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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Reluctant Blogger by Ryan Rapier-Blog Tour Review



Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (August 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462112544
  • FTC, FYI: I received a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review.









Book Description
August 13, 2013
 

"Dr. Schenk, I don’t know if what I’ve written amounts to a breakthrough or not, but I hope you know how difficult this was for me. I also hope this proves how serious I am."

Todd knows he is in a bad place. That’s why he went to a therapist in the first place, and that alone took a lot of doing. So when Dr. Schenk threatens to stop their sessions unless Todd puts in more effort, he grasps at the last available straw: a personal blog that will force Todd to confront his demons.
Ever since he lost his wife, Todd has not been the same. He’s been forced to Single Adult activities at church, and everyone seems to expect him to just forget Marci and get married again—especially when he meets Emily, who makes him smile and starts to bring him out of his depression. But dating again is hard when Todd has three kids of his own, not to mention an overbearing father and friends with their own problems.

This beautifully woven and emotional tale is both heartbreaking and humorous. Championing friendship, love, and family, Ryan Rapier deals adeptly with the everyday struggles we face as well as the strongest ties that keep us together. You’re sure to fall in love with this magnificent tale of redemption, forgiveness, and new beginnings.
 
My Review
Every once in awhile a book comes along that you only need to say, "I loved this book!" and the review would be done. The Reluctant Blogger is one of those books. It pulls you in quickly as main character Todd is in a therapy session and his therapist tells him to either talk or he's finished with Todd. His assignment is to blog about his thoughts and feelings. No one but the therapist and Todd will read this blog. 
 
Todd's wife died nine months ago and he is struggling. To Todd, the whole universe wants him to start dating again. Todd is struggling to maintain balance as a single father with three kids. 
 
You would think with such a sad premise that this story would not be a good read...just the opposite. The author combines the sadness and the grief with huge amounts of humor as Todd enters the dating world again. You love Todd and want him to find happiness again. This LDS novel talks about the religion, but it explains things in a way that people who are not LDS can understand. Also, there is no preaching about religion either. It just shows a devoted father who is trying to move ahead in his life. 
 
I love how this story is told fully from a male point of view. I also like how it shows that men do have feelings and can be vulnerable. I love the witty writing and the incredible growth that Todd makes in a years time. I think you will like the ending as much as I did. This is a must(clean)read for all adults, male and female.

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