Monday, February 15, 2016

The Feathered Bone

The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell is not the kind of novel I normally read, but after I read the reviews I decided to give it a try.  I really tried to like this book, but I just could not connect with it.  It seemed to be drawn out and there were so many needless details that seemed to drag it out even more.  I am not really a fan of first person narrative and since that is what is used in this book, I am sure that is one of the things that influenced my opinion.

The story is pretty deep.  It deals with some upsetting issues such as kidnapping, depression and abuse, just to name a few, but it also focuses on overcoming the things that life throws your way.  Just like a feather bone you can bend and not break.  The trials we face in life do not have to define us, but they can make us stronger.

The story is set in New Orleans and Amanda is chaperoning her daughter's class on an outing.  Amanda's daughter Ellie is best friends with Sarah and before the day is over Sarah disappears.  Ellie blames herself and falls into a deep depression.  Amanda's husband is nothing but a jerk and turns destructive when his wife and daughter are needing him most.  As Amanda continues the search for Sarah, she leans on her faith to do what is best for her and her daughter.

The story line really is good, but it's the drawn out details that just drove me crazy.  To each their own, but this is one author that I will steer clear from in the future.

***Thanks to for providing this book in exchange for my honest review.

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