Okay, my computer decided to restart right in the middle of me typing a review for this book. So let's give this another go, shall we?
After reading thOkay, my computer decided to restart right in the middle of me typing a review for this book. So let's give this another go, shall we?
After reading the previous book in this series, A Bride for Tom (see my review here -- I would apply that review to this book as well), I realized that I also had this book on my kindle. The storyline sounded fun so, even though I did not like the previous book, I figured I'd give this one a shot. After all, I already had it and it's only 124 pages, right?
I didn't make it through those 124 pages. I started speed-reading around 1/4 of the way through and stopped reading entirely when I hit the wedding night scene, about half-way through. Isn't this book supposed to be Christian fiction?? That's how it was listed on Amazon. I expected a Christian -- or at least "clean" -- read, but that certainly isn't what I got. Yes, God is mentioned. No, there is no cursing-- that I saw. But that wedding night scene is definitely explicit.
I do not recommend this book. Especially to anyone looking for a good, clean, and/or Christian book....more
What a great finale to this series! I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and regret putting off reading these books for so long. They are definitely not aWhat a great finale to this series! I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and regret putting off reading these books for so long. They are definitely not a waste of time. World War II is one of my favorite times to read about and this series "put a new spin on it" for me. I loved the characters-- thought they were well written. I was drawn into the story quite quickly and, whenever I finished one book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next one.
With this book in particular, I really liked seeing the transformation of Kay & Roger's characters. Sure, Roger is already a Christian, but he is still struggling with some difficult stuff in his life. And Kay... well, she had a hard life growing up (and that's an understatement!) and it took someone who understood to get through to her about God.
The friendship among the Nightingales is so special! How could a person not enjoy it? I really wish there had been more about Alice & Vera toward the end-- perhaps seen hope of a change in their lives... I also really liked Mike. My biggest question at the end of this series was, "What happened to Mike?!" These things had me wishing there was another book in this series. Alas, there is not. :(
One last thing I must say before I go: There are topics of a sexual nature mentioned a few different times throughout the book, including a rape attempt, so I definitely recommend this book for more mature readers....more
These books certainly are fast reads! If I can get the third book from my library soon, I think I'll be able to finish it this week too. :)
I enjoyed tThese books certainly are fast reads! If I can get the third book from my library soon, I think I'll be able to finish it this week too. :)
I enjoyed this book about as much as the first one, perhaps a bit more. I really liked the character of Hutch and the transformation he underwent. I think he was pretty realistically portrayed, which made his aggravating moments bearable. The same goes for Georgie. I know some people mentioned that she could have a rather nasty attitude & be vengeful, but I couldn't hate her for it. Sure, you're not supposed to like that about her -- at least, I don't imagine that was the author's intention -- but she wasn't absolutely horrible or anything. If she had been the type to intentionally damage a reputation or physically harm someone or something like that, though, I don't think I could still like her.
The story line was quite interesting and I really enjoyed it. There was one scene that was so sad I had to put the book away for a few minutes. (view spoiler)[..... I actually contemplated not finishing it because of what happened to Rose & Clint. They were my favorite couple and I was terribly disappointed. Why do authors do this to us?! :( ..... (hide spoiler)] But I managed to get past that and finish the book within a few hours. The ending left me wanting a little more, but I figure that will come in book three. Speaking of which, I plan to see if my library has book three available -- if they do, I'll likely start it tonight. Kay is such an intriguing character and I can't wait to learn more about her! :) ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more