Book Review: My Beauty For Your Ashes by Traci Wooden-Carlisle


My Beauty For Your Ashes

Traci Wooden-Carlisle

Publication Date: June 21, 2012

5 Stars=Non-Stop Page Turner

A tragic accident causes complete strangers to meet in My Beauty For Your Ashes by Traci Wooden-Carlisle. Mason Jenson, a widower raising his daughter has had his bout of bad luck. Mason’s life changes after a car accident lands him and his daughter in the hospital. Mason soon realizes to save his daughter he will have to ask for help while dealing with the one person who holds everything against him.

Paige Morganson has moved on from past hurts and now lives for God. As an Elder in her church, Paige strives to help others. When Paige learns that she is a donor and could possibly help someone live she decides to go ahead with the surgery. As she prepares for what is to come, Paige soon finds herself in the middle of disagreements, secrets and lies. Will it change her decision?

Victoria Branchett is struggling to get over the loss of her daughter. Victoria has only her granddaughter to keep her calm. Victoria’s anger is directed at the wrong person and she will have to learn to forgive especially when her secrets are revealed.

Elder Brandon Tatum moves into town to start a new job and hasn’t tried his luck at love in a while. As Brandon begins in his new role he finds himself attracted to one of the other Elders, which causes him to question himself. Brandon is worried that his past will ultimately stop any future he may have of happiness. He also doesn’t want to do anything without God’s approval.

My Beauty For Your Ashes is a compelling story of love and forgiveness. The author does a wonderful job capturing readers on the first page. This book had well-developed characters with a strong storyline that will keep readers anticipating what will happen next. The twists and turns were unsuspected but the message of the book was profound. I recommend My Beauty For Your Ashes to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

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