My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Genres: Christian; Historical; Romance
I'm more than a little disappointed. 2.5 stars? This is coming from the girl who devoured every single one of Lori Wick's books at the age of 13. I loooovvvvved this book four years ago. But my, how tastes change.
This was a so-so book. I liked the romance(no insta-love in this story!). The relationship between Jackie and Clay took time to develop, and I thought it was really sweet. I also really liked that
there was a blind character. You don't see too much of that in fiction, and I thought it was handled pretty well.
A few things bothered me, though. The preachiness, for instance. Now, this IS Lori Wick, and I've come to expect a couple of sermons placed here and there, but it does get tiresome.
I also can't say I was a fan of the multiple points of view. I'd say this was written in third person omniscient, and I just don't think that's how Ms. Wick should have approached writing this. The POV would jump from one character to another, and back to the previous character in just a couple of paragraphs. It was distracting, and a lot of times, unnecessary.
I don't want to end this review on a harsh note, though. Overall, it was a sweet story--easy to swallow. I rounded up the rating--for sentimental reasons.
If you want to try something by this author, I recommend The Kensington Chronicles. They remain my favorite of her works.