Friday, May 24, 2013

Book Review: A PRETTY AGE By Barbara Mueller

This was a compelling story about turn of the century, rural Kansas convent girls caught up in a drama of abuse and distress and it drew me in to it's mystery. I like mysteries. I know a little about rural Midwest. I know a little about family struggles for power, but I knew nothing of turn-of-the-20th-century catholic convent dramas until I read this complimentary e-book from BookSneeze.  

This story was an easy read even though the characters were a bit chatty.  When I say chatty, I mean that we read a great deal of Sophiny’s thoughts while reading Antoinett’s journals.  The conflict is applicable to today and this book does challenge me to be thankful for my simple life, family and faith.  Complicated is good stuff for historical fiction though. 

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