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Rave Review: On 4/19 by Lisa Heaton

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on 4.19

This is my honest review.

Woohoo! Another home run!

I give On 4/19 4 and a half stars. The only reason I’m not giving it a full 5 stars is because the author has so much to live up to after her first book, UnMending the Veil, blew me away. Of course, 4.5 rounds up to 5. 😉
This is another home run for Lisa Heaton. It grabs you at the beginning and doesn’t let go. Let me tell you this: I started reading it at 8pm and couldn’t stop until I about collapsed from exhaustion at 3am (blush). I finished the last two chapters the next morning. Lisa is a masterful story-teller and has an amazing gift for describing her characters’ feelings.
Ms Heaton has proven her area of expertise is DEEP Christian romantic fiction. Once again, she weaved realistic (well mostly LOL) situations, realistic people and real-life faith into the story seamlessly. Let me repeat that this is a CHRISTIAN romance book. Do not read it and whine that there was too much talk about God. One thing that I loved from UnMending the Veil that this lacked was all the scripture references. I loved how she weaved them in the last book. 🙂 I assume if there is a sequel (hint hint!), we will get deeper with their Christian lives and see more scripture. There is still more scripture than in those light, fluffy Christian books that are just nice, Christian people who fall in love and don’t ever really mention God at all (I call those light Christian fiction, when in reality, they should be called light fiction with Christian people involved). 😛
This is also not a light read. It’s really not something you can read while you’re playing with the kids or anything. Your focus has to be on the book for it to sink in. It makes you think, takes you on the emotional roller coaster ride with the characters, and leaves you anxious for more! At the end, I was hoping and praying we would be able to see more from the characters. (Please?!)
Once again, there were some editorial issues that need to be worked out. Awkward phrasing was the most common, and some punctuation issues, but it doesn’t take away from the book as a whole.
I will mention that there were some pretty heated moments in this book, but I don’t think they were inappropriate or out of line.
I’m so thankful that there are good Christian books that are uplifting and inspiring, not just lots of fluff. Thanks, Ms Heaton, and I can’t wait to see what’s next! 🙂

I advise everyone to go pick up a copy of this book. I know you won’t be disappointed.

Jenn

I'm a Christian wife to an amazing man and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (14, 12.5, 10.5, & 8).  Sign up for posts, deals, & updates. Find me on Facebook (Writer page) (Fan page) (Community group), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

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