Book Review | Planning to Live

Title: Planning to Live

Author: Heather Wardell

My thoughts:

This novel was unique to anything I have read before.  I enjoyed reading through it and seeing the struggle Rhiannon goes through to try to survive and also come to terms with her life how she lived it.  The ending was not how I saw it happening but I have a word of warning.  When you think you have finished the last page, you really haven’t.  There is a page titled Meeting Minutes that is actually part of the story; I almost bypassed it thinking it is some sort of index or something.  There isn’t much I can say without giving away important things because I don’t want to spoil it for you.  I really enjoyed the characters and Rhiannon is a lovable character.  She has her flaws but she seems truly good and loving.  It’s no wonder despite her size she found two truly wonderful men in her life.  She goes through all that she regrets not doing in her life while thinking about all those things big and small that made her life so special as she writes letters to all those she loves on her laptop.  The story is full of emotion- some parts are sad, some are funny, and some are very happy.  I especially love the romantic scenes.  You will be happy for Rhiannon as some parts, pity her in others, and be mad at her in others because she makes some stupid decisions.  There is a powerful message throughout this book.  I would recommend this book to other women especially those who are living for tomorrow instead of today.

Buy It: Planning To Live will be available in October 2010 for $12.95.  You can read an EXCERPT from the novel right now.

Disclaimer: This book was provided for review. I was in no way compensated for this post. Everything written is my own thoughts and feelings. Thank you!


Heather is a full time mom of 2 little boys (so far). She spends her days reading, writing, blogging, playing under the sun while also being mother and wife. She loves her life with her family in beautiful Charleston, SC.

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