Messy Beautiful Love is on sale tomorrow. Hooray! And we have to celebrate with a giveaway, don’t we? :)
Comment on this post to be entered to win one copy of this new book. One winner will be chosen this Friday (Sept. 19) and then a book will come in the mail from HarperCollins. (Yay for snail mail packages!)
This ebook was provided by the author for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.
Reading this book was like talking honestly over tea (no coffee, thank you very much) with the author. It was easy to read in that sense, though the subject matter wasn’t light and fluffy. I couldn’t wait to read the next chapter to see what relationship lesson she would share, some I knew from experience and some I have yet to work through.
I really think I needed to read this book. I needed to hear that marriage takes work and grace, that it’s both messy and beautiful to love your spouse enough to stay committed to your wedding vows. I think every wife could use that message, on good days as well as bad.
I’m looking forward to Darlene’s other books and keeping up with her blog (The Time-Warp Wife) as well.
It’s amazing how much development happens in just months. Alex can now move around in a circle while on his stomach and push himself backwards too, so he’ll probably figure out forward movement soon. He sits up well on his own, which works out nicely since he’s almost outgrown his infant car seat and will need to sit in shopping carts regularly.
He didn’t appear to enjoy solid food at first, but like his older brother Tim, he showed more interest once it was time for finger food. Now he gets small pieces of many of the things we’re eating at our meals.
His bottom middle teeth came in mid-August and we’re waiting for the top two to show. Sleep has been more predictable with cooler nights and the break in teething. Sometimes daytime sleep is postponed in favour of being with family, but he catches up later. Still waiting for the elusive “sleeping through the night,” which might only mean a 5-hour stretch at his age…
Favourite toys include a counting caterpillar, teething toys, Duplo blocks and soft rattles.
This ebook galley was sent to me by the publisher for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.
I can’t seem to get enough of the Christiansen family! I’ve reviewed each book of the series so far and waited impatiently between them. Now I’ve broken my no-Christmas-stories-before-November rule. ;)
This was a great story, no matter the season. John and Ingrid took on more depth for me and while I wanted them to be a perfect couple – as I suppose I had accidentally labelled them while reading the rest of the series – I also appreciated a look into the struggle to revive an “old” relationship.
The characters were great as always, the plot interesting, and the resolution definitely satisfying. I’m so glad Susan wrote a novella to keep me going till the next book’s release! :)