Friday, August 10, 2012
When Love Blooms
Every book has a twin, right?
Book Rating: Here a little, there a little
WHEN LOVE BLOOMS is strikingly similar to HEART OF GOLD. I mean, so incredibly striking they could almost be twins…that is, with a few minor discrepancies.
This tender love story about Gavin Blake and Emily Harris is so sweet and…
Irrrrrrrrrk (tires screeching…) wait, what?
"Did you say Gavin is MARRIED for HALF of the book?!" Yes, you heard me right. The leading man is married to someone else for a major portion of the book.
Take a moment to digest that.
It took me by serious surprise as well, and made liking the book somewhat difficult. Of course, being that it’s a Christian story, one need never worry about anything untoward happening, but still. Having the leading man and leading lady begin a relationship when one of them was married did not sit well with me. Again, nothing bad happens. Keep in mind, Gavin's wife actually wanted them to eventually have a relationship, seeing as she was close to dying and wanted her children to be raised in a happy home. Gavin and Dru were not really in love...never had been. So, if you are curious...you'll want to read it.
When Dru died, the romantic tension between Gavin and Emily got pretty good and stayed very strong until the end. But, I just couldn’t get over that whole married thing. It was too weird for me.
There’s a great faith thread throughout the story, as with all of Hatcher’s novels, so you will be uplifted by that, for sure.
If you read it, please let me know what you think. I always love to hear what other readers have to say!