Book Review: My Name is Bryan by Stacy Lynn Carroll

My Name is BryanTitle: My Name is Bryan

Author: Stacy Lynn Carroll

Published: September 14, 2014



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.



I met Stacy earlier this year at a writer’s conference.  At the time I was interested in reading her Princess Sister books because I love twisted fairy tales. Unfortunately my review is list so long I never got around to getting those books read.  Stacy contacted me a couple weeks ago asking if I would be willing to review her newest book which is based on her father-in-law’s life. Honestly I’m not sure why but initially I wasn’t really excited to read this book. However yesterday morning found me looking for something Sunday appropriate to read so I started this book.  And then read it every chance I had until I finished it long before bedtime.

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. I felt so much admiration for a few of the characters and the choice they made. And I loved when I got to the end of the book and saw the actual photos of the people I had just read about. This world needs more people like Nedra and Bryan.

There were a few times the story lagged a little bit but it would pick right back up before I lost interest.  It has a memoir-ish feel to it and rightfully so as it is based upon actual people and events.

It you are looking for something uplifting and motivational read this heart-felt story of love and hope.

5 stars

Rating: 5 Stars – I Loved It!

Content: Clean

Source: Ebook review copy

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