Tuesday, March 10, 2015

One Last Thing Book Review


About the Book
A hope-filled soon-to-be bride makes a discovery about her fiance that rocks her world and provokes a maelstrom of decisions and self-discovery.

Tara Faulkner has dreamed of her wedding and the life she and her fiance Seth will share in their hometown of Savannah . . . and by all accounts, it should be a charmed one. But when she discovers three weeks before the wedding that Seth is seriously addicted to pornography, Tara's dreams are shattered.

She must decide whether she will stand by Seth, but she also must let go of the dream she shaped for herself and discover a real vision for her life--and where it will come from. With all else falling apart, Tara encounters an unexpected--and unlikely--group of women mentors. They help her peel back the layers of shaming secrets and begin to clearly see the real issues of her generation.

In the end, she's able to make a decision based on God's vision--not her own. (Goodreads)

 My Review

I have mixed feelings about this book. I love Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue and have enjoyed their previous books. This one, I liked but I'm not sure what to take away from it. This is a touchy subject about pornography and I agree with the authors in the fact that it's wrong. So the book starts out as expected, Tara discovers her fiance's secrets and her world is shattered. They are both wealthy southern families and that is where I think this book takes things a bit over the top. I totally agree with and enjoyed reading about the woman's point of view and the anger and the confusion. I also liked how it was written, but everyone in the book finds it to be scandalous. This surprised me because honestly stuff like this is encouraged not disapproved of by many people. I felt like the story line was a little unrealistic in this because everyone was on Tara's side and I really don't find this to be true in real life. I also thought the ending didn't really give much closure to the story. I just finished reading and felt empty and not sure what I gained from the storyline. 

That all being said I still think this book gives a good idea on what would go through a woman's mind when this type of thing happened. I agree with the author's point of view and I wish our culture would realize how damaging this is to so many people. 

Four stars.

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


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