It feels strange to write a review of a book while in the midst of chaos around here but this book was too good not to share.
Jacob and I have been homebound for 30 days now. He doesn't want anyone but his mom to take care of him so I think I may have gotten away from the house for a total of 4 hours in the past 4 weeks. Yes, it's stressful!
You may imagine that I have been reading or writing or getting lots done being stuck here at home but constant care means just that...constant! My house is a mess, food is either something quickly popped into the oven or brought to us by others (which has been a life send!). And surprisingly, my brain is not focused enough to read. I had picked up an easy read at the library before all this came into play and it literally took me three weeks to read it - which is so not me.
I had Misery Loves Company by Rene Gutteridge sitting on my shelf and decided to pull that out the other day. I stayed up late reading it and it was able to "take me away" for awhile.
What made me interested in the book in the first place was that it combines two of my favorite things: blogs and authors. A quick summary, without giving the ending away, is that the main character becomes mostly housebound after her husband passes away. She spends time on Facebook and her blog for her outside entertainment. When she writes a not so great review about one of her favorite author's recent books she has no idea that soon she will be waking up in a different room - kidnapped!
It kept my attention and I liked the Christian aspect, which was subtle but very present.
Misery Loves Company
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
P.S. I also reviewed this positively because I don't want Rene Gutterudge to kidnap me!