Thursday, November 20, 2014

Book Review: Maggie's Miracle by Karen Kingsbury

Maggie's Miracle
(Red Gloves, #2)
by Karen Kingsbury
Adult Christian Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 
Published by: Zondervan
Released On: November 4, 2014 
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Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis:


Megan Wright spent just a week with him the summer of their 14th year. But despite a lifetime of heartache and bad choices, she never let go of young Kade's magical definition of love. After college Megan settled for a relationship of convenience. Now it's been two years since her husband's death and she is a high-powered attorney, looking for help with her lonely young son. Across town, Casey Cummins is still dealing with the three-year-old tragic loss of his wife. His search for meaning and hope leads him to contact the Manhattan Children's Organization, who connect him with a fatherless child. Now life is suddenly taking a series of unusual twists. How could Megan know that the teenage boy from all those years ago actually kept his promise? Or that the miracle she prayed for as a girl is only a breath away? The prayers of her little boy are about to be answered, and in a strange and mysterious way that only heaven in all its glory could've brought about.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Disclaimers: I received an e-arc from netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I have a hate-love relationship with Karen. I'm not sure why. I either love her books or they just fall flat for me. I'm always interested in seeing which one it's going to be. 

It was a very cute read that I enjoyed very much. I loved the characters. The novel starts with Jordan writing a letter to God to help him find a new daddy. How can your heart not melt at that?

The novel was quick and short, but it was profound. I enjoyed the read.

However, I felt like the story dragged at times and was rushed in certain parts. I felt like the characters could have been more developed. 

Having said that, I don't regret having read the book. A good read just not one that particularly stood out to me. 

Can I read out of order? Yes, I haven't read the first one and I didn't feel lost at all.


So why 3 stars? For all the reasons listed above. I feel like I might have been too harsh in my review. It was a good book that I enjoyed. I just feel like it had the potential to be more. 

In Summary: Karen Kinsbury's novel is profound and touching, but in some parts is sightly rushed. 

Warnings/Side-notes: None. This book is suitable for all ages.

The Wrap-up: The book was an enjoyable read and one that I think most will like. For me, it just felt a little too rushed. 

Love,

Danica Page

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