Having never read anything by Laurie Alice Eakes I was not sure what to expect. I thought it would be more of a traditional period novel. However, I was surprised to find it filled with intrigue and murder and mystery. Readers who are tired of reading “just a love story” will enjoy the suspense of this book.
I found it interested how Elizabeth’s struggle with unconditional love is even there with her grandparents who profess to know and serve Christ. It was revealing of human nature that even when we say we know Christ, we do not always live it out for others to see.
I enjoyed the spiritual aspect of this book and the quotes from the time period literature about God.
Overall I felt that this could have been an even better book had the character’s been more developed. The writing seemed to keep me from really getting to know the characters. As I read it, I felt told about Elizabeth, Rowan, and the rest—but not really shown. The language of the story left me wanting more.
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