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Monday, April 10, 2017

Book Review: To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden

To the Farthest Shores

Book Description:

Naval officer Ryan Gallagher broke Jenny's heart six years ago when he abruptly disappeared. Now he's returned but refuses to discuss what happened. Furious, Jenny has no notion of the impossible situation Ryan is in. With lives still at risk, he can't tell Jenny the truth about his overseas mission--but he can't bear to lose her again either.

Book Review:

Elizabeth Camden is the author I go to when I want more than "fluff" to read. Her stories are always very emotional and real. I love the historical time frames that she writes about (without shoving the history down your throat.), and she really manages to bring her characters alive.

All that being said, I struggled with this book because I didn't love Ryan. I wanted to. He was a good guy, but I mostly wanted to slap him. I also didn't love Jenny. Not really sure why, but maybe because I just wanted her to make a decision and stick with it. All her back and forth, while real, was annoying to me. This story also didn't go in the direction I wanted it to go. I struggled with some of the content wishing it would have gone differently.  I did enjoy Finn's character though. Well, by the end of the book anyway, when he cleans himself up from his addiction.

I'm not sure this is a book that I would pick up and read again. Maybe if she comes out with a story on Finn and I need to refresh my memory, but probably not. It also probably isn't a story I would recommend to others. I will still keep reading this author though, because her writing is really great.

To the Farthest Shores

Title: To the Farthest Shores
Author: Elizabeth Camden
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: April 2017
ISBN:  0764218808
Source: I received an eCopy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.