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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Beneath the Night Tree Review

This is my first time reading anything by Nicole Baart.  I was not sure what I was going to think about the inside because the title and the cover did NOT inspire me whatsoever.  
I was surprised by the different writing style of Baart. Nothing like I normally read.  There is a poetic feel to her writing.  I've never enjoyed poetry, but as I kept reading I was drawn into the storyline and characters.


This book is about love...a mother's love, a sister's love, a granddaughter's love, a daughter's love and yes, romantic love.  The things we do, live and say because of that love!  


I really like this one part where the granddaughter is reading in her grandmother's Bible and finds a scrap of paper with these words:

I don't want Julia to be happy
I don't expect her life to be easy
I don't insist that it be painless
But I do want her to be content
I want her to love and be loved
I want her to be holy


My last impression was "ahhh, that was nice"..  She ended the book as it began only from a different perspective, which left me pondering what could be next and I wanted more.  


*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for review.  Opinions expressed on my own.






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