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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Amy Inspired a novel by Bethany Pierce Book Review

Amy Inspired a novel

From Publisher:
Amy Gallagher, aspiring writer, has an unabashed obsession with words. She gave up a steady, albeit unexciting, job to pursue a life of writing. However, two years and one master's degree later, she finds herself almost exactly right back where she started. Discouraged by the growing pile of rejections from publishers and afraid that she has settled, Amy knows something has to change.
Then she meets the mysterious, attractive, and unavailable Eli. Amy finds herself struggling to walk the fine line between friendship and something more with Eli, even as she tries to cope with the feeling that her friends and family are moving on without her. When the unexpected begins pouring in, Amy doubts the love and fulfillment she seeks will ever come her way. Forced to take a close look at who she has become, the state of her faith, and her aspirations for her life, she must make a choice: play it safe yet again or finally find the courage to follow her dreams.
My Review:
This book was quite enjoyable - for grown-ups!  It made me think and had a rush of literary terms that made me enjoy the book even more.  Sometimes as a Mom I get caught up in using simple children sentences when the English language has so much more to offer.
 As for the story being family friendly, it is not.  There were very grown-up situations and stories that are not pure or holy.  For that reason, I could not  and would not recommend this book.
 Each person has to decide for themselves what roads they take in life and this book had plenty of choices and yet some of them in my opinion were not the high road.  I know that this happens in real life but I would rather had some wise choices presented in a Christian book meant for enjoyment.
I would like to read more of this author in the future - her style of writing kept me intrigued and I did feel like I was reading from an educated point of view.
Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Note:  I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only.  This review has not been monetarily compensated.  The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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