Friday, October 24, 2014

Playing by Heart - Anne Mateer

I was excited to read this new book from Anne Mateer.  This story had just the right mix of seriousness and romance to make it a perfect women's Christian fiction.  The main character, Lula, was smart and selfless, making excellent decisions all the way through the book.  As a practical person myself, I felt that I could really relate to Lula's determination and resourcefulness.
The character that plays opposite Lula, Chet, has issues of his own that he must work through.  Mateer delivers a well-developed character again with Chet.  Many readers will relate well to Chet's relationship struggle with his mother.  His fight between family responsibility, respect and honor for parents, and how to balance these with his own goals for his life are palpable and real.
Throughout the book, there is a theme of relationship bonds between family and loyalty to that family.  How family responsibility affects the lives of the players is touching and sincere.
The book was well-written, and I am very much looking forward to more from Anne Mateer.
This book was a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an objective review.

No comments:

Post a Comment