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For the Love of Pete

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  • Posted January 22, 2014

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    Bethany's husband has died, her only child is off to college, an

    Bethany's husband has died, her only child is off to college, and she's moved back to Bloomfield, close to her controlling mother. Pete, the plumber, has known and secretly loved Bethany since childhood. He hopes to have a chance to catch her eye, but Bethany is too easily pulled this way and that by other influences to consider him as more than a friend. Characters are undeveloped and flat.

    Murray, the parrot, is another unbelievable character. If left alone, he opens his cage door, escapes, and creates chaos. I don't know why a lock cannot be found for the cage. To keep the peace, he is brought everywhere. He interrupts every conversation with his talking and squawking. He actually thinks, reasons, and communicates with people. Believe me, you've never met a parrot like this one!

    The plot is simplistic, and there are no unexpected surprises. This is not one of my favorites. Perhaps you'll like it more than I did.

    Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and B&H Books for my copy.

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  • Posted January 20, 2014

    I was really excited to read this book because I enjoy Debby's C

    I was really excited to read this book because I enjoy Debby's Class Reunion series so much. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. But let me tell you what I liked first.

    This book is full of great characters. They are quite funny and very scheming. Pete is an extremely nice guy and Bethany is a strong, if not somewhat confused, heroine.

    Bethany likes to fill her life with stuff. Who hasn't been guilty of that at one time or another? We often believe if we get more stuff or hold onto our stuff we will be happy, fulfilled. God is the only One who can satisfy us, but it can take us a long time to figure it out (some of us longer than others).

    What is didn't like so much was that the book seemed a bit choppy. I felt like I didn't see the flow of movement in each character.
    There was also a lot of info. dumping in the first chapter. I think that could have been showed throughout the book instead of told to the reader through internal monologue.

    As always, these are my thoughts only.

    Grab yourself a copy and form your own opinion if this sounds like a story you might connect with :)

    A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.

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