May 25, 2012

Book Review: The Messenger by Siri Mitchell.

During the Revolutionary war, everyone was forced to take sides, even those who wished to remain neutral.  The Quakers wished to remain neutral, but it was at the risk of their lives to do so.  Hannah Sunderland decides to visit her brother in jail, even though she knew she could be disowned. Jeremiah Jones lives with his regrets, as well as with only one arm. If only he would have been saved first. Through an unusual series of events, Hannah and Jeremiah plant the seeds of a beautiful , albeit odd friendship.  Can it possibly last through the terrors of war, or will it be crushed before it has time to blossom?
I liked:
The first-person narrative. It really added to the story.
The way you could read the character’s thoughts. Again, thanks to the first person.
The “thee” and “thou.” It was definitely fun to read.
The sacrificial act. No spoilers here, but let us just say it was impressive.
The suspense.
The era. Definitely not a “clich√©” book.
I disliked:
A few mentions of the evils that went on between innocent women and vile soldiers.
How short the resolution was. Although, that it simply my personal preference to have a long happy conclusion.
This was a great book, I started it yesterday evening and finished it at 1:30 am. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a good historical read!
Libbi H.

Bethany House Publishers gave me this book for free to review honestly.


Sierra said...

I finished this just last week! It was a great historical read...I really liked it :) Sierra
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Shelley said...

Great book review Libbi! Thanks for sharing! Sounds like an interesting read. :)

Anonymous said...

Love Siri Mitchell! Recently finished "A Heart Most Worthy". I can't wait to read this one. :)

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