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The Art of Standing Still
by Penny Culliford (Goodreads Author)
When the town of Monksford revives the tradition of medieval religious plays, reporter Jemma Durham takes a role to cover the experience for the Monksford Gazette. But the real story unfolds behind the scenes---a forbidden kiss, bribery, and tragedy! Jemma holds the power to destroy lives and advance her career, but at what cost?
Paperback, 313 pages
Published January 28th 2007 by Zondervan Publishing Company
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YUCK! One of the worst novels I've read in quite a while. Even a British setting and a focus on theater couldn't save this one. No matter how much you like Christian fiction, don't bother with this one. If I ever see this book at a garage sale, I might buy it just so I can throw it into my recycling bin (kidding, of course, but you get my drift).
Aug 09, 2008 Sara Diane rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Sara Diane by: Mary Pollard
Oh. My. Goodness. I didn't think it would ever be this bad. I mean, I knew this wasn't going to be stellar, but the writing was so very very bad. The author decided to dabble in an area that she has no apparent knowledge of (theater) and then crafted this poor story about a journalist (who is not a Christian) getting involved with this play and trying to seduce the guy playing Jesus. And then there is this vicar (who is a woman, which I have some issues with) and she is falling in love with a ma ...more