Your Story Matters

Smith, Emra.  Your Story Matters: Tea Time Stories- The Essence of Why Your Story Matters.  Our Written Lives Of Hope, LLC- Publisher.  2015.

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SUMMARY:
Your story matters- no matter how big, small, wide, terrible, wonderful, loud or quiet- your story matters.  Sharing her own story, author Emra Smith encourages women of all backgrounds to do the same.  Little stories combined make up a larger story, which dictates the full picture of who we are, have been, and may be.  Through empathy, honesty, encouragement, inspiration and direction, Your Story Matters helps those ready to write their story and leave their legacy, do it in a brilliant, heartfelt, non-judgmental, faith-filled manner.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
So much inspiration packed into a smaller, more compact, totally cute little book.  Easy-to-read snippets, filled with emotions,  tons of support, and further resources, I enjoyed this heartening book as much as I had hoped I would.  Sure to change your view on sharing your own story and perhaps on how truly involved God is in your life stories, the Tea Time theme throughout only makes it even more effective.  Well done!

RATING:

4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Your Story Matters from the author and BookCrash for my honest review*

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My Mother’s Quilts

Richards, Ramona. My Mother’s Quilts; Devotions of Love, Legacy, Family and Faith. Franklin, TN: Worthy Inspired Published. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
“A quilt is love that serves a purpose”…written with this as the main theme of her newest devotional book, author Ramona Richards shares her personal stories, scripture verses, artful prayers, and beautiful renditions of her mother’s quilts. Full of heartfelt sentiments, precious memories, thoughtful legacies and aptly named quilts, each three to four page devotion is complete with a Bible verse, personal memory, starter prayer and lovely photography. With glossy pages, a satin bookmark, and a charming book cover, My Mother’s Quilts is perfect for quilters, mothers and special friends.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Beautiful!  Not a quilter myself but certainly able to appreciate wonderfully created artwork, the quilts and surrounding stories are exquisite. Though I enjoyed reading each devotional, of course I had a few favorites- the Dutch Doll quilt contains quilted dolls dressed in the author’s clothes from high school, the Storm at Sea quilt is designed of patterns of blue and purple, and the Turtle quilt is a tic-tac-toe pattern of turtles in various color schemes. Packaged in a quality book, I would be proud to share this book as a gift, although, I plan on keeping this copy for myself.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of My Mother’s Quilts from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*