Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cedar Fort Book Tours: "A Sisterhood of Strength" by Diony George Book Review

A Sisterhood of Strength: True Stories of Miraculous Service is the 2nd book book for Diony George. President Monson has repeatedly expressed that even in our busy, bustling lives, “it’s the service that counts.” And no one knows that better than the quiet, humble women of the Relief Society. Working together, faithful women form a sisterhood of service, selflessness, and ultimately strength to share with each other and the entire world.
On each page of this remarkable book, you’ll find words of wisdom and beauty that are sure to encourage and uplift you, whether it’s your turn to serve or be served. Told with heartwarming sincerity,A Sisterhood of Strength will have women everywhere rejoicing in the friendship of their own dear, loving sisters.
Here is a brief description of the book:
Experience for yourself the pure love that inspires ordinary women to serve and accept service in a truly extraordinary manner. This inspiring collection of true stories from the lives of women just like you is told with heartwarming sincerity. Perfect for sharing, this remarkable book is sure to uplift, encourage, and cheer any woman, whether it’s her turn to serve or be served.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It never ceases to amaze me that every time I read a "Mormon" book, I am touched deeply even though I am not a Mormon (and never will be).  I am a committed Christian, and I often find books from the LDS persuasion more uplifting than "Christian" books.

This book did not disappoint.  It is short, sweet, and powerful.  The book is full of simple stories told by women from all different walks of life.  The stories are uplifting, sacrificial, and often moving.  The stories point out the bond that we women seem to have a universal bond, and you can see this clearly in this book.  It's not about being a certain denomination or creed.  It the sisterhood we all share.  I agree that there is always something about women getting together under any circumstances that makes it quite a memorable experience.

I would have liked a little more cohesiveness.  I felt that the author tried to loosely tie the stories together, but I am one of those strange people who likes to have things categorized.  I like books like this to be broken into sections or themes, but that is really my only criticism.

This book could not be easier to read, and I can almost guarantee that any woman you know will be uplifted after reading it.  The only thing you may not like is that it ends too soon.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

Meet the Author:
I’m a wife, mother of seven, and grandmother of two originally from Alaska, but currently live in Utah with my family and now consider myself a true city girl at heart. I will readily admit I don’t miss the giant mosquitoes or the cold and long, dark winters way up North, but I absolutely miss the fresh seafood. Fish and chips made with fresh-caught halibut is my favorite!
My beginning as a writer started in elementary school when a poem I had written for a contest was chosen as a winner, set to music, and sung by the whole school at an assembly. I wrote my first picture book, 11 pages long in fifth grade as an assignment,  bound it myself and have read it to my children several times. The next book I wrote, I was in eighth grade, 48 pages long with photograph’s and was a memoir.
The first edition of my first published novel, Torn Apart was released in July 2008, when I was 42 years old, the second edition under a new publisher was released nationally in February of 2009. So…never give up on your dream of writing. I’m currently working on my third novel.
When I’m not imagining a new plot-line or typing frantically away at my computer, I love to spend time with my family, read (my favorite genre is romantic suspense) travel, cook or bake something delicious, sew, scrap-book, or work on crafts.
The best advice I would give on how to become a better writer is to read and write everyday!. You can find more about Diony at diony-george.blogspot.com.

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