Friday, January 11, 2013

A Change of Fortune~Review

Bonjour Bloggettes and Bloggies!! 

Today I am letting you in on another fun book sent to me to review!  It is "A Change of Fortune" by Jen Turano (a new author to me!)  I am by no means picky about the types of books I will read, it can range from Historical NonFiction to Little House on the Prarie (reading with my darling Callie who is 5) and everything in between.  However I must say my feminine genes favor reading romances, so I was very excited to read another one!  I have to say I loved the beginning of this book!  Unlike most novels that can be slow to start, this one started of sprinting, and you have no problems jumping right in!  The backstory: It is 1880 in New York, and Lady Eliza Sumner has encountered some unfortunate luck in her life in England, so she has traveled to America to try and fix her present/future situation.  It follows her journey to find her faith, fortune, and maybe even a fiance?! <3  This is a very enjoyable clean romantic story with a light touch of mystery.  The reason for four stars instead of five is that 3/4 of the way through the story; more characters are thrown into the plot that are unneccessary, and in my mind ruined a smooth running story.  Sometimes its better to have some unanswered questions instead of overtelling.  Otherwise the characters and the plot are extremely fun and you will find yourself laughing over male/female banter that is very relatable to present day!  Overall a great read that is witty and entertaining!  I will definetly consider this author again in the future.

If you are interested in purchasing Change of Fortune, click on the title and it will link you to amazon! :)

Disclosure: Bethany House Publishers graciously sent me a copy of this book to review and all thoughts/ideas/opinions are my own!  Thank you!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013!!!!

Happy New Year's bloggies and blogettes!!  May this year bring you wisdom, good health, peace, happiness and blessings!!  Yes that may sound like a long list off of a hallmark card but I believe people should make resolutions like these that have no barriers.  For example, a very popular resolution, losing weight....maybe if you go for good health-eating right/exercising/etc you will find weightloss plus you will be happier because you are treating your body right!!  Or for example: travel some more-why not just wish for continuing happiness?!  If that means traveling then that's great, but what if you can't make that dream trip happen?...Usually leads to temporary disappointment/sadness/and well literal pouting.  Life isn't in our control, so I believe resolutions need to be a thing of the past and we need to live our lives to the fullest and not make these shallow goals that are usually selfish and backfire.  When you start actually living your life you can find all of the above goals, and they don't need to cost a thing!  Volunteer, spend time with those you love; that make you a better person and not poison your life, read, go outside and do whatever makes you happy, literally what can't you do outside?!  It is sad how this world has gotten so into staying indoors 24/7! God gave us this beautiful Earth to enjoy!  Our lives are constantly changing so be the person you want to be, you will never fully understand life but you definetly have been given the opportunity to live it!  Stop overanalyzing what you think your life should be and just be! Just some deep thoughts to ponder as we jump into a fresh year!  Talk soon!....

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.  ~Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojarhiu)

ps-I got to spend New Year's with one of the very few people in my life who is as real and open as I am, and had an amazing time!!  Carpe Diem!!