Friday, June 28, 2019

Recent reads.

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin- I heard this recommended on a blog I read and was one of the ones on my reading list that didn't have a long waiting list (yay!) at our library, so I snatched it up. It's about two best friends, Zadie and Emma, who work in the medical field (a pediatric cardiologist and a trauma surgeon). A former coworker back from their medical school days moves back to the area, which resurfaces a lot of memories and a huge secret, and then the timeline moves back and forth between past and present. It was an entertaining read, not completely captivating in the "can't put it down" sense, but good.

A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon by Sophie Hudson- I got this book from my MIL and it had been sitting on my shelf for awhile, so it was nice to get it read! I love having some books in person waiting on my shelf for times when I don't want to worry about when I need to return it to the library. I had never heard of her before, but this was a sweet, light, funny read. She is a Christian and talks about God in the book, but it's not a Bible study book or anything, it's more stories of her life. I enjoyed it and appreciated her humor.

Spilled Milk by K.L. Randis- I found this book because I somehow got an amazon credit but it had to be used from an "amazon good reads" list or something like that, so this was one of the choices that was cheap enough to use the credit. The story of how I found it doesn't make it sound so promising, but I actually read it in two days on vacation and really loved it. It's a very sad book, as it's about a girl who was abused by her father, but I was captivated by her story and her vulnerability and strength. It was a mix of sexual and physical abuse, mostly sexual to her and physical to her siblings, but I was really interested in her thought processes behind it and how she overcame to live a healthy and joyful life, despite her family not doing so. She ended up coming forth and sharing what was happening and they went to trial and she testified against him, and grew up to be a counselor for similar situations she went through. She is doing so much good despite going through so much hurt! I was really intrigued by her story because we are licensed for foster care/adoption, so I enjoyed it from an educational sense as well to learn more about the topic of abuse and why she didn't tell for so long/how she chose to tell and when/how she overcame. I would definitely recommend, though be aware of sensitive topics included.


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