Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Still Life Book Review


About the Book

A tragic plane crash. One woman who lost her husband. Another who gave up her seat for him.

Ada spent her first twenty-five years with her family as part of a fringe religious sect. Her only contact with the outside world was through customers at their farm store. Then she met Julian, a photojournalist who'd come to document their lifestyle. They eloped mere days later and Ada was thrust into a completely new life as a wife, city-dweller, and an individual allowed to make her own decisions. But she has no idea who she is.

On her twenty-sixth birthday, Julian plans to fly home from an assignment to give her her first-ever birthday present. He's thrilled when Katherine Cramer gives up her seat so he can make the flight. But the plane crashes and everyone on board is killed, including Julian.

Ada is completely at a loss, with no friends and no marketable skills. When Julian's last photographs are published, her life erupts into chaos. She begins travelling--with Julian's camera for a companion--searching for answers to who she is and what she really wants.

Meanwhile, Katherine must live with the knowledge of "why "she gave up her seat--to extend her affair one more night. She recognizes her survival as a second chance to save her marriage. But is it too late?

When Ada's and Katherine's paths cross, they discover that there's still life ahead for both of them. (Goodreads)

My Review

I have mixed feelings while writing this review. There is a distinct writing style that Christa uses that I actually enjoy. I liked the overall idea about a tragedy happening and families figuring out where to go from there. I guess it was difficult to get into the characters for me. I really didn't understand Ada's side of the story I think I liked her friends the best out of the book. Katherine's story is a lot to handle. She is having an affair and then tragedy strikes. When the truth comes out, as it always does, I felt like she really had no regret about sleeping with another man. I didn't get any closure from that part of the story. I love that the book proves that Christ can be in any situation and that it might take the faith of a teen boy. But I feel like not a whole lot changed throughout the book.
I guess I was just disappointed with this book as it didn't grab me into the story line.
The cover is beautiful and I'm sure others will enjoy the book more than I did.

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."

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