Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Goddesses Never Age by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

In Goddesses Never Age, Dr. Christiane Northrup encourages women to not buy into the cultural stereotypes surrounding being a “certain age,” and to not contribute to the ageism all around us. This means changing the conversation from one of complaining, to one of celebration and honor. 

The Doctor offers her views on woman’s health, and believes that by rejecting processed foods, and living an active and creative life, women can look forward to increased heath and joy. 

This book is well researched on various cultural beliefs, practices and attitudes, and contends that the state of your health is influenced by your beliefs in addition to your biology.

The reviewer was empowered by the book and loved the message it gave. Living agelessly means that maturity is a time of great joy, purpose and fulfillment.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dearest Dorothy Series by Charlene Ann Baumbich

The Dearest Dorothy Series by Charlene Ann Baumbich is based in a small town nicknamed Pardon-me-ville, and features an elderly lady named Dorothy who cruises around town in her 76 Lincoln Continental.

Dorothy is loved by everyone in town, and stays on top of all the local gossip, which she is often the center of. In the series debut she must make a decision that could affect the entire town, and anything that concerns the entire town becomes everyone else’s business. 

For anyone that has ever lived in a small town, these books bring back memories of a time when life was somewhat slower. It’s well worth the read!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Set in the fictional plains town of Gilead, Iowa, Lila is a well-written novel of intriguing characters that deal with universal issues such as acceptance, love, and grace. 

The main character, a homeless woman named Lila, was neglected by her parents as a child and rescued by a drifter, who brings her up in a rough and uncertain life on the run. 

Lila’s lonely life begins to change when she steps inside a small church to get out of the rain and develops an unlikely friendship with the minister, John Ames. 

This book gives the most realistic character development, and Lila, becomes very authentic. As a reader you become part of her world, and the story flows easily. The reviewer thought the novel was a wonderful story of redemption, acceptance, love and grace, and well worth reading.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Black Ice, a young adult novel written by Becca Fitzpatrick, starts off with the Britt Pfeiffer and her friend Korbie making plans for spring break to go backpacking in the mountains. 

On their way to the cabin a snow storm leaves them stranded and they are forced to abandon their vehicle and seek help. Upon stumbling over a remote cabin the girls find two fugitives also seeking shelter there, and are taken hostage. 

The fugitives force Britt to guide them off the mountain, but the task becomes even more difficult when Britt discovers chilling evidence that one of the kidnappers is a cold blooded killer. Nothing is as it seems, and everyone seems to be keeping secrets in this fast paced thriller!

The reviewer thoroughly enjoyed this book, it had many plot twists that left them second guessing the outcome right till the very end. The book was well written and the reviewer looks forward to reading more of Fitzpatrick’s novels.