Recently, with the depletion of internet from my home I have less distracting me from diving into my “to read” list … and you know what? I kind of love it.
I was gifted a Kindle Paper White for Christmas (Thanks mom!!), and I have fallen in love with it. It is so light, so I always try to carry it with me outside of the house, and now I find myself reading so much more often. WIN. While away in Africa the last two weeks and spending a lot of time in planes/cars, I found plenty of opportunities to finish some really greats reads this month. So if you’re looking to dive into some inspiring page turners, I highly recommend any of these four books below!
Redeeming Love – This book. Oh my goodness. Back in January my brother’s mother-in-law recommended this book to me, and she was absolutely right when assuming I would love this read. Taking place in California during the 1850’s, this story is a beautiful example of redemption and forgiveness. Angel, a young girl who was sold into prostitution at a young age grew to believe that there were no good men. They all wanted one thing and love did not exist. When she meets Michael Hosea, a man who God calls to save her from her tragic life, she quickly learns that she was wrong about love. It was incredible to see her stubbornness against men fade away as she learned the true meaning of unconditional love, forgiveness, and grace.
Invisible Thread – This book was recommended to me when getting to know a new client/friend, an avid book lover as well 🙂 I feel like whenever I finish a book I declare it to be a new favorite, but when I say this is my favorite book I really, really, realllllyyyyy mean it. A true story of a successful business women who one day meets a young boy begging for money on the streets of New York. Although she passed by him at first, she felt a nudge to walk back to him and buy him a meal. From there they built a beautiful friendship that saved him from repeating a life of drugs and abuse that he only ever knew from his family upbringing. A true story that inspires you to take a chance on people.
Packing Light – My sister was kind enough to give to this to me as a gift before venturing to Africa. A perfect read as I was about to adventure on a new journey myself. This is a true story of a 26 year old girl, Alison, who quit her job to travel all the States and pursue writing. She left her apartment, a new relationship, and sold anything that could not fit into her car. She dealt with heart break, fear of the unknown, financial stress … you name it, but she learned to follow her dreams and live a life with less baggage. I loved her bravery and her flaws that she overcame.
Wreckage – Despite the fact that this book is about a plane crash, I could not stop reading it during my long flight back to Chicago. I have not read a Fiction book in a long time that has had me craving to keep turning page after page, not wanting to stop so I could find out what happens next. I fell in love with the characters and their battle to live on an island and survive before they were ever found, which was not for two years. Yeah … no big deal. Also, I loved the ending. I feel like I have been so dissatisfied when I come to the conclusion of a book, but when I finished this I felt like it came full circle. Please read this, someone, so we can meet for coffee and talk about it 🙂
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