only wish I had been blessed with an ounce of her grace. I literally read 200 pages just today. A huge shout-out to my sister-in-law who took my kids today. I am sure she was thinking I would be productive, and do something like clean, run errands, buy the K cups I need (or I won't have coffee tomorrow). Instead, I devoured this book, and I am so glad I did. I am blessed. Loved it!! 

I am starting a new category with my book reviews: Check-it-out(like library style), Buy it, or Skip it.
Can I get an Amen get a: Buy it!

In addition, I have to thank (profusely) Stephanie from Booking with Manic for my copy. If you want the insiders scoop to great new books like this one, you must follow her site. 

Much love, 


  1. Sounds great, but would you say this is for the religious type?

  2. I definitely understand your hesitation, and let me assure you- absolutely not. It is only that one of the characters in the story(the mother) is very religious. There are quotes from scripture intermittently, so I hope that will not discourage you from giving this one a try.

  3. No, I think I will definitely check it out. Just added it to my Amazon Cart... but honestly it will probably be at least a year before I finally get a chance to read it (I am so behind.)

    Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. I know how it is to get behind on reading. :) Not enough time in the day. Well, I really hope you like it. I have it if you want it. No eversion though. It is a real life book.