Esther is a trained midwife who has worked at her mother's side. But then comething happens that sends her to the mountains and straight into the middle of a feud between two mountain clan families.
I hate to say this, but to me it just didn't feel like this book lived up to the potential or use all the great material in the backround. While there was a good mystery, and a lovely setting, there were some things in the plot that just make sense to me. I won't go into a lot of detail because I don't want to give too much away, but there were details that just didn't seem to make sense to me, especially in the way that the main characters interacted.
Overall this book just kinda let me down, and while it was a nice read and Esther was a great character, she never was able to truly let go of her misplaced guilt, and I felt like the Esther suffered so much more than she should have and that some people could have been less condemning of her. So i guess this just wasn't the book for me :/ I've read other books by Ms. Eakes in the past and this one just wasn't a favorite. There was plenty going on, with the feud and the many mysteries that get unravelled bit by bit. And Esther learned that no matter how far you go you can never run away from God. So while this wasn't exactly my kind of book, there were parts that I enjoyed and I look forward to reading more books from this author in the future.
“Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
I received this book from the author in return for an honest review. Thanks!
Thanks for the honest review, Faye! I've read a few of Eakes, and really enjoyed them. Now I'm not too sad that I didn't get offered this one =)ReplyDelete