Saturday, March 14, 2009

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday - Surprised

My friend Amy is the host for Faith 'n Fiction Saturday. She poses the questions and we try to answer them. If you're interested, check it out here.

Today's topic is:
Have you ever read a book and been completely surprised by it? Was it either better than you were expecting, moving in ways you didn't expect, more captivating than you thought, or totally different from what you thought it would be about?

My Response:
Like our hostess, I was blown away by Tender Grace by Jackina Stark. The cover did not entice me; I had never heard of the author, but what a powerful book it is. In fact, I am reading the book of John again--slowly as the protagonist, Audrey modeled. 

On the other hand, Kiss by Ted Dekker left me cold. The cover is quite exciting, and I've certainly heard of his writing. I expected to enjoy that book, but I did not.

Then again, Rhapsody in Red by Donn Taylor is a much better than average whodunit with many twists and turns. In addition, there's an unexpected subtheme of music that runs through the novel.

I love to read. Opening the cover of a new book is always a delightful experience because most of the time, a treasure awaits.


Anonymous said...

Hmm that's two recommendations for Tender Grace - I'll have to check that out. Love today's Q - My selection is up at Free Spirit

Lynn Squire said...

Oh, I was wondering what Kiss would be like. I read the first couple of pages and set it back on the shelf. Didn't quite appeal to me.

Kim said...

Tender Grace is a phenomenal book! But I loved Kiss too! I'm not familiar with Rhapsody in Red.

ladystorm said...

Haven't read any of those..though I do know that Dekker's books are

Nise' said...

Have not read any of these books. My friends name is Audrey Eaton and I wonder if it will be weird reading Tender Grace.

Amy said...

What a great idea to reread the book of John slowly! It really is one of my favorite books of the Bible!