Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Book Review: Yvonne's Harris' A River to Cross
As I said there were many inaccuracies from what I could tell. There were two very obvious things to me though. One was that the lead characters kissed a lot. I'm very sure public affection was not that approved of in the 1800s, but yet these two were at each other's lips almost every chapter. There is nothing wrong with that, but it doesn't seem to match with how reserved most women, and society viewed conducting themselves in public. Now if she was working in a saloon under a mistress, and trying to seduce men it would have made more sense. The second thing was only one sentence, but it bugged me the entire time, because I've always known this. There is one woman who is insecure about her body, so she wears her dresses baggy to conceal that she feel she is overweight. If anyone knows anything about whatever then you know thin was not in for the women of the 1800s. Men loved women with lots of curves, and were voluptuous. A woman would have not been trying to conceal, but instead play up in the best way she could that she was extra endowed in certain areas, such as most notably the breast! Have you ever watched a movie from those periods that tried to cover those up?
I did finish reading this book, which at least says that it vaguely kept my interest enough for me to do so. After the first few pages the action seemed repetitive, and the romance wasn't very deep. It seemed everything was happening, to just be happening. It was thankfully a quick read, so it didn't have to keep my interest long.
If you are a fan of these historical, Christian, romance novels, then you'll probably love it. I'm not a consistent fan of them. I'm struggling to find many that know how to make deep, believable characters.
This complimentary copy was provided by Bethany House in exchange for a review.