This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
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 Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite
When a person faces devastating life challenges, there is a choice about how to respond to adversity. Both authors of this book lived through a major difficulty (which each shares) and learned how to transform these frightening events into enriching life lessons. Dr. Allen Lycka and Harriet Tinka have written an inspirational, nonfictional work titled The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life: Two Survivors Reveal the 13 Golden Pearls They’ve Discovered. Each chapter describing a pearl begins with a story illustrating the main lesson. Numerous insightful quotations are sprinkled throughout the chapters. Written as a conversation between the two writers, the book will cause the reader to ponder deeply – and to smile often. It is a thought-provoking and entertaining read.
One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is the in-depth sharing by each writer. There is an authentic honesty that reveals down-to-earth, relatable people. The pearls range from topic areas such as forgiveness and tenacity, balanced with laughter and enthusiasm. The timeliness of the book is also remarkable, as the current pandemic and its associated fears are also addressed. Again, this topic highlights the theme of how one responds to a negative situation is what is important. The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life, penned by Dr. Allen Lycka and Harriet Tinka, is a treasure chest full of eloquent and intriguing thoughts. This book would be perfect for anyone who struggles with life’s challenges, this year or any time. Best of all, more books by these two authors are planned!