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All My Belongings Paperback – May 4, 2014
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"The Banty House" by Carolyn Brown
A homeless young woman finds an unexpected family in beloved author Carolyn Brown’s novel of healing hearts and new beginnings in a small Texas town. | Learn more
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About the Author
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781426749728
- ISBN-13 : 978-1426749728
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.84 x 8.5 inches
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Publisher : Abingdon Press (May 4, 2014)
- ASIN : 1426749724
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #936,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cynthia has a great idea here, with elements that drew me in instantly. Becca/Jayne is a relatable character who faces familial challenges with grace, but still feels realistic emotions. Like another reviewer, I'm not sure how much of a stigma Dr. Morrow's reputation would cause these days, but choosing to run and change her name was still within the realm of possibility for Becca. I didn't blame her at all and wanted to see her craft a new life for herself.
As part of that new life, Isaac, Aurelia, and Geneva are all great characters. They provide the family and stability Becca has never had, and in Isaac's case, see her as a woman worth getting to know and falling in love with.
This is the part where we discuss why this book is, in my opinion, just "okay." There simply isn't enough of it. Actually, I'm struggling to think of scenes and elements beyond the likeable characters that I actually remembered, and there aren't many. For example, one key plot point is that Isaac eventually suspects Becca of foul play. That's a great idea and a wonderful way to ratchet up the suspense--but it kind of putters along for a chapter or two and then goes, poof! I don't remember feeling worried for Becca or Aurelia, upset with Isaac, or really anything. I also don't remember feeling much when some of the familial revelations were brought to light, and I should have.
Once again, this was my first time reading Cynthia Ruchti, and she did have a unique and engaging premise. I'll give her another chance with Song of Silence and see how it goes.