I have seen this book reviewed on several blogs this summer so I was thrilled to get the chance to read it. I've never heard of Annie F. Downs or read her blog but the reviews were all great and a book about courage has to be awesome, right?
I just couldn't get into this book. I tried, I really did, but I didn't like it.
First of all, this book is about courage, yet the most courageous thing the author did was move overseas (then back again a few months later) and then a few hours away from her parents and cried every time she left from a visit. I didn't feel a vibe of courage from her throughout the book at all.
Second, the author and I are of the same age (actually, she's a year older) but I felt as though I was reading a book written by a teenager. The writing is not bad at all, but the season that she is in is a completely different one then my own. Maybe that's it...I feel this is a book written more for a teenager (her other books are) than an adult, married woman raising her own family.
I'd recommend this book to my younger sisters, but not to people my own age. I was actually surprised at all the wonderful reviews, so maybe I'm really the oddball out and the only one who doesn't connect with this book at all.
Disclaimer: This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.