Friday, September 9, 2016

As the Leaves Kiss the Stream Book Review: Perfect for Fall Reading!


About the Book
... a story about a father and his seventeen-year-old daughter. He is a missionary; she is a problem.

Together they go camping and fly fishing in the Ozarks. Together they clash and argue.

Then one cold, October morning as they fly fished beside the pure water of the stream, together they learned something about grace.

For the tears of a father ... are as the tears of God ... that fall silently and caress the one beloved, much as the autumn leaves that gently fall and kiss the stream. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

This sounded like a story for me when I read the back cover. A father and daughter with a struggling relationship set in the Ozarks! I loved this book! I couldn't put it down actually. While it is a shorter story it holds great writing and characters. Barnes created a wonderful setting and took a real life issue between a father and daughter and showed God's grace. I'll be honest in saying Erin (the daughter) drove me crazy with her attitude. But the father's temperament is what held this story together and made it such a good read. I thought overall it was a pretty realistic example of this type of relationship when a girl is a teenager and the father wants to give her a life lesson. I also thought while reading, that this is like what Christ sees in us. We are stubborn people, we want things our way. And gently and ever so patient He shows us we are in the wrong and in need of Him always. 
Great story! 
Five stars. 

"I received this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review."

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