Thursday, April 17, 2014

Runaway Saint

Runaway Saint
Lisa Samson
Sara and her husband Finn are artists who run a printing company. Sara's aunt ran away years ago to become a missionary. And now she's returning. No one knows why she has come back or why she ran away in the first place. If they do, they certainly aren't telling Sara. So what will happen when Aunt Bel moves in with Sara and Finn? There are so many secrets and issues that Sara isn't sure she can cope with all of them.

 I'm rather torn when I think about this book. One paper it's a really great story. But it began slowly for me and never really picked up. The characters were nice, but didn't compel me to love them. The emotions were real and sometimes raw, but I wasn't drawn in enough to make them my own. It was a well crafted story that just didn't grab me like it seems to have grabbed so many others. I really liked the way the author portrayed the marriage between the two main characters. But that was really the only thing that drew me into the book. I know that this type of story will really appeal to some people, sadly I wasn't one of them. Perhaps I need more drama, suspense, or romance in a book and this one felt more like a glimpse into a real life couple without my being able to make a connection with any of them.

I received this book free of charge from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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