Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Book Review - The Messenger by Siri Mitchell

Publisher's Blurb:
Hannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the Quaker faith... until her twin brother joined the Colonial cause and ended up in jail. She longs to bring some measure of comfort to him in the squalid prison, but her faith forbids it. The Friends believe that they are not to take sides, not to take up arms. She is not allowed to visit him, even if she were able to secure a pass.
Jeremiah Jones, a Colonial spy, needs access to the jail to help rescue men important to the cause. Upon meeting Hannah, a plan begins to develop. Who would suspect a pious Quaker visiting a loved one?
But Jeremiah is unprepared for Hannah, for her determination to do right, to not lie. How can one be a spy and not lie? Hannah, in turn, is surprised by Jeremiah... for the way he forces her to confront her own beliefs, for the sensitivity and concern that he shows her despite the wounds he still carries.
In a time of war, can two unlikely heroes find the courage to act?

My Review: I found this book a little slow going in the beginning, but then it picked up for awhile. However, it seemed to get slow again and then completely fizzled out. I was disappointed because I liked this author's other books. This book just didn't seem to have a solid storyline. I found it wishy-washy (yes that is a technical term :)) I don't think I would recommend it to others.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

1 comment:

Siri Mitchell said...

Thanks for reading my book and taking the time to write and post a review.

Happy reading,