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The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy
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Nov 05, 2011

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bookshelves: blog-tour-book, christianfiction, forpleasure, forreview
Read in November, 2011

This was a strange book that I had trouble tracking with, at first. I finished the introductory chapter and then after not "getting" it, reread it again, then one more time as it finally made sense to me (the tie-in,) but that wasn't until I reached about page 100. I found the whole concept and premise a bit odd....that the main character had the ability to feel someone else's pain. And when that mirror-mirror on the wall scene happened it was a bit freaky. I loved the idea of the story about a hostage situation and a woman who was formerly a pastor's wife, but it didn't end up being anything like what I had anticipated. The writing style reminded me of Sibella Giorello's books. So if you love her style of writing and plotting, then you will love this book. I'm just not a fan of this style.

I did read The Baker's Wife in one sitting. It held my attention and it had some interesting spiritual plot points to it, like contrasting the difference between rigid legalism and grace. It's just not the kind of book that I normally love to read, so it was a bit of a disappointment. I guess for me a book has to be believable and I never bought into the empathy part of the suspense and didn't feel a connection to the characters. But that was probably just me and my personal reading tastes. Again, anyone who enjoys Sibella's writing style will love this book because the feel is very similar. The ending had a decent resolution to it, with no loose strings to tie up. I received this book from a publicist for a blog tour, so this is my honest opinion about the book.
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Andi Newberry ~Tubbs So glad I am not the only one! :)

Michelle Andi wrote: "So glad I am not the only one! :)"

So you didn't "get it" or feel the connection either?

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