Good morning everyone!! If you’re new to the blog, welcome! Before I get too deep into my post, I have to wish my mom a very Happy Birthday!! Sending love today to my hero, my best friend, and my inspiration.
Today I’m doing my first book review for you!! Reading is something I really enjoy, but over the last few years I have felt like I haven’t had the time to read. I decided it’s time for that to change! So, I’ve been reading!! Little disclaimer: the first few books I’ll be reviewing are all sort of the same genre, because I LOVE true stories. If that’s not your forte, don’t give up on me because I will be branching out!!
One of the books I’ve read recently is called “An Unseen Angel” by Alissa Parker.
What’s it about?
This book is the story of a mother whose daughter was a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting. The book takes you through a brief history of her daughter’s life before the shooting, and then takes you through the events of that day and the months that followed. Alissa Parker writes about how her faith strengthened her and how she was able to heal from such a tragedy.
What impacted me the most?
I have always felt such sadness toward the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting and their families. I had also heard of Alissa Parker and her family because they have ties to my home state, so their family was in our local news after the incident. This past September I went with my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law to a conference called Time Out For Women, in Boise, Idaho. In between speakers you could browse through some vendors stands. Deseret Book had some of their merchandise there and I saw this book. As I picked it up and read the synopsis on the back, I decided I’d like to read it. I didn’t start it for a few weeks, but you can ask my husband how much I enjoyed it. I read the entire book in one evening. It is a pretty quick read, but it was also riveting!
What impacted me was how Alissa’s faith in her Father in Heaven sustained her. It was still unimaginably tough. The whole ordeal was hellish, something no one should have to go through. But what impressed me was that through it all, she allowed herself to feel, to process, to grieve, and to lean on her Savior, Jesus Christ. What touched me was the spirit of the book. The message of hope. Christ will walk with us through every trial we face if we only let Him in.
Why should you read this book?
I think the real question is why shouldn’t you read it? It really is such a quick read that is so impactful. Reading this book will help you reflect on your family, what they mean to you, and what you would do if they were taken before their time. This book is not a literary masterpiece. It’s just one woman’s story of hope, faith, love, healing, and endurance.
Tell me what you’re reading!
If you read this book, tag me in a pic on instagram. @theutahborntexan If you have a book you’d like me to read and review, shoot me a message!
God bless you and yours and thanks for stopping by!