This was a really enjoyable read. It can be easy to seek out friends on a trip and then start to tell them your secrets. People you barely know can be easier to tell your troubles to than people you are close to. I look forward to reading more of Angela hunts books. I received this from bookfun.org for a fair and honest opinion.
Sometimes you need to see your life through the eyes of someone else...
September 14, 2014
Blooming with Books
By Angela Hunt
Sometimes you just need to get away from it all if you have any hope of surviving. And Janette Turlington needs to get away from the stresses of her life now. And an Amtrak train tour is her escape. The stress of dealing with her 25 year old troubled daughter is about to pull her under.
Andie Crystal has been trying to escape her past as a reality star by throwing herself into job. But suddenly she is forced into taking an all expense paid vacation by her employer. And Andie hates traveling. And adding to her stress, she's just learned her mother is dying but wants to turn it into a media circus reunion show.
Matthew Scofield lost his wife a year ago and he is at a crossroad where his 2 young children are concerned. He can't keep keep a sitter because of his work schedule. He is getting desperate to find stability for Roman and Emilia, but he's not willing to sacrifice his career doing it.
When these 3 come together old wounds will start to heal and they get an insight into their own situations that they didn't have before. Sometimes we need to step back and let someone see for us so that get a clear view. This is an interesting book in that it looks at 3 different people who are going through 3 different difficulties in their personal lives and how they find help when they reach out to help one another.
I was provided a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
I just finished Angela Hunt's audio book, Passing Strangers. It is a book filled with family, love, and forgiveness. There are 3 main characters in this book, who meet on a 10 day train tour through the south. They gravitate toward each other, and to the 2 children of one of the characters. Each one of them are running from something, and have problems that they hope to get away from during this trip. Together, they struggle through the issues as they learn to trust each other and form lasting friendships. The small unexpected twist at the end adds a bit of mystery along with the friendship and feelings of loneliness. Passing Strangers deals with several social issues including paranoia, abuse, the problems of single parenting because of the death of a spouse, workaholics, decision making and of course, forgiveness. I have never been dissappointed with a book by Angela Hunt, and this is one of her best! I highly recommend Passing Strangers.
Lia Frederick, the narrator of the audiobook, did an awesome job! I will be looking for other books that she narrates.
I was given this audiobook by the author through The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.
Andie is a workaholic former child star whose boss has forced her on an all expense paid vacation. Matthew is a workaholic lawyer travelling with his two motherless children, whom he barely knows. Janette is a housewife whose family problems have escalated to the point that she leaves home. These three broken people meet on a 10 day train tour of southern cities. They become close and all begin to heal. We hear about each persons past lives and what has led them to this point. One by one they meet the challenges in their lives and find their way back to God. At the beginning of the book, I wanted to tell Andie to get over herself, slap Matthew, and hug Janette. At the end I loved all three of them. They had to learn forgiveness & learn to trust again. I love Angela Hunts books and this one did not disappoint me. I listened to the complete audio book in 2 days. I highly recommend this book. If you can, get the audio book that you can listen too on your commute or while cleaning the house (as I did). Otherwise set aside a block of time to read, because you wont want to put it down.
I was given this book by the author and bookfun.org for my honest review.