Monday, April 6, 2015

ENOUGH ALREADY by Barbara L. Roose, Abingdon Press

The struggle began “in the Garden of Eden….And where there is shame, we struggle to find beauty.”

All chapters, including sub-titles bring to the forefront the subjects of struggles with beauty, how it began, how we continue to face the same struggle today, and who is at the root of this beauty deception. Additionally, there are Beauty Marks (words of encouragement), Group Discussion Questions, and Personal Journaling Questions to delve deeper behind the beauty struggle.

Do not think that none of this book applies to your life because it does. Every person has battled with one or more issues of personal beauty, whether presented in elementary or high school, college, or in your present life today. This book lends words of encouragement, biblical scripture, provoking questions to look deeper into society’s view of beauty, and how to find the meaning of real beauty within oneself.

I recommend women of all ages read Barbara Roose’s thoughtful views on beauty and see if any part hits home. This is a great guide for individual or study groups and an excellent gifting opportunity.

I received this book free from Abingdon Press through the Litfuse Publicity reviewer program in exchange for an honest opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines.

DUET FOR THREE HANDS by Tess Thompson,

Duet for Three Hands is a historical fiction romance brought together nicely with classical music, good characters (a few you will dislike), and identifiable situations that you will see yourself in the scenario. The novel deals with well-known issues set in the Deep South during the 1920’s and 1930’s that is continually dealt with in today’s society. I will not give any clues pertaining to the characters or anything written in their journals regarding their journeys or situations. I want you to read the book from beginning to end and enjoying it as much as I have.

Tess Thompson proves she is not only a contemporary writer, but a historical romance novelist as well. If you have never read any of her books now is the time to do so. You will not be disappointed with her style or themes but fall in love with the characters and the author Tess. I encourage all to read at least one of her novels and discover for themselves what all the fuss is about Tess Thompson. Enjoy!

I received this book free from Booktrope Publishing through the Net Galley reviewer program in exchange for an honest opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines.