Here is a book review Melissa Smith posted on her blog, “The Book of Common Life.” Melissa’s bio says she is a , “Wife of my woodboy, mother to our eight children, anglican, writer, student of herbalism, feeder of chickens, willing slave to pugs, reader of books, caregiver to my mom who’s a stroke survivor, lover of tea and fan of cake.”
Melissa is a prolific book reader and she reviews tons of books on her blog. Along with raising eight children and taking care of her mother, she reviews and blogs for BookLookBloogers, CICO Books, Tyndale and WaterbrookMultomah, so I was VERY honored that she took the time to work my book into her busy schedule.
She also has another blog where she writes about the challenges of taking care of her mother who is recovering from a stroke. Readers will enjoy some very inspirational writing on the challenges she deals with as a mother of eight while trying to help her mom as well. You can find it at Thirteenth Stroke of the Clock.
It’s not often you find a book about someone who’s been there and back, and is willing to own up to their mistakes. But honestly, who hasn’t messed up? I think it’s the public shaming that’s so rare, and something we tend to be unfamiliar with. Most of us commit sin in a more quiet and private way. Rod Jetton’s life came to a glorious head with fast-paced popularity, but his fall was just as swift and not-so-glorious. You can read her whole review here