Friday, June 13, 2014
Counting Candles by Dustin Bradshaw blog tour
As accountant James Smith approaches his 40th birthday, he concludes that his life is tedious, ho-hum, dull, and, well . . . mediocre. He can’t image the vast ways that those around him are affected by his simple, caring acts. This tale of the extraordinary impact of ordinary lives is sure to touch your heart.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (June 10, 2014)
About the author:
Being raised in a small farming community, Dustin Bradshaw thrives on adventure and challenge. He lives by the theme, “If you want to accomplish something, do it!” It was with this attitude that he penned his first book in third grade and, as a senior in high school, entered and won a literary scholarship that he was told no male has ever won. This same adventurous nature has helped Bradshaw achieve many of his life’s goals, including forming that country boy into a accomplished leader. He is now a Foreign Service Officer for the United States Department of State. He and his wife, Lady Hiva, are now posted in Manila, Philippines and will soon be posted to Istanbul, Turkey.
My Review: Counting Candles by Dustin Bradshaw
I was not sure what to except from Counting Candles. It is a well told story. I loved the different characters and wanted to know more about them. I even shed tears with them and laughter. I want to be like James Smith who was such a good example to everyone around him. He truly made a difference. So many people have helped me in my daily life and I don't always take the time to say thanks you.
It made me want to try and reach out to people more. Too smile and learn to thank those around me. We never know what good or bad we do with simple things in our lives. We are making a difference I want to be positively like James.
James looked around him and thought he was wasting his life not making a difference in the world. He was about to turn 40 he saw what he was not doing. It was hard for him to see all the simple things to him that were making a big difference in his lives. In Counting Candles we see how James is making a difference in the people around him daily. By respecting others, seeing he could help someone day go better just by smiling and remembering their name.
I definitely would read another book by Dustin Bradshaw in the future based on Counting Candles. It touched me, entertained me and made me grateful for all the James Smith's in my life.
I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of the book.
Counting Candles” blog tour schedule:
June 9: Katie’s Clean Book Collection
June 10: New LDS Fiction • The Author’s Hideaway
June 11: I Love to Read and Review Books
June 13: Readalot
June 15: I Am a Reader
June 16: Getting Your Read On
June 17: Why Not? Because I Said So • LDS Women’s Book Review
June 18: Closed the Cover
June 19: Mel’s Shelves
June 20: Books and Benches
June 21: Jinky is Reading
June 22: Citizen Judie
My review of The Quantum Breach can be found http://readalot-rhonda1111.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-quantum-breach-by-denver-acey.html
My review of Rebel Princess will be found on June 18, 2014 Blog
My review of Seed of Faith will be found on June 11, 2014 blog