Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Book Review: Making it Home

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From the back:

Growing up in the murky space between Gloria Steinem and Martha Stewart has left a whole generation of women struggling to define and embrace the meaning of home. There is constant pressure to do things a certain way and often intense criticism from those who think you're doing it wrong. But what if home isn't really about whether or not you homeschool or have a career or make your own artisan bread?

What if home is more about who you are than what you do?
My Reflections:

This book by Emily T Wierenga is a raw and candid memoir. I was not quite sure what I was requesting when I ordered this book. What struck me was the synopsis on the back jacket "What if home is more about who you are than what you do?"
It spoke to me, I mean what if. It would be great news!
Wierenga's writing reminds me of Ann Voskamp except not quite...

I can't say that I enjoyed this book. I actually disliked the way the book flowed. It was choppy and felt forced switching between diary/ memoir past tense and present, it just didn't speak to me in the place I am today. 
Perhaps If I read this book twenty years ago I may have felt more of a connection to what the author was trying to convey. 
I feel pretty bad giving this book such a negative review, since the author is so open and candid with her life experiences. Quite frankly this is such a brave and honest way to help others with similar life experiences. It just was not what I was hoping for or expecting. When reviewing this type of book it feels downright disrespectful to give such an honest opinion about a book, the book is so connected to the author herself. This is not my intention. It is an awkward situation indeed, but I feel I must be forthright in my reviews.

Don't let my review sway your thoughts on this subject pick up the book and find out for yourself if Mrs. Wierenga's life experiences and words of wisdom speak to your soul.

I received this book free of charge in return for my honest review from Graf Martin Communications. Thank you Graf Martin!


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    Emily T. Wierenga

    Emily T. Wierenga is an award-winning journalist, columnist, artist, author, and blogger at www.emilywierenga.com. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Relevant,CharismaDesiring GodThe Gospel CoalitionA...

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