Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mr Shipley's Governess

Joanne Troppello
Contemporary Romance
Christian Romance
Book 1 in Shipley Legacy

"Happy memories are a luxury we need to afford ourselves."

With her parents death, Sophie feels lost.  She has lost her faith, her family and now needs a new job and direction.  Sebastian needs a tutor for his young, sickly child.  Since the death of his wife, he is unsure how to help his young daughter.  They seem a perfect match despite their differences in social worlds.  Perhaps together they can learn to live with their grief and move on in their lives.  And if they can do that, they just might find what else they were missing too.

My Opinion: This book was a lot more preachy than I'm used to, even in a Christian romance.  The story was so full of comments about God and making sure to spell out every prayer, that it didn't get around to much in the way of plot, character emotions or really much else beside the actual events.  There was no real conflict that I found, though there were a few opportunities for them to arise, they never really did.  Ana was a cute character, but was very mature for her age.  Sebastian was a good character though a bit closed off when it came to emotions, at least you could tell he was falling in love.  Sophie is a bit of a shallow character with prim morals despite her problematic faith.  Overall I wouldn't really consider it a really romantic book, but an interesting, albeit slower, read.

I was given a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and opinion are 100% my own.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this but I know what you mean. Sorry it disappointed.



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