Who knew making dinner could change your life? Louisa Copeland certainly didn’t. But when the George Foreman grill falls out of the pantry onto her head, resulting in a bump and a mighty case of amnesia, Louisa’s life takes a turn for the unexpected. Who is this Collin fellow, claiming she is his wife? And whose kids are those? Her name can’t be Louisa. Why, she is the renowned romance writer Jazz Sweet, not a Midwestern mom of three. Struggling to put the pieces together of the life she’s told she had, Louisa/Jazz may realize that some memories are better left alone.
Who Wrote It:
Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. She writes fiction about women choosing to challenge their fears to become the strong women God intended them to be. Author of, Mind of Her Own, A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee, We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families, and Hearts on the Road. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. When she was small, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, discovered a blanket tossed over the top of her desk made a great hiding spot and she began scribbling stories in a notebook. Still to this day no one can read her handwriting. If she hadn’t been given an old Royal typewriter she might never have had a book published. Her first stories were so bad they would bring tears to your eyes if you read them today. After much writing, re-writing and reading she learned the best way to tell a story is from the heart and then let the mind edit it so others can read it. She’s studied with The Children’s Institute of Literature, Margie Lawson and a plethora of writing classes. She’s taken so many classes she’s been advised by her writing friends to stop, and start writing. Diana will admit to a love of learning followed by a desire to procrastinate. Currently, Diana and her husband live in Southern Illinois with two cats. They have 3 sons who have moved out of the nest, married and are now parents. Diana says, “Grandchildren are the best thing on earth.” She was unaware of the power the little ones had until they placed the first one in her arms. “That’s all it took. Overnight, I became the annoying grandmother with photos on my phone.”
To be honest this book to me a little while okay a lot of while to get into. Once I got to about the 4th chapter I was hooked. I loved Jazz Sweet personality she was a breath of fresh air at times. I felt so bad for Louisa she had the kids, house work even the dog to take care of all by herself. No wonder she lot her mind she needed her husbands help. I loved Jazz’s relationship with Collin she reminded him of all that he was missing at home with kids and with his wife. The ending felt a little rushed to me an not at all believable the ending was okay if could have been a little better. I would recommend Mind of her Own to anyone who is looking for a light hearted funny christian novel.
I give Mind of her Own 4 Stars….
Note: I received this copy from Tyndale Publishing in return for my honest review.