Saturday, November 12, 2016

Auntie's 2016 Bookworm Challenge 16

Book:  Jessie. (Big Sky Dreams Trilogy #3) 

Author:  Lori Wick

Info: Copyright 2008,  Detroit:  Thorndike Press

Where acquired: Library check out.

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

What it's about:  Picking up where Sabrina left off, Jessica (Jessie) Wheeler, owner of the Token Creek's mercantile, finds Seth, who she believes is the love of her life.  Years into the relationship, the couple is plagued with self-made misery.  So much so that the family totally disintegrates and Jessie is left alone.  Seth, suffering the consequences of the life he led while separated from Jessie, comes to Christ, and his senses.  Will Jessie take Seth back?  Can she trust him? More importantly, can she trust in his God through all the pain and uncertainty?

Favorite Quotes:

None that I could think of.

What I Liked:
  • Things between Jessie and Seth didn't instantly clear up.  Both characters had to mature and put serious work into reviving their relationship.
  • Wick quite cleverly included characters from a different book series into this novel.
What I didn’t like: 
  • The relationship between two minor characters went from calling, to courting, to marriage way too quickly. 
  • There always seems to be some unbelief, or at least questionable belief in these books.  This one seemed to be overloaded with it.
  • Jessie's children, ages nine and seven, were written way too immaturely. 
  • The big "mystery" of why Rylan calls Sabrina by her full name was never revealed.  Such a big deal was made about it in book two, it seemed it would be mentioned in the final book of the series.
Takeaway:  Though this book wasn't as good as the first two in the trilogy, it was still a good read.

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