I know what you are probably thinking.
"Is Jen actually doing a book review on her blog? No way!"
I know, I know. You probably thought I forgot how to read.
Luckily, I dove back in. Maybe it was the move, the stress, the kids or just plain wanting SLEEP, but I definitely went on a bookworm hiatus and I missed it so much. But luckily, the best way to get back into reading is finding an awesome book and I did just that!
A little back story: last year, I stumbled upon a website called Novel Escapes and noticed they were looking for more book reviewers. My heart skipped a beat and I sent an email immediately, telling the contact person that I would love to review for them and that it would be like a dream come true...it wasn't until after I wrote the email that I noticed the article asking for more reviewers was a year old...but I just had a feeling and I hit send anyway. And that little feeling turned out to be great intuition when months later, Lydia Laceby emailed me back said they had a need again and asked if I would be interested. I'm pretty sure I teared up, then called my mom, sister, grandma, aunts and friends to tell them. Since then, I have written many reviews and have been lucky to find tons of great books through the site. Lydia created an amazing way for people to find the perfect book and read reviews. Her love for books soared to a new level this month when her own novel finally hit the shelves and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy! If there is anything greater than reading a great book, it's knowing the author personally and getting to email her mid novel to tell her how much you're enjoying it. I kept thinking while I was reading "I can't wait to tell Lydia about how much I loved this part!" and I'd realize how cool that sounded! (If you think I am a bookworm, you should see how starstruck I really get around authors!) So here, without further rambling, is my review for
Redesigning Rose by Lydia Laceby