Monday, November 15, 2010
Allyson Graham, marriage counselor and lover of love, lived a life of romance few could imagine. Until her husband's secret addiction stared at her from the computer screen. Will she be able to forgive the man who lied to her all of those precious years? Follow her painful story alongside the heartbreaking story of Taylor Adams, a young girl searching for her worth in the world. As Allyson struggles to forgive her husband for lying about his addiction, Taylor naively falls into the same self-destructive industry and discovers that the attention and fun is nothing like she thought it would be. Discover the hearts of these two women as they search for beauty after the rain.
My Thoughts: As a woman whose former husband has an addiction to porn, I could not identify with Ally. She was a woman claiming to be a Christian and just continued to allow her anger to eat her alive. There didn't seem to be any end to her montage. It was over 200 pages before Ally actually started to allow God be the lover of her heart and begin to extend some forgiveness to her husband. I really was able to have compassion and understanding for Taylor. She was a girl who had such low self-esteem and when she answered the ad in the newspaper she really thought she was going to be a model, little did she know what she was getting herself into. I have to give Ally props for keeping the story building until the end and showing how destructive this industry is on both sides of the spectrum. I do recommend this book, I highly caution that this book is not for those who have no interest in getting down and dirty, meaning this book is straight up and true to what is real in the porn world, and what is happening to the men that we love, and to our young girls who are seeking love and acceptance so please take that into consideration when you read this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Vanessa has been writing since she was a young child. When she wasn’t writing poetry, short stories, stage plays and novels, reading great books consumed her free time. However, it wasn’t until she committed her life to the Lord in 1994 that she realized all gifts and anointing come from God. She then set out to write redemption stories that glorify God.
To date, Vanessa has completed the Rain and Storm Series. She is currently working on the Forsaken series, Second Chance at Love series and a single title, Long Time Coming. Vanessa believes that each book will touch readers across the country in a special way. It is, after all, her God-given destiny to write and produce plays and novels that bring deliverance to God’s people. These books have received rave reviews, winning Best Christian Fiction Awards and topping numerous Bestseller’s lists.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Faithful Christian Deidre Clark-Morris is a professional career-minded woman with a loving husband, but no children. Kenisha Smalls has lived in poverty all her life. She has three children by three different men and has just been diagnosed with inoperable cervical cancer.
While the meeting between these two women appears accidental, it becomes their catalyst of hope. Neither woman expects the blessing that God has in store for her. While Deidre will guide Kenisha on the path to eternal life with Jesus Christ, Kenisha will teach Deidre how to stand strong against the hard-knocks of life.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Long Time Coming, go HERE
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Sometimes the best gift is a second chance
Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life, but job opportunities are practically nonexistent. When a secondhand red coat unexpectedly lands her a job as Mrs. Santa at a department store, Lena finally thinks her luck is changing. But can she keep her past a secret?
My Thoughts: It's that time of year again. Ornaments are on display at Hallmark, Toys R Us has it's big toy book out and kids are wide eyed and full of wonder waiting for Christmas, parents are beginning the trek to the stores to find that special gift to put under the tree. It is the perfect time to pick up Melody Carlson's book Christmas At Harringtons. Lena has been in jail and is on her way to New Haven, MN for a new start. She is afraid that just mentioning the fact that she was in jail is going to ruin any chance she has of a new start. This book is a beautiful book of restoration, and hope. This was a great way to start off the Christmas season!
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More true stories of the tender beauty of life's end
There is more to death than simply ceasing to live. In Glimpses of Heaven, retired hospice nurse Trudy Harris offered an intimate look at the final days and moments of terminally ill and dying people. Now she shares more of her stories and also stories from other medical and hospice professionals, allowing the veil to be drawn back on God's handiwork, while we are both living and dying.
If you have lost a loved one, are facing a terminal illness, or are simply curious about what happens when we pass from life to death, More Glimpses of Heaven offers you an even deeper insight into God's plan for our lives every day.
My thoughts: This was a book that really touched my heart, being able to get a peek in from a Christian nurse's perspective on the final days of the terminally ill. God is a Great God and just as He planned our entrance into this world He orchestrates our exit. This is a beautiful book, and I would highly recommend to a grieving family as a book of healing.
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