Book Review: Better All the Time, By Carre Armstrong Gardner


Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with a new book review, and this time it’s Better All the Time, By Carre Armstrong Gardner.

This book is just darling. Seraphina Darling has always struggled to stand out. With her weight issues at the forefront of her mind, Sephy prefers to place herself comfortably in the background. But when Sephy’s best friend and older brother announce their engagement, she vows to make a permanent change in her appearance and her life.

Meanwhile her younger sister, Amy, lands her dream job: coordinating the restoration of the community theater’s arts programs. As the deadline for the project’s completion approaches, Amy continues to run herself ragged, struggling to delegate and trust anyone but herself.

As the Darling sisters move through tragedy and triumph, between shadows and the limelight, each must find a path into the freedom of who God intended her to be.

Moreover, Carre Armstrong Gardner does an excellent job in portraying a family and describing family dynamics in a normal family. They don’t always get along, sometimes they dislike each other, but, they always love each other. It is a realistic look into life as a family. Topics such as drug addiction, alcoholism, homosexuality, and smoking are in this book so, this book may be for mature audiences depending on how you feel about these topics. The plot was interesting, but it seemed to jump around. There just wasn’t enough information about Laura’s story and Amy’s story, however, I am certain that we will see more in the next book that comes out in the fall of 2015. This is an interesting book and you might enjoy it too!

Happy Reading!

To find out more about this book, click here!




I received this book as a review copy from Tyndale Publishers. All opinion expressed are that of my own.

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