For my second book review, I chose a work of Christian fiction, 'The Promise She Keeps' by Erin Healy.
From The Publisher:
It's her destiny to die young. The man who loves her can't live with that.
Promise, a talented young vocalist with a terminal illness, is counting on fame to keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging witch and art collector in search of the goddess who will grant her immortality.
When Promise inexplicably survives a series of freak accidents, Porta believes that Promise is the one she seeks. But Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and opposes Porta, comes between the women with his mysterious visions and drawings, and plunges everyone into a flesh-and-blood confrontation over the true meaning of eternal life.
My review: I was drawn to this book initially because one of the main characters, the artist Chase, was an autistic character. As a mother to a child with autism, I am always excited to see characters with the same diagnosis. To be honest though, it took me awhile to really get into the story, and throughout the book I went back and forth on whether or not I really liked it or not. The story was great, the characters were unique and well written and I really wanted to love it, but it did not draw me in as I'd hoped. The book tells the intriguing story of life, death and immortality. Between several near death experiences for Promise, the mysterious and prophetic drawings from Chase and the witch Porta's quest for immortality, it certainly kept me guessing with every page and even until the very end I wasn't sure what was going to happen. I do appreciate that, as it was unlike anything I'd expected or read before. While I usually enjoy supernatural themes, I think in the end, this one was just a bit too different for my likings. Overall, it was a good book and I'm happy I read it, even if it wasn't my favorite. If you like supernatural Christian novels, then this book might be better suited for you than me.
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