Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Thing of Beauty Book Review


About the Book
It's a wonder to behold what happens when love moves in . . .

Former child star Fiona Hume deserted the movie biz a decade ago--right after she left rehab. She landed in Baltimore, bought a dilapidated old mansion downtown, and hatched dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece, complete with a studio for herself. She would disappear from public view and live an artist's life.

That was the plan.

Ten years later, Fiona's huge house is filled with junk purchased at thrift stores, haggled over at yard sales, or picked up from the side of the road. Each piece was destined for an art project . . . but all she's got so far is a piece of twine with some antique buttons threaded down its length.

She's thirty-two years old and still recognizable, but Fiona's money has finally run out. She's gotten pretty desperate, too, and in her desperation she's willing to do almost anything for money. Almost. So it is that she comes to rent out the maid's quarters to a local blacksmith named Josia Yeu.

Josia is everything Fiona isn't: gregarious, peaceful, in control without controlling . . . in short, happy. As the light from the maid's quarters begins to permeate the dank rooms of Fiona's world, something else begins to transform as well--something inside Fiona. Something even she can see is beautiful. (Goodreads)

My Review

Well this book was a huge disappointment. I had read Runaway Saint and enjoyed her unique writing style but this book I just could not get into. The characters, Fiona and Josia and Jack didn't captivate me much. I understand Fiona's past and her challenges. I like her house, it's one I would like to visit perhaps. The setting was well written. This is a Christian fiction book so I was surprised to read quite a few cuss words throughout the book and the lack of any type of Godly point until perhaps the ending. That being said, I read non-Christian books all the time, I'm just saying since it's portrayed as such I didn't think the cussing was necessary. I understand the point the author was trying to make with Fiona I just couldn't get into it.

I give this book 3 stars.

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

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