I love everything written by Francine Rivers, and this book was no exception. Even when I knew the ending by chapter 2, I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of the journey (I did predict 2.5 children by the end, and we ended with only the pregnancy..I bet if there was an epilogue those other children wouldve arrived!) The ending love story was sigh-worthy, and the beautiful story of faith interwoven throughout was tender and led to a beautiful (and believable) conversion. A definite read-again on my list!
I have enjoyed Francine's books (Atonement Child is a good one) and thought I would try her latest one.
How can it say Christian fiction on it, and yet have such smut in it?
The story started off okay, although Abra was a REALLY hard character to read about. She was always whining and complaining, saying how nothing would go her way and she hurts, but whenever someone tried to help her and get her to open up, she would scream and fight with them. Even Joshua in one scene told her she was acting like a bratty two year old. That was her through most of the story until the very end.
But what gets me is that the author is trying to show you just how far Abra falls, all the sins she has committed. But the vulgar detail put into this is horrible. It's stuff I would expect in some raunchy mainstream book. I don't see how you can put those things in and still call it Christian.
If you're looking for quality Christian fiction, save your money and find something else. This one isn't worth it.