Wednesday, February 22, 2012
"I do believe in the good Lord, but that black cat was a warning."
In Louisiana, faith and superstition have both played a large part in June's life. But which one is stronger - faith in God or dangers from bad omens? As long as June and Andy have been together they have had to fight to make a balance between the two, in their hearts and in the heart of her mother. Their love has seen them through good times and bad. The ultimate test comes when Andy disappears on a hunting trip, leaving June to wonder and wait to see if he'll ever return to her. Should she move on or keep having faith? They have tested the bounds of ignoring superstitions, and it may just have caught up with them. But surely faith is stronger, isn't it?
My Opinion: This book was heavily focused on it's Christian slant, almost to the exclusion of anything else. Much of the beginning of the book went quickly, which made sense once one realizes that it's laying back story, but seems to be going at lightning speed until then. The main characters, though in love, focus much of their conversations and actions on relying on faith and less on superstitions, though almost no focus is put on their own actions. June is an independent woman, constantly fighting between being independent and winning approval. Andy is a sweet boy, though a bit of a push over at times. Myrtle is a crazy old lady, which is a little endearing, but is a very overpowering character. Overall, not what I would consider a good romance, though there is a lot of focus on love and faith getting you through hard times.
I was given a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and review are 100% my own.