Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Unsaid by Aaron Blaylock


The UnsaidThe Unsaid by Aaron Blaylock
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received from Publisher to Review
Genre: Inspirational Fiction

Book Description:  Maggie’s job at the Department of Thoughts and Records in heaven is pretty simple. She is a spirit curator—an observer of human life who sorts and categorizes every unsaid thought. When Eric, her beholden, shows interest in the new girl at work, Maggie can’t help ignoring the rules to understand the wonders of mortality and love. But meddling in mortal affairs has consequences that Maggie couldn’t have ever imagined . . . 

My thoughts: Imagine that every thought you had was recorded in heaven. That a being is sitting on the other side listening. Ughhh.... To me, that is incredibly scary! That is the premise of this book. It is of course fiction (thank heavens). Maggie is assigned to Eric and records everything he thinks and categorizes them as generous, sarcastic, unkind.... you get the picture.

I really enjoyed Eric's sarcastic voice. Yup, I guess you can guess where most of my thoughts are categorized as? He is full of humor in his head. Half of the things he thinks would get him in a lot of trouble, but that is the fun of the inner dialogue. He has a big heart and is full of compassion.

Maggie is good and kind. Things that I would be embarrassed about, she takes in stride. She is engaged in his life, which for a being in her position is a bad thing. She is there to record, not to care or try to help. Her compassion puts her in a forbidden circumstance.

I found this book to be about listening to the inner voice that is trying to lead you to be better. It is about helping those who are less fortunate. It is about standing up for your friends and your values. It is about the power of love and forgiveness, even forgiving yourself.

Most of all, this book made me think about my inner dialogue. Do I want my life to be made up of negative thoughts? Do I want to change how I think about myself and others? Believe me, I have a lot of things to change.

This book is a clean read with a little innuendo and a smidgen of violence (he deserved it!).

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Aaron BlaylockAbout The Author:  Author of “The Land of Look Behind.” Born and raised in Arizona, Aaron is proud to call the desert home. He came of age in the suburbs of Sacramento, California, and as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jamaica, where he fell in love with the people and their culture, but he has always been drawn back to the Valley of the Sun. Aaron worked as a freelance sports reporter for The Arizona Republic for nearly 10 years, combining his love of writing and sports. When not working, writing, or serving at church, Aaron volunteers as a soccer and baseball coach for his children and enjoys chasing a small white ball around a golf course.
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