Inspirational Book Blog

Book’s tend to center me. They help keep me calm and put me into another world. Maybe one of fantasy where I can fly. Maybe one where I can outrun zombies. then there are those that touch me deep to my core. I want to use this page to share with my readers what I am reading. What it means to me as I read it, my thoughts, my feelings … just a little something to help keep time. We all know that I can’t do much reading with my eyes themselves so I actually listen to a lot of my books … but this, this will be my way to share with you amazing authors that I have found and experienced and have helped light my way.





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In the hills of Tennessee, three best friends navigate unique post-high-school challenges. Ciana is determined to keep Bellmeade, the family estate up and running following matriarch Olivia’s death; Arie has battled cancer since childhood and is hoping this time she is in remission for good; Eden’s older boyfriend, drug dealer Tony, is controlling, sending bodyguards to follow her every move. There’s also a handsome Texan cowboy in town for the summer, and he has attracted the attention of both Arie and Ciana. What are three best girlfriends to do? Using her inheritance from Olivia, Ciana whisks them off to Tuscany for three months of spaghetti, great works of art, and new adventures. But, alas, even a villa in Cortona can’t shield the girls from real-life problems. McDaniel’s breathless saga takes readers from picturesque Tennessee horse country to sun-washed Tuscan vineyards, all the while establishing characters worth caring about. McDaniel fans won’t want to miss this age-appropriate Eat, Pray, Love—well, it has the eating and the love at least—and they’ll eagerly await the follow-up, The Year of Chasing Dreams.






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This book is one of my newest favorites …. of course Lurlene McDaniel is a favorite author of mine but I continually am drawn to her books. Have you ever wanted something so bad but watched it fade away from your fingertips? Rachel Deering has. In the book the Last Dance by Lurlene McDaniel, Rachel Deering is a teenage girl who wants to become a professional dancer and with the help of Madame Pershoff she just might. When there is an audition to tryout for a company scholarship to the School of American Ballet of the New York City Ballet she really feels that she has a good chance of winning. When she finds out that she has a life long illness she feels as if her life long dream has been shattered. With the help of her family members and friends, will she still be able to live her dream of becoming a professional dancer? Will she get through the illness? You will never know unless you read this beautifully written, page turning book. This book has lifted my spirits in more ways than I can count. I don’t personally experience issues with diabetes but know many who does … it helps me better understand it. I wish someone would write a book about NMO so people would understand us better.

If you want to read a copy let me know and I will lend you mine!!!!



The Book I am currently Reading is called Blind by Rachel DeWoskin.

When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her. And just as she’s about to start high school and try to recover her friendships and former life, one of her classmates is found dead in an apparent suicide. Fifteen and blind, Emma has to untangle what happened and why—in order to see for herself what makes life worth living.

This book kind of hits home for me. Although I wasn’t in any form of accident I have lost my vision on more than one occasion and found that I can relate to the character. This book …. is helping me through a difficult time right now and I think Rachel Dewoskin for that.  And I can’t wait to share more of the book with you! Make sure you get your copy on Amazon today.


1 Comment

  1. Loved this book. There was just something so wonderful about the way the author described how her character, Emma, “saw” the world and people around her. The pictures she painted with her words made me want to close my eyes and imagine I was “seeing” them in the same way. And in trying to put myself in Emma’s shoes I found myself doing this quite often, which of course interrupted the flow. I loved reading it and am sad that I finished it. I love a book that I am able to connect to.


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