The Unhappy Wife – A Book Review

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Hi Lovies,

I just finished reading a great book and I wanted to share it with you. It is not often that I write reviews on this blog, but this book was so good I had to. The name of the book is The Unhappy Wife by K.E. Garland. It is a collection of stories about women and their marriages.

Here’s the skinny:

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading this book. It wasn’t that I thought it would be bad, I simply am a lover of love. An Unhappy Wife is not something I want to read about. Boy was I wrong.

This book is a collection of stories from various women who delve into the real world of marriage. If you are someone considering marriage, you need to read this book. It is chock full of life lessons that our mothers did not teach us. Some of the lessons are converse to what our mothers have taught us.

I was blown away by the honesty and rawness these ladies exhibited. Though at times the story had me frustrated, I knew if I was in the situation in my twenties, I may have fallen into the same traps. It is easier looking back now that I have actually lived and experienced relationships.

At first I found myself saying how these women should know better, but I had to check myself. I was once a young inexperienced woman and I definitely was not without my own heartbreak. Thank God He did not allow me to marry my first fiancé. If I had, I surely would have been a prime candidate for this book.

This should be required reading for all young women who are considering a permanent commitment. As one quote in the book says “Marriage is not the wedding.” (Eva Longoria) Life lessons are sometimes learned through observing the actions of others and making sure you don’t repeat their mistakes.

This book is a curriculum of what not to do and teaches the reader the warning signs of when to get out. Kudos to the writer.

 

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©Dr. Katherin Garland used with permission

I have followed Dr. Garland’s blog for some time now and enjoy her work very much. She was gracious enough to allow me to interview her on my Indie Shine Feature as well. I hope you all will pick up a copy of her book and enjoy it as much as I did. (Click Here) In the meantime, head on over to her blog Kwoted here on WordPress and say hello.

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The Heart Stone Chronicles – Book Review

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I have never been into fairies, but this poignant tale of winged creatures and the humans selected to protect them was compelling.

Abigale Forester aka Abby the Fairy Whisperer,
Moves from Chicago to Blackberry Ridge, FL to live with her Aunt Magnolia after the death of her beloved mom. Abby’s dad abandoned her for his drug addiction,unable to deal with his grief. His sister Magnolia takes in her niece and drama ensues.

Poor Abby has little time to mourn her mother, when she has to pick up her life and move to the unknown. Luckily her aunt is a loving, caring guardian.

Abby soon finds that she has a special gift of talking to all of the animals and the fairies of the land. The Calcite pendent given to her by her deceased mother holds special powers, as well. She learns that it is her birthright to save the fairies from the evil Rafe Cobb, threatening to destroy their realm.

Rafe Cobb is a businessman whose greed for Abby’s inherited swampland, causes him to order her to be killed. The tables are turned and like Abby says the forest take care of its own.
She refused to sell her land because she knew “The wrath of the gods would bring about the complete destruction of humankind. All because of one man’s greed for money.”

The book was vividly told in a way that has the reader transported to the swamp. It was as if I could close my eyes and reach out to touch the beautiful green fairy with red about her neck and translucent wings. I could smell her scent of lavender, sandalwood and patchouli. The author took me on a magical journey through the swamp so familiar I could have sworn I had visited the land.

With my recent loss of my mom, the book pulled at my heart strings when Abby’s mother appears to her and says “I am always here with you in your heart, Abby. Even if I do not walk this earth with you, your footprints are my footprints, and they have become our footprints.”

Kudos to Colleen Chesebro for her first time out of the gate. You would think she has written 20 plus novels. 5 of 5 Stars

One of the key elements in this story was the Heart Stone necklace that Abby’s mother passed down to her. You can get your own heart stone necklace on Etsy.

 

#Book #Review – The Mistreatment of Zora Langston by Lisa Tetting @RebirthofLisa, by Yecheilyah

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Check out last years review of debut author Lisa Tettings “The Mistreatment of Zora Langston.” Happy One Year Anniversary Zora. 💖 Be sure to check out Lisa’s blog for a chance to win an autographed copy of this book! Title: The Mistreatment of Zora Langston (Paperback) Author: Lisa W. Tetting Website: https://rebirthoflisa.wordpress.com/ ISBN 13: 9780996142908 […]

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