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- Listening Length: 13 hours and 30 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: November 26, 2008
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001MH3ON0
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I will say that is is a more liberal book of the Inspirational line. I love Inspirational, but a lot of authors write what strict Christian readers want to hear - little sin among Christians. In this book, we have some grey areas. Daniel likes to look at Elizabeth's butt, and Elizabeth dresses in a way that draws attention to it. At one point, Daniel even touches her backside. There's also a scene where they sleep together (innocently) and Daniel makes it known in his thoughts and voice that he'd like to do more than touch her...
Though some Christians may shun away at things like this, I think it shows the more human side of us. It added some fizz to the story...
The story line and setting were superb. Alexander's obvious research into photography of that time period and historical context as well as her knowledge of Colorado culture, topography, and native American lifestyle all added to the richness of the overall story. Winding its way through the plot was a faith thread that was both credible and believable.
If you like historical fiction, definitely don't miss this one. It made my 2016 favorites list.
FAVORITE QUOTES: (Way too many to include but a few!)
"Better to keep your focus on the goal rather than the obstacles."
There can't be different versions. Truth is a constant. A person's perspective might be skewed, but that doesn't change what the truth is."
"That's what God does with us, after all. Puts us out into the world where the only real boundary is that of His love. His love either compels us or restrains us. There is nothing stronger.."
"As long as you're still breathing, child, you still got choices."
I liked how spunky (well, let's face it, Josiah was right . . . sassy!) Elizabeth was, but that she also learned how to be humble and allow herself to be taught by those who knew more about specific things than she did. I especially liked that she learned to give all her hopes and dreams to God and that He would give her even better ones in return!
I also enjoyed Daniel's character. He was definitely flawed, and haunted by the things he'd experienced, especially in the war, but he also learned to be humble and trust in God's leading.
However, I think my favourite character just might have been Josiah. His kind and gentle humour was definitely a high point for me.
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