Reading is not something I really have time for anymore. I have lots of free time, but its interrupted often, which doesn't work well for reading a book. I lose my page and end up reading the same passages a few times. So I do most of my reading in the bath. Or while Michael watches anime on Netflix.
I was recently given a chance to read Hidden Under Her Heart by Rachelle Ayala. The review is due today, and I finished it at 12:30 this morning. I have always been a procrastinator.
Hidden Under Her Heart is the story of Maryanne Torres, a nurse who is trying to find love, but kind of sucks at it. She meets Lucas and they have a roller coaster relationship, complicated by an unplanned pregnancy.
From a critical point of view, the story has a lot of flaws. There are some obvious grammatical errors, and the story was unevenly paced. The characters didn't have a lot of development. I had a first printing of the book, in newer versions and the e-book the errors are corrected.
BUT, I really like the book! In real life people don't have huge personality changes or growth in the matter of 9 months. In real life people do keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Exciting things don't happen at an even pace.
This is supposed to be a Christian novel, but honestly it has a little to much language and mildly graphic sex scenes for me to call it that. It DOES talk about God and Jesus, and church. I was contacted by the author after I published this review, and in the newer versions of the book and e-book the sex scene has been deleted.
Last but certainly not least (in fact it is a main topic of the book) is that this book talks a lot about abortion. It is DEFINITELY a pro-life book :)
If you would like to purchase this book, it is available on Amazon. It is $1.99 for an e-book and $9.10 for a paperback!
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