I did enjoy this but if I would have been reading I would not have read every word. This one went on a bit more then needed.
The narrator was really good. I really enjoyed her voice. There were parts of this book that were quite cute. It was a really amazing story for the first half or so. Then it went on and on. Every so often you had to hear the whole intrigue and hows and whys of the crime all over again.
This one was so sugary sweet and preachy it took a lot for me to get through it. Everytime there was a prayer or sermon you got to hear the whole thing. I wouldn't waste a credit on this one.
There were too many things that happened in this book that were far from realistic. I like a good ending and all that but this one is, as if God were Santa Claus: Ask Him for what you want and voila! You get it! With fancy wrapping and the whole Christmas morning. My faith doesn't work that way. Lots of praying out loud. I like Karen Kingsbury. The most recent ones I've read or listened to of hers it was hard to decide whether it was present day or back in the 50s. At one point they don't have internet and cell phones then 11 years later they have it all!
This is the preachiest of all inspirational romances I've listened to. I listen/read this genre because it is clean. I don't care to hear swearing and all manner of immoral behavior. That said, I don't want to feel like I'm in church! The young man takes his religion to war and preaches to the dead and dying. I'm sure that's an honorable thing to do but I don't want to hear every word he spoke and how he 'saved' them one by one.
I don't like to read a book that is about an author. Most of us are not and it is conjured. It seems like it's getting popular to write about an author since that is the life of the one writing. As soon as I hear that the person is a journalist or author I am immediately turned off. It's so fake!
I'm so glad I found this book! Maybe it's because I am a Doula! I loved it. There is one place, in the brothel that was portrayed more graphically then I would prefer. This book should be required reading. It is historical and pertains to life itself. We have SO much in this century and don't always know it. The author's voice was soothing. I disagree with the reviewer who felt she talked in exclamations. She had the voice of a storyteller. I enjoyed listening and was sorry it ended. I watched one of the series and was disappointed. The book is so rich and the video doesn't pick up the characterization, at all.
I enjoyed this very much. It was well written and easy to listen to. Very worthwhile. Lots of history.
This story was interesting at times. I would have sped read it if it were not audible. Way too much discussion about how they could make a marrige work. If your in love you get married and make it work. If your not, well don't get married. It's really NOT that complicated. Too much philosophizing. Overall, don't waste your time. Not one of Dee's better books. Too bad she never seems to reach the same level of a good book outside of the O'Malley series. The Narrator did very well.
The thing I liked least about this was Julia's attitude. She is supposed to be a Christian but she's not kind to others. Especially those less fortunate. She is just not a nice person. So selfish and full of herself. She's the main character but more like a villain!
I enjoyed this book and the narrator. Good job.
I like Tracie Peterson as an author.
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