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Encouraging Fiction

The reading binge continues…I have an insatiable appetite right now for encouraging fiction, and Karen Kingsbury is meeting that need.

I completed the series, with the first, Angels Walking- A Novel .  A beautiful novel with Tyler, a baseball player, Sami, a one time girlfriend and Virginia, a precious resident at an assisted living facility.

Karen weaves the story of love, redemption, grace and forgiveness in such an beautiful way.  We are always entertaining “angels unaware”, and this author gives us a glimpse of what that looks like.

The second book of the trilogy, Chasing Sunsets, Karen Kingsbury continues with the expansion of the story of Marcus and Mary Catherine.  Both of these characters are friends of Tyler and Sami.  The angels are always on mission, and this book continues to show us the lives that the angels are needing to protect.

The third and final book, Brush of Wings, Karen continues to share the stories of each of the couples.  We also meet a young woman, Lexy, who is involved in a gang lifestyle that threatens her life, and the future that the Father has the angels protecting.

I love the way Karen allows us to peek behind the curtain at the angels. Ember, Beck, Jag and Aspyn, the angels throughout the series and in this third book,

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work together on this very important mission.

Karen always makes books easy to read and hard to put down.  These three were no exceptions.

I just finished Oceans Apart…paperback   or Oceans Apart- Kindle  so I will talk about it next time.

Until then, pardon me while I start another KK book!

~Be Encouraged Today

Tammy

 

 


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Encouraging Fiction/Non Fiction

I am thinking.  Which can be problematic for me sometimes. LOL

If you are a writer, you might be a reader.  Not just a “one book at a time reader” either.books-1757734_1280

How many of you raised your hands?

I just finished five books, and yes I have been reading two at a time.  Yes, I am writing my third novel. Yes, I am trying to blog.  That is why my third novel is not done.  Another LOL!

But I decided to share these with you because I did find value in them.  I may even have to have a page on my blog/website to share more often.  I will provide links as well.

I just finished Jodi Picoult’s

Hardback: The Storyteller  

Kindle Edition:The Storyteller

Paperback: The Storyteller

Audible Trial:The Storyteller

It was a story that was woven into three stories.  I had to stay focused, but it was not hard to do. I actually took a trip and “listened” to part of it on audiobook, which was a first.  I told my son I actually crossed over to the “dark side” since he and his wife read this way all the time. However,  I ended up finishing it the old fashioned way.

Everyone reads books and gets different messages.  The book’s main focus was on the Holocaust.  The book contained different characters from different times in history with fact and fiction mixed within. In my opinion, the question of evil and whether we are all capable was woven throughout.  But the focus on grace and forgiveness were paramount in my opinion.

May be worth a read!

I just finished Karen Kingsbury’s Angels Walking Series

I will offer some info about it next time!

~Be Encouraged Today

Tammy

 


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Love to Read!

I think that my love of writing comes from my love for reading. I remember as a girl wanting to go to the public library as much as I was allowed to go!

I grew up in the era in which one could ride a bike from one end of town to another without much worry.  So my bicycle seemed to be set on an old fashioned GPS setting of sorts to the incredible building.

When I walked in our beautiful library, I was immediately engulfed in peace. The quiet often soothed my troubled soul.  Ahead of me was an adventure just waiting to happen!  I walked between the aisles of books and breathed in the smell that only a true reader of books would understand.

Adventure, romance, comedy, news, encouragement…..the whole world was afforded to me in this place.  A product of a broken home, which often seemed very broken … this place was my haven, my safe place.

I will forever love the library.  And I will forever love reading.  My preference is a “real’ book.  I know a lot of people like audio books and digital downloaded books, but holding that book in my hands and turning the pages will always be my preferred method.The world awaits!

Alas, as a reader who does not have enough room in her house for ALL the books I want to read, I have succumbed to the pressure of buying a Kindle several years ago.  And now as an author, my books are offered in this format.

No one was forcing me to do this…I was just greedy in my book collection and needed room.  It made sense.  So currently I have over 400+ books downloaded, and that doesn’t include the AMP Bible, two dictionaries and several reference books.

And I have a tendency to read more than one book at a time, so having them all in one place is a bit convenient.

Since I plan to add more to my collection,  I had to share these discoveries!  If you are like me, this has infinite possibilities!

Amazon Unlimited 1 Month FREE!    

Amazon Kindle 99 cents for 2 Months!

This includes unlimited reading, plus unlimited music. There simply are not enough hours in the day!

Reading….how many books in your collections? Do you agree that readers are often writers?

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy