Monday, August 3, 2015
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest - Melanie Dickerson
Cons: Although I purchased this from the adult Christian fiction aisle of our local bookstore, it struck me as juvenile fiction from the very first page. I checked the back of the book for the genre, but there was nothing on the back to indicate that it was for teens. The content is squeaky (read: unrealistically) clean - even for Christian fiction. Physical attraction is an important component of romance fiction, and I believe it can be done realistically without compromising Christian values. My main concern with this novel is the question "Who is the intended audience?" The G-rated content points to teen, but the intricate plot points to adult. I left the book feeling confused as to whether I should recommend it to other adult women. If the author worked in more of a physical relationship between the characters, the story would come to life more for adults (think PG or PG-13 rating) . If the writing style matured just a hair, I would consider that a bonus.