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Aaron's Crossing by Linda Alice Dewey
I have wanted to read this book and I cannot seem to find it anywhere! Has anyone read it? Tell me what you think, I would like to know more about it. I know that there is a description about it, it is on my wishlist, I just wanted more of a personal opinion from someone who has actually read it, thanks!
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My wife borrowed the book from a friend after hearing quite a bit of hype about it. She found it trite and not particularly well-written. It was not throw-across-the-room bad, more like roll-your-eyes bad.
You have to remember, however, that we are old and we've read thousands and thousands of books, so many plot lines and "messages" are old and familiar to us and therefore lack that spark of a new discovery. When plots are so familiar, then the writing needs to be expert in order to pique our interest.
We agree with the author that one is better off facing one's demons in the here and now, and that forgiveness is essential if we hope to be forgiven, but the story Ms. Dewey told was not something fresh and new, and the telling of her tale was not terribly skilled.
Again, and as always, your mileage may vary, and you may be coming to the book with younger eyes and different expectations. You might find it to be a good read. My apologies for the second-hand review.