I knew I would like this, I loved his first novel, and it did not disappoint. So many twists and turns, it's never what you expect. The author's grasp of geek-speak is great as well as the whole story.
This book was just too dark for me. I have enjoyed her books in the past but I was really disappointed in this one. I almost didn't finish it. I thought it was unnecessarily violently graphic. I don't mind violence when it serves a purpose, but I felt it was just for the shock value here.
A wonderful, but sad, story. At first I thought I can't read this tear-jerking book, I read to be entertained and I thought this would not be that kind of book. It was. Your heart goes out to Clayton but keep reading, you won't be sorry you kept at it. It is truly a story about life. It isn't always pleasant and it isn't always happily ever after. I really loved this book.
Absolutely wonderful. The pages almost turn themselves it's so engrossing. I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. You will feel like you are there in that era of early Christianity. It makes me ashamed of the easy life I live compared to these early Christians. You will not be sorry you read this book. The Bible comes alive in her wonderful description of the life of early Christians.
I'm not sure why I ordered this book except that I really like this author. I am older, never had an abortion, my generation didn't consider it, don't really know anyone who has. That doesn't mean they haven't, I just don't know about it. Having said all that, I absolutely loved this book. I read it in a day. That's all I did, I could not put it down. It was moving, it was real life, I cried for Dyane, I cried for her mother and father, I even cried for the doctor performing the abortions. Every woman in this country should read it. The Supreme Court is WRONG, abortion is wrong, our country is suffering for it. I'm happy to know there are others who agree with me and this author certainly was able to present factual information as well as a very moving story.
I read a lot and it takes a lot to hold my interest for over 500 pages. This book did it in spades. Of course, historical fiction is one of my favorites. Throw in a mystery, a myriad of characters over a span of 200 years and you have a mix that's hard to beat in my opinion. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys historical fiction and who has ever even visited Boston. I was sorry to see it end.