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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Awakening by Lisa Anne

We have a GUEST doing a review for us this week - not in the typical paranormal genre, but a book that we couldn't pass up receiving for a review - a good friend of mine (this is jenn) has picked up this book of my shelf and I asked her to write the review when she finished - Welcome Ana as a guest reviewer -

The Awakening: A Woman's Search for TruthThe Awakening is a story of courage, redemption, and discovery. Meet Meg Richards, a rather ordinary working mother who wakes up to discover how truly undiscovered she really is. As she begins to unravel her relationships, she discovers that being "real" might just be the key to her own redemption. Surrounded by people who are more interested in creating an image for themselves as opposed to just being themselves, she realizes that in order for her life to change, she must first understand that being perfect is not the key to happiness. She must also face the reality of her relationship with her husband, Craig. Her perceptions, her memories, and all of her relationships will be challenged as Meg tries to put her life back together, piece-by-piece. An unseen force is at play and will not stop until she remembers. A journey to the past will unlock these secrets and she will never be the same again. (Courtesy of Amazon)

This book is a very emotional read.   It is true to life.   How society has gotten so distorted that has made us get involved in roles that alienate us of our real self.  
I let myself get into Meg’s character so I was able to laugh, cry and walk with her in her journey of taking control back of life.  Meg is forced to reconnect with feelings that she has put away for so long in the process of discovering her real self. 
Any man or woman can relate to it, while it will make you reflect on how you are living your life.   This is a good book.   Definitely, I will recommend it to my family and friends.

Thank you Ana for coming over and doing a great review - I know you grabbed another one of my shelf so we'll look forward to seeing you come by again. :)

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