Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Restless in Carolina

Restless in Carolina is a great summer read. I purposely chose it to have along for summer vacation and I wasn’t disappointed. Bridget Pickwick, the main character is believable and a well-rounded character. She has several story lines to face – how she feels about being a widow at thirty-three (especially when so many family members are marrying), what “happily ever after” really means, finding a “green” buyer for her family’s estate, and learning to trust God again.

This book is a romance, but not drippingly so (thank goodness!). Bridget can spot a “widow sniffer” a mile away. Although she has feelings being awakened, she’s not so sure she’s ready to give up her “widow’s weeds”. The book is an easy read – but, not in a bad sense. It was light enough for an enjoyable beach day, but, not shallow or predictable. It kept me guessing and had some surprises too.

I’d recommend Restless in Carolina to others – I like Leigh’s writing style and would like to read some of her other books. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing for this review.

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