I’m Late, I’m Late — July Giveaway
July 18, 2007
Yes, I’ve usually got my blogging for the day done by now, but my poor calendar’s been filling up far too fast. So this post is late.
This time I was reading it for a contest. So it was more of a forced read, but I was amazed at how much I fell into the story again, at how much I STILL couldn’t put it down, at how well it was written now that I knew the ending that was coming. Mary’s words were so vivid and simple that it was like watching every page happen in front of you with a setting as real as my world (just hotter). The plot was so smooth and seamless that I couldn’t imagine this story working any other way than the way she wrote it. Watching the Tree Limbs, I’m sure, will be one of those books people are still reading ten, fifteen years from now.
Yet the topic scares so many off.
It deals with a little girl — who’s been abused.
I know the topic kept me from reading it when it first came out, but over and over I heard people talking about how good it was, how nothing was graphic or gratuitous.
So I read it. And loved it.
Yes, the topic is a sad one, but this is Christian fiction. Christian fiction gives hope. It gives answers. It does not glorify sin. The abuse was only a small portion of the book, yet the ramifications and the girl’s healing take center stage. I’d imagine for many it could be a book of hope.
That’s what I love about Christian fiction.
I’m giving away Watching the Tree Limbs this month. If you’d like to be entered for the drawing, please leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw the winners on July 30th.