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Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching The Light At Every Turn (2013)

by Melanie Shankle(Favorite Author)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 1
1414371713 (ISBN13: 9781414371719)
Tyndale House Publishers
review 1: Usually, I don't read memoirs but this got such good ratings, I thought I would try it. It is a funny and surprisingly touching look at the journey of motherhood. The author writes about her miscarriage, surviving the infant stage, struggling with toddlerhood, and learning to let go as her daughter gets older. I agree with her when she describes motherhood as a "delicate dance of guilt and joy." She weaves in the lessons that she learns about God as she is raising this little blessing that God has given to her. She has a funny sense of humor which made the book go by quickly (I especially enjoyed her chapter about her elderly neighbor---very funny!).
review 2: What I said about her second book: The Antelope in the Living Room, same thing, just replace "marriage
... more" with "parenting". A new perspective I got which I had never considered before is that she gets as many disparaging comments about only having one child as I got when I went from two to three children. It would seem that the only right number of children to have in Standard Americana is 'exactly two', not 'less than two' as I have been thinking for the last 3 1/2 years. less
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If you are a mom and needing a good laugh this is the book for you.
Funny. Laughed all throughout!
Good, funny and sweet.
Loved this book!!
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