Monday, July 9, 2012
Review of The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson 4.5 stars!
I have not read the first two books in this series. But when I was offered a chance to review this book from the publisher I jumped at the chance! And I am glad I did! I so enjoyed getting to know these characters, although I did have a bit of trouble keeping them all straight in the beginning, but I think this was probably because I haven't read the previous books, yet. The four sisters were all very unique and charming and their relationships with each other were very realistic. I am blessed to have a wonderful family that bands together through the good and the bad, so I will always love to read about families that do the same, this is one of those books! I loved the message of this book, learning that God still loves you unconditionally, even after you have sinned and although you feel unworthy, you have His forgiveness. Basically this story was awesome and I loved reading it! The only thing that kept me from giving it five stars was that it moved slowly and the plot line progressed slower than I would have liked. Because of this it could be kind of hard to get into the swing of things, but persevere, it is totally worth it! I very much enjoyed this book, honestly I usually stay away from series like this because I feel like most of them are all the same but this series has something unique and special about it. I know fans of this series will love this book and as a new fan of this author I am here to say that you do not need to read the previous books in order for this one to make sense. I love series like that. However I look forward to going back and reading the previous books. I absolutely recommend this book. Mona Hodgson definitely has a new fan in me! I recieved this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review but simply to express my personal opinion of this book. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.