*like really happy sigh*
I have liked every book that I've read by Kim Vogel Sawyer and this one was no different. I wasn't sure that I would like it, seeing as I'd only read her historical fiction, and this one is modern. That, and THEN it flips back and forth from present-day to past...and I'm not a huge fan of backstory. But this book...It was so beautifully written! I really like it. I really do. I'm so keeping this book on my shelf!!
Sorry guys. I had to endorse it first. ;)
The first line isn't one of those "gripping" and "what happens next" lines, but this story... yeah... you just need to read it. ;) It's super sweet and etc. (I have a review at the end of the post)
Do you like back-story? Books that flip from present-day to past?
Be sure to hop along to all of these other blogs and see what First Lines they have to share!
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Bree - Bibliophile Reviews
Rachel - Bookworm Mama
Heather - Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Beth - Faithfully Bookish
Katie - Fiction Aficionado
Andi - Radiant Light
Carrie - Reading is my Super Power
Robin - Robin's Nest
Sydney - Singing Librarian Books
Kathleen - Kathleen Denly
Jessica – A Baker’s Perspective
Trisha – Joy of Reading
Jeanette – CJane Read
Molly – Molly’s Caffeinated Reads
Rebecca – It’s Storytime with Van Danniker!
Iola – Iola Golton
Nicole – Christian Fiction Girl
A hint of mystery. A hint of intrigue. A hint of bitterness. A hint of romance. This seemed to be the perfect balance of all of that. What is best is that there was way more than a hint of faith and Christianity. From the first few chapters, characters with strong faith in God crossed the pages. It was truly a blessing to have it unashamedly crossing the pages. Sean. Hazel. Oh my, those characters were amazing! There was no doubt about how they viewed God and the Bible.
Now for the actual story. The whole relationship between Hazel, her daughter, and granddaughter, was amazingly real and a study of human nature and how one’s past, left unresolved, will affect their decisions—even when they do not realize it.
As I mentioned, the faith content was five-star. The Gospel was clearly presented, living by the Spirit clearly shown—yet there were also portions that were true such as a church being judgmental and turning people away from the church. So many things were covered in this book and were Biblically sound.
The romance was truly just a hint, and not at all emotionally driven. There was one scene of past events that I wouldn’t recommend younger readers reading (one of the characters had gotten pregnant out of wedlock and it highlights that a little yet doesn’t become explicit).
In conclusion, I enjoyed this read and happily place another Kim Vogel Sawyer book on my shelf.
*I received this book from Blogging for Books and happily provided my honest review*