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The Chase by Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky

The Chase“Only God could have written a love story as beautiful as Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky’s. From their teenage days thousands of miles apart when they separately wrote letters to their future spouses, to a chance meeting backstage at a concert, their story brings inspiration and hope to ever girl. It’s easy to get impatient for the future to play out, especially when it comes to love. Before long you find yourself chasing the perfect guy and trying to write your own happily ever after. But the truth is, your best future won’t be found chasing boys – it’ll only come by first chasing God. In The Chase, Kyle and Kelsey take turns telling their story – with Kelsey sharing secrets to a godly relationship and Kyle revealing the truth about what guys really think. Together they’ll show you how to put God first, protect your heart, deal with the loneliness and peer pressure that come along with purity, and see yourself as God does. Are you ready to trust God with your very own happily ever after? Let the chase begin!”

I don’t even know where to begin in describing this novel or my opinion of it. It was… life changing. Continue reading

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The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

the wedding“After thirty years, Wilson Lewis is forced to face a painful truth: the romance has gone out of his marriage. His wife, Jane, has fallen out of love with him, and it is entirely his fault. Despite the shining example of his in-laws, Noah and Allie Calhoun, and their fifty-year love affair, Wilson himself is a man unable to express his true feelings. He has spent too little time at home and too much at the office, leaving the responsibility of raising their children to Jane. Now his daughter is about to marry, and his wife is thinking about leaving him. But if Wilson is sure of anything, it is this: His love for Jane has only grown over the years, and he will do everything he can to save their marriage. With the memories of Noah and Allie’s inspiring life together as his guide, he vows to find a way to make his wife fall in love with him… all over again.”

My favorite thing about this novel is that it included Noah and Allie’s story from The Notebook. I really enjoyed reading The Notebook so when I discovered that this novel was kind of a sequel to it I immediately bought it (even though it did take me awhile before I finally got around to reading it). Continue reading

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

owc-tenant-of-wildfell-hall1“The mysterious new tenant of Wildfell Hall has a dark secret. But as the captivated Gilbert Markham will discover, it is not the story circulating among local gossips. Living under an assumed name, ‘Helen Graham’ is the estranged wife of a dissolute rake, desperate to protect her son from his destructive influence. Her diary entries reveal the shocking world of debauchery and cruelty from which she has fled. Combining a sensational story of a man’s physical and moral decline through alcohol, a study of marital breakdown, a disquisition on the care and upbringing of children, and a hard-hitting critique of the position of women in Victorian society, this passionate tale of betrayal is set within a stern moral framework. Drawing on her first-had experiences with her brother Branwell, Bronte’s novel scandalized contemporary readers. It still retains its power to shock.”

This was my first Anne Bronte novel and I really enjoyed reading it. It did remind me a lot of Charlotte’s writing but at the same time Anne has her own style of writing. Continue reading

The Vow by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter with Dana Wilkerson

“Lifthe vowe as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition two months after their marriage when a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident. And yet, against all odds, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. The Vow tells the true story of this journey, one of a commitment unbroken and a vow fulfilled.”

Such an inspiring and uplifting story. Their faith in the Lord and their love for each other is very admirable. Through all of the hardships that they faced, Krickitt not remembering and Kim loosing his wife the way he knew her, Kim never stopped loving or being there for Krickitt. I really admired Kim’s faith in believing that God would bring his wife back to him and Krickitt’s for putting all of her trust in God and never doubting it. Continue reading

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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“At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after Word War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At twenty-nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.”

Word of advice: read the book before the movie! Actually, you should always read a book before watching the movie that way you won’t compare the book to the movie but vice versa. I watched the movie years before I finally read the novel and my experience was different. I knew what was going to happen before it did. All of the excitement of not knowing what to expect was taken away. Anyway, the book was really good. I really enjoyed reading it. I felt  so bad for Noah though, when he was younger and older. Continue reading