Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Told You Twice by Kristen Heitzmann

Be. Still. Who has time for that?

I've been super overwhelmed lately with all of the distractions life has thrown at me - cleaning the house for company, trying to slog through insurance madness to get care for my daughter, chauffeuring, cooking, and all the other daily craziness we encounter - and have lost sight of "Be Still". It's fascinating to me how many times I have to get smacked upside the head with this concept before I will actually take a minute to refocus my life on what's really important.

It's not about getting my house ready for company; it's about welcoming someone who needs a place to stay and serving them with that which God has given us. It's not about getting things cleared with insurance; it's about taking the time to connect with my daughter and let her know that God loves her and has created her exactly how he wanted her to be - equipped for the exact ministry he has planned for her. It's about trusting that He has this.

Blogging is my time to be still and use writing to process what God is working and teaching me in my life. I have to keep that in focus so I don't get overwhelmed with what I feel like I should be doing, or pushing myself to get more followers. This is my outlet. My time to connect with other people going through life, hopefully give a little encouragement, and some inspiring and uplifting reading suggestions. I love that you're in this with me. You've got my prayers and constant thanks. xo

Told You Twice (Told You, #2)Told You Twice by Kristen Heitzmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You're sure to love this story that will keep you on your toes and your heart in your throat.

Bo Corrigan is an incorrigible rapscallion whom you can't help but love from the moment Grace meets him in Told You So. Alexis is a charming whirlwind of fragile innocence and excitement to whom you can't help but be drawn. The two together have a magic dynamic. Her tenderness is the perfect compliment to Bo's over-the-top theatrics. I love love love the intertwining of pieces of literature and plays in his basic thought processes, and the wonderful author's (as always) lofty linguistic skills that somehow make it mesh perfectly into his character and the story.

I feel as if I found a kindred spirit in Exi, her character's history, struggles, and strengths bearing some similarities to my own, but I think that may be the case for a lot of people. I knew Kristen Heitzmann had a supernatural ability to weave a beautiful, dark, and thrilling suspense, but am happy to report that capacity carries over to her experiments in ChickLit/Romance.

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