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Mind Over Madi Paperback – February 12, 2014
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Madi faces a dilemma, because of her insecurities she now has to face facts - is her husband really cheating on her, or is she once again imagining things that aren't there? While she tries to figure that out, her kids face their own issues. But the one burning question she grapples with is, 'should she attend the high school reunion or not?' With everything that is going on in her life, is it any wonder she needs the help of a therapist? And can she overcome her problems and her tendency to see the worst of every situation, to really listen to those who love her and allow them to talk some sense into her?
Lynda Schab has created a witty, true-to-life character in Madi - a real woman who is concerned about jiggly thighs, aging, teenage kids, and a marriage that has seen better days. As a reader there were times I really did want to hit her over the head and scream, "You've got it so good! Look around you!" while another part of me felt sorry for her that she had such deep seated and rooted issues. I am pretty sure that many readers who pick up this book have experienced the same emotions Madi has, even if not to the extent she has. Just pick up any agony aunt column and you can read Madi's story; I believe that's what makes it so compelling and believable.
Mind over Madi is Schab's debut novel and is a thought provoking and yet fun read. I cannot wait for the next novel to come out.
I grew up reading Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey--among realms of historical romance novels (many of which I ditched after the first 20 pages), cut over the swearing, glossed over the over-indulgent sex-scenes--even with my favorite authors . . . If you're a Christian, I'm sure you know what I mean. It's difficult to find a great read like this in the Christian genre--one that shows an imperfect woman's struggles and successes as she eventually finds God and gets the answers she needs. And I didn't have to gloss over swearing or unnecessary sex details--fabulous!
Madi shows us that Christians are real people with not-so-good thoughts and actions that we can control and conquer.
I love Ms. Schab's style and heart. I can't wait to read Madily in Love . . .
This review is written by Teri Hatcher... Mark is my husband ;0)