Monday, December 10, 2012

ABG Reads: "A Good Kind of Knowing" by Kathy Lynn Harris Book Review

Read the excerpt and spotlight for the blog tour here

A Good Kind of KnowingA Good Kind of Knowing by Kathy Lynn Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me say that whenever I read a book about the realities of cancer, I am rather intrigued. So often people want to smooth over cancer and not make it seem like a big deal, but it is. And I knew nothing about pancreatic cancer. I would say I know somewhat how horrific it is now. I connected with this story, and Sera's attitude truly inspired me. If I die of cancer, I hope I can face it with the same determination and strength.

I wasn't sure about this book when I started it, but it wasn't long before I found myself into the story. I enjoyed the fact that it was about music, and I have to say that the "holy rollers" bit did not even offend me. In fact, I found myself rolling my eyes. These are the people who kick others when they are down, and it reminded me of how ashamed I am of people like this who do things in the name of the Lord. It's no wonder people are turned off to religion.

I was honestly only offended by one thing in the book--the profanity. I grew very tired of unnecessary profanity in the book, and it did contribute to my not enjoying the book as well as I could have. I also would have liked to have understood some more of the back stories on some of the characters, but that is just a personal opinion.

I can definitely give this book a 4-4.5 star rating. I didn't find myself as emotionally involved in the story as I sometimes am. I didn't feel I got really close to any character, but it was a definite worthwhile read. The different ways that the characters responded to the cancer truly covered a variety of responses. This was a point that the author covered quite well. I can definitely recommend this book to most adults. It is a fantastic reminder of what is truly important in this world.

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

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