Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Book Review- A Noble Groom

Annalisa's life has been everything short of a fairy tale. When she was younger she longed for a fairy tale romance, but when reality struck she realized 'love' does not exist. She fills her daughters head with fairy tales to escape the realities of her loveless marriage, and hoping that her daughter will do better. When a 'prince charming' enters their lives, he has about just enough charm to sweep these lonely and love forsaken girls off their feet. 

I was instantly drawn into this intricate plot of love, sacrifice, and history. In Jody's latest work we are transported to the 1800's where we preview the life of the German immigrants in America. The author paints a vivid picture of the many harsh realities the immigrants face- language, lack of money /resources, sickness, and poverty were just a few. A common pattern I've seen after reading Jody's last two works, is how she writes about the many struggles women faced throughout different periods in History. This book opened my eyes to see the harsh realities of what it meant to be born a girl back in the 1800's. The books overall message was how God is in control even when we can not see it.

The romance was so 'breath takingly' fairy tale like and real life at the same time. We go from ohhing Carl's chivalrous deeds, to tearing up at their sacrifices for each other, to finally sighing at the end of a true happily ever after. Some of the characters thoughts were eyebrow raising, but overall the romance was well defined. 

I felt the author had a great opportunity to use Annalisa's lack of self worth and love and make it into a wonderful spiritual revelation for her. The author did not really make that part as sentimentally and spiritual as I had hoped for. This factor not big enough to take a point off, I give A Noble Groom a 5 out of 5. 

I received a free copy from Litfuse in exchange for this independent and unbiased review. 
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