11/19/12

Reflections of the Heart - Linda Weaver Clark

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Reflections of the Heart has 13 chapters of inspirational writings such as: The secret of Happiness, Laughter is the Best Medicine, Friendship - The Footprints In Your Heart, Equal Partners in Marriage, Parenthood - A Great Responsibility, and Music Soothes the Soul. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching a “Family Legacy Workshop,” encouraging others to write their family history and autobiography. She is the mother of six daughters and has several grandchildren. Clarke is the author of the historical sweet romance series, “A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho,”.  The Adventures of John and Julia Evans includes Anasazi Intrigue (2010), Mayan Intrigue (2010), Montezuma Intrigue (2011), and Desert Intrigue (2012). She has also written two non-fiction e-books: Reflections of the Heart (2011) and Writing Your Family Legacy (2012). 


MY REVIEW -
I am loving Linda Weaver Clark more and more. She is just a simple, down home kind of writer. And I like that kind of writing. She writes the kind of stuff that is just about everyday life, stuff you can relate to. Even if you are not a christian - it is still stuff you all can relate to and use in your everyday lives. 
This is a short (69 pages) collection of... thoughts, really. Thoughts about life, about marriage, parenthood, friendship, happiness, just about anything. She back up her thoughts with either her own real life experiences or quotes and stories from others.

This is just a real nice, simple, enjoyable read that will make you think and feel good.  
A few quotes -
"When we're feeling discontent, we tend to think a change in our lives is the answer to happiness. But after landing that new job or moving into a new home, are we truly happy? That may not be the answer we hoped for. We need to make our own happiness and enjoy what we have."
I agree with this. Yes, sometimes a change is just what we need. But sometimes we are looking for a quick fix and think that if we make a move it will be the answer to all our problems. Well sometimes what we end up with is a new job and a new home with the same old problems. I think the change has to start within us first!
"Have we given up something important to attend our children's functions? We can't afford to let our children go astray because we don't take time for them. This is what family is all about."
I have always said that being a parent is a full time job. There is no Part time parenting. If you are not ready to give up your life to parent a child, then you are not ready to have that child! So many people think they want to have a baby (or that a baby will fix their marriage) but then they still want the same old life - going out, partying, full time job with late hours and it is the children that suffer. I feel very strongly about this. Not everyone is meant to be a parent! And I have a lot of respect for those women who don't want to give up their lives to have a baby and admit it, good for you for making that choice!

There are so many other chapters that were good but I can't comment on everything or this review would be VERY long! 

THE ALL-IN-ALL -
All in all this may be a short book but it has a lot to say! This would be a nice gift for someone - a best friend, a daughter, a mother, or just for yourself.

Get it from B&N - HERE   
From Amazon - HERE 

Thank you so much Linda (you are such a sweetie!) for giving me this e-book to read, reflect on, and review!
 
 

4 comments:

  1. She seems to have many good books. I will need to give her a try.

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  2. Sounds like a great author I have not tried yet.
    New Follower, found you on the Christmas challenge page.

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  3. This does sound very inspirational and heart warming, and I bet it's something that I need to read at some point. Thanks for pointing out this little gem to me. I will be looking for it.

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  4. I have read this author before and she is just as you describe her, I enjoyed reading her story-have not read this one but sure it will be good if she wrote it. thanks for sharing today

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