Review: One Call Away

One Call Away ~Memoir ~
by Brenda Warner
with Jennifer Schuchmann

Reading, One Call Away, was actually a pleasure to read and I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much.  I think part of the reason was Brenda Warner’s honest approach of writing her story; she was very candid about her life and it made this an interesting book.

The story is about Brenda.  She takes you through her entire life and shares with you her search to discover who she is and what her purpose is for this life God has given her.  She experiences heartache, loss, and failures but she also embraces her Lord through all of these hard times.  And when joy comes into her life, she gladly embraces that too by sharing her faith with others and using the struggles she’s been through to encourage others in need.  By the end of the book she knows who she is; when she meets new people (from book) “I hold out my hand and say, “My name is Brenda.”  What the phrase means to me is that I’ve figured out who I really am, and I want people to know me for just that.”

This book was easy for me to read because Brenda wrote this book from her heart.  You could feel her emotions as she entrusts the reader with her struggles, her ups, and her downs.  By being open, Brenda welcomes you into her life and as you read about that life, you can’t help but relate to her in one situation or another.  Making the story in this book feel like a conversation between friends.

I would recommend this book to any adult, but of course the main audience would be women.  Not saying a man couldn’t enjoy this story, which he could, but because it’s written by a woman about a woman’s life – well, a guy might not connect with it as much as the female reader.  I also want to mention that Brenda does reference her faith in this book, but this isn’t overbearing and shouldn’t (hopefully) be a factor if you’re interested in reading this book.

Listen to part of the story from the book on audio:

And here is Brenda sharing about her book:

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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