Wednesday, 9 September 2015

REVIEW: THE ATONEMENT CHILD


Author: Francine Rivers

Genre: Fiction (Christian)

Year Of Publication: 1997

My Rating: 5 Stars

SUMMARY
Dynah Carey's life is just as she'd always dreamed it would be. Engaged to a wonderful man, the daughter of doting parents, a faithful child of God, she has it all.
 But in one horrific, terrifying moment, Dynah's world is shattered by rape, her future irrevocably altered by an unwanted pregnancy, her family torn apart by the tragedy and the long-held secrets it brings to light.
 As the firm foundations around her shift and crumble, Dynah's faith is pushed to the limits, and she faces the most momentous choice of her life- to embrace or to end the untimely life within her.

"Rivers proves once more she can keep readers transfixed and wanting more." -Christian Retailing
MY VERDICT
This story literally had me in tears :') I guess it's quite obvious now that i'm obsessed with christian fiction, because I always award them 5 stars-always. I mean what's not to love about them? And Francine Rivers is such a wondeful writer.
 Atonement Child surrounds a very sensitive topic, rape. And I think the author really handled the topic appropriately. There is so much to say about this book, but all I can say is that God has a special way of turning your sorrow into a song of praise!
You can purchase the book Here 

Other books by the author :
 Redeeming Love (literally the best book out there)
 The Scarlet Thread ( reading this soon :D)
 The Last Sin Eater
 Leota's Garden
 The Shofar Blew .... and so many more 

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

HELLO SEPTEMBER: TOP FIVE READER'S ESSENTIALS




 Hi! Happy new month everyone! To quote on of my favourite bloggers, Demilade Aina of Coco-Bella Blog; September is the month of new beginnings! And what better way to celebrate the new month than to start a few new habits and regimens. Below is a list of five things I think every reader should own or incorporate whilst reading ! (Demilade's Blog Here)

1. Chamomlie Tea
Chamomile tea has been consumed for hundreds of years. It is made by infusing German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), a member of the sunflower family, in hot water. Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is also beneficial, but most research has been done on German chamomile and it is the most commonly used in teas
Better Sleep
Chamomile tea’s most well-known benefit is as a sleep aid. It is known for its relaxing and soothing properties and is often taken before bed to promote restful sleep. Chamomile Tea has other benefits too; it helps with menstural cramps, it's also a cold fighter and even a wound healer! I suggest a hot mug of this tea should be consumed right before or during your reading time.
This is definitely going in my next shopping list :)
2. Bookmarks 

Bookmarks come in different shapes, sizes, designs and can even be homemade rather than store-bought. I urgue you guys to get one, because dog-ears are so nasty and they leave fold marks on the pages ( It makes the books look haggard and unkempt) .They absolutely irritate me when I spot them. I think this is something all true bibliophiles should invest in.

3. Pillows

Believe it or not, pillows actually play a great part in a reader's life. The way a pillow is postioned can ultimately determine how long you can read for. If you use a comfortable pillow, the chances of you covering a lot of pages are high, whereas if you use a not-so comfortable pillow, you might even stop reading all together. So, pillows are very important!

4. Soothings ointments and balms
It is ideal for every reader to be calm whilst reading, so as to grasp every single content of the book, but unfortunately I don't really know any decent balms or ointments, but I will definitely get back to you guys when i'm done with my trail and error ;)

5. Biscuits
Biscuits are like the best things to snack on whilst reading. They help you relax and they're also good for exercising your jaws and plus they're delicious :)

Thank you for reading. Have a lovely month!
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