The Widow of Saunders Creek - Tracey Bateman

Price: $14.99

Format: Trade Paperback

ISBN: 9780307730442

Release: 5.8.2012

Fiction - Thrillers - Suspense

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Just not for me

by Grace Conyers
October 5, 2012
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I cannot give a good assessment of this book because, frankly, it just wasn't for me. I was very uncomfortable with the book as a whole, not just in parts. As anyone can see by my reading list, it's not that it deals with paranormal stuff, nor Christian beliefs, not even that it's a romance book of sorts.

What got to me was the tone of the book. I felt like I was prising into someone's life. The characters seemed to have a "for or against" mentality when it came to the spiritual world, and I felt like I was rooting for the "wrong" team of folk-religion simply because they seemed to be the pushed around and bullied underdog.

Really, I tried. I got to chapter 12 of the ebook before I threw in the towel. I wasn't enjoying the story, the characters, or anything about the book. Which is a shame, really, as what made me pick up the book in the first place was that it was supposed to be about a widow of a military guy getting back on her feet. As I served, I was interested to know how others portrayed the other side of things and moving on when their loved ones died. It wasn't about that. It was about saving someone's soul from the folk-religion/devil worshipping/witchcraft/paganism.


I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah publishing, and I am under no obligation to give this a good review, just an honest one.

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