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).

4 comments:

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

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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

    angela_mcclanahan at yahoo dot com

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  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!

    transformedgeneration[at]hotmail[dot]com

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

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  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.

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