I am asked on a fairly regular basis to participate in a blog tour. I turn down a lot of offers because I want the tours I do to be special. I want the books to shine and reflect what I share on this blog. So when I was asked to participate in this tour, I took a moment and thought about it. A book for women always catches my eye. A book designed to inspire and support women, even better.
Book in hand – this is the introduction: “Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media are sending mixed messages about the way we, as women, are to live our lives. Catch phrases like “YOLO” and “swag” are distorting the ideals that we should strive for. Women have more to contribute to society than being sexy, and we certainly shouldn’t attach our worth to how many likes we get on a selfie.
As a mother to a tween daughter and a teenage son, I have learned a few things about life along the way. This book is full of valuable tips or bits of wisdom that I have learned, or heard from my parents, while growing up.
Some of them are quite spiritual and have helped me through some difficult times. Some of them are practical and certainly would have helped me to avoid some major overreactions to the silliest of things. Some are just plain amusing. They stem from those eureka moments where I was like “That is so true!” Like, who knew that the thread count of sheets really does make a difference?
This is not just another book where a mother and her daughter walk hand-in-hand in the garden as the mom passes along life lessons. This book is more of a woman-to-woman guidebook for life.
Now about mascara…how many of you look at celebrities and are like, there is no way their lashes can be that full! You’ve tried to layer coat after coat with your mascara and wonder why your lashes still look like, well, your lashes. You think, am I applying this wrong? Maybe I need a special brush? No.
All mascara is NOT created equal! This was news to me. I don’t care how much your current mascara costs, it still might not be good. There ARE mascaras that are superior to others. You just need to find the right one.
So, as you read through the pages of this book, grab a cup of tea, and let these tips sink in. Don’t get distracted by what society is trying to tell you to become; walk in the plan God has for you. You are God’s beautiful creation, and He has a wonderful plan for your life.”
Yes, this is a “religious” book. Yes, I would recommend it to my non-Christian friends. In fact, I’m seriously considering getting a copy for my best friend who’s faith is Atheist. It’s good woman advice book. I would say I agree with 90-95% of it. In fact, I may have said many of these things at some point. It makes me wish I had a daughter to pass along to.
I found myself inspired to write notes as I read. Imagine my delight when I discovered the last few pages are designed to add my own advice.
This is a perfect book for a number of occasions – weddings, graduations, just because you love them. It is female oriented but I noticed several bits that I can easily share with my son and/or husband.
Now, I get distracted. I meant to start with talking about the website. I didn’t get my book until this week so I spent my time reading Jessica Landmon’s website. Jessica so nicely created this book for us to enjoy (and I forgot to mention her name earlier). How can you not love a title like Women Get Real? That’s the name of her website and her ministry. It’s also the place to pick up your own copy of the book for just $14.95 ($3.88 shipping). It is also available at Amazon (didn’t see it anywhere else though).
I feel like this is one of those “we women must stick together” kind of books, which is one of my favorite kinds. I’d love to hear what you think.