Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Book Review: Terri Blackstock's Covenant Child

  Amanda’s heart broke as she watched them drive her beloved twins away. She resolved to hope . . . and to fight for them to her last breath.
  Kara and Lizzie are heiresses to one of the largest fortunes in the country. But when their father dies suddenly, the toddlers are ripped from the arms of Amanda, their loving stepmother, and given to their maternal grandparents, who only want the children’s fortune for themselves.
  While even the stipend their guardians get for supporting them is squandered, the children are left to raise themselves. Kara and Lizzie grow up believing they are worthless . . . until the day when they learn the truth.
  The entertaining thing about this book is that we get a complex situation, and a lot of action to get us caught up in the story. It also isn't too drawn out of a story, so everything feels pretty well paced.  We keep reading to find out what finds out to happening to all the main characters though because the author has caught us from the beginning. 
  One of the confusing things about this book is the fact that it seems to be from the children's perspective, but yet we are getting a lot of scenes that the kids could not have seen unless they were actually there. I'm sure they are reflecting back on what someone told them, but it is way too detailed from someone hearing it second hand.  I felt she shouldn't have been trying to guide it from a child's perspective, and just stayed as a perspective that guide it all without bias. 
  I'm not sure how realistic the cases are in this book, but I don't really care. I think the enjoyable thing about fiction is that the rare things can happen, and we can be as outlandish as we want as long as there is still some entertainment going on. 
   Anyways, this is an entertaining book. I think the genre it best fits in is drama, though you can get a little bit of the romance vibe from it also. It doesn't get too cheesy, or let the cheesiness overwhelm it. You can check it out at Amazon.  

This book was provided by Booksneeze in exchange for a review. 

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