This book sucked me in—fast. I opened it up in the morning and finished it by afternoon. As cliché as it sounds, I couldn’t put it down. Like Moonligh...moreThis book sucked me in—fast. I opened it up in the morning and finished it by afternoon. As cliché as it sounds, I couldn’t put it down. Like Moonlight at Low Tide isn’t just a story—it’s an experience.
I love the ease of the first person narration, and the vivid imagery Nicole Quigley created. This story deals with a myriad of emotions, and has a wide cast of well-developed and memorable characters.
Even though I wasn’t bullied during my school years, I can still sympathize with the main character, Missy Keiser. Almost anyone can relate to those coming-of-age school years, and the feelings of being awkward and self-conscious, but Missy dealt with much more than that. A hard life. An absent father. A not-so-attentive, promiscuous mother. Poverty. Though her little sister was too young to realize their plight, Missy and her brother dealt with more than their share of brands-on-their-foreheads (so to speak.) Being teased and bullied, they found their own ways of dealing with such an unfair life.
Missy is my favorite character, but a close second is her next-door neighbor, Josh Durham. His quiet demeanor and subtle nuances add so much to this story. To me—he’s the most memorable of them all.
To be totally honest, there are a few places in the book that sound a little preachy. Being a Christian, I don’t mind that at all, but for someone who is not, this might be a slight turn-off. Those scenes, however, are brief and do not take away from the story. On the contrary, they are powerful and even life changing.
In short—I LOVED this story, and hate to part with these characters. If Nicole Quigley decides to write a sequel, I’ll most certainly purchase it.
Cover: Love it Title: Love it Publisher: Blink Pages: 256 Pace: Steady First Lines: People never ask me the right question when they ask me what happened the beginning of my senior year. They always ask what his last words were.
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The pie crust recipe is easy-peasy and tastes great. The photographs throughout the pages are mouth-watering! This cookbook contains sensible recipes t...moreThe pie crust recipe is easy-peasy and tastes great. The photographs throughout the pages are mouth-watering! This cookbook contains sensible recipes to soothe anyone dying of a sweet tooth. :P(less)
We’ve all experienced people in the work force that do things completely differently than we do. We are from different times, come to different conclu...moreWe’ve all experienced people in the work force that do things completely differently than we do. We are from different times, come to different conclusions, have diverse dress codes, and ways of communicating. Sometimes, this causes conflict. Perhaps it’s because we come from different generations! Haydn Shaw gives practical examples of how the following generations (with their own philosophies) work through these conflicts—or sticking points.
Traditionalist born prior to 1943, Baby Boomer 1946-66, Generation X 1965-1981, and Millennial 1982-2005
The examples given are clear, and the historical aspects are very interesting. As a Baby Boomer, this book makes me see things in a whole new perspective. (less)
I love a book that transports me into vivid scenes and touching relationships. Take a Chance on Me did just that. The surroundings are almost tangible...moreI love a book that transports me into vivid scenes and touching relationships. Take a Chance on Me did just that. The surroundings are almost tangible, the four distinct points of view are easy to follow, and the characters made me care about them.
This goes much deeper than a Christian romance story. Susan May Warren layered it with a lovely message that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment when you come to the end.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants an emotional, tear-stained ride through a beautiful setting and story. A true keeper. (less)