The main thing that I disliked about this book and the other Carlson book I read recently is that I just don't feel like there is much character development. Action happens, and the book builds to climax. But there isn't much of the inner thoughts of characters. I could read about what they were doing, but I just didn't get to know much about them.
The other thing that I dislike is that the story line is pretty choppy with all kinds of story lines going on at one time. Quite a few stories were introduced, but none- including Daphne's story- were resolved in this book. I'm assuming that's because more books are coming in the series. But having so many stories and so many loose ends just makes the book feel choppy and confusing.
These books are Christian fiction, but there isn't much at all here that is specifically Christian. The characters go to church and there are some references about waiting on God's timing along with a conversation about seeing family members who have been deceased again, implying that everyone goes to Heaven.
I wasn't very interested in this one, but it is a short, easy read if you're looking for some light reading. You can read more about it below. I give it 3 stars and a G for content.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she loves to write! Currently she freelances from her home. In the past eight years, she has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults--with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards.
She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of Dating, Dining, and Desperation, go HERE.