Friday, September 24, 2010

Review - A Hope Undaunted

Book Review - A Hope Undaunted - A Novel by Julie Lessman (Paperback, 500 pages)

Publisher - Revell

Description From the Publisher:

"The 1920s are drawing to a close, and feisty Katie O'Connor is the epitome of the new woman--smart and sassy with goals for her future that include the perfect husband and a challenging career in law. Her boyfriend Jack fits all of her criteria for a husband--good-looking, well-connected, wealthy, and eating out of her hand. But when she is forced to spend the summer of 1929 with Luke McGee, the bane of her childhood existence, Katie comes face-to-face with a choice. Will she follow her well-laid plans to marry Jack? Or will she fall for the man she swore to despise forever?"

My thoughts:

I was hoping this was going to be historical fiction. I would have enjoyed reading about life in the 1920's. There is some aspect of that in the book, but mostly it comes off as a contemporary story. I was a little disappointed.  I could not relate to the main character and had a difficult time getting into the story. She was very spoiled and seemed like a brat. There were also mild, racy passages that I did not care for. I would not recommend this book to an old fashioned, conservative christian like myself, but I am sure it will be enjoyed by more contemporary Christians.

*Disclosure - I received this book from Revell for review purposes.*


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