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on 23 October 2014
This book falls into the genre of Christian historical fiction. In the UK, we can forget that there is quite a large market for this kind of book in the US. It is written with great sincerity by someone with profound Christian beliefs, which I share. It isn't my kind of fiction so I'm trying to review it with detachment and fairness. [Like some of the other reviewers, I downloaded it because it was free and, I must say, if people download a book which isn't really their kind of thing, because of the low price, it isn't really fair to leave strongly negative comments when it just isn't what they wanted to read.]
The concept of a cultivated American girl moving to the Australian outback with a new husband is interesting and well-conceived. The descriptions of Australia are vivid, bringing the landscape and culture alive. The characters are also interesting. I sometimes find it difficult to decide whether a book has a poor writing style or whether the writer is just using Americanisms. Also, it may be that this genre requires undemanding writing and a certain lack of depth. I did think that a better writer would have developed the characters more fully. It struck me as Mills and Boone type writing with a Christian message. Many people will enjoy it, I am sure, and I am glad that there is wholesome Christian literature out there.