a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, January 2, 2012

Mountain Top

by Robert Whitlow is my current reading book.  It is a refreshing change from other books I've read.

I would like to share some of his words directly from the book...

"...her tanned face now lined with wrinkles that were the road map to a hundred different ways to smile."

"...could wash a fifty-cent plate and enjoy a million dollar view."

"...daffodils would jump out of the ground in clumps of yellow celebration all across the back yard."

"There are all kinds of jail.  One of the worst is the prison of wrong thinking."

It is a fictional tale of a lawyer turned minister...now, we know this shows great imagination. It is a crime drama, I suppose, but it is peppered with wisdom and also includes faith comments that seemed to come when I needed them most. 

The writing style hooked me, the tale has reeled me in...and no, I was not paid to write this...and, no, I won't tell you how it ends.

15 comments:

Country Gal said...

Sounds like a great read ! Have a good day !

Dawn said...

What GREAT written words!!! Sounds like a book for me to start!
Happy new year to you Gail!!!!

Journaling Woman said...

I really like the last quote. I need to reflect on it.

Teresa

StitchinByTheLake said...

I don't remember reading anything by this author but I do have one of his books waiting on my Kindle - Deeper Water. It was a free one I picked up a couple of years ago and never read so I'll put it on my "read next" list (which has about 25 books on it!) blessings, marlene

LindaG said...

Sounds like a good read.
Glad you're enjoying the book, Gail.
Have a wonderful day. ♥

Dreaming said...

That's one to put on my list. I keep a list in the notes section of my phone - that way if I see something or hear of something I can jot it down and I'll have the list with me when I shop. (I also take pictures of book covers when I'm browsing!!) Thanks for the recommendation. I LOVE his way with words. What colorful language! I'm a very visual person... maybe that is why his word choices appeal to me!

EmptyNester said...

I really like the passages you chose to share. I like the way he writes- based on those choices. Some folks just have a way with words. Like you!

TexWisGirl said...

i like that first quote - a lot like the face i see in my mirror... :)

Sue said...

Sounds like a good one. I always enjoy getting a book recommendation from a friend!

=)

Eva Ason said...

Sounds like a good book :) I love reading!
Enjoy your Day!

labbie1 said...

I have read other Robert Whitlow books and found them to be well written and interesting. You have hooked me on this one. Shame on you! Now I am gonna have to see if it is available on Kindle from my library! :) Nice way to begin a new year!

Pat said...

All great lines! Thanks for sharing them! I love that first one! Hope you are having a good day!

Nora said...

I had forgotten what a reader you are. I'm glad you can find solace in the words you read. That's a great gift. XOX

DesertHen said...

This sounds like a very good book! I will have to see if the library has it!

Nezzy said...

Mountain Top does sound like a book worth a read. 'Sure does sound like your enjoyin' it!

God bless and enjoy your day sweetie. How's the arm?

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