My review: 2 of 5 stars
There is a big difference between preaching and teaching. The main one, in my view, is that preaching doesn’t belong in books. I always mark down for that, even in Christian fiction. Tell the reader a story. Let the reader take away what lessons they will, but please don’t preach. When a writer preaches, it comes across as arrogant and condescending. Unfortunately, that is precisely what happens in this romance novel. The preaching wasn’t even subtle. The angel Gabriel himself was preaching the writer’s version of the Gospel. Did I like the characters? Ultimately, yes. Did I like the storyline? No! It was so weird, that I kept reading with the hope that the author would jump out and say, “Ha!Ha! Just kidding!” But, she never did. I think maybe the author was trying for a version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” or some such, but it didn’t work. If she could have just stopped preaching, then maybe. But she never did get off of her soapbox. The last word of the book should have been “Amen.”
In accordance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.