Thursday, May 31, 2012

Where Lilacs Still Bloom

Where Lilacs Still Bloom is the fictionalized story of Hulda Klager a self taught botanist, her greatest love was lilacs. Trying to make a special lilac, one with twelve white petals was a passion for her, something that kept her awake at night thinking on how she can do it.  She made over one hundred different variety of lilacs, a huge accomplishment for someone with only an eighth grade education.  Even though she had many trials in her life, she still stayed strong in her faith and took most things with stride, even when floods threatened to destroy her plants and home. She tried to accomplish many different varieties of plants, mostly lilacs but some other flowers and also apples.  Her accomplishments were large many people came and visited her gardens every summer.  She gave out starts of her lilacs to those who wanted them her lilacs were spread out throughout the country.  She was a great person with a strong faith and had many, many accomplishments.
 I very much enjoyed this book it was very well researched and very well written. I would recommend this book to any lover of historical fiction. I was not made to write a positive review, just to express my opinion.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Love does

Love does is the true story of one crazy man: Bob Goff. In his book he shares his story and some of the crazy yet humorous things he did as he grew up and when he was an adult. It is an enlightening book that will make you think and make you laugh till you cry. It is a very fun book to read with different story’s every chapter and a little conversational writing mixed in. While reading Love Does I sometimes found the story’s almost hard to believe, sometimes I thought, why on earth would anyone do that? Other times I thought, this guy must be completely crazy! But whatever happened to Bob, he would take on life with a smile plastered on his face if he needed to.
   This book is a great encouraging book that I would recommend for anyone who needs some encouragement in their life. Adults and teens would enjoy this book, being a teen myself I really enjoyed all the wisdom and the story’s he shared throughout his book. All proceeds of this book are being donated to the Restore International’s Leadership Academy in Gulu, Uganda and also the Mentoring Project.       

            I was not made to write a good review, only to voice my opinion.