Wednesday, September 7, 2011

On My Nightstand - Broken Wings by Carla Stewart

Two women deal with the realities of life. Mitzi Steiner volunteers as a Pink Lady at the local hospital and visits her husband, Gabe, in a nursing home. Brooke Woodson finally has a boyfriend at age 30. She's the envy of many single women, and her family adores him. Too bad, he has a temper.

An accident causes the paths of these ladies to intersect, and their lives are changed forever. The author handles sensitive subjects without diluting the powerful emotions involved. This story touches on issues common to many women, while showing how God uses relationships to help us see truth.

Carla Stewart is a new author to me, but I'm looking forward to reading more of her work. This book sat on my TBR pile for a long time. Little did I know there was a gem hidden in my stack.

Have you read any books lately that took you by surprise?


Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the review Susan! I just finished Jody Hedlund's newest book. There were some twists and turns that took me by surprise. It was very good. :)

Jessica Nelson said...

I'm pretty sure I did but I can't remember which one it was. lol I just know that I was pleasantly surprised by a recent book. Hmmmm.
Thanks for the review! I've heard of this one somewhere else too.

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Isn't it fun to discover there was a gem in your pile all along?
Thanks for your review Susan.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

I've heard a lot of good things about Jody's book, but that doesn't surprise me. :) I can't wait to pick it up.


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

I know the feeling. :)

Carla's book had many layers, and it made for a satisfying read.


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

It sure is fun!

Susan :)

Diane said...

Sounds like a treasure for sure. I hear Elaine has a pile of books for me from a very special someone. Can't wait to go on my own treasure hunt and restock my TBR pile. Thank you!!! :O)

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a very good read. I am going to bring it up to my Book Club. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I have a lot of books on my TBR pile! I must admit the last book that I was pleasantly surprised by was the classic The Three Muskateers! I didn't expect it to be so humorous!

Dorothy said...

After that review I know I'll have to get my hands on Broken Wings. I don't want to miss out on a 'gem'. Thanks for sharing
Dotti :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane - Yes, I think you'll like the treasure you unearth. :)

Hi Lynn - This one's a keeper. My Mom also liked it a lot.

Hi Dotti - I'm sure Carla will be happy. :) I want to contact her and see if I can get an interview.


Kristen said...

Hi Susan!
I think the book that surprised me the most recently was Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark's "The Amish Midwife." There were some good layers, but what I loved the most that I wasn't expecting was the insights it gave me into adoption and what an adopted child-turned- adult might be feeling. During this time of going through the adoption of my girl it was great to see what possible feelings and thoughts she might have.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I've heard of this book, and it's on my Wish List. I didn't know it included adoption. Now, I'm even more interested. :)

Thanks for the tip.