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Shelter Paperback – July 15, 2015
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The story line was different, but there were a number of plot holes. I had a really difficult time believing that Maggie (or any woman who isn't being supported by a wealthy family, for that matter) had never worked a day in her life. We never learn how she originally met her "ex". On top of that, there's no definitive conclusion to the book - at least three issues are left hanging (I won't say which, as they'd be spoilers).... unless, of course, the author is planning a sequel (or two).
She begged God to rescue her. He said, “Go.” So she headed out into the blizzard. In a car that wasn’t exactly hers, with a dog who wasn’t exactly a rat terrier, she drove. Until she ran out of gas in the small Maine town of Mattawooptock. Mattawoopwhat? What on earth is God thinking? But it is there, in a weird little bathroom in a weird little church in a weird little town that Maggie Hansen finds herself. And as God would have it, she finds a lot more than that.
This is a fun, Christian read with an interesting cast of characters. It's maybe a romance (it has a strong romantic element), but it's also very much about Maggie's growth and finding herself. Galen is a great guy and quite a contrast to the guy Maggie had been involved with before.
It dragged a little in the late middle of story, and there were some things that happened that didn't really seem to go anywhere, and I wondered why they were included. But perhaps that fits the odd assortment of characters at the homeless shelter.
I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator was adequate but sounded like she was in a tunnel.
3 1/2 stars, rounded up to a 4.