5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: Denise Weber

Posted on December 28, 2010

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I love, love, love to read and I am always asking folks for recommendations, so it is great to see so many new and old titles of amazing books.  I read primarily fiction, however I do occasion the non-fictional realm.   Here are 5 books I would highly encourage one to explore:

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Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

A complex story of the relationship between a mother and her two daughters.  Anya, the mother, is cold and unloving toward the girls and has Winter Garden - Book Reviewbeen all their lives.  However there is some connection when Anya tells them a Russian fairy tale at bedtime.  Their father dies when the girls are in their 30’s and extracts a promise from Anya to tell the fairy tale all the way to the end.  I felt such a compassion for these women and their trying to find a place in their mother’s life.

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Outlander by Diana GabaldanOutlander - Book Review

This is the first book in a series and is a historical romance about time travel with two main characters, Claire Randall from the 20th century and Jaime Fraiser from the 18th century, who meet in his century and ensue a wild passionate romance during a war torn Scotland.  This first book compelled me to read the rest of the series: Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and The Outlandish Companion. This is a must read for pure enjoyment!

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Medicine Woman by Lynn V. Andrews

Medicine Woman - Book ReviewI read this book years ago and just this year re-read it to remind myself of the courage a woman experiences seeking the answers to the many questions that we have as we become more connected to ourselves and Spirit.  The inside cover states this is the feminine equivalent of Castaneda’s journey, a remarkable first-person account of Lynn Andrews’s daring search for her own identity.  This book is also the first in a series that relate her continuing journey.  This story inspired me to search deeply within myself and explore the deep yearning of what is my next step on this journey.  It is her story and she writes in a flowing style which is easily understood.  More narrative than descriptive and I enjoy that.

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Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie

Embraced by the Light - WorldView BooksellersThis is another book I read many years ago and recently opened again.  Betty Eadie shares her near death experience and how her life was changed forever and how she moved through each day.  An amazing story that touched my heart and helped me believe in the afterlife.

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Born a Healer by Chunyi Lin

Mr. Lin is a dedicated teacher of Spring Forest Qi Gong & has written this book to facilitate others to use his amazing practices.  I found this book while helping a family member heal from cancer and felt so moved by the testimonials noted.  Truly an inspiration for healing oneself.

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Denise Weber is a massage therapist and herbalist who lives in Durham, North Carolina.