Sunday, April 12, 2015

Review--By What We Love by Charlene Carr

By What We Love (A New Start, #3)By What We Love by Charlene Carr
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Eloise has almost everything she ever dreamed of.  A great job that pays well, a family that loves her, and a man who loves her unconditionally.  None of these things came without hard work.  Eloise grew up without her mother and then raised and put through school her younger brother and sister.

Mostes and Eloise have been together for years.  Now, Eloise has the most amazing opportunity with her job and she wants nothing more than for Moses and her sister, Lori, to join her on the journey.  Even though Lori and Moses love Eloise, they may not be ready to move to the other side of the world with her.  Will Eloise be able to choose her family over her work? Which is really more important to her?

Charlene Carr writes about relatable characters.  Any career driven woman could sympathize with Eloise.  Maybe she is a bit more extreme than some, but she is still in a position a lot of women find themselves in, having to choose between their career and their family.

Eloise tends to make her decisions before consulting the rest of her family.  Asking for forgiveness later.  She has been this way for so long, she just assumes that they are going to go along with her.  I personally, have never been one to put my work over my family.  That is just me, but recently going from being a stay at home mom to a working mom, I can see how sometimes that sacrifice must be made.  Charlene Carr does a great job of drawing you into the story and you can see yourself in the main characters shoes.  You put yourself in the story.

This book is about discovering what exactly is most important.  Hopefully we will come to that realization before it is too late and we lose out on those things we love the most.

**I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review**


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