Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Book Review, It's Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn't Choose

Title: It's Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn't Choose

Author: Melanie Dale


Summary:

Hey, you. Are you debating whether to destroy something with your bare hands or curl up on the couch for a decade or two?

 This book will solve all of your problems. (Sheesh, that’s aiming a bit high.)


 This book is a cup of hot coffee, a ginormous bar of chocolate, or the magical fairy that comes over and does your dishes while you lie in the fetal position clutching a fluffy pillow.


Sometimes when life falls apart the only acceptable response is hysterical laughter. When things get so far gone, so spectacularly a world away from any plans you made or dreams you dreamed, you feel it bubbling up inside of you and you scream, “It’s not fair!” And it isn’t. Fair is an illusion, and life is weird.

 This book will help you laugh at life’s absurd backhands. This book is an empathetic groan of our collective unfairnesses. You might want to throw it across the room, and you might want to hug it like your new best friend. This book is about us sitting down together in our shared mess, taking a deep breath, gripping hands, looking the hard stuff in its beady little eyeballs, and bahahahaaing at it.


Life’s not fair, but we can learn to love this life we didn’t choose.

My Reaction:

This book keeps things so real! Questions, doubts, trials of life - all right here. Filled with heartwarming stories, reassuring scripture and plain ol' good advice. I couldn't put it down!


This book reminds you that you aren't the only one in a situation, and reminds you that you choose your reaction to any situation. Your attitude about an issue is key.


I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Book Review: An Amish Harvest Four Novellas

An Amish Harvest: Four Novellas 
Wiseman, Clipston, Fuller, Chapman -Authors

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From the Editor:
Faith, hope, and love remain forever in season in this collection of four richly absorbing novellas set amidst the wonder of an Amish autumn.

Under the Harvest Moon, by Beth Wiseman
When Naomi Dienner is suddenly widowed, she never expects to find love again . . . until she meets Brock Mulligan, an English family friend hired at harvest time. As a sinister presence begins to threaten Naomi, Brock seeks to prove himself trustworthy while struggling with growing feelings for Naomi and her children. Will God open Naomi’s heart—and give Brock his own second chance at love?

Love and Buggy Rides, by Amy Clipston
Janie Lantz is a cashier at Lancaster Souvenirs and Buggy Rides, where Jonathan Stoltfuz is a buggy driver. A frightening accident brings Janie and Jonathan together in a blossoming friendship, yet daunting obstacles stand between them and something deeper. Can love kindle into flames that burn away fear and regret—and lead them to a life together?

Mischief in the Autumn Air, by Vannetta Chapman 
When items start going above market value at his auction house, Eli Wittmer is first thrilled, and then puzzled. But when the house is broken into, Eli and his new bookkeeper, Martha Beiler track down a trail of clues. Will they solve the mystery before the fall festival ends—and discover an unexpected new love?

A Quiet Love, by Kathleen Fuller 
Dinah Hochstetler, quiet and bookish, longs for marriage but hides in her shyness. Amos Mullett, a simple farmer, knows he’s different but aches for a loving wife. As Dinah and Amos navigate a budding romance, will the power of love—and the blessing of God—be enough to overcome their doubters?

My Thoughts:
This is a great quick read about love and longing. This would be great for a road trip book. 


I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own.