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Why I Hate Green Beans book review

green beans    Technically the book title is “Why I hate green beans and other confessions about relationships, reality tv, and how we see ourselves”. Don’t let that long title scare you away, though. This is a doozy of a story and I recommend not passing it up!

Lincee Ray is a cracker jack of a storyteller. Seriously, no one could make up these things she wrote about. Personal stories of working at Disney World, escaping from a helicopter simulator that is under water, shopping experiences, and so much more. This story is a hit in my book! I was laughing out loud reading her personal stories. And at the end of it, I felt that each woman is connected through our experiences. We can sympathize and understand each other, we can lean on each other and heal each other. It reminded me that picture-perfect Facebook statuses are not always picture-perfect. And it’s okay, that is life. Crazy, beautiful life.

*I received this book free from Revell in exchange for my honest review. What I have shared are exactly that and I was not compensated in any financial way*

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Blue Ridge Sunrise

821bfa81ccb32d19b77d46fb71d3a6c5    Zoe never planned to return to Copper Creek, but life has different plans. When her grandmother dies, Zoe returns home for the funeral and plans to leave right after. And then she is told she has inherited her grandmother’s orchard. Zoe’s world is turned upside down. She has a daughter to raise, an abusive boyfriend to face, and a man from her past whose heart she broke. Will this move to the orchard be the best choice or one more part of her daily nightmare?

This story was very engaging. It kept me hooked. Denise Hunter, as some of you may know, is one of my favorite authors and there is a reason for it. Her stories are real. They are sweet, tender, soul-searching. They are forgiving. This one is no different.

*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and The Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts and I have not been compensated in any financial way*

 

Parental Guidance- PG13 for adult situations (abusive relationship)

Book Review, Books and Reading

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

sofi snow Confession time- I, Kymberli Briggs, actually finished this book a little bit ago but it has taken me this long to put my thoughts and emotions together so I can write the review the story deserves.

The first thing I noticed about this book is the cover. It has a 3D affect on it! Yes, 3D! How awesome is that?! And when I unwrapped the cover paper to look at the book itself, it has this cool snakeskin feel to it. This book definitely goes on my list of favorite book cover designs, both designs.

Okay, now for the story. Sofi Snow knows how to play the system. She is a tough girl who does what needs to be done. No matter how hard that step may be. However, as the story unfolded, I saw it was a thick protective layer she used to cover her vulnerability. When Sofi’s brother goes missing after a bombing she must join forces with a person from her past she had hoped never to have to be involved with again, in any way. But sometimes you need to bite the bullet and do something for the greater good.

The story reminded me of a mix of Tron meets a toned down Hunger Games. I admit, initially I was a little leery about the story. I even almost stopped reading it in the beginning. Shame on Me! I held on for whatever reason and I am so happy I did! It was not what I was thinking at all. Oh! and the ending?? Oh my word!! It was one of those “WHAAAATTTT?!!” moments. Please tell me the sequel is coming out really soon!!

*I received this free from Fiction Guild and Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts.*

 

Parental Guidance- I would rate this story PG-13 due to intense scenes and content.