Sunday, November 11, 2012
Band of Sisters - A Review
This book has so many layers in it that it's hard to fully explain it. It's very different than Gohlke's Promise Me This. I'd have to say that this is one of the most thought provoking books I've read this year. Maureen was abused as a young teen and has a problem trusting men and God. Yet she finally figures out that there are people out there who love her the way that God loves her and she surrenders to that love. This book also takes the concept of what would Jesus do as introduced to the characters via the book In His Steps by Charles Sheldon. The issue of white slavery is also dealt with in this book. My only experience with seeing how the poor were treated in New York around the turn of the century come from my high school history classes and the lectures my teacher gave. But the issue of white slavery was never discussed. I've only heard recently of how white slavery is still going strong in parts of America today, and that scares me a little.
While I didn't love this book the way that I loved Promise Me This, I definitely enjoyed this book.
I read the Kindle version for pure pleasure. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of Karen Kingsbury, Laura Frantz, Lynn Austin, Julie Lessman, drama, Francine Rivers, and Sarah Sundin.
Rating - 4 stars