I’m very sorry for the delay in this particular book review post. I was busy with my businesses and making my inventory. Then I got a slight cold and have vertigo issues sometimes. Even now I’m having a hard time staring at this screen and typing. Something about the type of screen it is and WordPress is making me dizzy. lol However, let us move right into the book review.
Today I’m reviewing a self help book by Jessie Minassian called Backwards Beauty. I received this as an eBook. This book is interesting in its layout and is broken down into 10 steps for teenage girls to apply to their life. It is written in a Christian perspective and is like reverse psychology to help you see how silly you can be in thinking you need to be skinny or thin just to be liked by boys. At times, the book was interesting at others I got bored. I liked the questions at the end of each chapter and the application of a Bible Study. I can’t say I liked all the suggestions in the book. Especially the food chapter. Something about it bothered me. Maybe I just enjoy my tatters and fries too much. 🙂
However, I thought the book was good if girls didn’t have a mentor to talk to or a mom. It could give you more self-confidence. Even myself thought some of the chapters were quiet interesting enough to apply now in my adult life. 🙂 Some of the steps you could use forever.
Now as always, I have to say I got to try the book for free through Net Galley and Tyndale Publishing.
Stay tuned for more great books!
Hi, folks! Just finished a lovely novel, first in the series, called Christmas in Good Hope. The story takes place in the town of Good Hope, either in Washington state or Oregon. It is Christmas time and the motto is Neighbors helping neighbors.
Amaryllis Bloom, Ami for short, has been having coffee every morning for months with her new friend Beckett Cross. He’s new in town and runs the Cafe Muddy Boots. Ami own a Bakery right down the street from them. Every morning they meet at the cafe to talk and drink coffee and eat her wonderful cookies. However, this Christmas it seems there’s more to their friendship.
Beckett has moved into the Victorian Home that is suppose to be on the Twelve Nights tour. The Cherry’s, which is the club Ami is apart of due to her mother’s memory and final wishes, urge Ami to talk to Beckett to get him to open his house. Little does Ami know that the entire idea is hard for Beckett. He had lost his wife several months ago and he is bitter.
They both suddenly grow closer as time nears the holidays. Ami bring joy to Beckett and heals his broken heart, yet he still holds a few secrets on what happened. As well Ami holds a secret of her own. She’ll never drive anywhere and always catches a ride with someone. Beckett finds this peculiar, but he sees the beauty in her heart. They soon began falling for each other, and make love one night after a holiday party. Soon they are with each other almost every waking moment. Ami helps Beckett in the Muddy Boots and makes meals to make money for the furnace she so needs.
However, Ami fears that the secret she holds will hinder her relationship that she has learned to enjoy and love. She learns that she loves Beckett and that he loves her. Are their secrets going to hinder their relationship? You’ll just have to find out for yourself. 🙂 I can’t say anymore, but it has a good ending.
Part 2 is coming out in June 2016. That’s going to be nice. I can’t wait.
Where can you get this book? Amazon of course. It is available for $5.99 digital or $9.50 paperback. Click the link above if you are interest. If you have prime you maybe able to borrow the book for free. 🙂
Happy Holidays!!! And Happy Reading!