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Thicker than Blood (Thicker than Blood series Book 1) Kindle Edition
An Amazon Book with Buzz: "Punch Me Up to the Gods" by Brian Broome
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- ASIN : B00EZE38GA
- Publisher : Mountainview Books, LLC (September 4, 2013)
- Publication date : September 4, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 456 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 389 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #755,462 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This story inspires to one to keep praying over our loved ones, to trust God and know He is in control and has a plan.
Love when a book includes discussion questions! It shows the author created a cast of characters with meat and wanted the reader to take the time to ponder and ask questions and share thoughts with others.
Mature Content - no sex or language. There is smoking, drinking and one of the characters is abusive (hitting).
Christy carries the story, but I enjoyed most of the other Thicker Than Blood characters, too. May is probably my favorite since she gets the most development, but Beth, Jim, and Ruth make for a great Triple Cross ranch cast/de facto family for Christy. Hunter has definite possibilities as a love interest, but I liked him as a secondary character too, since Darlington didn't go the romantic route. As for Vince, he's the type of villain I love to hate. (I also hate him on principle because I'm a cat lover and he has a cat; I don't like villains who corrupt the image of my beloved felines). :)
The plot moves along well and has some extremely interesting parts. As a bookworm, I especially enjoyed the discussions of antiquarian book dealing and determining which books are first editions, second states, and so forth. I wanted to see more of that; I wanted to see Christy working with and truly loving the books, without Vince's threats and manipulation hanging over her head. I also enjoyed the crash course in ranching from May's perspective, the somewhat unorthodox pastor of May's church, and the gritty, raw way Darlington deals with Christy's past.
Despite that, I can't say I loved this book. It feels like there's a gap somewhere, some elements that are missing. Part of it is the ending; I've seen other reviewers complain about it and, while it's not the worst choice ever, I see what they mean. But I think I just wanted more from this book in general - more characterization, more time for Christy and May to reconnect, etc. If not for the super-dramatic climax, I doubt the sisters would have healed their relationship so quickly - and speaking of which, we got to that climax a tad too soon, I think. Overall though, Thicker than Blood is more than adequate for a debut novel, and one I feel comfortable recommending.
Top reviews from other countries
Characterisation is usually one of my biggest let-downs in any story. Not so with this book. I look forward to reading the next in the series.