Top critical review
December 14, 2016
I enjoyed this story and thought the writing was good. I may be the only reader who has a problem with this, but I was disappointed that a Christian writer would bring up an issue and then ignore it when it didn't match the story. The reason I had such a problem with this is that it is an issue that I have struggled with and am always looking for opinions or explanations. The issue I am referring to is marriage after a divorce. In chapter 13, the father was quick to remind his daughter what the bible said about divorce - if a divorced person remarried, they are committing adultery. Since it was obvious that Tessa and Ben would end up together, I was anxious to see how they justified their marriage. Not only did the writer totally ignore an important issue between Tessa and Ben, she revealed a few chapters later that the same father who brought it up to start with had married a divorced woman (Tessa's mother). Why bring it up at all if it was not going to be addressed. At least say they wanted her to think long and hard about it, but no, not even that.