I’ve read a lot of good reviews on this book, but mine isn’t going to be one. I didn’t hate the book. It wasn’t badly written. It just didn’t appeal to me. To be honest, I felt too much like I was caught up in gossip, and since I don’t like gossip I probably didn’t give the book a fair read. Don’t write this book off just because it struck a wrong chord with me. Check out the first chapter (below) and if the narrator’s voice doesn’t bother you, go for it.
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and the book:
FaithWords (January 26, 2011)
***Special thanks to Sarah Reck, Web Publicist, Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.***
Michael Phillips has been writing in the Christian marketplace for 30 years. All told, he has written, co-written, and edited some 110 books. Phillips and his wife live in the U.S., and make their second home in Scotland.
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Widowed at 34, amateur harpist Marie “Angel” Buchan realizes at 40 that her life and dreams are slowly slipping away. A summer in Scotland turns out to offer far more than she ever imagined! Not only does the music of her harp capture the fancy of the small coastal village she visits, she is unexpectedly drawn into a love triangle involving the local curate and the local duke.
The boyhood friends have been estranged as adults because of their mutual love of another woman (now dead) some years before. History seems destined to repeat itself, with Marie in the thick of it. Her involvement in the lives of the two men, as well as in the community, leads to a range of exciting relationships and lands Marie in the center of the mystery of a long-unsolved local murder. Eventually she must make her decision: with whom will she cast the lot of her future?
List Price: $16.99
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (January 26, 2011)
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I just skimmed through the first chapter — it seemed a little boring to me. I used to read a lot of Michael Phillips.
I think I’ll pass on this one.
Since we like a lot of the same stories I doubt I care for it.
You and Barbara H and I seem to be the only 3 that didn’t love this one!
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