Sunday, August 26, 2012

Booksneeze Boook Review-

 Last week I requested the eBook Brush of An Angel's Wings by Ruth Reid from Booksneeze.  The story is about 20 year old Rachel, an unmarried Amish girl with no marriage prospects. She would rather be working in the barn or the fields than working on improving her cooking or sewing skills. The other main character is Jordan, the son of a former Amish mother and an absent English father. Jordan is struggling trying to find where he needs to be after his mother’s death. Although their lives are very different they do share some similarities which keep the story moving along nicely.
 I have read other books based on the Amish and find them quite entertaining after growing up in an area with a huge Amish population.  I was very surprised to find Brush of An Angel’s Wings was not like the typical Amish story. I found the inclusion of the two angels, one good the other fallen, to be a very good addition to the story line. I had a very hard time putting the book down once I started reading it. It was very easy for me to get caught up in the story line.
I received this book for free from the publisher through Booksneeze in exchange for my honest opinion.

Until later~

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book review- Constantly Craving Marilyn Meberg

We all have to deal with cravings, we find ourselves forever wanting more.  Constant Cravings: How to Make Sense of Always Wanting More by Marilyn Meberg  speaks about many of the cravings we have in common: wanting more, more romance, more from our relationships, more meaning in life along with several other relevant  cravings. Our cravings are written into our DNA. They are influenced by our childhood experiences. They’re driving the choices we make as adults. And often, they’re keeping us hungry. Never satisfied. Ever searching. – Marilyn Meberg
I appreciate that the author uses many of her own personal stories to get her point across. I realize I am not the only one facing these obstacles.  I especially enjoyed the reminders from scripture that I can overcome my own Constant Cravings.
While Constant Craving offers no new advice for someone who has a Christian background, the advice offered by Meberg could be very helpful to those without that kind of background.  I feel Constantly Craving would be a good choice for a book club or small group with lots of discussion.
I received this book for free from the publisher through Booksneeze in exchange for my honest opinion.

Until later~