- File Size: 7073 KB
- Print Length: 349 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (December 14, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 14, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AEB3B6K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537,777 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Published a couple years ago, this is the first I’ve heard of this book. I’m glad I read it. A little different spin on a story that was at times humorous and at other times painful as Collin learns what a poor husband he’d been and that Louisa had never trusted him completely. But the truth of the story is that healing and change can happen. An unhappy life can be turned into more. Second chances are real. Jazz was a fun character despite the exasperating moments when she can’t seem to make up her mind. As Collin struggles with accepting Jazz at first, he soon learns he likes this fun, exciting side of his wife, even if she is keeping him at a distance.
****Tyndale Blog Network provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Main character Louisa Copeland wakes up in a hospital bed. She learns she’s received a hard blow to her head that knocked her out. They tell her she’s married to Collin and has three children. She doesn’t remember much but she knows in her heart of hearts that she is a Christian and her name is Jazz Stewart. She’s an author, who’s never been married and doesn’t have kids.
Her husband and doctor try to tell her differently; just like the other toys try to tell Buzz he was a toy, a child’s’ play thing, an action figure not a space ranger.
It’s difficult for Louisa’s husband, Collin Copeland who doesn’t quite know how to deal with this. She looked like Louisa but she sure didn’t act like her. The Dr. said it could be hours or days before she remembered anything. What will he tell the kids?
This is the first book I’ve read by this author it definitely wont’ be the last. She’s funny and deals with some surprising tough topics with compassion and grace. This is a fun, heart-warming story that will make you laugh out loud and make you think too!
Collin is committed, kind and starts to worry Jazz will never remember who she is. Both Collin and Jazz face each situation as it arises with prayer and patience with themselves and each other.
Jazz hits it off with her teenager daughter Madison. They go shopping together and get earrings her real mother would never approve of her wearing. Jazz says to her with a smile, “Wear them and enjoy.”
“But what if you remember being mom and you don’t remember you told me I could wear these? You might ground me.”
“I hadn’t thought about that. What do you think we should do just incase?”
“Maybe you could write me a permission slip….Madison Copeland has my permission to wear her dolphin earrings whenever she desires. Signed Jazz Sweet, aka Louisa Copeland.” They both agree to this. Love the fun situations the author put in this book. Here’s another peek in this families journey to wholeness.
Sunday morning came along and Jazz says, “Wake up everyone. Were going to be late.”
“Late for what? Collin said.”
“Church. Come on, Collin, we have to get the kids ready. They’re still sleeping.”
“Jazz, we don’t go to church unless it’s Christmas or Easter, and it’s neither one today. Go back to bed.”
“We’re going to church as a family, so get up…as long as I’m here we’re going to go to church every Sunday.”
They went to church and started a new family adventure. Jazz would show them all she was an author as soon as she found one of her published books! Collin kind of liked the new Louisa! She was fun and growing on him. He was committed to his marriage whoever Louisa turned out to be.
This author gets to the heart of the matter with her engaging fun characters and situations. So, sit back and enjoy this book. It’s a fun read that will help take the cares of the day away and make you laugh too! It’s a win win!
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The next thing Louisa knows is she is waking up in a hospital with a stranger. The man states he is her husband, Collin, but she does not know him. And he keeps calling her Louisa! Her name is Jazz Sweet and she is an inspirational romance writer who lives in Florida (somewhere). She cannot remember the name of her agent or where she lived in Florida. The doctor tells Collin to take her home and she will maybe get back her memories. Jazz does not want to go home with Collin who is a stranger to her especially when she hears there are kids in the house. But it seems she has little choice in the matter. The doctor believes that there is something that happened in Louisa’s childhood that is the trigger (what could have happened to Louisa that she wants to forget).
The Copeland family is in for some difficult weeks. The children are not sure of this new mom. She is very different. Jazz is more vibrant (hates Louisa’s boring clothes) and carefree, but she is not used to taking care of children. Jazz is used to spending her days writing and tends to forget what is going on around her when she is working (which can lead to missing children and dogs). Jazz does not do laundry, cook, or like cleaning (she hires a cleaning service). Collin had been spending a lot of time at work trying to make partner. Now he is having to spend more time at home and he finds out that he likes it (as well as his new wife). He also discovers his wife’s journals that give him insight into Louisa (as well as himself). With faith, love, and patience this family will come back together again better than before. All thanks to an indoor grill!
Mind of Her Own was an insightful and engaging novel. I read this novel straight through (I did not want to put it down). There is a very delicate subject in the novel that the author handles beautifully. I give Mind of Her Own 5 out of 5 stars. This is a Christian or inspirational novel, but it is in no way preachy or in your face (very subtle).
I received a complimentary copy of Mind of Her Own from the author in exchange for an honest review. The review and opinions expressed are my own.
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