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Saturday, January 5, 2008

A book that touches the soul

As an avid reader, I often come across books that I'm really interested in but I normally don't have time to read them. Not too long ago I stopped by the library to pick up some books the teenager needed for a class when I stumbled upon Soul Matters by Yolonda Tonette Sanders.

I was hesitant to check it out because oftentimes books are due before I can crack them open, but the vibrant colors on the cover and the enticing description sold me. This is a portion of what it says, "With a successful husband, a fulfilling career, and a baby on the way, schoolteacher Wendy Phillips is sure God is on her side. She knows that the person she has become would not have been possible without the strong, loving family she grew up in -- and her continued efforts to be the perfect daughter and a righteous example for her rebellious sister. But it only takes one little phone call to show Wendy that things aren't nearly as perfect as they seem -- and throw her life into turmoil ..."

Now that may seem generic to some, but this book definitely isn't. Soul Matters had me laughing out loud at the self-righteous grandmother, speculating about someone's identity, angry at the estranged husband, siding with the wrong person and crying at the revelations!

This book, which was the author's first, had messages and life lessons interspersed throughout. The engaging characters and surprising twists are definite page turners. For instance: How does Marlene react when she finds out the true reason for her mother's cantankerous behavior? Will Kevin find out who Renee really is? Does Wendy have her baby? Do Kim and Terrance get married? Who is the elderly stranger?

If you want to find out what's really going on in Soul Matters then you'll have to pick up the book for yourself.
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