Sunday, May 29, 2016
Together at the Table by Hillary Manton Lodge
Unfortunately, this was the third book in a three book series called the Two Blue Doors series, so it really jumped into the middle of the story. While it can definitely be read on its own and it flows nicely there is a lot of questions that are raised that would have been explained in the first two books. This is bummer, especially beings I had the options of reviewing the first two books but I didn't know the author and so I passed. Oh well.
Anyway, on to the book. It's very much fluffy reading with the typical romance. One interesting part of the book is that they found the diary of their grandmother and were able to see how life was back then and also read of the struggles their grandmother went through during World War II. The book was well-written and interesting. There were recipes scattered throughout the book at the end of various chapters which is kind of interesting, but I don't very quickly think to grab a fiction book as a place to find a recipe for supper. However, there was a recipe for homemade ravioli that I might like to try sometime!!
It's called Christian and while it's not unChristian, it's not really Christian in my book. There was pretty much no mention of God made, the characters didn't seem to seek God for help or praise Him in the good times. So to actually call it Christian is a pretty loose definition. However, the scenes are all clean and there is no bad language so in that way it was wholesome reading. But when I read fiction, I like to have something inspirational to share on my review that could challenge, encourage, or bless readers and there is nothing that I can share from this book.
I did enjoy reading the book and would likely pick another of Hillary's books to read if it were to become available for reviewing and if I was looking for fluffy, light, mindless reading, which I do look for at times.
This book was given me by Blogging for Books for the purpose of reading and writing a review on it.
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