Top critical review
Totally unrealistic romance
on November 10, 2002
I was looking for Christian novels, and after reading some by Gansky, Alcorn and other top-notch writers, I came across the rave reviews for this book.
The bad: It was very low-brow. I feel it would appeal most to a young teenage girl. The characters were completely unbelievable, and the plot was beyond unbelievable.
The good: Why did I give it 3 stars? People who read romances would no doubt enjoy this book. The pace is fast and there is a great deal of suspense. It has a happy ending, which is a plus. It also apparently is like a prequel to the O'Malley series, which begins with the story of the brother introduced in this book. (I haven't read any of the O'Malley series, but it is evidently popular with the same people who liked this book.)
I don't like to write negative things in a review. My intent is not to discourage anyone who likes romances and extremely easy reading suspense stories from a 100% feminine point of view. I only want to mention that for someone looking for a serious Christian novel, and who is used to more sophistication than you'll find here, this book would be a disappointment.