Thursday, June 9, 2016

{Blog Tour} The Black Sheep Shadow - Ashley Terrell (Review & Giveaway)



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Description:

The city lights blind your amazement. The sound of the traffic challenges you to be alive. Families ask bystanders to make magic and capture the moment with photographs. Newly engaged couples seal their union by kissing under shooting stars while loving by crossing their hearts.

But if your heart was under arrest, wouldn't you want to embrace something to feel like others?

Go insider the world of one courageous sheep as she discovers that her heart was under attack by darkness. As she travels on a spiritual journey to understanding her purpose, overcoming the undertones of low confidence, self-acceptance, and the importance of inspiration, she rose against the odds with forgiveness and strengthening her faith.




Review:
Sometimes life gives you lemons and sometimes life gives you lots of lemons.  Ashley lives through a very rough childhood with a mother who she can't turn to and a father who can't cope either.  Ashley experiences things that no child should have to experience.  The feelings of being alone in this world is something that is extremely hard to overcome and we get to take the journey along with Ashley as she retells the events of her life that lead her to the person she is today. 

I love the beginning of the book it sets up exactly what you are in for.  This book is Ashley's outlet for getting her story out and it is an interesting story to read.  The book is setup based on a basic timeline of her life and then she talks about the major events that happened along that timeline from childhood to her adult life that make her who she is today. 

Ashley did a great job at breaking down the different life events and seeing them through almost a fresh set of eyes.   I think since some time has passed it seems she was able to reflect upon the events and become a much stronger individual.   The relationships with men that Ashley reflects upon show a great depth and understanding that one could only have if they are truly able to look back with a new perspective and grow.  I love that as a reader we get to see where Ashley was to where she is today.   It shows how strong she is and how a person can overcome difficult events in their lives. 

I think this would be a great weekend read.  It does deal with some rough subjects so I think it really does take your mind off your own problems and focus on someone else's issues. This is a short book and would easily be read in one weekend.   

I received a copy of this book from Ashley Terrell for the purpose of giving an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book. 

My Rating: 4/5 
  
Excerpt:

Your past does not define your future.

In the dark, we do not have shadows.
In the light, we do.
Even me.
Even you.
Even sheep.

It is time out for hiding the scars and pain.
It is time out for disguising when we need help.
It is time to stand up and embrace yourself.
Regardless of violence.
Regardless of opinions.
Regardless of loneliness.
Regardless of beauty.

You are who you are.
Your future is what you want it to be.
You have a shadow. You have an identity.
Even black sheep have shadows.

God’s sheep are only black because society locks us in a room with the light off.
What’s going to make you determined
to turn the light on?


 Here is my story.


Bio:

Ashley Terrell27.
Entrepreneur.
Chef.
Life coach.
Author.
College graduate.
Owner of A Terrell Living & Enterprises.
Owner of BSC & Co. and Stella Bistro Foods & Catering
Addicted to a good book, s'mores & a quiet room.
 
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3 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting read and I always love a shorter quick book. Great review!

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