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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Until the Harvest

I picked up Until the Harvest by Sarah Loudin Thomas because of the beautiful cover, much like I did for her previous book

"When a family tragedy derails Henry Phillips's college studies, he's left unmoored and feeling abandoned. Although Henry tries to find escape in bad company, the only things that can tamp down his anger and grief are the family farm, his fiddle, and sweet but unusual pre-teen Mayfair Hoffman.
Unfortunately, Mayfair's older sister, Margaret, with the freckles and cute, turned-up nose, has the opposite effect. Worse, she's his grandmother's housekeeper and helper, so she's always around and ready to push his buttons. At first he thinks she doesn't care about his loss, before beginning to understand she's facing her own struggles. Mayfair's health and unique gift sit at the heart of those worries, and Henry and Margaret soon find themselves relying on each other as both Henry's future and Mayfair's life are put at risk."

Yes, it's a romance, but not overly so. It wasn't eye-roll inducing so I was able to stand it. :)

My issue with it is that much like Thomas' first book, there was paranormal (or is it supernatural) activity that is never explained, never really even questioned. "A healer" who can just heal by touching seems a bit far fetched. Also, without giving away too much, there is a "situation" in the book that the big question is never answered. It's an important enough question that both Henry or Margaret should have asked it.

With those two issues aside, it was a good book. I'd recommend it for someone who wants an easy summer read. 

This book was given to me by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.  

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