Friday, 16 May 2008

53. Marta Perry - Hunter's Bride

Hunter's Bride
PERRY, Marta
Steeple Hill
No. of pages:
First sentence:
Chloe Caldwell was in trouble - deep, deep trouble.

I got a copy of this book from BookMooch after seeing an ad for it in another Love Inspired romance.

I enjoyed meeting the Caldwell family and will certainly look out for the sequel - A Mother's Wish. Hunter's Bride focuses on Chloe and her relationship with her boss - Luke. I really didn't like Luke through a lot of the book and almost put it down on several occasions. But this is Love Inspired to it all works out in the end. That's not to say there's a simple resolution - the final few chapters had me gripping the edge of my seat!

Perry's style is simple and engaging. She flips between Chloe's and Luke's point of view but avoided the narrative becoming choppy in consequence. Her central characters are well drawn and she has avoided cliché in the others. I would read more of her work.

Because this is Christian romance, there's a moral message running through the text Perry's message seems to be that it is only by walking in God's will that a person can know true peace.

I would recommend this book to any Christian woman looking for an engaging, romantic distraction. The cover is attractive although that and the title do give quite a lot away with regard to the ending.


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