Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ax to Grind Review

Yes, it's another Tonya Kappes book. She is definitely one of my favorite authors. If you haven't yet read one of her books, I highly recommend them. You're missing out! lol!

Anyways, this is the 3rd book in the Kenni Lowry series. Kenni is the sheriff in the small Kentucky town of Cottonwood. Her grandfather was Sheriff years ago, and now his ghost watches over Kenni and the town.

But even a ghost can't be everywhere all the time, and a murder is committed. This time, it's Beryle Stone's assistant, Cecily. Beryle was a best-selling author from Cottonwood that has passed away, and Cecily insisted that she wrote a tell-all book that has everyone in town on edge. Cecily also suspected that Beryle was murdered because of this book (that, by the way, no one has actually seen.) But before Sheriff Lowry can get any details from her, Cecily winds up murdered. And the only witness to the crime is in a coma. WHA?!?!?!?

Oh, this book is a page turner from the first to the last. Each of the Kenni Lowry books are better than the last. If life didn't intervene, I'm sure I could've read this whole book in one sitting. But, you know, kids and laundry and cooking and whatnot. It's a gripping mystery full of twists and turns that keeps the reader captivated until the murderer reveal at the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

*I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Wellness Revelation Review

The Wellness Revelation is a fitness book by Alisa Keeton. I'm not usually into fitness books because they make me feel depressed rather than motivated.

This book is an exception. It's not your typical "work out, you can DO it!" book. It also focuses on spiritual fitness. Your walk with the Lord. That's the most important kind of fitness.

There are some elements of the book I don't agree with, such as the yoga stuff (how do you take something and "yoke" it to Jesus? :/), and some of the bible verses are misunderstood or taken out of context.

But, all in all, I enjoyed this book. It gives practical advice on how love yourself where you are. I really think that's key for some of us that have had trouble with weight and fitness... loving ourselves as we are. If you can't do that, you can't really better yourself. Because you don't love yourself enough. That's what I took away from this book the most. It's not all that the book is about, of course, but it's the best part for me. Working on the heart of things is the key to changing.

I do recommend this book. It's very freeing. You'll feel better about yourself, so, in turn, you'll want to better yourself. I'll definitely be reading this one again, and I'll be highlighting and making notes. :)

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.