I like Debbie Macomber's writing, I really do.
However, what I don't like is a whole lot of religion in my books. The book was not bad, nor the writing, no, not even the religion.
There was nothing bad about this book, only my preferences are obviously different than the author's. I know it's unfair to rate a book so low based on one simple opinion I have, but most reviews are based solely on opinion and preferences and mine is no different. This book was fairly wel This book was, at best, okay. This book was fairly well written, but the plot was repetitive and the couple's struggles continued for far longer than needed in order to get a bigger page count.
I truly hope someone else has better luck than me! I honestly don't have a good reason why I strongly dislike religion in the books I read but I believe I might have stumbled upon an answer. In books, even if the character is completely sincere, the writing and the way it's dealt with just seems to suggest differently. Sorry for the rant, wishing ya'll well, and to Debbie, many more books to come Profanity: She has included a lot of religion weaved into this book like yarn.
Mar 17, Stephanie rated it did not like it Shelves: Shame on you Debbie Macomber! If I could give this book 0 stars I would.
There are so many disturbing things about this book. The list of bad choices that are buried under the guise of being religious is egregious. So as to not get overly upset about it all I will only name a few: Did they never talk Shame on you Debbie Macomber!
Did they never talk about his job and what he does? I need to stop with the list.
And heaven help someone who is as this is frightening! It is very difficult to write a faith-based novel, but Debbie Macomber pulls it off. I could have wished for a bit more explanation of why and how turning ones troubles over to God works, and where the cutoff lays between giving it up to God and continuing to work to correct the problems ourselves since I firmly believe that God helps those who help themselves as well as those who don't.
I particularly loved the songs and wished I could hear them, although I was a bit sorry that Skye chose not t It is very difficult to write a faith-based novel, but Debbie Macomber pulls it off. I particularly loved the songs and wished I could hear them, although I was a bit sorry that Skye chose not to share her voice and particularly her songs with the general public.
It is hard to draw the line between seeking glory for oneself versus God, but she has so much to share that not sharing on a wider scope worried me a bit. Obviously this book got me thinking on many levels, so I probably should have given it more than three stars, but, really, I wanted a bit more depth to the story than I got. Assumption that Honesty Because it was a good book why I chose the high rate what I liked about the book they finally got to the point where they were honest with each other and they lived happily ever that what it didn't like about the book is AIDS a seed each other the hide their own feelings.
May 24, Lish rated it did not like it. A book to teach woman to be beneath men, and live for men, oh and a god. Because God is everything! To each his own, but i wasn't expecting so much cheesy preaching every other sentence.
Nov 09, Anna rated it it was ok. Let me start of by saying that the reprint has a much nicer and modern looking cover Boy meets girl, boy is a cynical grump, girl is a happy and cheerful devout Christian. Cute but very very cheesy. Jul 10, Gwynn rated it really liked it. Dec 08, Susan Simmons rated it really liked it. Quick read sweet story.
I enjoyed this book.
How she comes to terms with this and a few other issues in her life makes this a very moving book. Typically I enjoy Debbie Macomber's books but not so much this one and one other. Here I am at this Christian university, in my classes, studying the Holy Word of God, bearing the name of Jesus himself, and the testimony I give to the world is how unsatisfied and annoyed I am with my current circumstances. Jul 19, T. Aug 05, Elisa Griffin marked it as to-read.
Didn't read enough to comment Forced to write a review or I couldn't continue reading the book. I only have one short chapter read so no comment. Very good, always love a happy ending. This one definitely shows its age, and it is much more religious and "traditional roles" than some of Macomber's later works, but it was fun to see one of her earlier stories. Dec 09, Patti rated it it was ok. Did not finish reading. Didn't hold my attention.
Skye Garvin treasures her work as a volunteer in the pediatric ward of the local hospital. Bringing even a small amount of joy to a suffering child—whether through her playful attitude or her gift for music—is a blessing that Skye cherishes. Despite his gruff exterior, Skye is compelled to help the unnerving man. But the old scars of personal tragedy—and a fundamental Good.
A car accident has left him confined to a hospital bed, his arm painfully pinned in traction. But when he first lays eyes on the beautiful volunteer, he knows there are far greater challenges awaiting him. And Jordan has deep secrets of his own. Can he convince Skye that she is worthy of love—and earn her heart in the process? This is one of Debbie's earliest book which is now on ebook.
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