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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Windfall by Diksha Basu

This is a delightful story about the Jha family who obtain a great deal of money and move from their cramped apartment to a housing development in East Delhl. Meanwhile their son is
in America struggling to get his MBA. Mr Jha is eager to fit into his new role of being a wealthy citizen while Mrs. Jha is not too comfortable with the move they are making. Will their new neighbors accept them and will they fit into their new social environment? As they all struggle to fit in and find their places, they find many bumps along the way.

There are many humorous moments in this book. However, on a deeper level it is about people trying to fit in without sacrificing who they really are.  Regardless of their change in social status, the Jhas and others associated with them learn much along the way.. I enjoyed the book and learned much about the Indian culture and life in Delhi.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Alexander Hamilton (graphic history) by Jonathan Hennessey

Since I had read a biography of Alexander Hamilton, I was curious to see how the graphic history of  this founding father of our country compared. I was not disappointed in that this account hits all of the high points of his life and does so in an entertaining fashion. The art work was great and I  enjoyed reading this. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about Alexander Hamilton and enjoys graphic books, but does not have the time to read a lengthy biography.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review

Monday, August 7, 2017

Convicted by Jameel McGee and Andrew Collins

Product DetailsThis is a powerful story of forgiveness and friendship. Andrew Collins was a narcotics cop in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He cut corners, tampered with evidence and at times falsified information to get the arrests he was after. Unfortunately for Jameel Mc Gee, Andrew arrested him when he was totally innocent of the charges against him. Jameel happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Both eventually serve time in prison and after that they both return to Benton Harbor. After a chance meeting at a park and after they both have an encounter with God while in prison, Jameel is able to forgive Andrew.

This is a powerful story about when one truly experiences the love and forgiveness of God, it is possible to extend that love and forgiveness to others. These two men not only are reconciled but have a strong friendship and are able to minister to others about the healing power of forgiveness.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.