Wednesday, September 27, 2017

To Read or Not to Read, That is the question

Here's another review

This book is a clear contrast to Ms. Lewis’ “Sarah” series. Whereas the stories about Sarah, the dyslexic angel, are funny and light-hearted, though with deeper meaning, Mattie’s Choice is a totally different direction.
Mattie’s Choice is a historical novel that takes the reader back to the early 1900s, with vivid descriptions of life in rural Osage County, Oklahoma, poverty, family pride, misinterpretation of the Scriptures, and domestic abuse (verbal and physical) all too commonplace then and is still prevalent today.
There are many lessons to be learned from the book—how a seemingly innocent choice can be life-changing, how to identify potential signs of domestic violence, how much jealousy is too much, how to sort through options, and how to be a survivor with God’s help and guidance. --Joy

Comments. I love getting them. These came from the Gail Palotta's blogspot. Here's the link. Peering through Life's Window. Leave a comment and you might win a free eBook.

 Connie said...
As i read this post, I have mixed emotions about Mattie's Choice. I'm not sure that it will be an easy book to read BUT I think that it is a needed book to read. Abuse is very prevalent today but I do believe that today's women do have more support than the women mentioned in Mattie's Choice but the stigma is still strong. I'm sure that all of them go endure a lot before they make the decision that they have endured enough. Gay, your mother-in-law is to be commended!
Thanks for the chance to win this book.
September 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM
Blogger Gay Lewis said...
Thanks Connie! The book deals with a serious subject, and it's an unforgettable book. The book has hope, and We owe a debt of gratitude to the women who went before us and blazed new trails. Women were thought to be too stupid in Mattie's day to drive or even vote. Careers were few. A woman could teach until she married. Times are so much better for us today, yet some men are still cruel. I've known many women that think they deserve abuse. I hope this book teaches them that they don't. Sometimes one can see themselves by looking at another. I hope this is the case. Thanks for this comment.
September 25, 2017 at 2:23 PM
Blogger Sonja said...
An important topic to read about and I am sure this will be an eye-opener. I also know some people that have experienced that. Tough topic!
September 25, 2017 at 5:25 PM
Blogger Lisa Lickel said...

It's a well crafted tale about a difficult subject, but it will create good opportunities for discussion! I don't think I could have done what Mattie did, either.
September 26, 2017 at 10:35 AM

I remember a book I needed to read, but the subject made me sad. After I read it, I was pleased I did. The book was excellent and I learned about human trafficking beyond mere facts and statistics. The story made me understand the plight of many. I was introduced to the viewpoint of many: the young women and children, the law enforcement who try to help, the families who missed loved ones. After the read, I wanted to help.

I know a few readers will look at these comments and reviews and turn away. We don't like to think of the unseemly, but how can we change something if we aren't move to do something about it?

I love hearing from you. Let me know what you think about Mattie. Could you have done what she did?

Mattie's Choice is available in eBook or print.


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