Style of Writing: 1
Character development: 2
Plot development & flow: 2
Enjoyment Factor: 1
Overall Rating: 1
I give this book a one based on the fact that I didn't finish it. I bought this book on my kindle but returned 3/4 of the way through because I really didn't care how it ended and wanted my money back.
This book is about an immagrant named Sophie during the late 1980's who travels to America fulfilling her and her grandmothers life long dream.
In Chicago s ...more
Sometimes we see Christian Fiction as either preachy or fake - this is neither. I've seen first hand the kind of grief, survivors guilt, growing love between a child's nanny and her employer (not myself) and am able to see this character-driven story as true to life. It ...more
This is the story of an immigrant woman in 1989 who comes to be housekeeper for a widow and three children in Wisconsin, and of course she wins the hearts of the family and falls in love with the father. And it's really, really well done... for a Wick book.
When I say that, I mean ...more
I had a few quibbles with some of the theology in the novel, but I also was rather surprised to find myself inspired by the devotion of the title character, Sophie. Rather than falling prey to worry or self-pity when encountering difficult circumstances, Sophie ...more
Alec has lost his wife in a car crash. He reacts by desperately turning himself into a workaholic and emotionally abandons his three children (ages 16, 12, 10) to wander in their own pain-filled daze. Sophie arrives and wonderful life-changing mayhem ensues.
Sophie's tenuous grasp of English h ...more
Having left her native Czechoslovakia, Sophie has discovered the land which filled her dreams is filled with hard realities. Though Sophie is highly educated she becomes housekeeper for Alec, a widower, and his three children, including two teens. Sophie loves the children and comes to love Alec! They face fear, conflict, and tension as they realize they love each other. But they become a family! B ...more
Sophie's heart will go straight to your heart. The characters are real; they don't feel manufactured or fictional. As you read and root for them to find happiness, they seem like your neighbors next door, not characters printed on the pages of a book.
If you find yourself in need of a good read that wi ...more
This was a favourite of mine when I was in my teens. Obviously I am a lot older and thus a different person so the soppiness and cheese got to a point where it was too much. Also their grief was touching to beginning with but after awhile, you get a little over reading about them crying over everything. I do think that it is a sweet story especially in the beginning when Sophie doesn't expect people to be kind and generous with her. Once her love interest develops it becomes too sick ...more
Goodness gracious. I had heard so much about Sophie's Heart before I had ever even cracked open the book. It was highly recommeneded by my both of my aunts, my grandmother and several ladies at my church. And yet- it fell flat for me. I kept thinking that there needed to be more to the plot, and then in the very next breath I would decide that the plot was lacking and needed more action. It was all terribly frustrating and I am sad to say, boring.
Maybe I was bored because there was never a "wo...more
The story is about a woman named Sophie who is from Czechoslovakia, circa 1989 during the cold war, and how her faith leads her to the US where she, by chance, becomes a nanny for a family where the wife and mother has d ...more
I wonder if Sophie's Heart would be different if written today, and if it couldn't be much, much better than it is. Reading it, you feel like you're up in the ceiling fan, looking down on everything that's happening. You're n ...more
This is one of Lori Wick's most endearing novels. I have read this book 3 times in paper form and was delighted to find it on Kindle. This is the journey of Sophie, a young Czechoslovakian woman. It is the story of her move to America before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reorganization of the Soviet Union. It is the story of how Sophie's beautiful Spirit filled heart heals the hurting hearts of widower Alec Riley and his three children.
At first she finds a job in Chicago as a busgirl in a nice restaurant but it is very hard and she is not treated well. Because she does not speak English well, she is treated as ignorant when in reality she knows 5 languages fluently and worked as a translator in her native land.
She meet ...more
From back cover:
"After the tragic death of his wife, Alec Riley struggles to put his life back together. He and his three children are lost in their grief until Sophie walks unexpectedly into their lives.
Having left her native Czechoslovakia, Sophie has discovered that the land which seemed so br ...more
don't bother with that book it is not what romance is about.
Lori Wick is known as one of the most versatile Christian fiction writers on the market today. From pioneer fiction to a series set in Victorian England to a contemporary novel, Lori's books (over 5 million in print) continue to delight readers and top the Christian bestselling fiction list. Lori and her husband, Bob, live in Wisconsin with "the three coolest kids in the world."