Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Book Review: The Messenger

This book is a fictional story based upon true stories from the American Revolution.  The character development is slow, as it took several chapters before I was interested in what occurred in the characters lives.   Hannah & Jeremiah are the two main characters.  They  are brought together from two very different lives in pursuit of the same thing, a familiar historical fiction love story.   The author did add some twists and turns that I was not expecting.  Hannah's inner struggles were very well expressed. You could feel how challenging her life was at times.   I did not identify with a lot of Jeremiah's struggles.  The book has two main plots, that of Hannah's life and that of Jeremiah's, and the story is told from both of their perspectives.  It is interesting to see how their different faith's play a role in the decisions they make.

Overall I enjoyed the book, although  it took several chapters before I felt that way.  This is  the first book I have read in awhile that I didn't want to finish, but  I am glad I did. The suspense during the climax made it impossible to put down.   The history geek in me is now interested in studying the true facts on which the book is based.

I received a free copy of this book from  Bethany House Publishing

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