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Bamboo and Lace Paperback – July 1, 2009
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Lori Wick is a multifaceted author of Christian fiction. As comfortable writing period stories as she is penning contemporary works, Lori’s books (more than 6 million in print) vary widely in location and time period. Lori’s faithful fans consistently put her series and standalone works on the bestseller lists. Lori and her husband, Bob, live with their swiftly growing family in the Midwest.
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However, I did completely disagree with her stance on anger. Anger is a natural human emotion and when used appropriately it is not a sin. It is not the emotion that is the sin but what we do with it. Remember in the Bible when Jesus became angry when he entered the Temple only to find a market set up? He turned tables and the like. And we all know that Jesus was sinless.
Like I said I did like the book overall. I thought it was a pretty good and relaxing read.
I did like this book, however. It ran on a little long (by about 50 pages)and at times she seemed to be saying "Look at everything I know about foreign adoptions, see how much research I did." As someone who has personally been involved in several foreign adoptions, I can tell you she did get it right. She just hasn't gotten comfortable with exposition.
The rest of the story was cute, but I had trouble swallowing how much control Lily's father had over her. I don't think Ms. Wick has any idea what a real abusive situation is like.
On the other hand, my mother loves her books. She just wants a nice escapist fiction, where the characters are all beautiful and perfect, where faith is never in doubt, and where love triumphs over all. If this is what you are looking for this book is perfect for you. If not, don't bother, you'll just end up frustrated.
The characters in "Bamboo and Lace" were totally unrealistic and acted uncharacteristically from the personalities they were given. The only one I really liked was Jeff and he was a secondary character. Even though this is fiction, characters must act realistically and true to their given personalities. The major characters in this book did neither.
The heroine, Lily, came across as not innocent or simply trying to fit into a different world, but as timid and stupid (just because she was self taught in physics did not make her smart.) Lily was a whiner/weakling and much too perfect-even more so than that other fish out of water character, Sunny Gallagher in "The Hawk and the Jewel". The ways in which Lily were raised (in seclusion in the mountain village she called home for over twenty years) were completely abandoned after only six months in the U.S. This is totally unrealistic, uncharacteristic and highly improbable. This change in mannerisms and thinking would take a LIFETIME to accomplish.
Gabe had such potential but as far as heroes go, he was a let down. I was disappointed that Ms.Read more ›
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Such a great book!!! Great character development and just love the storyline!! Would highly recommend to anyone that loves a good romance!!!Published 4 months ago by candice smith
Lori did it again! She beautifully weaves the Love of the Lord and how we need to love each other into the lives of her realistic characters. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robin Densmore Fuson
This book shows the love between a girl and her Dad, and the hold they can have on each other's hearts.Published 12 months ago by Celeste
I am an avid fan of Lori Wick but this was not one of her better books. Kind of sappy.Published 16 months ago by 4rk9z
I love Lori Wick's stories, the. Characters are strong believable. I always learn the spiritual lessons right along with the characters. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mary Garbarino
I am a huge fan of Lori Wick's work. I have read them all (more than once), and this is one of my favorites. Realistic characters and story line. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Unknown
Although the writing is often awkward, and sometimes downright corny, the characters are lovable and the plot is goodPublished 18 months ago by W. Powell