Review of True and Constant Friends: Love and Inspiration from our Grandmothers, Mothers, and Friends
As a big fan of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, I was very curious to read and review this book written by his wife, Kelley. Also, I’m a sucker when it comes to any books written about friendship.
I just have to say that I loved everything about this book. I love the look and feel of it, but as an artist, I especially love the copies of the beautiful paintings found inside. Each one is an original work of art created by ladies at the HomeFront Preservation Center in Lawrence, New Jersey. HomeFront provides refuge and hope to homeless mothers and their children. They use their artwork as a way to express themselves through the healing power of art. Each painting pictured in this book was a true joy to see.
“The optimistic and passionate way my grandmother lived her life taught me a valuable lesson: that the situation you find yourself in , whether its your job or your health or your family, does not define who you are Our essential spirit does not have to reflect our external circumstance.” p 34
This beautiful gift book would make a wonderful birthday present to give to your grandmother, mom, or friend with an inscription for how they have inspired, blessed, and transformed your life. I enjoyed every single story found inside. Written with love and honor, the stories will fill your heart with joy. They made me think of the bond I have with a group of my high school girlfriends, friendships like Kelley’s that have also lasted for thirty years. I highly recommend this book, and I’m so glad I agreed to review it.
“We all need friends who give us sympathy – but we also need those who remind us when it’s time to stop wallowing, find our sense of humor or even just our stoic’s spine – and carry on.” p 117
Book: True and Constant Friends
Author: Kelley Paul
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Center Street (April 14, 2016)
Available from Amazon and other book retailers.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not asked to give a favorable review; all opinions are my own.