Saturday, September 29, 2012

Be Still My Soul - My Review

I was excited to get this book to read.  I am drawn to stories where people marry who hardly even know each other, I couldn't imagine! 

The book starts off as I imagined it would.  Gideon steals a kiss from Lonnie, her dad gets mad and forces them to marry.  Although neither are excited about the marriage they both see it as an opportunity to escape their current lives.  The book takes you on a tough journey as the couple who barely knew each other tries to make a life.  She loves the Lord and he doesn't have time for the Lord. 

I think this book had the potential to be great, but it fell flat for me.  The couple faced challenges and obstacles and the story as a whole was a good story of turning one's life around, but there just wasn't much between Lonnie and Gideon.  There was a lot of thinking and not alot of talking between them.  I would have liked to see more interaction between the main characters.  The supporting characters were good and well developed, but not the main two as a couple. 

To me the book was just ok.  I would be curious to learn about the other stories in the series to see if it continues Lonnie and Gideon's story or tells another couple. I feel like there needs to be more of Lonnie and Gideon. 

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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