I’ve been wanting to read this novella for months now, and I’m so glad I finally got a chance to read it! Just from the title, I knew this story was going to be a somber one, but I still found myself guessing at what would happen. And while it was a sad read, I wasn’t left bereft of hope.
This was such a sweet, relaxing book. Don’t get me wrong – I love high-stakes drama and intrigue and intensity, but sometimes it’s nice just to read something that’s more everyday life. Even though there wasn’t much action, the character development and interactions kept me turning the pages.
What could God do with absolute brokenness? With shredded pasts, hopeless futures, and hearts beyond human help? In the midst of war-torn minds, broken self-worth, the harrowing reality of human trafficking, and doubts, three couples find healing, hope, and love. Not to mention the interesting ways that life intertwines the stories of family and strangers alike. In the Faith, Hope, and Love Vol. 1 Collection, follow the lives of Lucy and Spencer, Levi and Eleanor, and Morgan and Martin as they explore themes of healing, selflessness, sacrifice, and what we are called to do above all else.
Today, I have the honor of taking part of the blog tour for Operation Lionhearted by Maribeth Barber! If you missed it, I actually reviewed this book just a bit ago. I’m not much of a sci-fi person, but this book has changed my mind on that!
Now that I’ve finished this book, I’m all caught up on Sarah Sundin’s series, and I’m kind of bummed I’m going to have to wait 6 months to a year for a new book from her. Some of her books I absolutely loved (the Wings of Glory namely), and some of them fell a little flat for me. This book was one of those that fell flat.
Wow, what a debut novel! I’m going to be honest here – I’m not a fan of sci-fi stuff. I don’t know if I’ve ever read an entire sci-fi book in my life. However, Maribeth Barber has convinced me that it’s a good thing to venture out of my preferred genres!
When I first heard about this prequel to Preacher on the Run, I was so excited. Robert and Magdalen deserve all of the stories, in my opinion. But when I started reading, I got an extra treat since Mitchell was also a main component of the story!
I don’t think I’ve ever read Biblical fiction, but after hearing lots and lots of good things about this book from several people, I decided I had to try it. For the first hundred or so pages, I wasn’t sold. The pacing was just a little off, or maybe I just wasn’t able to connect with the characters. But sometime near the middle of the book, this story gripped me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!