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Posted April 12, 2010
Religious overtones to family debacle
I wouldn't necessarily choose a "Women of Faith Fiction" novel as my normal fare, however I'm not exactly scared of the subject matter, either. And "The Perfect Life" turned out to be pretty much straightforward chick-lit with a whole bunch of religious overtones thrown in.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The story is solid: community leaders Katherine and Brad Clarkson are being honored for their charitable donations to the community, when just before the event is about to begin a reporter shoves a microphone in Brad's face and questions him about an alleged affair with a former co-worker who is also claiming money mismanagement on Brad's part.
All at once, Kat's life stops. After over 20 years of marriage, Kat doesn't know what to believe about her husband, about her life anymore. Their two daughters, both pregnant with their first babies, split their decision, Emma sides with Brad, Hayley sides with Kat.
Most of this story revolves around what Kat is thinking and going through, with a few chapters from Brad's head thrown in. Kat doesn't know what to think, who to believe, and she doesn't understand why she just can't believe her husband who has never given her any reason to doubt him.
Kat finally realizes that she can't find answers without finding her way back to God. She goes on a personal retreat to commune with God and when she comes back she finally has her answer.
The book never does reveal who is lying and who isn't in the he-said-she-said matter, however with the story being faith-based, you can guess if the husband really did cheat or not.
This is a decent story. There's quite a bit of faith-seeking, as I'm sure would really occur when this type of situation rocks a real-life marriage. Quite a quick read, it was nice to see how a family can come back together after being torn apart.
Posted February 15, 2008
Story about putting your trust in God
The lives of a middle-aged couple, Katherine and Brad, are suddenly thrown into chaos after an accusation is made by one of Brad's former employees. Reading this book reminds the reader that we need to always put our trust in God, no matter what the circumstance. Not one of us is perfect and we all have challenges to confront and resolve. This book also reminds us to be compassionate with people who are in the midst of a difficult situation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 7, 2010
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