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A Twist of Faith: Will a wager against her future steal her chance at true love? (Mitchell's Crossroads Book 1) Kindle Edition
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It is hard to put into words just how good this book is. It is laugh-out-loud funny. It is heartbreakingly tender. It is full of faith and family and fun.
This is the first book that I have read by Pepper Basham, but it will not be the last. Her characters are so real and she does a perfect job of letting the reader inside their thoughts.
Reece Mitchell is such a manly man, but such a loving father, brother, and son. If you don't fall in love with Reece when you read this book, you need to go back and read it again.
Dee is so needy and lonely and Reece is just what she needs. I just wanted her to find the love that she deserved - first from God and then from Reece.
The secondary characters fill this story with love and the reality of family. I am looking forward to reading other stories about this family - the Mitchells. In the meantime, I might just have to read this one again!
(Though reviews are inherently subjective, I prefer to provide some organization to my opinions through the use of a personal rubric. The following notes may contain spoilers.)
Plot and Setting: 3.5 -- Plot has unique elements and no major holes, but a few shaky bits and/or a slight lack of focus. Plot points in sub-plots are dropped or not resolved. Setting is clear and believable. Timeline may be a bit hard to follow. On the whole a solid twist on the Pygmalion/My Fair Lady story, but the flow of the story was not consistent. It seemed to be incompletely edited, as if some scenes were shuffled around, and the resulting rough edges were not polished off, leaving confusing bits, a few parts that apparently contradict each other or now come in an illogical order, and some weird jumps or gaps. Which is a shame, since there's an excellent story somewhat obscured by the lack of polish.
Characters: 5 -- Relatable, realistic, interesting, dynamic characters. Both Reese and Dee have people in their pasts who betrayed them in some way, which makes trust a challenge for them both at different points. Loved educated-farmer-and father Reese, and Dee's growing realization that her father's prejudices have influenced her to a point that reality keeps shocking her. Dee changes a lot, but there's transformation for each of them. Even minor characters have depth, as do the relationships between characters. While I was less certain of my thoughts on Alex, Reese's family and their interactions are wonderful. Especially loved his children, and how his family talks sense into him several times near the end.
Mechanics and Writing: 3.5 -- Scattered typos, punctuation issues, and word errors, including a few major mistakes. Some awkward sections, as mentioned in relation to the plot, and related errors, including a few strange word choices and one place with 2 possible words were both left in ('it only took the right trigger to boil ignite'). Good use of POV (Dee and Reese). Generally skillful writing. The choice of words that give each character a unique voice and accent is especially wonderful.
Redeeming Value: 5 -- Well-developed, central, uplifting themes. Both Reese and Dee have people they need to forgive in order to truly be able to move on in their lives. Dee also meets God's love for the first time, and accepts his grace for lost people rather than feeling she needed to work for God's approval. Sex, alcohol, violence, etc, are not glorified at all. Dee's mother is an alcoholic, and Reese's first wife cheated on him with his brother-in-law, but those poor choices are shown to have negative consequences which Dee and Reese must work to forgive. Dee is impressed with Reese's respectful treatment of her and his sweet avoidance of sexual temptation.
Personal Enjoyment: 4 -- I liked it a lot. Highly enjoyable and very entertaining, with perhaps an issue or two that tempered my pleasure. I’d enjoy reading it again.
I am a big fan of musicals, so I loved the fact that this is a modern re-telling of "My Fair Lady"/ the play "Pigmalion". I simply loved Dee's developing relationship with Reese, not to mention his family. Bashum creates a supportive cast in the Mitchell family that is fun, endearing and most of all loving. The elements of love, forgiveness and grace flow throughout this story with such ease. I am looking forward to reading the next installment in this series.
A Twist of Faith definitely had me hooked. When you find yourself talking to the characters of a book... you know it's a fantastic story!
My favorite genre to read is historical fiction and I don't often read contemporary Christian fiction. However, this isn't just any contemporary book, this is a Pepper Basham book, a gold mine waiting to be discovered!!
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