Thursday, November 13, 2014

My Name is Bryan by Stacy Lynn Carroll -- Blog Tour

My Name is BryanMy Name is Bryan by Stacy Lynn Carroll
If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump too? Bryan chose to dive. Moments later, as he lay on the beach, unable to move his arms or legs, two questions ran through his mind: Would he walk again? And would he ever have kids? Based on the incredible true story of life, love, and never giving up.

My Review

This was a great book.  I really loved how the author incorporated a true event and wrote it as great fiction.  While I was reading I kept thinking how cool it was that this was a real guy, who really went through this hard ships.  Bryan had a great attitude of determination that I saw throughout this book.  Here is one great example:

"Sometimes I wonder if you even remember that you're paralyzed. "

Bryan grinned.  "It crosses my mind now and then."

"I think that's part of the reason why you're doing so well," Nedra added.  Your positive outlook and can-do attitude really seem to be what's propelling your recovery."

"What else am I supposed to do? Lay in bed and wallow in self-pity?" he asked, crinkling his nose.  "That sounds boring.  And like a waste of like."

"You'd be surprised how many do, though.  And trust me, their recovery time is a lot slower than yours."

I think that is what I appreciate the most in the book, was the example of hard work and determination.  I'm sure Bryan had hard times and difficulties, but attitude is everything and this book shows it.  You will be turning pages fast as you read about this amazing man's journey through his new life.  I also loved the inspiring quotes at the beginning of each chapter.  Enjoyable and entertaining book for everyone!

Praise for the book:

“I plowed through his story, amazed at how he could so easily accept something that would destroy anyone else and just move forward with such a positive attitude. I don’t give many 5 stars, but it’s well-earned. This book really touched me. It’s the kind of story that stays with you for a long time.”
–Amazon customer
“I actually love stories like this. Ones that show the power of the human spirit and what love and determination can achieve. I cried multiple times while reading this but they were a happy sort of hopeful tears. If you are looking for something uplifting and motivational read this heart-felt story of love and hope.”
–Inspired Kathy ;)
“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wring your hands in frustration, and you won’t be able to put it down to go to sleep as you keep waiting to read about Bryan’s happily ever after. This is one of those books that stick with you long after you’ve finished reading it.”
“Each chapter begins with an inspirational quote to lead the reader into the goodness, hardship, unconditional love, and humor that is Bryan’s life. The 30 year journey the reader takes runs smoothly page after page. You will cry and you will laugh. You will want to hug Nedra and Bryan when you are finished.”
–Kriss A.
My Name is Bryan (1) Follow the Blog Tour hosted by I Am A Reader
October 29th to November 14th

Book Trailer:

Stacy Lynn CarrollAuthor Stacy Lynn Carroll
Stacy Lynn Carroll has always loved telling stories. She started out at Utah State University where she pursued a degree in English. Go Aggies! She then finished her BA at the University of Utah (to be closer to her then boyfriend, now hubby) where she got an emphasis in creative writing. After college she worked as an administrative assistant, where she continued to write stories for the amusement of her co-workers. When her first daughter was born, and with the encouragement of a fortune cookie, she quit her job and became a full-time mommy and writer. It seemed like fate when Matt and Stacy married. She was a writer, and her father-in-law had a story that demanded to be written. She and her husband have three children, two Corgis, and a fish named Don.

Blog Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 11/21/14
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