ABG Reads: "A Good Kind of Knowing" by Kathy Lynn Harris Book Review

By Ruth on December 10, 2012 in blog tour, book, review

Read the excerpt and spotlight for the blog tour here

A Good Kind of KnowingA Good Kind of Knowing by Kathy Lynn Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me say that whenever I read a book about the realities of cancer, I am rather intrigued. So often people want to smooth over cancer and not make it seem like a big deal, but it is. And I knew nothing about pancreatic cancer. I would say I know somewhat how horrific it is now. I connected with this story, and Sera’s attitude truly inspired me. If I die of cancer, I hope I can face it with the same determination and strength.

I wasn’t sure about this book when I started it, but it wasn’t long before I found myself into the story. I enjoyed the fact that it was about music, and I have to say that the “holy rollers” bit did not even offend me. In fact, I found myself rolling my eyes. These are the people who kick others when they are down, and it reminded me of how ashamed I am of people like this who do things in the name of the Lord. It’s no wonder people are turned off to religion.

I was honestly only offended by one thing in the book–the profanity. I grew very tired of unnecessary profanity in the book, and it did contribute to my not enjoying the book as well as I could have. I also would have liked to have understood some more of the back stories on some of the characters, but that is just a personal opinion.

I can definitely give this book a 4-4.5 star rating. I didn’t find myself as emotionally involved in the story as I sometimes am. I didn’t feel I got really close to any character, but it was a definite worthwhile read. The different ways that the characters responded to the cancer truly covered a variety of responses. This was a point that the author covered quite well. I can definitely recommend this book to most adults. It is a fantastic reminder of what is truly important in this world.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  1. Colette Chmiel December 10, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!!

  2. Kathy Lynn Harris December 11, 2012 Reply

    Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!

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