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I love to read. I love books. I like to talk about books and recommend them. I read everything including cereal boxes and junk mail! I heard once that if you're not reading at least 3 books at a time you're not reading enough! This blog will keep track of the books I've read and whether or not I liked them. It will be a little bit of everything from Christian fiction to Science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to participate by suggesting books to review and giving your comments. Occasionally I am given free books by Publishers in exchange for a review. I am not told how to review them or compensated in any way for the review.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch

This was the last book in the package from Get Red PR.   This is not normally my type of book so I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. 
Willa Chandler’s father is a famous author with his book “Is it really your choice?  Why Your Entire Life May Be Out of Your Control.”  He doesn’t believe in free will but instead thinks that everything happens for a reason and it will happen no matter the choices you make.  Willa has had no trouble with this philosophy fully embracing everything that life has brought her way.  Then things start to happen; her husband wants to “take a break”; she loses her job and is suddenly faced with the startling realization that she could maybe have made different choices and had different results.  The story unfolds from there and we are involved in Willa’s quest to change her life.
This is a smart, funny book with quirky characters that I thoroughly enjoyed meeting.    The fact that I don’t necessarily agree with the philosophy behind the story or her ultimate choices had no bearing on my enjoyment of it.  Allison Winn Scotch is a new author for me and I think I will have to try some of her other books.

1 comment:

  1. Believing that everything happens for a reason is very different from believing that we are fated or destined to a particular path in life. God does not just love us when we make good choices. He does not just help us when the consequences of life are not of our own making, or the result of unwise choice. Instead, just as He redeemed us by His death, He redeems our moment by moment life by causing it all to shape us and change us. Whatever the choices, consequences follow but we are not abandoned to them nor helpless victims unable to steer our course.