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This Moment by: Judith Natelli McLaughlin

This Moment

 

This Moment is a book that stays with you, in your mind and in your heart, long after you finish reading it.  It is a touching novel that hit the very core of me.  Judith Natelli McLaughlin has written this in the point of view of Ryan McGuire.  I always find it interesting to see how an author writes a novel in the voice of the opposite sex.  In this instance, Judith has done an incredible job.  

Ryan has fallen in love with Lydia and throughout the first half of the book, we are invited along for the journey of their relationship.  It is a touching, honest look at love.  I refuse to give you any spoilers because I want you to read this for yourself.  Just be prepared, I sobbed during the second half of this novel like an infant with an earache.

This Moment is more than just a love story.  It is a story of faith and finding your own.  What is it that you believe to be true?  What is your faith in?  Do you have faith in yourself?  Do you live life in the moment or do you just breeze right through them?

I highly recommend this book for individuals and book club groups alike.  It is a great read and I hope that it stays with you the way that it is staying with me.

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This Moment by: Judith Natelli McLaughlin PROMOTION

      I am in the process of reading this book and while I am not ready to write a full review on it, I can tell you that I am loving it.  I am happy to help Judith out and include a link for a very special promotion for this book.  Please join me in reading this and let’s chat when we are done.

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While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by: Wendy Wax

Image  I hadn’t watched an episode of Downton Abbey before reading this book and at first I thought I would be lost, but I should’ve known better.  Wendy Wax is an excellent storyteller and this book is the story of women who find friendship in the most unlikely of places.  At the Alexander, a grand apartment building in Atlanta, concierge Edward Parker has arranged a weekly viewing party for the popular British series “Downton Abbey”.  He is the most perfect character for this story.  He knows each person that lives in the Alexander and he meets their needs before they even know what their needs are.

This story follows three particular women; Brooke MacKenzie, Claire Walker and Samantha Davis and the development of their most unlikely friendship.  I absolutely loved this book and the stories that are woven through it.  Downtown Abbey becomes a foundation for the growth of friendship and confidence for the residents of the Alexander.  There is some discussion about episodes of Downton Abbey so be forewarned, however, I don’t think it will be an issue, the story sticks with you more than the details of the television series. I have just started to watch Season 1 of Downtown Abbey and I am thank Wendy Wax for that!

Book club groups would have a blast reading this and incorporating episodes of Downton Abbey into their meetings.  Just make sure the be careful of the shandies!!  I give this book 5 crowns for book clubs!

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