It’s a Christian book and it creates a world where the heroin is not perfect but has struggles. Which is fine. Except as someone in full time ministry it just seems so unrealistic too. It’s a love story but predictable.
My wife loved it. Even the fake Australian accent of the love interest. Yet clearly the narrator has never heard an Australian speak. It was awful! The characterisation of the male love interest - as a chef/farmer/outback reared pure Aussie male was so shallow because the descriptions of him grappling with his feelings were really way off the mark. Men of that type don’t spend endless hours examining their innermost thoughts and feelings.
Anyway, Christian novels are the hardest to create believable characters of good moral standing, and for that the author should be congratulated for the attempt.
I warmed to this story though not normally my sort of thing. A bit cheesy in place but the plot moved along nicely and I really enjoyed the way the writer set the scene so vividly but without huge detail. Again though the narrator acting out voices just isn’t for me. The Australian accent was dreadful!
Good moral content that goodness knows we need as it’s missing so much these days but I feel silly I didn’t realise it was a Christian book - the fact she is a bible study leader didn’t really register with me when I read the brief so there is lots of God references that really were not for me. On a narrative level I expected the earthquake story to be explored deeper but it left you hanging on the outcome of one of the characters - perhaps because he was an ‘unbeliever’ he didn’t get any resolve? Not very Christian !!!
I was skeptical at first but the story got better as it went along.
Loved this book. The time lapses anddifferent character perspectives. This book was very well written and read.
LOVED the book and the lessons behind it.
But the narrator... she was good for the women and okay for the guys but the Australian accent kinda put me on edge. I am Australian and hearing this "accent" throughout the whole book was just too much.
Good story. Make you realise that everyone is only human and that we all have our flaws.