Nourish & Strengthen was as easy a read, and as intriguing to me, as the Hunger Games or Twilight series' but I came away smarter and better (which I can't really say from those other books). I downloaded it to my phone and had the laziest two days of my life. Yes, two days. I stayed in my pajamas until the kids got home from school. I couldn't put it down. I usually have to read books in 5 minute spurts between chores and other obligations. There were no 5 minute spurts while reading this book.
One of the best things about this book is that it's clean. Absolutely clean. There's nothing I wouldn't want my mom or kids to read. It's written by an LDS author; it talks about church, but it's about relationships and life...and reality. I think everyone who reads this book will be able to relate to the characters in this book, because we've met people in our communities or our own church congregations that are the same. We experience the same emotions that the author describes, of fear, uncertainty, pride, etc., as we deal with other people.
Also, I appreciate the information the author gives about diabetes. It's quite comprehensive and helpful, yet not overwhelming or burdensome. It just comes across naturally throughout the book.
Added bonus, if you're not LDS and you don't know some of the lingo, there is a glossary to help out with unknown terms.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)