Saving Grace: A Story of Adoption

Saving Grace: A Story of Adoption❰BOOKS❯ ✭ Saving Grace: A Story of Adoption Author L.B. Johnson – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The Best Seller from the International Award Winning Author of The Book of Barkley The Best Seller from A Story ePUB ↠ the International Award Winning Author of The Book of Barkley. Ms Johnson is very poetic Her writings flow like a babbling brook Beautiful at times, so heavy at others that I felt weighed down by the sheer volume of it It was too long and I couldn t figure out where we were going Throughout I never felt like it was a story about adoption per se, but a story about life in general The referrals to her career pilot, medical flight person, who knows We never found out and it was annoying at best I was so exhausted with the entire story 56% into it that Ms Johnson is very poetic Her writings flow like a babbling brook Beautiful at times, so heavy at others that I felt weighed down by the sheer volume of it It was too long and I couldn t figure out where we were going Throughout I never felt like it was a story about adoption per se, but a story about life in general The referrals to her career pilot, medical flight person, who knows We never found out and it was annoying at best I was so exhausted with the entire story 56% into it that it took all my effort to finish Felt like this story could have been told in half the time and words Editing issues throughout I read up to page 284 of 308 I quit I m counting this as a completed read, though As far as I can tell, the ending would not have been shocking Or even interesting No, I did not like the book There are many reasons for this First and foremost, there is absolutely no plot or point to it Portions of it may have made great Readers Digest fodder, and maybe a bit of it could ve been a decent free verse poem with all the metaphors and similes and personification and whatnot It was definitely I read up to page 284 of 308 I quit I m counting this as a completed read, though As far as I can tell, the ending would not have been shocking Or even interesting No, I did not like the book There are many reasons for this First and foremost, there is absolutely no plot or point to it Portions of it may have made great Readers Digest fodder, and maybe a bit of it could ve been a decent free verse poem with all the metaphors and similes and personification and whatnot It was definitely some pretty words But it got a bit old after the first couple of hundred pages Second, the title is a lie This is not a story of adoption It s an autobiography If it were about adoption, it would be a leaflet Maybe a double sided one Don t get me wrong What the author did in giving up her daughter was heroic, and the Saving Grace part of the title is perfect But again, leaflet I wantedof the author s personal experience with her own adoption I wanted to hear whether she found her biological parents and what that was like But it still would not make a novel Lastly, the editor SUCKS There were so many errors in the writing that it was often a chore to figure out what was being said Also, the timelines are totally confusing One chapter may be about her childhood, the next might be about her grandchildren, and then it s back to her first meeting with her daughter I had whiplash Overall, it felt like the author had a ton of great lines and figurative language that she was desperate to use, cut them up, and then drew them one at a time and lay them on the page in the hopes they d all make sense They do not SAVING GRACELB JohnsonOutskirts Press 2015 ISBN 9781478754145Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views 03 16 Saving Grace A Story of Adoption by LB Johnson is the author s memoir, her journey from the day she was adopted to now LB was born to an unwed mother of the generation prior to Roe v Wade, when the only safe option was adoption LB is adopted into a loving home with another child, a boy who would become her brother When LB finds herself pregnant as a teen college student, the optio SAVING GRACELB JohnsonOutskirts Press 2015 ISBN 9781478754145Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views 03 16 Saving Grace A Story of Adoption by LB Johnson is the author s memoir, her journey from the day she was adopted to now LB was born to an unwed mother of the generation prior to Roe v Wade, when the only safe option was adoption LB is adopted into a loving home with another child, a boy who would become her brother When LB finds herself pregnant as a teen college student, the option seems obvious, but the only decision she could make is to pray for a family to give her child to, and walk away Saving Grace is a heartfelt look into what it means to be family, and the tough decisions that must be made in the name of love.The story is written in short, simple vignettes crafted from notes the author made in a journal to her own daughter Indeed, it feels like you are reading entries in a secret diary Each wonderful story, takes a look inside the heart and soul of the author, as it is carefully penned with love, faith and hope.The writing is fantastic Johnson truly captures her audience with her storytelling ability The subject matter alone was enough to glue me to my seat until I finished the entire book, but add to that the author s magical way with words, and it was all over but the crying I did plenty of that as well The characters are captivating and unforgettable and this story will certainly remain in my thoughts for some time.I highly recommend Saving Grace A Story of Adoption by LB Johnson as a clearly notable memoir that will gently place an imprint on your heart Most certainly, it will inspire a need for reflection and gratitude upon your own life, and the choices made along the way.Read Interview with Author I had not read of this author s writing, however I was pleasantly surprised happy I found it I was happy to learn this book is Christian oriented not overtly Christian but spiritual with the foundations of the Christian religion I have never highlighted so many passages as I did in this book The author has a true talent of description Some reviewers stated the author rambled and they got lost in her writing Not once did I get lost and I never felt I was reading any ramblings in this s I had not read of this author s writing, however I was pleasantly surprised happy I found it I was happy to learn this book is Christian oriented not overtly Christian but spiritual with the foundations of the Christian religion I have never highlighted so many passages as I did in this book The author has a true talent of description Some reviewers stated the author rambled and they got lost in her writing Not once did I get lost and I never felt I was reading any ramblings in this story I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it Being adopted myself, I really related to this book I thought the writing was beautiful, almost lyrical, but the copy text editing was absolutely atrocious grammar, people, grammar Sometimes it truly got in the way of my ability to enjoy the story because I had to stop to figure out what she was actually trying to say Yes, the copy text editing was that bad That said, I enjoyed the storyline even though it did meander I think that s what it was meant to do and that is what added to its b Being adopted myself, I really related to this book I thought the writing was beautiful, almost lyrical, but the copy text editing was absolutely atrocious grammar, people, grammar Sometimes it truly got in the way of my ability to enjoy the story because I had to stop to figure out what she was actually trying to say Yes, the copy text editing was that bad That said, I enjoyed the storyline even though it did meander I think that s what it was meant to do and that is what added to its beauty for me I found it very heartwarming The author had lots of thoughts, musing, and words of wisdom about life that were useful but I spent most of the book trying to figure out what the point of the story was and where she was going with it It did not seem to have a point Also, she kept referring to her occupation but never actually tells the reader what it is It was a book I didn t absolutely hate but I had to force myself to keep reading I kept asking, Am I done yet Saving Grace A Story of Adoption is a beautiful story, and will inspire a need for reflection and gratitude upon your own life, and the choices made along the way.Read my full review at the Reader Views Goodreads page and on Readerviews.com.