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review 2018-12-28 07:08
The Gift by Richard Paul Evans
The Gift - Richard Paul Evans

I almost finished this book in November and that would have made 2 books read that month but I didn't finish until Dec 1st.  This was a great holiday read.

 

This is a great book to read at this time of the year.  It is sad but doesn’t leave you sad because the story comes wrapped up with hope. It is like the story of Christ and how he died, but he died for a purpose and presented us with his gift.  This book is about a little boy named Collin who also had a gift. He was a very sick little boy with cancer and heart failure and he had a little sister who loved him very much. He lived with his mom, Addison,  who worked very hard to make sure he and his sister were taken care of.

Nathan Hurst met this little family in a crowded airport when a snow storm shut down all flights and the roads leading to the airport.  The airport was full of stranded, tired, and very frustrated people. Nathan’s employer provided him with a hotel room at the airport but many people were out of luck and had to sleep in the chairs or on the floor.  When Nathan saw the woman with the sick little boy and his little sister who was very tired he offered her his hotel room.  He was also very sick with bronchitis and she didn’t feel right taking his room. It turned out that he ended up with the only room left, which was a suite with two rooms so they decided he would stay in one and the little family stayed in the other.  Later, when they were getting to know each other something amazing happened. The little boy put his hand on Nathan’s head and healed him. He didn’t just heal his bronchitis but also his Tourett’s syndrome.  Nathan didn’t say anything at first because of how ridiculous it sounded.  No one would believe him, but he knew that little boy was special.

 

Collin’s mother didn’t want anyone to know about his gift because every time he healed someone, he got sicker.  She knew everyone would be begging for his help and it would kill him. What she didn’t expect was people trying to use his gift for monetary gain. It was bound to happen and it eventually did.  Someone saw Collin work his magic and the chaos began.

 

This story hits on a few other topics as well, like greed and forgiveness, especially forgiving yourself and letting go of the pain.  Nathan had been holding onto something very painful that happened when he was a child.  He never talked to anyone about it and it was like a festering wound that was preventing him from really living his life.  Collin helped him realize that it was time to let it go and to finally start living.  I know from experience that can be very hard to do, even when you desperately want to.  This book doesn’t take long to read but it is worth the time.

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review 2018-11-13 16:02
Tajemnica pod jemiołą - Richard Paul Evans,Hanna de Broekere

Za oknami mamy listopad, w tym roku z iście wiosenną aurą, a ja przychodzę dzisiaj do Was z książką osadzoną w zimowym, grudniowym klimacie. Wszystko to za sprawą najnowszej powieści Richarda Paula Evansa, która już niebawem zawita na księgarniane półki.

Głównym bohaterem powieści jest Alex, który po rozwodzie z żoną próbuje na nowo odnaleźć się w zupełnie nowej dla niego codzienności. Przyjaciele namawiają go, aby założył konto na portalu randkowym. Mężczyzna początkowo jest bardzo sceptycznie nastawiony do tego pomysłu, lecz pewnej bezsennej nocy postanawia wypełnić online stosowny formularz. Podczas tego jak się okazuje długo trwającego procesu Alex natrafia na blog tajemniczej nieznajomej.

Kobieta posługuje się wyłącznie inicjałami LBH i nie zdradza zbyt wiele szczegółów na temat tego, z jakiej części globu się pisze. Naszego bohatera urzeka jednak zbieżność odczuć blogerki z jego własnymi dotyczącymi głębokiego poczucia osamotnienia obojga w otaczającym każde z niech świecie.

Pod wpływem bijącej z blogowych wpisów wrażliwości i szczerości nasz bohater wiedziony niewytłumaczalnym impulsem posiadając jedynie szczątkowe, wyłuskane z bloga, informacje na temat LBH postanawia ją odnaleźć.

Tak oto zaczyna się magiczna nie tylko w sensie fizycznym, ale także emocjonalno-duchowym podróż Alexa do odnalezienia na nowo siebie samego, ponownego nadania sensu własnemu życiu oraz nawiązania wielu nowych, nietuzinkowych znajomości.

Historie wykreowanych przez R. P. Evansa bohaterów, jak autor ma to w zwyczaju, niosą ze sobą bardzo duży ładunek emocjonalny. Skomplikowane losy Alexa, LBH oraz pozostałych postaci uświadamiają czytelnikom, iż w dzisiejszym świecie pomimo wielu możliwości kontaktu z otoczeniem samotność jednostki osiąga skalę wręcz globalną.

Autor dla kontrastu z wyżej wymienioną świadomością daje jednakże swoim odbiorcom przysłowiowe światełko w tunelu pokazując, iż tak naprawdę bardzo dużo zależy od nas samych i od tego czy dzięki różnorodnym drogom podejmiemy ryzyko wydostania się z własnej samotności. Ryzyko, ponieważ relacje z innymi zawsze niosą ze sobą ponowną możliwość bycia zranionym, zawiedzionym, a nawet odrzuconym… Niemniej jednak na drugiej szali ten nienamacalnej wagi są miłość, przyjaźń, poczucie szczęścia i własnej wartości osadzone na właściwym poziomie oraz wiele, wiele innych pozytywnych uczuć i emocji.

Jeśli chociaż odrobinę udało mi się zachęcić Was do zapoznania się z najnowszą publikacją R. P. Evansa to koniecznie sięgnijcie po tę klimatyczną, pachnącą Bożym Narodzeniem i osadzoną w przepięknej Szwajcarskiej scenerii opowieść o życiowej odwadze, do której lektury bardzo serdecznie Was zachęcam.

PS. Mimo, iż jest to już trzecia odsłona Kolekcji pod jemiołą to zapewniam Was, że książki te bez obaw można czytać całkowicie rozdzielnie i bez względu na kolejność ich ukazywania się na rynku wydawniczym.

* https://www.facebook.com/Ksiazkowoczyta *

https://ksiazkowoczyta.blogspot.com/2018/11/trzecia-odsona-kolekcji-pod-jemioa-r-p.html

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review 2018-06-13 11:01
Miles to Go
Miles to Go - Richard Paul Evans

This book continues the story from The Walk.  

 

Alan Christoffersen is on a journey, a soul searching walk across the US.  He started in Seattle after he lost everything.  His wife died, his partner stole his business, and his cars and home were repossessed.  He was thinking about giving up and ending it all but something stopped him.  Instead, he grabbed a map and figured out the farthest he could walk on land and set his sites on Key West Florida.  At the end of The Walk he was attacked by a gang and serious injured.  He ended up staying with a woman who he had helped on his walk.  He fixed her tire and she gave him her card.  He forgot all about it but when he was taken to the hospital that number was the only contact info on him.  She came to help and offered him a place to stay while he healed.  While he was there he realized he wasn't there for her to help him.  She needed help herself.  

 

After Alan was healed enough to return to his walk he saw young woman being attacked by a group of men.  He helped her and she began to walk with him.  After she finally talked about her situation his heart really went out to her.  She was an abused child put in the foster system.  She was nearly 18 and since she knew she was going to be on her own soon anyway, she ran away and was living on the streets.  She was a great girl and didn't deserve her situation.  Alan really wanted to help her.  

 

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This is a great soul-searching story for both the character and the reader.  I found several little gems to add to my quote book.  I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series and continuing the journey along with Alan.  

 

 

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quote 2018-06-13 10:44
For there are moments in all our lives, great and small, that we must trudge alone our forlorn roads into infinite wilderness, to endure our midnight hours of pain and sorrow--- the Gethsemane moments, when we are on our knees or backs, crying out to a universe that seems to have abandoned us. These are the greatest of moments, where we show our souls. They are our "finest hours." That these moments are given to us is neither accidental not cruel. Without great mountains we cannot reach great heights. And we were born to reach great heights.
Miles to Go - Richard Paul Evans

Page 317 (the last page)

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quote 2018-06-08 00:58
The sun will rise again. The only uncertainty is whether or not we will rise to greet it.
Alan Christensen's diary
Miles to Go - Richard Paul Evans

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