Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Review: Through A Glass Darkly

If you like Historical Fiction, then you will really enjoy this book. This is the story of a young girl Barbara- who is 15 and set to marry Roger, Lord Devane. Barbara's idea of life after marriage and the reality of it are very different. In the 1700 you married for property and title, Barbara and Roger's marriage was no different, of course Barbara married for Love.We go through her journey of trying to make Roger love her.  The author does a great job of developing the characters and the storyline is very intriguing. Besides Barbara and Roger there are several other great characters in this book-Barbara's grandmother is very old and ill, but she is full of energy and runs this family with cunning and wit. Barbara's mother, Diana is also a very interesting character-one I didn't really care for. She is just evil and self centered in my opinion. This book has a very surprising twist, in fact a shocker!!
This book is very sad at times, but it was great to see how the family relied on God during those times.

There is a follow up book, and it's on my short list of books to read!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Fun to see others who read historical fiction!!! Thanks for the book tip, I'll check it out!