My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Through the Storm: a book review

Recently I read the book Through the Storm by Lynne Spears, and I would like to share with you my opinion of the book.

Before I begin my review, I need to admit that when I first started reading the book, I thought it was just going to be another celebrity-mom arguing with tabloid claims and trying to ride her children's coat-tails and make more money off them.

But I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised. When I read the book, it felt like I was reading the story of any other ordinary mother, but as luck would have it her daughter just happened to be a pop star. I found the book very refreshing and definitely not what I expected, but in a good way. Lynne's approaches to parenting and life challenges were interesting, and while I do not agree with her ways and choices, I can certainly understand her point of view.

The book felt like a true memoir instead of some money-making gimmick, and I applaud Lynne for having the courage and honesty to write such a lasting gift for her children. The book is centered around family and family decisions, rather than entertainment careers. If anything, her daughters' careers are mere backdrops to the true family action.

I am glad that I gave the book a try, and I consider it time well spent. Although I do not necessarily agree with her choices, I do appreciate her view and willingness to share her experience. If you're looking for a relaxing read for the rainy day, pick up a copy of Through the Storm by Lynne Spears and settle down with a cup of hot chocolate for an interesting look into a very special mother's world.

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