Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Struggle by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Review)

Welcome back to Kentucky, where an Amish couple from Lancaster County seeks a new future in the land of tomorrow. When Timothy Fisher decides to move his wife, Hannah, and daughter Mindy to Christian County, where two of his brothers now reside, Hannah is very reluctant to go. Will the new home Timothy builds for them there do anything to lift her spirits? When a tragic accident occurs, Timothy and Hannah are inconsolable. Is an abrupt separation the beginning of the end of their marriage, or will they rally to seize a God-given second chance?

I GIVE THIS BOOK: 1 1/2 Stars

The Struggle is aptly named - I had to struggle to read it. This is the second book I have read by this author and I have to say that I have been disappointed with both of them. I have seen so many great reviews for her books that I'm surprised by how much I haven't enjoyed them.

The worst part of this book was the repetition. One example of this is how Hannah hated that her husband made her move to Kentucky. I don't have to read it, in detail, over and over and over...I got it the first time! It was said so many times that I was annoyed anytime it was brought up. And this is just one of the things that was consistently repeated.

This is the third book in a series and I think the author definitely filled you in on all the details from the first two - I am presuming this, as I haven't read those, there is just so many details about things that happened earlier that I am sure they were the main points in those stories. So, I think if you were to read this book before those, you may not want to read them since it seems like you will know everything that happened.

If you are a huge fan of Amish fiction, who knows, maybe you'd enjoy this book. I am not that big a fan of Amish fiction and don't read all that many of them as I'm hardly ever thrilled with them. This one has been the worst one I have read. I gave it a half star because I think some parts, very few, were good.

 ***I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***

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