So…I read this book

16 Aug

Happy Saturday!

Like so many others, I’m trying to balance many things in my life. I’ve found over the last few years, especially since I’ve started to write, that I’ve allowed certain indulgences of mine to fall to the side. My “me” time is even more limited 🙂 I’m not complaining at all, but I’ve decided it’s time for me to at least enjoy my love of reading again. Even if it takes me a week to read a book instead of a day or a few hours like it used to, I’m going to go for it. lol

So, every once in awhile, if I read a book that I particularly enjoyed I’m going to post my review and the book information so if any of my blog readers are interested they can check it out too.

I’m not a professional reviewer or anything like that. I’m choosing to share some of the books I’ve enjoyed on my site. I enjoy just about every genre, so I’ll be all over the board 🙂

Today, I’d like to share A Taylor-Made Life by Kary Rader.

My review:

I hardly know where to start with my review. I have heard so many good things about A Taylor-Made life for close to a year now and have had it loaded on my Nook for nearly that amount of time. My reading time is limited and I knew I wanted to read this book, but only opened it up recently. I could kick my own butt for waiting so long.

This is a story that has it all. Humor. Emotion. Love. Great plot. Characters you can relate to and love. Conflict. You name it, it’s in there.

I loved Taylor the main character. I loved her fun-loving personality and the way she tried to keep her spirits up even when things were at their lowest. She’s a strong young woman that is a perfect role model. I think she must have gotten a lot of that from her mom. Maureen…I smile just thinking about her. She’s the type of mom everyone would want in their corner. Strong and silent when needed, but not afraid to speak her mind and tell you like it is when it’s appropriate.

And then there’s Gavin. An amazingly sweet hero who is afraid to reveal to much of himself, but when thrown together with Taylor—and then her mom—can’t help but lower his guard.

There were so many times in reading this story I just wanted to reach into the pages and give Taylor and Gavin a hug. They were characters that jumped off the page and became friends. Friends I cared about.

This story tugged at my heart like no other story has in quite awhile. I laughed, I cried, I stayed up too late because I couldn’t put it down.

I highly recommend this book if you want an emotional read full of love. Even though I guessed at the outcome pretty early on, the journey getting there wasn’t one I’d want to miss. This was probably the best $2.99 I spent all year. Grab your copy NOW and don’t wait as long as I did to read this story. You won’t be disappointed.

Kary Rader, thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful story.


Book Overview:

A terminally-ill computer geek must decide if he will give his love and his frozen sperm to save a cheerleader with leukemia.





karyKary Rader is a stay-at-home mother of three, avid reader and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head.
Always creative, she’s drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn’t anything that can’t be accomplished with words. It’s the power of words that creates and destroys.
Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day’s work. And with the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.
Let the fantasy begin…



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8 responses to “So…I read this book

  1. lizaoconnor

    August 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I loved this book. Bawled like a baby at the end. But even there I was given a boon to keep me from mourning for 3 months, which I am prone to do.

    • ChristineWarner

      August 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      I can’t imagine reading this story and not crying Liza. lol So glad you stopped in and commented 🙂

  2. melissakeir

    August 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Sounds like a great read and what a wonderful review! 🙂

    • ChristineWarner

      August 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks for coming by Melissa. If you get the chance I check this book out 🙂

  3. Brenda

    August 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I’m crying just thinking about this book. Loved it.

    • ChristineWarner

      August 17, 2014 at 7:51 am

      OMG…I hear you Brenda! So emotional. It’s a story that definitely sticks with you. Thanks for coming by.

  4. karenlopp

    August 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Wonderful review. This is on my list.

    • ChristineWarner

      August 17, 2014 at 7:51 am

      Thank you Karen. I hope you enjoy the story when you read it.


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