Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn

Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn

by Melanie Shankle
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Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
DebbiC More than 1 year ago
I am not much of a reader- but polished this off in one "sitting." God makes some people authors....and after reading this, it is clear to me that Melanie Shankle is one of them. My only complaint? this should have come with a pair of Depends and a box of Kleenex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved every second of reading this book! I laughed and cried, all the while nodding and actually saying "YES!" out loud! It made me thankful for motherhood, and I didn't want it to end! My only question is - when is the next book coming out? 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a long time fan of Melanie's blog, I was so excited when I found out she was getting a book deal and anxiously awaited the day it would be available for purchase.  And I was not disappointed. I was moved to laughter, to tears, and to tears through laughter as I journeyed through each chapter. Her wit and candor regarding motherhood were both delightful and refreshing.  She makes me want to move to Texas and sustain on a diet rich in friendship, love, laughter, the Holy Spirit, and queso.  I was encouraged as a wife, mother, and woman by her story.  Devoured it one sitting!  I hope this book will be followed by many others!
iblog4books More than 1 year ago
I'm not a mother, and I don't know if or when I ever will be. However, Sparkly Green Earrings still resonated with me. Yes, it's a book about "motherhood," but it's so much more than that. It's really about relationships and friendships and trusting God when we don't know why things happen like they do. It's about growing up and growing out of our selfish tendencies so that we become more like Christ each and every day. Melanie has a special gift for writing about her personal life experiences in a way that still strikes a chord with readers. I found my eyes misting over as she talked about her miscarriage, and then mere paragraphs later (not even the next chapter!) I was guffawing loudly enough for Hubs to roll over and ask what was wrong. (I have GOT to stop reading in bed after my husband has already fallen asleep!!!) This is an incredibly charming book, one I am happy to recommend! [5 stars]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adore this book and was so sad to get to the end. Melanie's writting is so honest and pure. She will have you laughing out loud through most of this book.
JennyinTexas More than 1 year ago
This book will make you laugh and cry, especially if you have a daughter. You feel like you are sitting and sharing mommy horror stories with a girlfriend over a cup of coffee, yet at the end you both know you wouldn't trade it for the world. This book is heartwarming, honest, and so very relatable. This would be a great gift to a friend who has a little girl. It's very encouraging and also a very quick read. The chapter are short and easy. Would be great for the beach or a plane ride. 5 stars for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious and heartwarming. I read it in just a few hours. Mothers to young children will relate to the stories she shares about raising her young daughter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HILARIOUS and Heartwarming!! Melanie does a beautiful job of making the mundane aspects of motherhood funny and touching at the same time. Thanks for sharing your heart, your story and your faith with us!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was inspiring and it gives me the courage to face motherhood with an open mind and heart. It is relatable to any one who is a mother. Tears and laughter come for free with this book!
KJT37 More than 1 year ago
I can't recommend this book enough. Such and easy read...I laughed out loud, I cried, and I was so sad to see it end. Can't wait for the next one!
StephW73 More than 1 year ago
I cried just reading the back cover of the book...so touching and heartfelt!  A must read for any Mama.  Mel, aka Big Mama, is able to put into words all of the emotions we mothers experience.  As with her blog, you will double over with laughter and cry tears of joy.  Can't wait for the next book!
Hstull More than 1 year ago
This is a must read! What a great story for all moms to read.  I have been a fan of her blog and was very excited for her upcoming book and she delivered.  I laughed and laughed and loved the lessons within the story.  So excited to read again.
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rlighthouse More than 1 year ago
Sparkly Green Earrings is a great book on parenting! I loved this book and often found myself laughing at something that had happened in the author's parenting journey.  This book took an honest and hilarious look at the author's parenting journey of her  young daughter and life's many adventures that come with a small child.
KLJ25 More than 1 year ago
A funny, laugh-out-loud book about trying to get pregnant, her pregnancy & daughter's birth, being a work-outside mom & then a stay-at-home mom. Her comparisions are hilarious (staying at home morning vs. visiting doctor offices morning for example). It's a bit over the top so I will wait a bit to read her next book. Her faith in God, letting go of the idea of having control of her life, comes through clearly which was interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly loved every single page of this book! I did not want it to end! Melanie truly takes you on a journey throughout her life! You will fall in love with being a parent, a spouse and a lover of God :) soothes the heart and soul!
ShareeS More than 1 year ago
Sparkly Green Earrings is a tremendous book! The writing will make you seriously laugh out loud, cry and then laugh again. Melanie Shankle has an incredible way of making the everyday life of a mom extraordinary. This is a book I’d buy for every mom-to-be, new mom, and experienced mom from this time forward. It’s a joyful journey into motherhood. There were many times I had to read entire chapters to my husband because he wanted to know what was making me laugh so hard! She always brings her analogies back to the heart of God and makes each story applicable to every women longing to live for Jesus. I absolutely loved it!
Nicnac63 More than 1 year ago
Hmm…this is a tricky one… On one hand I liked this book—for the sweet, tender moments, and the humor. On the other hand, I felt the author harbors resentment and disappointment.  I read to be uplifted and entertained, which this book did in places, but there were many instances where I felt the entertainment value was overshadowed by negativity and whining. Because of this, I didn’t finish the book.  I’ve heard great things about this author/blogger, but this particular read didn’t do much for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed and cried as i read this book in the middle of the night while feeding my daughter ! It was just what t i needed to read in those first few hard weeks and months of new motherhood , and i reccommended it to all my friends !
tatormc More than 1 year ago
Read as part of the Tyndale House Summer Reading program and I loved it! A must read for all moms because it's relatable and a great laugh.
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Virginia76 More than 1 year ago
Melanie Shankle, author of the Big Mama blog, wrote this book about motherhood. It's an easy read and full of crazy tales about her family. I thought this book was a lot of fun to read. I haven't read the author's blog, but I'll have to check it out.