Monday, March 9, 2009

The Passion of Mary Margaret by Lisa Samson


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Passion of Mary Margaret

Thomas Nelson (March 10, 2009)

by

Lisa Samson




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lisa Samson is a Christy Award-winning author of 19 books, including the Women of the Faith Novel of the Year, Quaker Summer. Lisa has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a talented novelist who isn't afraid to take risks."

Her novel Embrace Me has been named as one of Library Journal's books of the year.

She lives in Lexinton, Kentucky, with her husband and three kids.

She stays busy by writing, volunteering at Kentucky Refugee Ministries, raising children and trying to be supportive of a husband in seminary. (Trying...some days she's downright awful. It's a good thing he's such a fabulous cook!) She can tell you one thing, it's never dull around there.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Mary-Margaret accepts a calling that surpasses her wildest dreams . . . and challenges her deep faith.

When Mary-Margaret Danaher met Jude Keller, the lightkeeper's son, she was studying at convent school on a small island in the Chesapeake Bay. Destined for a life as a religious sister, she nevertheless felt a pull toward Jude-rough and tumble, promiscuous Jude.

After sojourning as a medical missions sister in Swaziland, Mary-Margaret returns to the island to prepare for her final vows. Jude, too, returns to the island, dissolute and hardened. Mary-Margaret can hardly believe it when the Spirit tells her she must marry the troubled boy who befriended her all those years ago, forsaking the only life she ever wanted for a man she knows she'll never love.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Passion of Mary Margaret , go HERE

My Review:

This is not an easy book to read. I am not done. I got to the point where I put it down. I am on page 112 out of 313. I am not even sure if I will finish it. I want to know what happens but I don't know if I can make my way through to the end. It is a little odd especially with this unusual sister's abilities to see and hear God and some of the issues dealt with are difficult to read also. It is very heavy on Catholicism and details. Some parts felt preachy for sure. I love Lisa Samson. Her book Embrace Me was one of my favorites last year. I was looking forward a lot to reading this book.

Visit Kim at Window to My World for a more comprehensive review:

http://berlysue.blogspot.com/2009/03/passion-of-mary-margaret-my-review.html

1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

I appreciate your honesty. I had a hard time with it too. I finished it but struggled a bit with writing my review. I've been interested to see how other people have handled it, and encouraged that I'm not the only one who isn't raving about it.