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Happy Thursday, everyone! Here’s my list of books I read this week:
And the winner is…………..
Not a Word($) by Chautona Havig
This is one of those books that is very hard to write a review about because of the potential for spoilers. My best advice for you to get the greatest reading pleasure from this book is not to read anything about it – not the back cover of the book, not the synopsis on Amazon, and not my review. I really wished that I had not read the synopsis on Amazon because it made the first fourth of the book much less enjoyable for me. I knew I would very much have enjoyed it if I didn’t know what was coming, but I found that part hard to read and almost wanted to skip ahead, which I NEVER, EVER do. (I didn’t.) I still very much enjoyed the book, but it just would have been so much better if I hadn’t known anything at all coming into it. So if you have any intention of reading this book, please stop here and go get it, read it, then you can come back and read the rest.
Seriously, don’t look unless you’re not going to read this book.
OK, you’re still here. Well, I’m still not going to tell you anything. 🙂 Aren’t I horrible?? There’s that whole “Do to others” thing, and I just really wish I had read this book knowing nothing, so I’m going to do that to you! All I’m going to give you is that this is a really sweet romance that explores a lot of deep spiritual themes and how the instructions in the Bible aren’t platitudes but really do work when life really hurts.
I have been reading a lot of Chautona Havig books lately, and while I don’t always agree with the choices her characters make, I really like her books. I LOVE all of her quirky characters, and I usually do agree with their choices. They are the kind of characters who become “friends,” the kind of characters you find yourself thinking of when things happen and smiling at how they would react to specific situations. I actually like that I don’t always agree with her characters even though they are usually godly Christian people who are basing their decisions on their understanding of the Bible. Life is like that – Christians who really love Jesus and are really seeking His will don’t agree with each others’ decisions. GASP!!! And we can still like each other. Bigger GASP!!! Chautona’s books are a good reminder of this for me, that we are a people of grace who won’t always understand, interpret, and apply God’s Word to our lives in the same way, and we can still really LOVE each other, learn from each other, and enjoy being in each other’s company.
I can’t wait till Bignificent is old enough to read these books with me. They are really godly, clean romances that I’m excited to share with her. Much, much later. In the meantime, I hope some of you will pick one up and let me know what you think. This one($) is a good place to start as is Ready or Not($) or Past Forward: Volume 1($), both of which are almost always free for Kindle!
Your turn. What books did you read this week, and which one was the best? Please share in the comments, and happy reading in the week to come!
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