Sunday, January 23, 2011

Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones

I absolutely LOVED this book!  Jenny Jones is a wonderful author, bringing real world problems such as poor self-image, poverty, guilt, etc., and weaves them into a fantastic, "feel good" novel.  The book is based in Charleston, South Carolina, and showcases the extremes on the social spectrum.  Lucy is the founder of Saving Grace, which is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing a home and training for young women who would otherwise be out on the street and on their own after their foster care ended at 18 years of age.  Lucy is about to lose her funding for Saving Grace, so she enters into a contract with Alex Sinclair to fake an engagement in order to win an election for Congress.  Alex, a former pro-football player and member of the Charleston elite, will in turn give her the money she needs to keep her non-profit going.  They go into this as less than friends, but soon develop feelings for each other.  After learning about the person behind the facade, Lucy realizes that there is more to Alex than she gave him credit for.  Lucy  is not the type of person that Alex normally dates, which is exactly what makes her stand out.  This is a great romance story that made me long to learn even more about this couple.  I would love a sequel!

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Monday, January 10, 2011

The Power Based Life by Mike Flynt

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started to read this book, but it sure exceeded any expectations that I might have had.  Mike Flynt has dedicated his life to helping others, and this book follows right along that path.  He has created twelve strategies to guide you toward finding a more satisfying and purposeful life.  There are many sports stories/analogies that makes this very relatable to men (my husband included!), but also still very impactful for women.  I like how he uses scripture references to back up his writing.  I recommend this book to anyone looking to discover their God-given purpose in life.

I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers in order to write a review.  I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.

Possession by Rene Gutteridge

Possession is a hard book to put down!  Vance Graegan, a retired police officer who worked the DC sniper case, and his wife, Lindy, decide to put the past behind them and move out to California to get a fresh start on life.  Everything seems fine with the move, until the the moving company decides to hold their belongings for an extra $8000.  This looks like a scam at first, but it becomes clear there is more to the story and it may have to do with the DC sniper case.  During this fiasco, Vance is still fighting his demons from the past, showing signs of PTSD.  An old collegue steps back into the picture and makes a bad situation even worse.  The twists and turns of this book keep the reader engaged and suprised.  I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good thriller.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.