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I think Karon's main purpose is to try to craft a world where things go wrong but you can see God moving and so hope is restored. Scripture, prayer and evangelical "answers" to life fill the pages. And, though not bad, Karon's proposed solutions for the world are like bandaids lightly resting of top. She numbs the mind with pleasure, but she does not stir in the dark depths of each of us and address the realities there. Authors such as Dostoyevski, Tolkien, and Lewis are better at bringing forth a powerful and penetrating hope in the face of the worst evils. Karon's work is trite by comparison.
However, understanding that this book is more about escapism than it is about real life, I will say that she does a good job with this. She is a good writer and fairly engaging story teller. She develops a cast of characters that become alive for you - the pastor, the grocer, the grill owner, the vet, the housekeeper, the tough boy, the dog, the doctor. The one really weak character was Emma.Read more ›
If bestsellers like the Left Behind series are the benchmark, yeah, I guess this... Read more