- File Size: 383 KB
- Print Length: 222 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0373876491
- Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired (February 1, 2011)
- Publication Date: February 1, 2011
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004JHXDEK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #672,185 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kelsey moved to a small Michigan town to run away from some troubles. Or rather not run but she had to alter her life after a traumatic experience. But it can't completely leave her, because the experience let her pregnant and confused about what's going to happen in her life. And when army doctor Luke moves in next door she isn't sure whether to be scared of him, or attracted to him. And then she has to work with him on a charity case so they're thrown together pretty quickly.
I liked Kelsey. I thought she was strong and that her character acted appropriately for her experiences. But Luke I just didn't get. He seemed very two-dimentional and honestly didn't have some very good attributes to his character. If I were Kelsey, I certainly wouldn't have gone for him. But to each their own I guess. I actually liked the side characters. Luke's sister Hannah was pretty entertaining.
Kelsey has a lot to overcome, but for how exciting her past is, the book actually moves quite slow. And it gets kind of boring at times. I also thought the romance was only so-so. There just wasn't chemistry there. And since this was love-inspired it was a christian book. But it wasn't overt or preachy, so that wasn't too bad. I just think that this book could have used some time to develop the plot a little more, instead of rushing it, especially towards the end.
Ok, but I just wasn't thrilled with the characters. I think this could have had the potential to be a very very good book. But it just didn't spend the time it could have in developing itself.
Child of Grace
Review by M. Reynard 2012
This book had some really positive elements. I liked the whole story idea, and thought Kelsey behaved appropriately for the events that had happened to her. Her reaction after the birth also seemed natural and realistic. I also liked Hannah, Luke's sister and her visit to the beach. I liked Luke's story and how he came to be part of building the youth center. And I liked the decisions that were made on the living arrangements at the end of the book.
I had a problem with Luke and his attitude. Almost from the beginning, he was determined to "get to the bottom" of what was a very personal matter. If they had been dating, I would have understood, but they weren't. I also was uncomfortable with his attitude once he found out the truth. I thought he was a bit push...
But this was a very good book and well deserving of four stars!
**SPOILER ALERT** (not much of a spoiler, since you can figure it out by the middle of chapter 1...)
Our female protagonist is the victim of a violent assault which left her pregnant. Her reaction to that trauma is well-depicted. However, Ms. St. John's decision to allow our heroine to become pregnant in the first place is a bit baffling, since it's basic procedure for rape victims to take a huge dose of birth-control (aka "the morning after pill"), which effectively prevents pregnancy. (Note to readers who don't believe in abortifacient drugs: the so-called "morning after pill" does NOT induce abortion when taken immediately after intercourse. It works just like The Pill, preventing conception.) Since we assume at the beginning of the book that our heroine reported the attack, we also have to believe that she ended up in the hospital. Who refuses to prevent the possibility of pregnancy after rape when she has the choice?? Contraception is not abortion, and most people -- including devout Christians -- use contraception. The fact that the pregnancy occurred in the first place is puzzling, and this is where I start to get lost.
On top of that, our characters remain undeveloped throughout the course of the book. It's mostly plot- and angst-driven, which is unfortunate. Although our characters spend considerable amounts of their time struggling over decisions they must make, we never learn anything more about them. In addition, the characters' sudden epiphanies and instant changes of heart are completely unrealistic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely loved this book. It got really good and emotional toward the end. This book deals with a sensitive issue. I like Kelsey's saying 'I choose to be better not bitter'Published 12 months ago by Sarah S.
This book is great! It goes through struggles and joys of life. Decisions and cause/effects.Published 16 months ago by Megha JoHanna Matenaer
I love, love, love Irene Hannon's Love Inspired books. They never disappoint! I read them over and over!Published 18 months ago by Lucy
This is a moving love story and encouragement to trust God for strength in trials when they come.Published on July 12, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I like the way she writes and deals with difficult subject matters. She shows right ways to deal with some of life's choices.Published on June 5, 2014 by Avid book reader
I loved the story line it was fresh and original. But what I loved more was the message it taught.Published on April 20, 2014 by teresa hedemark
This is another of Irene's books that shows love, compassion and faith.You are drawn into the story and held captive til the very end.Published on February 4, 2014 by Diane K. Yakos
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