“How pleasant to escape for an hour or two into the company of a treasured friend.”
Today’s lesson, children, is in carefully researching your next book. It is not enough to have something recommended and throw it on your GoodReads account, oh no. You need to make sure you pay close attention to things like genre. And, reader beware, GoodReads does not show you genres on it’s app. You must do your due diligence! Go forth to the GoodReads website and really look at that right hand column. Otherwise you’ll end up like me.
Yes, children, I read a piece of Christian fiction.
To start, let me say that I did not hate this book. In fact, I didn’t realize that aught was amiss for quite some time. When writing Regency styled fiction, some religion comes with the territory, and until Abigail starts settling into the titular estate, it all works ok. Then she meets the local parson and suddenly DING DING DING – it’s Jesus time. I was raised Catholic, and I have retained some facets of my faith over the years. That said, I generally skip Christian lit because I *HATE* being preached to. A lot. So this book had some flaws.
Basically, what I’m saying is, this book is fine, but nothing special. And just how much you enjoy it may be related to how much religion you can tolerate in your fiction.