Monday, April 9, 2012
I really enjoyed this book written by Greg Wright. His writing feels like you are talking to a good friend and listening to his experiences with his kids...which I guess it is. As a mom I found this book fun to read and found a lot of good insights for my own relationship with my 8 year old daughter.
I wanted it for my husband to strengthen his relationship with her and I know that he will get inspired to spend that special quality one on one time with her and show her how it feels to be respected and loved by a real gentleman.
There were a lot of good ideas for actual date nights, the why behind it and the results from doing them.
I know date night is super important in my husband and I's relationship and I can see how beneficial they are for us as parents to spend time with our kids and feel that connection with them.
Greg is funny, easy to read and has lots of good insight.
I would recommend this as a great gift for a dad of a young tween who is trying to find out how to keep her daddy's little girl just a little longer.
I received Illusion, a novel by Frank Pertti from Handlebar Marketing, in exchange for an honest review on the book. My opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced by any product compensation or persuasions.
Illusion starts as a story of a mourning magician husband who lost his wife just as they were about to start a new chapter of their lives, retirement.
From the very beginning you feel for this man as his heart is ripped from his chest as he watches his beautiful wife burn to death in a car wreck. Suddenly you are involved in his wife's life 40 years earlier before she ever met her soul mate; who gets thrown into our decade through some time shift and all those she loved and cared about are gone.
While trying to make sense of it all, Mandy finds that she can move through time somehow and escapes the mental hospital she has been kept captive at. She has always loved magic and with her new found abilities, starts a little magic show at a local coffee house.
As luck would have it, Dane, the magician who is still mourning his wife finds the girl and has his heart broken all over again as he gets to know her, realizes that it is his beloved wife and comes to understand that she doesn't know him or any of their life together. He also finds out that she is in trouble and that he needs to do anything he can to help her escape those that intend to use her powers for the wrong reasons, and cause her and others harm.
This story kept me intrigued the entire time. Just when I thought I knew the answer to one question, I'd get thrown for a loop. The writing was phenomenal and the story was something that I had never seen before. It was original and fascinating.
I loved that a good story can still be told without the swearing, sex and shock gore that is in so many best sellers today. I will definitely pick up past and future Frank Peretti novels.I would recommend this book to anyone.