That time of the week again! Today I am featuring a non-fiction book. I don't tend to read much non-fiction except history and poetry: or the other genre which I like, which is biographies and autobiographies.
I requested this one on Netgalley months ago, and I've only just recently started reading it. In fact, I forgot to send it my my Kindle, and had to download it again.
You Carried Me by Melissa Ohden
Melissa Ohden is fourteen when she learns she is the survivor of a botched abortion. In this intimate memoir she details for the first time her search for her biological parents, and her own journey from anger and shame to faith and empowerment.
After a decade-long search Melissa finally locates her birth father and writes to extend forgiveness, only to learn that he has died without answering her burning questions. Melissa becomes a mother herself in the very hospital where she was aborted. This experience transforms her attitude toward women who have had abortions, as does the miscarriage of her only son and the birth of a second daughter with complex health issues. But could anything prepare her for the day she finally meets her birth mother and hears her side of their story?
This intensely personal story of love and redemption illumines the powerful bond between mother and child that can overcome all odds.
The first two lines read:
A Thick Manila Envelope arrived at my home in Sioux City with the afternoon mail one sunny day in May 2007. I knew even without looking at the return address that it came from the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City and contained the medical records that would answer some of the questions I had been agonizing over most of my life.
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I’m sharing from the prologue of King’s Folly by Jill Williamson on my blog today, so here I’ll share from the first chapter:ReplyDelete
“A procession of fifty men made their way through the cool desert night from the royal retreat in Canden toward The Gray. Fifty-one men, technically, though the king did not count the wailing convict riding in the cage since the man would soon be dead.”
Have a great weekend!
Oh, I think I have read that one. Its the first book in the Trilogy isn't it?Delete
Today’s first lines come from Kat Mizera’s new release, Defending Dani. This was a super sweet and emotional hockey romance.
“Sergei Petrov got out of the taxi and hurriedly paid the drive as he grabbed his bag. He hadn’t seen his son in more than two months and couldn’t wait to look into his sweet little face.”
I’m featuring lines from Lexi Blake’s new release “Order of Protection” on my blog. Check out to see the start of her newest series!
Oh that sounds good. Thanks for visiting.Delete
Whoa! What a powerful book.ReplyDelete
Today on my blog, I'm sharing the first paragraph to This Wilderness Journey by Misty Beller. Here I will share the first two lines from the book I'm currently reading, I Am My Beloved by Caryl McAdoo. It's a retelling of Song of Solomon.
"Abishag held the cups level and took small ladylike steps, careful not to slosh. She grinned then placed the wine -- except water really, her mother wouldn't allow her real wine -- on the stone table."
Hope you have an excellent weekend with lots of quality reading time! 😁
Ha ha thanks. I did not get much reading in last week, as we had some traveling to do. Your book sounds good. Thanks for visiting.Delete
Wow that looks intense!!ReplyDelete
The Book I'm sharing on my blog is Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan but I'm currently listening to The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and I'll share the first line from that here: "We slept in what had once been the gymnasium." Happy reading this weekend! :)
I've heard of that book, of course. Some people study it at school, but my class did not.Delete
I don't read a lot of nonfiction but this one sounds intriguing! I hope you can stop by:ReplyDelete
Its a very good read, and quite short if you want a quick read. Thanks for visiting.Delete
I'm sharing about The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd on my blog today. I'm currently reading Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh so I'll share the first line from that here:ReplyDelete
"He shouldn't be here."
Happy weekend! :D
I liked The Weaver's Daughter very much. Thanks for visiting.Delete