Well I really tried to like this book, even though I don't usually read Christian novels anymore. Everything seemed to be going well until I got to ChWell I really tried to like this book, even though I don't usually read Christian novels anymore. Everything seemed to be going well until I got to Chapter 13 and the murder victim's sister who "...has an emotional disorder of sorts." because when she was a senior in high school "She experimented with some drugs - LSD I think."
Guys, this is so laughably stupid I can't even continue. The fact that all the Main Characters are irritating and Tate is the most judgmental prick even after realizing he shouldn't judge people because of Luke is just icing on the awful cake.
I mean, my usual problems with Christian novels is that people witness/talk about God more in one book than I ever did in 20 years in the church, but in this novel my problem is that 40 years are way too naive and 50+ widowers are cattier than the whole cast of Queer Eye.
eta - I skimmed the last few chapters to see who the killer was and was not really surprised. The fact that the killer uses a BOA CONSTRICTOR as a weapon though, that was surprising (and dumb). Nope to all of this ...more
I got this book because it was a freebie from Amazon, and because I read an article about the "bonnet romances" that are becoming popular and I wantedI got this book because it was a freebie from Amazon, and because I read an article about the "bonnet romances" that are becoming popular and I wanted to know more. For a free book, it's a very good romance but if I paid the 7 bucks the paperback costs I would be pissed.
Now I've read my share of Christian fiction and romances and while the story and characters weren’t bad in this book, they weren’t great either. I had a problem when about halfway through the book I realized that 6 months time in the book had passed and I didn’t even realize it.
I also really didn’t see the spark between Jennie and Matthew. They hung out together for 2 summers when they where teens, and then she didn’t see him for over 10 years. Sure why not completely change your lifestyle and marry a dude you’ve known for a little over a year total…that makes complete sense!
I was really interested in the story at first, and by the end of it I really did like Jennie as a character, even if I didn’t know half of what was going on. When I got to the proposal I was just ready to be done with the thing. The story seemed like it ended very abruptly, but I guess if this is just the first book in a series we’re supposed to read the sequels to find out the rest of their story. ...more