Monday, June 29, 2015

Wanted to love, but …

REVIEW: FLASH: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught me About Life, Faith, and Second Chances by Rachel Anne Ridge

I fell in love with the cover of the book. Flash. He is adorable. And as an animal lover, I wanted to love the book…but unfortunately found the writing didn’t hold my interest. In each chapter, I felt as if I kept waiting for the author to get to the point. The stories just seemed too drawn out for me. Maybe that just means I need more patience like the author had for her adopted donkey!

The book is based on a real-life story, which is sweet and endearing in itself. The donkey has taught the author much about life and faith, but unfortunately I wanted to hear about those profound lessons in an easier way. Guess I am stubborn, maybe a little like Flash the donkey himself.

But, even though the book wasn’t for me, I passed it along to a friend who owns a donkey. I think she will enjoy it, and am looking forward to her review.

One thing I did enjoy on the author’s website is adorable, printable inspiration featuring Flash’s ears - Now this is inspiring!

*Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of these books for my unbiased review.