January Reads

Okay, okay, I know where now a good few days into February, but I’ve been feeling ill, al least that my excuse.

So in January I managed to read a couple of good books for review. I love reading books for review, as it allows me to read great books for free, and discover new authors.

Girl-Meets-ChangeGirl Meets Change by Kristen Strong

The only thing constant in life is change. And how true this statement is. Sometimes change is chosen, but often it’s not, however it is rarely easy. That’s where this great book comes in.
Easily readable and relatable, Kristen continually points us to Christ, the one constant in times of change, as well as offering practical advice and many real life examples. The main point I will take from this book is the need to look for positives and praise good in all circumstances, no matter how tough it may seem.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone, as we all go through periods of change in one way or another.

 

 

The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubertthe-girl-from-the-train

Occasionally you read a book which you know will stick with you for a long time to come. This is one of those books. Translated from Afrikaans, it is the beautiful story of a young girl who managed to escape the train destined for Auschwitz.

It is a love story, but it’s also so much more. It’s a story of hope against all odds, enduring friendship and the impact of prejudice on one girls life. I dare anyone to read this story and not be moved.

 

 

 

 

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Until the Dawn by Elizabeth Camden

This is a nice, quick and easy read about buried family secrets, finding joy despite harsh circumstances, and overcoming your past.
Sophie is an unusually cheerful woman, despite three failed engagements and her mothers death. Nicholas carries the weight of both physical and emotional scars. These scars lead to him becoming cynical and depressed. When Sophie enters his world its easy to seed that sparks will fly and they will fall in love.
The real beauty of this book was the setting. It had a kind of return to Eden feel about it. I was also reminded about the importance of choosing joy.
I would recommend this book if you want an easy yet deceptively deep book..

Joy despite circumstances seemed to be a real theme in my reading over the last month. I believe that God is trying to tell me something in this, and will be sharing more on the subject over the coming weeks.

Please share any awesome books you have recently read.

 

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