I'm still soaking sun in the Keys, but here's the review of a book I recently read.
Higher Hope by Robert Whitlow delves into the murky waters of slander. A preacher known to "know" things accuses a businessman of corrupt actions. Is this slander? If something is the truth, then can it be labeled as slander?
The story is told mostly in first person, through the eyes of a ultra-conservative Christian woman who is working in a law office, trying to make it to associate level. First person is tricky. I had trouble relating to her, not because of her beliefs, but because there was so little internal narrative.
I have to wonder if that's because the book was written by a male? Okay, okay, no one get upset. LOL The author did use third person with the preacher and he did a great job with her.
Whitlow is a solid writer whose intriguing premise kept me reading the story. I almost stopped because this is the second in the series and the first hundred pages were devoted to meeting the heroine's parents and love interest. Whitlow's skill as an author hooked me in though. He was smart to include snippets of the main premise so that I'd be eager to keep reading.
While I didn't form much of an emotional connection to the main character, I still enjoyed this book for the interesting religious angles and great writing.
What are you reading right now? What's your favorite genre?