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Audrey Grant

Monday, September 10, 2012

Be Still - 4 Stars

Be Still My Soul: A NovelBe Still My Soul: A Novel by Joanne Bischof
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was well written. Joanne has a great way with words and drops you right in the middle of the action, emotion, and heart of the story from word one!
I feel I should state up front that the cover of this book was misleading to me. The girl and setting is so peaceful and with the title I was not at all expecting the amount of abuse and violence I found.
I thought Joanne did a very good job of writing about some sensitive and hard subject matter. Anger, bitterness, jealousy, verbal and physical abuse toward a child/young lady by her father, drinking, abuse in a marriage, theft, lying, death of children and babies....she hits it all!
There were a few people in the book who had a very clear faith and relationship with the Lord and it showed. Some loved Him but didn't teach those around them, which I found odd. Some craved more but didn't know where to find answers and it bothered me that she left that part hanging for both of the two main characters which is why I only gave it 4 stars.
I really did like this book, I just wish there had been some spiritual answers and teaching as well as reconciliation. But all in all a good book.
I received this book from Blogging for Books as an ARC to read and give my review and personal opinion on.

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