Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Armoire - Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

Maxine, a psychology major from Wisconsin, has always wondered what her grandmother kept locked away in her armoire. But when she inherits it, Maxine unlocks something divine and wonderful that’s to lead her to the answer of her life’s biggest question – what is my purpose? She embarks on a journey that opens her eyes, opens her heart, and lights a fire in her soul. She’s shown things that people only dream of, as well as the things of nightmares. Inspired, Maxine sets her life on a new course, but life comes with pain, just as it does joy. Shaken by a devastating discovery, she has to learn to trust God to go where she cannot and protect who she cannot. Will she be able to stay the course, or will the discovery be too much for her to bear?

My Review:

A very fast paced book, The Armoire tells of a girl named Maxine who intherits her grandmother's armoire after she passes away.  After several years of always wondering what's inside, she finally gets the chance.  Inside is a feather that belongs to a guardian angel.  The angel appears and shows Maxine a whirlwind of places and events.  Maxine even visits Heaven.  Once the experience is over, Maxine is brought back to earth.  From there, her life takes on scenes that are similar to what she experienced with the angel.

The Armoire is an exciting rapid story that was interesting from beginning to end.  You may want to keep in mind, as a reader, that it is a fiction book.  I say this because I was a little taken aback when Maxine meets Jesus.  There wasn't anything bad about it but I found it odd that she was able to speak directly to Him.  

I do wish that some scenes in the book were slowed down and with a little more detail.  I felt like the events were happening so quickly that I didn't get much time to get a feel for what was going on.  The encounters that Maxine comes across, both supernaturally and in real life, help mold her into a purpose-driven life.  The story also gives a somewhat realistic glimpse of what could happen to us in the end times.  I found those portions of the book quite interesting.  

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39 comments:

Christy DuBois said...

I have not been reading lately like my normal is to do. But my normal is, though I have never counted, anywhere from 10 to 16 a month or probably more.

DEBIJOT said...

I usually read between 4 or 5 a month.

marjorie takala said...

Usually about four books a month.

Kathy E. said...

IN a good month, I read 3 books. This book sounds like the perfect "get-away" for me! duchick at mchsi dot com

Antoinette M said...

I read about 2 books per month.

Richard Brandt said...

I'm doing well these days to finish two books in a month. In high school I'd read two a day!

bison61 said...

I read about 2 books a month

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Ken Ohl said...

must say not even one a month

James Coyne said...

Not even one a month . I'm a slow reader

Leela said...

One a month, if i'm lucky.

Tallulah Jane said...

I usually read 1-2 books a month. Sometimes more if I can find the time. I do love to read though.

Jeremy said...

Maybe two a month.

Jana Leah B said...

I probably read at least 20 books per month.

Unknown said...

I usually read about 3 books a month!

Melanie said...

I read two to three books in a month.

Kristen said...

I may read about one book per month.

SexyBrat said...

I usually read about one a month.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I usually read 4-5 books per month.

Nancy said...

I read about 6 books a month.

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cindy m said...

I read about 3 a month.

karley moore said...

I usually read 2 to 3 books a month.

Janice Crespo said...

That depends on the month. I guess I average around 3 or 4 a month.

Princess Rainbow Shy said...

Usually around 2 or 3

Julie Waldron said...

I usually read one, maybe two books per month.

brendaelsner said...

Depends how busy I am. Usually read 4 a month.

Candie L said...

I usually read 1-2 books a month. I read a ton more in the summer, esp. when we are in the RV. I can read one every 1-2 days. Thank you

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Susan Smoaks said...

i read a book or two a month.

Edye Nicole said...

One to two a month.

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Marianna said...

2-4 books a month usually, depending on what's going on in my personal/professional life

Casey Garvey said...

This cover looks like a MUST read!

saturdaynightfever said...

Two!

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Jennifer Herman said...

I read like one book a month.

Abigail Gibson said...

I usually read about three per month.

Princess Seronica said...

I only have time to read one book a month.

John Herman said...

I read maybe one a month.

Saundra McKenzie said...

I read from 4 to 6 books a month.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I usually only read 1 or 2 each month, but have been trying to devote more time to reading this year. Usually try to read a bit before going to bed each day!

Barbara R. said...

I use to read much more but now it is about 2 books per month.

lkw1974 said...

Usually between 3-4 thank you