Friday, September 6, 2013

A Home For My Heart

A Home for My Heart  -     
        By: Anne Mateer

A Home For My Heart
Anne Mateer
Bethany House Publishers

I was definitely looking forward to this book from Anne Mateer. Her previous novels, Wings of a Dream and At Every Turn, were sweet and fun, and that’s what I was expecting with A Home For My Heart. However, while A Home For My Heart was without a doubt a very sweet story, it didn’t live up to my expectations.

The main reason this book didn’t click with me was because of the main character. I just couldn’t warm up to Sadie, even though I wanted to. Mateer’s heroines always have some flaw they have to overcome, of course, but in this one the way Sadie caused a mess just made me annoyed rather than sympathetic to her character. I did find it a little odd at first that this is my least favorite of Anne Mateer’s books when it’s also the one that has the most endorsements by popular authors, but I do think there are a lot of people who will like this book, even if I didn’t. I, personally, just had a hard time getting into it. It dragged for me, and I felt that I didn’t get to know some of the characters as well as I would have liked. (although, as an aside, is not the curly-haired little girl on the cover absolutely adorable?)

Rating: 6


I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

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