I love to read on my Kindle. I am a fan of Thrillers, Suspense and Mystery. My simple pleasure are Verse Novels and Poetry. Always on the side is a cup of Earl Grey Tea. I am a HR Specialist, Pilates/Yoga instructor and a mother of a 13 year old. I post Reviews on Amazon, LibraryThing, Goodreads, Facebook and here on my blog. I live in Bermuda.
THE NEW TWISTY, GRIPPING READ FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMESAND USA TODAY BESTSELLING NOVELS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND THE BREAKDOWN
A young British couple are driving through France on vacation when they stop at a service station. He runs in to use the restroom, she stays in the car. When he returns, her car door has been left open, but she's not inside. No one ever sees her again.
Ten years later he's engaged to be married; he's happy, and his past is only a tiny part of his life now. Until he comes home from work one day and finds his new fiancée sitting on their sofa turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about, because his wife-to-be is the sister of his missing first love.
As more and more questions are raised, their relationship becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?
Don't miss Bring Me Back, the next thriller from "A-list" (Booklist) author B. A. Paris.
the sun and her flowers is a
collection of poetry about
honoring one's roots
and empowering oneself
it is split into five chapters
wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming.
Review - 5 star
There are times things come into your life at the perfect moment and the sun and her flowers was one of those moments. My niece bought this as my Christmas gift and I decided to start the year with it. Poetry is my simple pleasure but I hardly read any so I was grateful for this gift. I can see myself reading this one again.
This was a powerful book about the stages of grief, told in 5 chapters. Wilting reminded me of a broken relationship, the beginning of the grieving process. Falling was a heart felt moving chapter about the importance of self-love. Rooting was about diversity, the sacrifice we take for our families, the legacy. Rising started to give us the promise of new love. Blooming was moments of beauty, blessings and special lessons. These are my interpretations of the moments and chapters while reading the book.
I read 99% on my Kindle so reading a book felt like a new experience, going down memory lane. I never liked to dog ear books but without the highlight Kindle feature I had to, there was so much to love and have at my fingertips. I would like to share a poem from each chapter for you, hope you enjoy them.
day by day i realize
everything i miss about you
was never there in the first place
- the person i fell in love with was a mirage
if i am the longest relationship
of my life
isn't it time to
with the person
i lie in bed with each night
when it came to listening
my mother taught me silence if you are drowning their voice with yours how will you hear them she asked
when it came to speaking
she said do it with commitment every word you say is your own responsibility
when it came to being
she said be tender and tough at once you need to be vulnerable to live fully but rough enough to survive it all
when it came to choosing
she asked me to be thankful
for the choices i had that
she never had the privilege of making
- lessons from mumma
the right one does not
stand in your way
they make space for you
to step forward
is an easy lazy thing
but to love
but not all are
willing to practice
Sheila over at Book Journey has a personal book tradition, picking her 1st book of the year to read. She has invited all of us again to join her and share our choices, what a great collage of bloggers and first books she has up. Check it out
Happy New Year I didn't know what to choose this year. I received it for Christmas, opened it last night and was surprised it is a story of poems. Last year I didn't read any poetry and it is my simple pleasure, so I thought a good choice, plus it is a real book, not on Kindle, wow and published on my birthday. I read 99% on my Kindle, so another great start, a little treat.
And my choice is The sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur
Published - October 3, 2017 Book Summary
Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom
Sheila, if you see this, my comments do not show on your blog and I think my emails go to your junk folder.