Saturday, November 5, 2016

Auntie's 2016 Bookworm Challenge 14

Book:  Sabrina. (Big Sky Dreams Trilogy #2) 

Author:  Lori Wick

Info: Copyright 2007,  Detroit:  Thorndike Press

Where acquired: Library check out.

Rating (on a scale of 1-4 hashtags): # # # 1/2

What it's about:  Picking up where Cassidy left off, Sabrina (Bri) Matthews finds herself relocating from Denver to Token Creek, and not under the best circumstances.  While trying to flee from her sorted past, she finds the love of Christ.  But is that enough?

Favorite Quotes:

Not any quotes per se, but I did enjoy that the dialogue was much better constructed than the prequel.

What I Liked:
  • Without giving too much away, though there was a bit of violence in the novel, it forced characters out of their perfect little worlds to have to deal with lives on the "bad" side of town--or the place where real ministry happens. 
  • I know I've said it before, but it bears repeating, Wick has a way of making her novels romantic and sexy without ever being dirty of explicit.  She takes the reader only as far as she needs to go, yet the romance isn't prudish.
  • The author tied these first two novels together well.
  • The Pastor in the story isn't depicted as some limp wristed pantywaist.  He's tender with children, the hurting, and his parishioners, but tough on perpetrators of violence.  There was a scene where he literally tore a door off its hinges with his bare hands to rescue someone.  Now, that's what I'm talking about!
What I didn’t like: 
  • Some characters were introduced rather abruptly.  In the middle of a scene, a character would just pop up out of nowhere as if the reader should already know who they were.
  • The big deal about why Sabrina's beau calling her by her full name instead her nickname was to overhyped, then never explained.
  • Someone was killed at the beginning of the story, yet no details of what happened or what Sabrina may have had to do with it were given.
Takeaway:  These first two novels were really good.  Let's hope the third of the trilogy is just as good.

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