Saturday, June 25, 2011

Craving Grace by Lisa Velthouse with Giveaway

SaltRiver (April 25, 2011)272 pages

It's important to know that I don't like memoirs. I never have. I'm not a huge non-fiction reader, although I usually have at least 2-3 of them going at a time. I read them very slowly, though. Memoirs...I have to read them painfully slow!

When I decided to review this book, I thought it was a fiction book, and it seemed really interesting. Unfortunately, this is the second time I've mistaken a memoir for a fiction book. (I know, right!) :) And after I got the book, it plainly says {a memoir} right on the front.

Needless to say, I had a hard time getting into Craving Grace.

Lisa is the author of the book, Saving My First Kiss. Craving Grace is ultimately about how she made a mistake and didn't save her first kiss.

I do like that I learned a little more about the ups and downs of fasting. I've never fasted, but I have been interested in reading a bit more about it. If you want a peek at fasting, this might be a good book to try.

I didn't like how the chapters skip around from three years earlier to current time. It was a bit confusing and I'm not sure why it was written that way.

*I was provided a review copy from Tyndale House in exchange for my honest opinion.

I would love to pass this book on to someone who might enjoy it more. Just leave a comment with your e-mail address and I will have a winner drawn on July 3rd. (For those of you participating in the Tyndale Summer Reading Program, this book counts).


  1. This sounds like an interesting book. Count me in, please.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  2. Although I agree that some non-fiction is slow. I love memoirs. This one sounds great!

    angela_mcclanahan at yahoo dot com

  3. I just figured out who Lisa Velthouse is, and it was like an "aha!" moment. I actually own Saving My First Kiss and enjoyed it very much. Now I really want to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


    By the way, I found your blog through Carrie at Reading to Know. :)

  4. I am just the opposite--memoir is my favorite genre, but I wasn't wild about this one. It seemed kind of disjointed and a little aimless to me.