03 November 2012

Bibliotherapy Review of Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander

Beyond This Moment

Beyond This Moment 
by Tamera Alexander
(Bethany House, 2009)

Reviewed by Carrie Fancett Pagels

I listened to this on audiobook via audible.com download. Book 2 in the Timber Ridge series. Loved it!  The narrator was excellent.  Dr. Molly Whitcomb is one of the most unusual characters, and strongest, I have read yet. 

Bibliotherapy: Unplanned pregnancy, dishonest relationships, mistreatment by men, prejudice, judgmental attitudes, grace, forgiveness, honor, and right relationship with God.

There are so many ways this novel can be used to bring therapeutic healing to people.  I highly recommend it for unwed 'Christian mothers - there is a strong message of hope.  The voice in this novel, the author's voice as well as the narrator's is soothing.  

Five Stars *****--Highly Recommend!

24 comments:

  1. Great review, Carrie, short and to the point. Sounds like a good read.

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  2. I'm not into audiobooks, Carrie, but I love how you review them! Prejudice, grace, forgiveness and a right relationship with God are definitely elements that would make a great story and this one sounds like another keeper by Tamera :) Thanks for your review, Carrie!
    Blessings,
    Kara
    wman4jcATaolDOTcom

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  3. Thanks DEBBIE! Do you remember the Muppets Christmas Carol--it is one of our favorites! In it Scrooge's employer gives a speech- short and to the point. And these two muppets, who rate things, go "it's short" "it's to the point" "we love it" "I give it a ten" LOL!!!

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  4. KARA, thank God for audiobooks! They are my saving grace for reading!! Thanks so much for your kind words! Blessings right back!!!

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  5. LOL, love those two muppets Carrie :) How cute to think of them when rating something!

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  6. CARRIE, I thought I had read all of Tamera's books except for the one I have on my Kindle which isn't this one!!! I don't remember this one, only the cover -- it sounds too good to miss -- hoping I didn't!

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  7. This sure was a fantastic read, as was the whole Timber Ridge Reflections series!! Great recommendations too CARRIE... and good bibliotherapy points! (I've written them down haha) ;)

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  8. It is a good review, Carrie and I am intrigued by the cover. Would love to win as usual! :D Blessings! Darlene

    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. Love this short review! Loved the book too.

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  10. I always liked those two grumpy old Muppets. They were never afraid to tell the truth. LOL

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  11. Good bibliotherapy points! :) I read Beyond This Moment a few weeks ago. Loved it!

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  12. I have the first Timber Ridge novel on my Kindle. Good to know that another great story is waiting on the second one :)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. Oh, this is on my TBR pile...Just finished the first in this series! Man, I always say I could live comfortably in Tamera's books...lol!Thanks for the review!

    Emreilly303(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. KARA, we love that movie so much that we know most of the songs in it!

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  15. DIANA!!! You can't miss this book--it is SO good!!!

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  16. NOELA, I think I am missing one of the books still. But the ones I read I really enjoyed.

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  17. DEBBIE, yes, they remind me of two old Yooper men, lol!

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  18. JES--that will bode you well when you are working in your editing career!

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  19. BETH and EMILY--you will LOVE this book!

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  20. This was definitely one of my faves of Tamera's!!

    Thanks for the bibliotherapy review, CF!! I totally agree. :)

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  21. I love all of Tamera's books that I've read! She's an especially gifted story teller :)

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  22. Thanks, JULIE!!! Always smile when you stop by!

    ANNE--amen to that, sister!!!

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  23. I am ready for another book!! Thanks for entering me in the drawing for Tamera Alexander's book!! Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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