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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Saving Cicadas by Nicole Seitz

When I received Nicole Seitz's book "Saving Cicadas" in the mail, I was excited to start reading it because it is my very first attempt to take on Christian fiction.  Not only that, it is my first fiction in over two years!  I felt that it would be nice for a change to escape into a world that is far from the reality of my own (which non-fiction books always remind me of).

There are a some of things I liked about the book.

1) It has a strong pro-life message.  I loved the way Seitz tackled this matter with a lot of conviction.

2) I have a weakness for family dramas. That is why I have been faithfully watching the TV show Brothers & Sisters for four straight seasons. Reading through this book isn't any different. I loved how the story unfolds through the voice of Janie (the granddaughter) and Mona (the grandmother).  There was enough suspense to make me want to read in a faster pace than I am usually used to.  I brought the book with me wherever I went because I had high anticipation of what was going to happen.

3) The book truly promotes Christian family values.  Always a great thing for me!

There are also a couple of things I didn't get about the book.

1) Although I understand why the author portrayed ghosts and angels that aren't Biblically faithful, I wasn't feeling it either.

2) The biggest secret I have been waiting for to unfold lived up to the suspense.  But the more I thought about it, the more inconsistent it felt to me.

Thank you to for allowing me to review "Saving Cicadas."  Even though some parts disappointed me, the book was entertaining overall.  This makes me look forward reading more Christian fiction in the near future.


Nicole Seitz said...

Thank you for your honest review, Samantha! Hope you enjoy much more fiction.

God bless and happy reading,

Samantha Johnson said...

Glad you made it here to my blog Nicole!

I look forward to reading more Christian fiction! :-)


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