Friday, September 20, 2019

Review: The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Emma Saylor doesn't remember a lot about her mother, who died when Emma was twelve. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.

Now it's just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable...until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother's family that she hasn't seen since she was a little girl.

When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is also divided into two people. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.

Then there's Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family's history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It's hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake- and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo's spell as well.

For Saylor, it's like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it's time to go back home, which side of her- Emma or Saylor- will win out?

I enjoyed reading this book. I found it to be interesting. I thought the book was written very well. This is the first book I have read by Sarah Dessen. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Reading Progress Update

I am sorry I haven't updated my blog in a while I have been busy with life. I have read 63% of the book The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen. I will be posting a review soon. This book has a lot of chapters and page numbers in it. It is a good story. I am enjoying it.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Currently Reading

I am reading The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen. I will be posting reading progress updates along the way.  Hope everyone is having a good day.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Review: Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You by Lisa Leonard

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Women today feel pressure to be the best wife, mom, and professional possible - often at the expense of  their own identity. But what if you could experience deep peace- knowing you are loved right now, just as you are? In Brave Love, the founder of the multi- million dollar company Lisa Leonard Designs inspires women to find themselves again amidst the noise and competing demands of real life.

Brave Love is about what it means to be human, how it feels to be broken and afraid, and what happens when we dare to love deeply. Join Lisa on a journey where you will discover you  are worthy and lovable just as you are. You don't have to try harder or be better. You don't have to prove yourself and you don't have to make others okay. In this freedom you will find more peace  and more joy. Most importantly you will learn that as you stop trying to be everything to everyone, you will love others better.

Wow this book is amazing. I loved it.  I couldn't put this book down. I would highly recommend it. I felt this story was real  and honest. The author did a wonderful job writing it.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Review: God Moments for Women by Carolyn Larsen

Here is a summary of what the book is about. With the stress of everyday life, spending time with the Lord can be challenging. This devotional makes it easy to find just a couple minutes to spend time with the Lord no matter where you are. Use it to reconnect with God whenever you feel moved.

I absolutely loved this little book. It is a short quick read. I found it to be very inspirational. I believe every woman should read this book. The devotions are only a page long. You can put this book in a coat pocket or a handbag and carry it with you wherever you go to connect with God. I would highly recommend this book.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Reading Progress Update

I have read 40% of the book Brave Love by Lisa Leonard. I will be posting another reading progress update soon. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. What is everyone reading?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Currently Reading

I am reading Brave Love by Lisa Leonard. I will be posting reading progress updates  on here as I read this book.  I hope everyone is having a good week.