Monday, November 26, 2012

Still Lolo By Lauren Scruggs

Still Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family's Journey of HopeStill Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family's Journey of Hope by Lauren Scruggs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW! This book is AMAZING!!!!
Lauren and her family candidly tell their story, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
From the remarkable birth of Lauren and her twin sister Brittany, to the sad story of their parents divorce, the forthright conversation throughout the book is refreshing!
Despite Laurens conviction that God has a perfect plan for her life is still not enough to keep her from doing things the way she wants to do them, not because she's a weak person but because she's human, but she comes back to him in humility and asks his forgiveness.
After finding forgiveness and acceptance her life seems to move along relatively smooth until the night of her tragic accident. After walking in to the propeller blade of their friends airplane, she loses her left eye and left hand, but she is lucky to have gotten away with her life.
While recovering from her accident she becomes angry with the whole situation, but with help from truly godly family and friends, she begins to quit being afraid of being imperfect, of being different, and as she wrote in her book, "TO BE TRULY OKAY WITH HOW OTHERS SEE YOU".
My admiration for Lauren Scruggs is off the charts!
This book is definitely inspirational, I'm SO glad that I read this book!!!!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers, I was not required to write a positive review.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Lone Star Trail (Texas Trails Series #1)

Lone Star Trail (Texas Trails Series, #1)Lone Star Trail by Darlene Franklin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Morgan Family is a proud and patriotic Texan family, and Jud the man of the Morgan household is definitely not enthusiastic about the German immigrants invading the land his father died for.
But when circumstances bring the Fleisher family, who have just arrived from Germany to the Morgans ranch needing their help, Jud finds that he is falling in love with the beautiful, hard working, and selfless Wande Fleischer, but will he let his heart conquer his prejudices?

The Lone Star Trail was an exceptional book!
It was informative and entertaining, I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Texas Trails Series!
This book is great for anyone who likes historical fiction or western fiction!

I received this book to review from Moody Press Publishers, I was not required to write a positive review. 

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Monday, November 19, 2012

The Snow AngelThe Snow Angel by Glenn Beck

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Again, I am amazed by how well Glenn Beck writes!
The story is about Rachel, a woman used to being physically and verbally abused from the time she was a child by her mother. She marries a popular football star Cyrus in hope of a happily ever after story. But he is as abusive and possessive as her mother was, and she finds herself isolated from her family and friends. Will she ever believe in herself enough to leave or will she be content to be a pawn in the lives of overbearing people?
This book was sad and inspiring, and definitely NOT political in any way!
This is a great Christmas read! 

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Friday, November 16, 2012

The Silver Hand (The Song of Albion, #2)The Silver Hand by Stephen R. Lawhead

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was so disappointed with this book!
First of all the book is written through the eyes of Tegid, who is blind for half of the book!
Second of all the story line went into a stall. There are so many wasted pages and side stories that are totally irrelevant!!
After reading, and immensely enjoying "The Paradise War", I really wanted to like this book but I was so unimpressed I don't believe I will even read the last book in the trilogy "The Endless Knot".

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Monday, November 12, 2012

The Paradise War (The Song of Albion, #1)The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Paradise War seamlessly weaves in Celtic mythology and how it "correlates" with our present day world.
I thought the  "time between times" theory was really profound! While I don't believe that it is a sacred time and place it is still an incredible thought when you consider it!
Overall I loved this book, but I thought the profanity in the first few chapters was rather tacky. There was quite a bit of cursing in the first 5 chapters and then there isn't another swear word in the whole book, it seemed as if the characters became different people. That being my only problem with this book, I still think it deserves 5 stars!

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