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Hope, Grace & Faith

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Heartwarming listed to Leah's life with her children and how she continues to grow and thrive in each situation thrown her way. Going from teen mom and continuing to grow and handle her children and the shade of the media and fame.
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I enjoyed this one so much. I've watched Teen Mom and so it helped to understand Leah's story more by learning more about her childhood.  Such a journey she has been on to create a better life for her daughters. At 1:42 minutes left or so the audio over lapped a bit.
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This book is raw, honest and a page turner. I was unable to put it down.  Leah discusses everything she’s been through in her life and how acknowledging she had a problem and getting treatment has helped her overcome addiction, made her self aware and put structure into her life. Her mother created so much chaos is Leah’s life instead of being supportive and someone that Leah could lean on. The generational trauma that Leah has finally broken within her family will give her three daughters the chance of not following in the same patterns and have stability in their lives.
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Hope, Grace & Faith by Leah Messer
Narrated by Leah Messer
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs | Entertainment | Nonfiction (Adult)
Release Date: March 2, 2021

Hope, Grace & Faith by Leah Messer is a memoir, recounting the author's childhood/early adult life.

I did not watch any of MTV's Teen Mom type shows, so I had not heard of the author prior to listening to this audiobook and I did not know here story.

I found this interesting, but felt it was lacking a so what. The author lead a very difficult life, had some bad things done to her, did some bad things, and is a young mother. Hopefully this book will be an inspiration to others.

The author did a good job with the narration. Her voice was pleasant and there was a good flow.

I'm so grateful to Leah Messer, Tantor Audio, and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this ARC ebook in exchange for my honest review.
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I’ve been watching Teen Mom since the start. Not only did this book open my eyes to certain things, I think it can help a lot of people. It was very brave of Ms. Messer to open up about her trials and tribulations not only as a teen mom but also an addict.
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I did not know Leah Messer prior to listening to her audiobook, but I enjoy non-fiction audiobooks read by their author so I gave it a shot. This girl has been through a lot, and you can hear it in her voice. It was a great reminder not to judge people you see and think you know how their life is. This goes especially for people on TV.
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Narrated by the author. However there was not much new information that was not on her reality TV show. It was an interesting story for those that do not follow her.
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I have been watching Leah Messer on TV since her first show on 16 and Pregnant. I have watched her journey as she started as a very young mom of twins until now. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Leah's story. I applaud her courage to write this book.  She is very raw and open regarding her challenges life has brought her. Listening to Messer read her story touched me.  She does not hold back as she honestly tells about her relationships with her family members, friends, and boyfriends.  She discusses her longing for someone to love her for who she is and not for who someone wants her to be. Reading this book I found myself cheering for her as she overcomes her self doubt and becomes the woman she is today - someone her children can be very proud of.
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Leah may not be a natural storyteller or narrator but she is brave for laying out her life for all to hear. 

It's disappointing and heartbreaking how many adults let her down from the start. Hopeful Leah found this process therapeutic and is able to make more positive decisions
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Thank you to NetGalley for giving me the chance to read and review this audiobook. Since 16 & pregnant on MTV Leah Messer has struggled with family life, having twins at 17 (one with a rare condition), having another child, substance abuse, two marriages and more. This book narrated by Leah made me really look at her different as a person like everyone else and not just a celebrity figure on television. Her story is raw, honest, heartfelt, and inspiring. It makes me realize that all the mistakes we see on TV are just microscopic compared to her life and why she is who she is. If your a fan of 16 & pregnant and Teen Mom 2 or maybe have judged Leah based on what you have heard and seen on social media and TV I recommend you listen to this book, it might just change your view on her, it definitely did for me.
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Thank you to Netgalley and Tanor Audio for allowing me to listen to this copy for my honest opinion. 

Ok, this was my first memoir/autobiography and I have to say I don't know where to start to review it so I'm just going to go ahead and tell you my thoughts while reading this one. I have been a huge fan of Leah's since 16 and pregnant. I think that she has so much strength as a mother and it is wonderful to see how much she has grown over the years. I think that getting the back story from her about a lot of the things that MTV didn't show or just played out differently was really eye-opening to see that even though it is "reality" there's a lot that is not. I commend Leah so much for putting her life out there for the world to see, and opening up and not being afraid to talk about things that others would shy away from. Learning about her life growing up was so heartbreaking to read, but seeing how she has overcome those obstacles through the years and has taken her experiences and changed, so that way she can break the cycle for her girls and give them the best life she can. I loved Leah before this and I love her even more now!
I also am really glad that this was narrated by Leah, if it wasn't I don't think it would have hit home as much as it did.
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Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to listen to this audiobook. 

I’ve been a fan of Leah Messer from day 1 when her story was featured on MTV’s 16 & Pregnant until now. I loved getting a feel of what her life was like prior to being in the public eye. I find her story so inspiring about overcoming her struggles with her divorces, her depression, & addiction.  

I’m definitely giving this one 5 ⭐️S.
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Wow I've followed Leah's story since she was on 16 and pregnant and I thought her story that she told in her book was very informative and gave me a glimpse into her life and story that the show didn't show.  It was very personal and heartbreaking to hear of her childhood what she undured and where she is today.  I loved that she narrated her own story and thought it gave it an extra personal touch.
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Leah Messer, mom of 3 girls appeared on MTV’s show 16 & Pregnant. Then went on to MTV’s Teen Mom 2. I’ve personally watched both shows for years. Leah’s life has been full of many struggles. She is a strong woman and throughout the book, you see that over and over again how she grows and changes. She has dealt with a wide variety of issues at a young age, more than most people deal with in a lifetime. I can relate to some of Leah's experiences and enjoyed reading her book. It was great to see how she dealt with certain situations. How she learned and made changes to improve herself. That is inspiring for other young women and girls. I only wish the best for Leah and her daughters. 

I recommend anyone who has ever watched the shows to read or listen to Leah’s book. She does a great job narrating the audiobook. You will also find out there’s more to Leah than just what you see on TV. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Tantor Audio for this audiobook in exchange for my honest review. 

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Available: March 2, 2021
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Hope, Grace & Faith is a raw and honest memoir by Leah Messer. As a fan of Teen Mom 2, I felt like I really got to understand the real Leah, and fellow fans will get to do the same after listening/reading the book. 

This book is all about the ups, downs, and the in-betweens. I have watched Leah on Teen Mom 2 since the very beginning. I always enjoyed her story because she always seems so approachable and down to earth and I loved how much she adores her kids. There were a few moments that made me question her choices on the show and made me feel like I wanted to know why she made certain choices. In this book, she gives her entire backstory and her troubled past that isn't part of the show.

This book really made me understand Leah better. Her childhood wasn't the best and I saw how some of her parent's choices and actions had such an impact on her life. There were so many moments that I wish I could have just given her a hug because she has gone through it. 

One of the things I respected most was Leah's openness. Some of the topics she talked about can be very triggering and yet she talked about it in hopes that her story could help someone. And I feel like she most certainly accomplished that. She shows her struggles so that readers can see how she overcame them. It wasn't without hard work and the love of her family. Her love of her daughters pushed her to want to be better for herself and for them. That is inspiring!

I give Hope, Grace & Faith 5 stars. I loved Leah's story. It is beautiful, heartbreaking, and inspiring. She has grown so much over the years and it is nice to see her owning her mistakes and moving forward. I think her story will resonate with so many and teach so many that your past does not define who you are.
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Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC! Leah Messer walks you through her life before children, she discusses the challenges of being a teen mom with a physically challenged child and premature twins. She walks you through her life up until her divorce from Jeremy her second husband. I enjoyed getting glimpses of her life prior to the MTV show 16 and pregnant. I found out that she’s had a drug problem that she had not talked about on the TV show Teen Mom 2. I was also shocked to find out that she had an abortion that was hidden from viewers of the TV show. I appreciated the fact that she read the audiobook herself which always brings about a certain personal aspect.
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Honestly, I am not sure how to review this audiobook.  I have watched 16 and pregnant and Teen Mom 2.  I have also been a fan of Leah's.  However, I can't seem to get into this audiobook.  Maybe it's because I know a lot about her story already or maybe I would have liked it more as a hard copy book. Either way, this particular version was just not for me. 

Thank you NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC copy for the honest review.
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I have watched Teen mom from the start. I was pregnant when the shows came out and my kids sre similar ages. I am so glad Leah told her truth. I too came from a teen mom who was controlling and was best I let her go (she was also an opiate addict) this book is so relatable. I had no idea Leah struggled with so much that wasnt even filmed. 
Leah reading her own book was perfect!!
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I’m a fan of the Teen Mom/16 & Pregnant franchises, and have watched Leah grow up and face all that life throws at her as a young mother.  But to hear her tell all the trauma and disfunction in her childhood that framed who she grew to be, a lot of her decisions made a little more sense. It gives the listener/reader new insight to the way she was raised, which caused her to crave love from anyone and everyone she could. 
It was a super short story (I mean she is only in her 20s lol) but I think it would make people judge her less and help others realize they can overcome their backgrounds as well. 
Thanks to Netgalley for this audiobook in exchange for my review.
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Reading Between the Wines book review #21/115 for 2021:
Rating: 3.5 🍷 🍷 🍷
Book 🎧: Hope, Grace & Faith 
Author: Leah Messer
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs | Entertainment | Nonfiction (Adult)
RELEASES ON March 2, 2021!!! Get your copy!

Sipping Synopsis: Leah Messer is best known as a cast member of the 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom 2. On the show, viewers saw her go through 2 pregnancies, one which resulted in a child with a disability, and 2 divorces. This book tells her recall of what happened prior to her reveal to America and the real behind the scenes-nitty, gritty, and raw.  

Final sipping thoughts: I’ve never watched any of the teen pregnancy shows on MTV, but I have watched commercials and seen the drama. I knew nothing of Leah Messer and really invested in her story and where it would end. She reads the audio version and while at times it sounded a little novicey, I still enjoyed the story and found myself rooting for her and her failed relationships. It was a very quick read of 176 pages and under 6 audio hours which I was unaware of before I chose the book. I think Messer has gone through more than adults 2-3 times her age; however, I do think it could be a little premature to write a story about her 28 years of living because she has so much life to live and many more trials and tribulations to endure. Even with that said I still enjoyed the book. 

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