©2010 Laura Jensen Walker; (P)2010 Zondervan
I love books! All kinds... classics, mysteries, Christian fiction, suspense and action! I'm also a sucker for anything romantic. ;) And just recently started getting into some non-fiction, philosophical books.
I read this book expecting a simple romantic Christian fiction that would entertain me on a road trip I was taking. But the more I listened, the more annoyed I got.
Not just because it preached the new extremely liberal view of Christianity, or that the main character was incredibly selfish and quite possibly had no redeeming qualities, or as the other reviewer mentions there are far too many characters. There was absolutely no story, no point to the book. I kept expecting something to happen, a spark to fly with her "love interest" or for her to actually open up to someone, but no... It was flat, insulting to my intelligence as well as my character, and immensely frustrating. You could tell that the author had an agenda, but it was laughable because even she couldn't make her agenda work! Far too many characters and plot points that branched out into a sea of nothingness. Something interesting would start to happen and suddenly there would be 30 minutes of something happening with people who hardly matter in the book at all... if any of them did. And I sat through the whole thing hoping it would get better, that there would be an end of some sort, but nope. Nothing happened. I've never been so annoyed with a book in my life!
Quite sad that I wasted my credit on this one. This is the first book I wish I could return for a refund. I recommend Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers instead. A much better tale on the love of God than this vapid self absorbed nothingness was.
I finished this book, as I kept hoping it would get better. But the end was even more disappointing than the rest of the tedious book. It was VERY Christian-centric, which a lot of times seemed forced. There were lots of extra charracters that didn't add to the story but distracted from the main plotlines. And the end felt like another 5 chapters were condenced into an epilogue. Very disappointed.
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