Blood and Water

This season has definitely been busy, to say the least.  I bought a ton of bargain books, but I was instantly drawn to buy another one, from a self-published author, Briana Morgan.  We took an online webinar together, Helene’s Instagram for Success, and I was instantly drawn to her Instagram.  Once I saw that her book was out, I immediately went to Amazon and had to buy it! Trust me, it’s so worth every dollar!

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The Title Blood and Water in and of itself is amazing, and draws your attention immediately.  It gets your mind to start thinking of what could possibly be written in those 225 pages.

The story starts out describing the main characters.  Jay, his sister Maia, and his best friends Melanie, and Sean.  Jay is suddenly struck with this virus that has already killed half the planet.  He struggles with the decision to tell his friends and his sister, not knowing how they would react.

When Jay finds out that his sister, Maia, is suddenly struck with the same virus, he knew he had to find a way to get help.  Being only seventeen and feeling the need to protect his older sister, since their parents were recently taken too soon from this Earth, by this terrible virus, he knew he couldn’t die without at least trying to find some help for the both of them.

Their idea was to somehow find a way to get to Calais, where they heard of a doctor that might have found the cure to the virus.  They only had transportation stopping them and a very long 3 hour walk, before making it to Calais and finding Dr. Devereaux.

With Jay and his sister at the brink of death, all four of them thought this Dr. is giving them the cure to this terrible virus.  Running tests, giving them blood, and allowing them to stay with her, was just some of the good deeds they were receiving.  Little did they know, that there, everything would change.

I would tell you what happens next, but then that would give away the dramatic surprise ending, and I could never do that.  Let me just tell you, the ending is nothing like you anticipate it being.

I would/could go on and on about how inspired I was by this well-written book.  It’s an easy read, it keeps you focused and makes you want to keep reading and not put the book down.  Great job Briana on a great book, and I can’t wait to read more of your work!

I would definitely recommend this book to everyone! 🙂

Disclaimer:  I was not paid by this Author to write a review about this book, and did not receive this book for free.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and truthful to my best knowledge.

©2015 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Book In Review: The Invisible String

Book In Review: The Invisible String

Have you ever read a children’s book and just realized that the meaning could be told to adults as well? This book was definitely one of those.

Title: The Invisible String

Author: Patrice Karst

The amount of ages:30

This story is about how these two little kids get scared during the middle of the night, during a loud thunderstorm.  The mom starts telling them how they don’t have to be scared, and then decided it was time for them to hear about the Invisible String.

As the author describes the Invisible String as “you don’t need to see the Invisible String.  People who love each other are always connected by a very special String made of love.”  It is so powerful and meaningful for our children to know that even though we may not always be together, that the bond between us will never be broken.

This book is so special because it was given to us at the remembrance ceremony for Rochelle and Brielle is understanding slowly that even though she will never physically see her sister again, the bond between the two of them will never be broken.  I love this book, and we read it almost every night before going to bed.  It’s definitely on our top of the list books to choose.

I would definitely recommend this for anyone who has lost a significant other, or a child is asking questions, this story explains it very well for both the children and the adult audience to understand. 🙂

Brielle and the book :)
Brielle and the book 🙂

 

Book in Review: Crazy Love

Book in Review: Crazy Love

Title : Crazy Love (Two best friends, too many lovers, totally outrageous)

Author: Desiree Day

Number of Pages: 312

Chapters: 61 short chapters

I remember reading this book in my early 20’s and only got about 1/3 of the way before getting drawn onto another book.  I wish I would have told myself to stick it out a few years ago, because it’s a great read!

This book describes two women (Stacie Long and Tameeka Johnson) finding their way through their lives and through different men.  Stacie has a list that she goes by every time she meets a man that she wrote in high school and still believes that the perfect man is out there.  Stacie is described as a beautiful woman who all the guys flock too.  Tameeka on the other hand, is just amazed when any man is interested in her and she is just wanting to find her own “Mr. Right” .

Both of their lives are definitely opposite, but the roots of these girls goes way back to when they were children living in the same rough neighborhood where not many people made it out to be successful.  They both decided they were not going to be those people and Stacie got a job at a law firm being a receptionist while Tameeka decided to open up her business from scratch and offer different types of products in her shop to help people relieve stress and relax.

It definitely gets into detail with this book about their love life, their social life, and their personal lives as well.  I loved that I can definitely relate with some of my friends with having to go through rough times before finding their soul mate, or the friends that had to struggle before becoming successful.  I loved this book, and I couldn’t wait to get in bed at night and read late into the night, losing track of time.

I would probably recommend this book to just the women, I am sure a man would like this book, but I am gearing this audience to be more towards the women.  It’s a good read and I am glad I pulled it out of my box of books that I saved and read it again! 🙂

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Book in Review: Tuesdays with Morrie

Book in Review: Tuesdays with Morrie

Title : Tuesdays with Morrie (an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson)

Author: Mitch Albom

Number of Pages: 192

Chapters: 27 short chapters

This book started out with the author Mitch Albom discussing his graduation from college and his family meeting his greatest teacher of all time, Morrie Schwartz.

Mitch never knew his life would change in such a way of being money driven, successful in the sports industry, marrying a wife but never having enough time to spend quality time together since he traveled often, and never really having any close relationships.

After seeing his teacher on t.v doing a documentary on life with ALS (or amyotrophic laterals sclerosis a.k.a Lou Gehrig’s disease–which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord) and how he is choosing to live the rest of his life to the fullest instead of falling into depression and sulking on all the many changes that he is going through.

Mitch knew he needed to spend as much time with Morrie that he could and really cherish every single time they were able to spend together.  Mitch flew down every Tuesday to see Morrie and have conversations about life with him, knowing he was probably one of the smartest, most interesting person he had ever met.

Tuesday’s with Morrie became a class for Mitch about lessons such as money, marriage, regret, forgiveness, and many more lessons.  Mitch spent fourteen amazing Tuesdays with his teacher over the course of the book and it was so well-written and many good lessons to take and apply to my own life.

I would definitely recommend this book.  It’s a very quick and easy read, but the words will definitely last with you.

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Morrie and Mitch
One of their Tuesday talks
One of their Tuesday talks