My Tuesday, Thursday morning walking buddy often has a little treasure for me to read - and this was one of them. The story is by a rather prolific Australian writer and school principal! He has several series - and it appears that they are mainly for an adolescent of YA audience. And frankly, a good YA book can be a treat - since it's usually a fast read.
This story is somewhat convoluted, but there is a mystery there - don't want to spoil it for you - that makes for some good reading to solve.
Went scavenging in a neighboring Little Free Library - and frankly could have done better! This is Christian chick-lit - not sure why I even finished it - wanted to at least solve the mystery. I put it in my own Little Free Library - and it's still sitting there!
A book group choice for this month. I had certainly heard of A.J.Cronin, but knew little about him and had never read one of his books - or even seen the movies that have been made from a couple of his books.
This was complex reading - for one thing, A.J. Cronin was Scottish - and the dialog and dialect can be hard to follow at times. The story was convoluted too. I went looking for some material on him or the book, but I didn't find much. Cronin was a medical doctor and a novelist - so the storyline has that added dimension.
However, sticking with it to the end was worth it - figured out the storyline - and the aughter's intent I think. And it's a moving treatise on religion and the role it plays in shaping our lives.
Turns out this is a sequel to Sing a Song of Sixpence by the author - those who chose it said you could read them out of order. I feel like I need to read the first one now.
Will keep you posted!