Well, It’s time for another book review. I had mentioned this book in my Summer Reading List, and I just now got around to writing this. I wanted to like this book. Let’s find out if I did or not.
All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner
About this Book ||
When Annie Jacobson's brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he hands her a piece of paper with the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let their father know.
In Mike's absence, their father returns to face tragedy at home, adding an extra measure of complication to an already tense time. As they work toward healing and pray fervently for Mike's safety overseas, letter by letter the Jacobsons must find a way to pull together as a family, regardless of past hurts. In the tumult of this time, Annie and her family grapple with the tension of holding both hope and grief in the same hand, even as they learn to turn to the One who binds the wounds of the brokenhearted.
About the Author ||
Susie Finkbeiner is the CBA bestselling author... She speaks at retreats and women's events across the state. Susie and her husband have three children and live in West Michigan.
My Review ||
As you can see, I didn’t like this book. I will start with a disclaimer, I only read 37% (partway through chapter 20, page 160 of 448) of the ebook, so maybe it got better, I don’t know. But I couldn’t get passed all the messed up/unbiblical relationships, ungodly behavior, and then on top of it all, they decided to toss in the Civil Rights movement, which is an era I never care to read about. It’s so often misrepresented, and this was no exception. I appreciated that it was set in Michigan, so the story didn’t blame all the insanity on the South. The main character was telling lies or deceiving her mom in just about every chapter, and it’s not clear what anyone thinks about the Vietnam war. I couldn’t connect with the main character at all. It’s an overall disappointment. I had to stop reading; I was too afraid of where it was going. So yeah, I don’t recommend this book to anyone.
Sorry today’s review wasn’t a positive one. I much prefer writing those kinds. Hopefully, my next review will be better! Why not check out my reviews of O To Be Like Thee, Iron Scouts of the Confederacy, or Let’s Roll!?
Hope you have a Blessed Week!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.
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