Mind Over Madi–Lynda Schab–Review, Interview and Give Away

Madi McCall admits her husband lacks a little in the romance department, but all in all, he’s been a good husband, a good father. Now, though, she suspects Rich is having an affair with Fawn Witchburn, the mother of one of his fourth-grade students. To say Fawn shows her “assets” more than should be legally allowed in public is an understatement, and Madi’s insecurities kick into high gear. When, in a heated moment, she asks Rich to leave and he complies, Madi is forced to deal with her issues. Issues of love and trust she’s tried so hard to avoid. Issues that trail all the way back to her childhood and make her act like a total moron.

 

The Interview: I’m so grateful to have Lynda Schab with me today.  It is exciting to get to know her a little better and have a chance to read and review Mind Over Madi.

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FCB: When you reach heaven, other than Jesus, what Biblical character are you most looking forward to meeting and why?

Lynda: What woman wouldn’t love to meet Mary, the mother of Jesus? As the mother of two not-perfect children, I would love to sit down and get a sense of everything Mary went through and the emotions she experienced as the mother of a "perfect" child, the Savior of the world.

FCB:What would be the first question you would like to ask him/her?

Lynda: I would ask her what Jesus was like as a little boy and if "perfect" meant he was never naughty. LoL. What things did he do or say as a little boy that might have made it onto  "America’s Funniest Videos."

FCB: When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you grew up?

Lynda: Not really one particular thing. I went through a few phases. I wanted to be a singer, a model, an actress, a hair dresser, a teacher, a psychologist, or a writer. God helped narrow that down. Singing in front of people made me break out in hives, I wasn’t tall or thin enough to be a model, not confident enough to be an actress, not motivated enough to go to beauty school, not wealthy or studious enough to become a psychologist. So, writer it was!

FCB: With Thanksgiving coming soon, what are you most thankful for?

Lynda: After salvation, I’m definitely most thankful for my family, who love me unconditionally, keep me grounded, and make me laugh every day.

FCB: We see a lot of advice out there for writers, but what advice would you give someone like me, who enjoys reading and writing reviews on a book? What makes a good review?

Lynda: As a book reviewer myself, I feel that a good review consists of a brief summary of the plot (but no spoilers, of course), and then an honest account of the book from your own unique perspective. I think the biggest mistake reviewers make is to give a book a negative review simply because they didn’t personally like it. Even when I don’t enjoy a book, I try to point out the positive aspects and offer my opinion as tactfully as I can. Just because something’s not my cup of tea, doesn’t mean other readers won’t enjoy it. Reviews that are completely negative and critical are just plain hurtful. Nobody wants to be told their baby is ugly. As an author, it’s so easy to discard the 100 positive reviews for that 1 negative review. But I try to keep in mind that not everyone will like my book. And that’s okay.

Thanks Lynda!  I’m glad that God led you to be a writer a well!

To learn more about Lynda Schab visit her websites at:

www.LyndaSchab.com
www.on-the-write-track.blogspot.com

The Review: As I started this book I wasn’t sure it was going to be “my kind of book.” In the early chapters I felt a great desire to shake the mess out of Madi. (Ok, it was more like I wanted to slap her silly!) But the more I read the more I saw myself in Madi. She was a woman dealing with insecurities that stemmed from years of negative programming by her mother. Like too many of us she expected the worse to happen and when it appears to have happened she wallows in the pit of self-pity, bitterness, and judgment.  

Even with my early reservations about the story I soon found myself drawn into the story and I couldn’t wait to see how it played out. The author also offers fun and quirky characters that add some truly laugh out loud moments to the story. Her family and friends add both humor and insights for Madi as she makes her journey. 

I, thoroughly, enjoyed this story and hope to continue to follow Madi’s story as she strives to become the princess she is meant to be. 

The Giveaway:Fill out the below form and press submit. Earn an extra entry by leaving a comment sharing what you are most thankful for.  The winner will be chosen on Thanksgiving at 9:00 PM PDT. 

This book was provided by the author, the opinions expressed are mine.

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I love to read, especially mystery books. Though in the past couple of years I've been a part of the ACFW Book Club and have found some wonderful writers. It's been fun to interact with authors.

6 thoughts on “Mind Over Madi–Lynda Schab–Review, Interview and Give Away”

  1. Am thrilled to hear that Lynda’s book has been published and can’t wait to read it. Enjoyed the interview.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladij040(at)aol(dot)com

  2. I am most thankful for the faithfulness of God during a difficult few years, struggling with insecurity, and family health and financial deficits. He has shown me I can truly trust Him and those He sends across my path.

    Karlene
    anna[underscore]karls[underscore]j[at]yahoo[dot]com

Welcome! I appreciate your thoughts!