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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Serials and Scenarios - A Passion Most Pure











My Review:



Julie Lessman has written a novel that smacks of history but could almost occur in modern times. In it are the classic elements of love- unrequited and shared, betrayal, lust, sibling rivalry, loss, war, sorrow and elation.

Even though I guessed correctly at the way a few scenarios played out, I didn't find out if I was right until the last few pages. This is a long novel and it covers stretches of time. I found myself liking a character and then developing issues with said character and not liking him/her so much after all, only to come back around to understanding and accepting the character's issues. Which is a really good indicator that Lessman's characters are complex enough to suck you into their world.
Passion is a little steamier than a lot of Christian romances, so I wouldn't classify it as a romance. The historical crowd will likely have issues with the modern speech. However, some who won't read historical because of the more stilted style may jump on Passion and devour it.