Wednesday, October 15, 2008

On My Nightstand - The Living End by Lisa Samson

Rather than draw you into the story, Lisa Samson's characters jump off the page and come live in your house. They sit at your table, have a cup of coffee, and allow you into their hearts.

Pearly Laurel's whole life revolved around her husband for thirty-two years. When he suddenly dies, she cannot cope. Her beloved's list of "Things To Do Before I Die" provides a temporary reason to live. The reader is entranced as Pearly discovers new friends, and nurtures old, but neglected, relationships. Yet, will it be enough to restore her will to live?

In my book, Lisa Samson's name on a cover means I'm in for a great reading experience. Way to go, Lisa!

8 comments:

Jessica said...

I've enjoyed Samson's books too. She's a good writer. Speaking of good writing, your first two sentences are GReat!!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jessica -

I guess reading good writing inspires good writing. :) Thanks for the compliment.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Sarah said...

Ditto about the first two sentences, Jessica! I'm sure Lisa Samson would appreciate them too!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah -

Thanks. I'm getting a lot of practice writing this blog. Maybe it will spill over into my other efforts.

If you enjoy Lisa's books, I also recommend, "Straight Up."

Blessings,
Susan :)

Inspire said...

Hi, Susan.
Thanks for the comment on InSpire. I've updated my choices for the 'I love Your Blog' award. Everyone in the Blogs & Sites section is awarded! That includes you!

Rita

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi InSpire -

That's sooo cool! Thank you.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Cindy Swanson said...

You're SO right. I believe Lisa almost singlehandedly ushered in a new era in Christian fiction...with books that are more real and relatable than ever before. I love her humor and the sweet, Southern rhythm of her writing.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cindy -

Lisa's voice is distinct. You'd never mistake it for any other author.

Thanks for commenting.

Blessings,
Susan :)