Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fun Fall Fiction

This fall I've been reading three new books published by WaterBrook Multnomah . It's been a lot of fun reading these - you should check them out too!

Leaving Carolina, by Tamara Leigh, is about a woman named Piper.She grew up in South Carolina in a quirky family and moved to California after high school to get away from them. After her uncle goes into the hospital she comes back to her hometown to help him, and finds out that people can change, honesty is really the best policy, and that God causes all things to work for good. She also finds love and acceptance in unexpected places.

I really liked this book!

The second book is Limelight, by Melody Carlson.This book is about an elderly woman who once was a Hollywood beauty. Claudette is quite a character. At the beginning of the book she is in a nursing home after trying to commit suicide. She has lost her youth, her beauty, her mansion and extravagent lifestyle, her wealth. However, she realizes that she does not want to live the rest of her life her, and fights to be independent.She returns to her hometown to live, and to repair her relationship with her sister. She begins to question the values she had all her life, and learns what real beauty is.

I enjoyed getting to know Claudette, and to read about her journey to find God, and to learn about real beauty. Since I am at a place in life where I am facing the aging process - my body aches more often, it's harder to lose weight, my hair is turning grey, etc. it was good to read about Claudette's struggles and revelations.

You can get to know Claudette too, by checking the book out here: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781400070824

Last but not least, is What Matters Most, also by Melody Carlson. This book is about Maya, a sixteen year old who is trying to decide she should do with her life. She's not happy at high school, and after her mom is released from prison she wants Maya to live with her. Maya turns to music and finds that life gets even more complicated. The book is written in first person, almost as if it's Maya's journal. Maya finds out that God is what matters most. He is the only One who can help her through life, the One she can always count on.
To find out more about this book, look here: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781601421197
Do you like to read and share books with others? Would you like to participate on a blog tour? For information go to the official WaterBrook Multnomah Blogging for Books site page at http://www.randomhouse.com/waterbrook/bloggingforbooks/.
Happy reading!