This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Lucinda Weeks for Readers' Favorite
Ginny and Me: Reflections of What God Can Do by Christine Walters is an emotional account of a woman’s life. The story begins by introducing readers to her mother Ginny who was hospitalized for many years for severe mental illness, including schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder. Ginny is finally released from the mental hospital and marries a black man and ex-convict who is thirty years older than she is. Together they have Christine who is half white and half black and raised both Catholic like her mother and Baptist like her father.
Christine describes a childhood filled with violence both towards her and violence that she witnesses between her parents. Despite the chaos and pain, she comes to a saving faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 17. Christine learns that with forgiving others, as Christ forgives us, comes healing. She learns of God’s love, mercy and grace that brings her comfort over the next twenty years, mending her relationship with her mother and guiding her through her marriage, parenthood and difficult financial struggles that result in homelessness.
Truly inspirational, Ginny and Me is a beautiful and emotional story filled with heartache and hope. This story is a well-written memoir chronicling one woman’s courageous struggle in the midst of adversity. Christine survives a tumultuous childhood and difficult adulthood. Through it all she discovers the friend that she has in Jesus, who carries her through the storms of life. I found Ginny and Me to be a story of incredible courage and hope. It is a reminder that we can put our trust in Jesus who has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. I highly recommend Ginny and Me: Reflections of What God Can Do to readers everywhere.