Thursday, June 19, 2008

Earthly Pleasures

When I was contacted by Karen Neches she asked if I would like to read her new book, Earthly Pleasures. Not one to pass up a book of course I wrote back with a big huge yes. The next thing I did was look the book up on Amazon. Once I read the reviews I was very excited to get the book. When it finally came in the mail I was excited. I was in the middle of another book which I finished quickly and dove into Earthly Pleasures.

Earthly Pleasures was a delight - clever, out of this world. It was part love story, part story of self discovery. The author did a wonderful job of weaving all the story lines together without confusing them (or me) and keeping me reading from page one to the end.

I recently read another book about heaven. I love reading different author's interpretations of heaven. In this book I found it to be portrayed as business-like, yet wonderful - a place I would love to go. I like the idea of a hospitality greeter in heaven and a newcomers unit - I never really thought about how disconcerting going to heaven maybe when we really don't want to leave our lives, our loved ones on earth.

I recommend this book if you want a quick read - chic-lit that isn't to chic-lit-y. One that is funny and serious all in one.

"All you need is love, love. Love is all you need." (the Beatles)


1 comment:

-K said...

I really liked The Ten Best Days of My Life, so I'm excited to read this one too... on hold at the library! Can't wait to read it!