Divine – Karen Kingsbury

First book review of 2011!

About a month ago I was looking for a book that was not focused on romance or anything of the sort. Divine is the book I found. I was actually surprised that Kingsbury wrote this book…I guess it’s because I’m used to reading about romance in her novels.

Anyway, Divine is a nice book to read. I recommend this book but I must say that the first half of this book may have you upset and probably even mad because of the decisions and actions of the characters. The main character, Mary, goes through physical, emotional, and sexual  abuse at an early age. What I like about Divine is that it shows how God can save anyone with any problem, if they are willing to receive it. I also like that throughout the whole book there is always a glimmer of hope and light that shines…because of her grandmother and all the other characters that believe in the true and living God. Although she does not always see the way of truth and hope in her life, Mary eventually recognizes it and accepts it, after all her attempts to find real love failed. As the story continues, you are able to see how God used what she went through to save others who also experience or have experienced what she went through.

Even the most hard to imagine situations in a person’s life, God can save. He can save us, no matter how far we think we’ve gone. All we have to do is call out to Him(God) with a contrite and humble heart and He will save us from a life of trouble, confusion, fear, pain, and much more. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).

Whatever trouble you may be going through, stop taking matters into your own hands and put it in the hands of God, trust Him. To give it all to God, to know what true love is, go to the Receive Jesus As Your Savior Today page above.

Redemption – Karen Kingsbury

Since I already knew the outcome of Kari’s marriage from reading the Above the Line Series, I felt like reading Redemption would be a waste of time. Ironically it wasn’t a waste of time, reading Redemption was a way for me get to know more about the Baxter family.

I’m sure that by continuing to read the Baxter family series I won’t feel so puzzled about the details of them in the books from Above the Line Series and possibly any other books written by Kingsbury that includes bits of details about the Baxter’s.
(copy of review from Goodreads dot com)

Take Three – Karen Kinsbury & Update

Take Three

Paperback cover

Loved it!
Take Three is the third book in Karen Kingsbury’s Above The Line Series. It holds the continuing story of Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison’s dream in changing the world through film. The relationship between Bailey Flanigan and Tim Reed. Along with the mending friendship between Bailey and, Cody Coleman. Although Take Three continues the life of the main characters, this book focuses a little more on Andi Ellison and the consequences of the choices she made in Take Two. Faith, love and relationships with God are restored and others are made stronger. Some friendships break and while others are rekindled.

Hardcover Cover of Take Two

I always say there is a little more truth in some fiction novels than, no truth at all.

I read Take One and Take Two already and both of them were great. The story just keeps on escalating. I would’ve written a review for Take One and Take Two, but I’ve just been so busy lately. I’ve been busy mostly with school,  still aiming to get a 4.0  this semester,  and with God. I’ve realized that God only wants whats best for me, so I should really want what’s best for me also. Why should I settle for less when God whats me to have so much more, to live life more abundantly (not money or acquiring material objects).  I want to live for God, to do his will in my life. I just know God is going to do great things in my life and at the same time, great things in the lives around me, even those who I may not even know.

So as I said before I’ve been busy lately sorting my interests and my priorities, praying…and reading.

I almost forgot, in a previous post I was writing about feeling anxious about being accepted into a college internship program. Well…I didn’t get accepted. I was talking about the Disney College Program in Florida.  I’m fine about not being accepted. There are probably a ton of reasons to why I was not accepted. What matters is that  I know this is Gods will and I know that  “… in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

Shades of Blue – Karen Kingsbury


The cover looks great.

By the time I reached the middle of reading Shades of Blue I knew that Karen Kingsbury would be my next favorite author. 

I am so glad that I stumbled upon this book while searching through the shelves of my local library. I’ve never heard of Karen Kingsbury, but now I know she is a NY-Times best-selling author – Christian author at that and she has written more than 15 books. 

What I like most about her books(wait  a second I’m only on my second book written by her…lol whatever I’m sure I would say the something) is the Forever in Fiction, knowing that the characters are Christian and the proper/simple placements of scripture verses from the Bible. 

While reading Shades of Blue I think I related to it more than I thought I initially would. I guess it’s the forgiveness and moving on part the characters worked through that enabled me to relate to them. Although I have not been through the same situation, I feel like I can relate to what a few of the characters felt, regarding forgiving others and going through tough times with family members and friends. 

If you intend to read this book, there is a possibility that the words in some chapters may hit a few untouched memories or chapters in your own life, that will have you stop and think about a past or present situation. 

Lastly, an important topic throughout this book was abortion and the after affects of having an abortion. I personally am Pro – life and would not choose to have an abortion. Though I have not been in a situation where I would have to choose between abortion or not, I am still pro – life. It saddens me to see that some people take abortions lightly.Before I go on a rant about abortions I’m going to stop here. 


Currently reading  Take One by Karen Kingsbury, it is captivating.

Update…On Things…

I am so excited right now! I joined my school newspaper club. Hope I can benefit from this in a good way and get some writing experience.

Anyway on other things…

For the last three days I’ve been working on a winter scarf – I’m actually almost done. It’s coming along great the fabric is not so fantastic but there’s not much to complain about. The yarn is not  rough or scratchy and it’s that kind of bubbly scarf(I’ll put a pic of what I call bubbly yarn in the next post).

Erm…my classes are going well, and I’m still keeping that positive attitude I talked about in a couple of posts ago. I hope your sticking to that same positiveness.

I finished reading my first book for September. I actually could not keep my eyes away from the pages. The book is titled Shades Of Blue by Karen Kingsbury. I will be writing a book review, probably this coming weekend since I don’t think I’ll be busy this weekend.

So pictures for the book reviews and of my “bubbly” scarfs will be in the upcoming posts.

” O so positive!” – Tia