JAMIE! Where the H is Whatever Wednesday???!!! What’s going on?!
I know I know but don’t panic!! It’ll be back next week! Melissa, the other host is in WALT DISNEY WORLD! Isn’t that awesome??
She’s having some great guest posts this week so you should check them out at Filling our Bucket.
And definitely, DEFINITELY come back next week for Whatever Wednesday!!!
Today I’m going to review the book, First There is a River by Kathy Steffen.
This was the very first book I got on my nook color and it was free! I don’t know if it’s usually free… the lady at Barnes and Noble put it on there for me. I really loved this book.
The main character, Emma is trapped in an abusive marriage to a self-righteous, delusional man. Her uncle worries about her all the time. He never has the courage to say anything about the then taboo subject (The book is set decades ago.) At least, not until one day, he gets her a job aboard The Spirit, a River Boat. At first, she turns it down for fear that her husband would kill her if she even brought it up. She had been able to stay with him all this time because he never touched their two kids and she wanted to keep her family together. One day, she comes home from her part time job where she serves a rich family as their cook to find her kids gone. Her husband pulled them out of school and sent them away to work on a farm. This pushes Emma over the edge. She grabs one of her kid’s toys and sprints out of the house. She passes out and wakes up in the arms of Gage, first Engineer on The Spirit. Determined to get away from her husband and make a better life for her children, she agrees to go away on the River Boat and cook for the people aboard. Little does she know that her husband has figured out where she went and is plotting her ‘punishment’.
Her story is quite a page turner. I loved rooting for her as she finds herself and makes a better life. The only thing I don’t like is this jerk using the Bible to justify the horrible things he does to his wife and other people. He is a terrible representative of what it means to be a Christian and drives Emma away from any kind of belief in God. 🙁
I recommend this book. If you read it, let me know what you think!
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