4/05/2006

A Time To Embrace

I thought this was a good book, but I felt that it was just another Kingsbury predictable story. There's always some grand tragedy in all of her books, Things always resolve themselves in a good way. A character is given a 1% chance of living and always does. I'm a huge believer in trusting in God and following his plan, but most things in her novels are wrapped up in pretty little packages. I know God does work miracles.

But I felt she was straining credibility just a little bit here! It annoys me sometimes when everything gets wrapped up in such a neat little perfect package: Two saved marriages. . . a saved preemie baby. . . an easy victory for a teenage son over a particular temptation. . . a saved job. . .

Although the book and writing is solid, I am too much of a cynic to accept an ending with a bow tied upon it. Miracles occur, I agree. However, the journey is most often long and arduous. Prayers are answered but rarely the way I have specified. On the other hand, everybody's life plan is unique and different. My own miracles and answers seem to arrive in different sizes and colors than Kingsbury's protagonists.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html


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