Nourish & Strengthen

Nourish & Strengthen

by Maria Hoagland
     
 
Chloe Taylor has the perfect life: a model's figure, a husband who adores her, three healthy children. So why does she feel so much less than perfect?

After losing forty pounds, Chloe Taylor is finally happy with her body. What she doesn't realize is that she's not the one in control. When Chloe is called as the Primary president, she discovers that managing

Overview

Chloe Taylor has the perfect life: a model's figure, a husband who adores her, three healthy children. So why does she feel so much less than perfect?

After losing forty pounds, Chloe Taylor is finally happy with her body. What she doesn't realize is that she's not the one in control. When Chloe is called as the Primary president, she discovers that managing the highs and lows of a chronic illness may be easier than the ups and downs associated with family, friends, and church callings. Consumed by her own challenges, Chloe fails to recognize the issues her friends are facing and is in danger of losing their friendship. As Chloe strives to develop Christ-like love for herself and those around her, she learns that outer appearances are far less important than inner peace and spiritual strength. But is she strong enough to face her most difficult trial yet?

Editorial Reviews

Mormon Mommy Writers - Lisa Turner
This book is education, inspiring and fun.
Tristi Pinkston, LDS Author - Tristi Pinkston
I have to give the author some major kudos for this book. She has taken her own experiences with diabetes and turned them into a compelling fiction novel that will not only educate others without the disease, but will help those with the disease to feel less alone....I also appreciated the rich tone of the author's writing. Her voice has a level of maturity to it that appeals to someone like me who reads an awful lot and is refreshed to see unique turns of phrase.
The Write Stuff - Jenny Moore
I really like Maria's writing. There are many sweet as well as hilarious moments with Chloe's kids, giving a good balance to the more serious struggles that she and her friends are dealing with. I learned so much about diabetes and the daily challenge it is. It is a great book for any woman. Very uplifting!
Lemon Inkwell - Melissa Lemon
[Nourish & Strengthen] subtly speaks truths about relationships, particularly friendships and how those friendships are formed and how they last despite things like big mouths and human frailties...You make mistakes and so do your friends. They forgive and so do you... This book just gives you a ton to think about. And if that isn't enough, Hoagland's writing is pristine.
A Succor for Writing - Kathleen Brebes
Chloe and her family seemed real to me, causing me to want a sequel. Friends of the family weren't written with flat characterization but each one revealed dynamic character traits. Plot structure was tight with identifiable ups and downs, obstacles and reversals. Settings were beautifully written--as was the entire book--and there was an appropriate balance between action, dialogue, emotion, and description.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013847514
Publisher:
Sisters Ink Publishing
Publication date:
10/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
File size:
317 KB

Meet the Author

Author of Nourish & Strengthen. Writer of LDS Women's Fiction. Long distance runner. Type 1 diabetic. Oboe player. Algebra tutor. Lucky wife. Mom of three. Resident of Texas. Loves soft green grass, a breeze in the trees, and a good book.

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