Friday, October 11, 2013

Living Separate Lives

Living Separate LivesLiving Separate Lives by Paulette Harper Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting novella about 4 friends from college who get together for a weekend reunion years later. It is advertised as Christian so expect that, please. It does have a mature theme to it and is intended for adults, I believe. The 4 friends were at different places in their lives, some married, some successful, others not and each was at a different level of belief. The story is told from each woman's view of things. It is a novella so it was hard for me to connect with any one person. However I was invested in the story and it did hold my attention. It even left me wanting more. I was able to figure out where the story was headed but not how the author would handle it. I was impressed that she kept that real. There was not a holier than thou attempt at forgive and forget. Real reactions played out. Even a time frame for healing. No one was miraculously healed overnight. I really appreciated that. I think it gives readers a realistic look at being a Christian faced with a painful situation. You need to work at relationships, you need to work at forgiveness. You can be hurt, angry, lose it and still be a Christian. I think that is the power in this short story. You will make mistakes, you will hurt, you will fall as a Christian and you will get back up, be forgiven and grow as a Christian.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book for review purposes. I review a wide variety, mostly non Christian books. This review contains my honest impression of this title. My beliefs are my own and may or may not be Christian. I received no compensation for this review.

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Oh So Hot!

swingersswingers by Abyrne Mostyn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I think my Kindle nearly set on fire! This was my first read by this author and of this...umm...type. I have read erotica before just not this...situation. It was oh so steamy. It is short - the story spans one night. It is told from several POV's and that worked great! Very fun and interesting look into a swinger party. It was perfect for the now chilly nights of Alaska. If you are looking for something short, (but to read slowly and perhaps aloud with someone), hot and juicy to heat up your night, (day?), this is your book. I am definitely looking forward to more by this author.

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