Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I would give this book five stars. I really loved this one.

I know I haven't blogged in awhile and the main reason is I couldn't decide what to do with this blog so for right now I am mainly going to do book reviews.I find that at this point in my life I am trying to simplify my life and don't really have that much to say about my personal life right now. I will from time to time share things from my life but mostly will let this space be about books.

I love sharing good books that I have read with others and this is one of them.

It tells the story of Sarah who is in her 70's and how her life changes after the death of her husband in unexpected ways. I so identified with her in this book in that in my 46 th year of life I have reached a place where I am comfortable with who I am .I am like Sarah in that the only peoples opinions that I care about are those whom I love and otherwise I am a take it or leave it type person. I live a simple life and am okay with that .
I found that the author's description of passion and mature love was heartbreaking and poignant.,real and worth the price of the book.I think that our youth focused society believes that when when you reach middle age you no longer have passion or sexual urges and yet at any age that is still a part of life.I also love that she portrays an acceptance of her body later in life and is finally okay with it.
I also felt that she conveyed to the reader the joys of finding love in unexpected places at any stage of life.
I would highly recommend this book to all.
I hope everyone has a lovely 4th of July weekend.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Thank you for this book review...being in the mature stages of life and struggling with some issues I'm thinking this book is something I should read. I would not have known about without your review!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Good to hear from you, Yolanda! Thanks for the book review. I'm always looking for interesting books.

karen said...

Hi Yolanda! It's been a while.. nice to see you back again, and I look forward to more reviews! Hope all is well with you!

Paula said...

Loving the cover of this one and I do tend to judge a book by it's cover from time to time. Like Sara, I'm thinking this one sounds like something I should read.

Jan said...

I'm glad you're back. Plus, I always like your book reviews!