Disclaimer: I’m not a romance lover, and so this isn’t my kind of book. If you enjoy Christian romance, this book is for you!
Grace Neunaber has finally found happiness. After struggling for years as a single mother of four, she’s thrilled about her newfound faith and her marriage to a strong Christian man. But as David is added to their family of five, her enthusiasm is quickly dampened by her older children’s open hostility and resentment toward their new father.
For Grace’s daughter, Faith, having a principal for a step-dad is only one of the downsides. Her parents are nosy, restrictive, and most of all embarrassing. But Faith’s issues with her parents are quickly shoved aside when she’s faced with a decision that will change the course of her future.
Each member of the Neunaber family will have to rely on their faith in God if their strained relationships are going to knit them closer together instead of tear their family apart.
First off, I was semi surprised to find out it was a romance, because for some reason I didn’t think it was when I signed up for this blog tour. That disappointment was probably my own fault, though. Should have read everything a bit closer.
Second, it was said to be squeaky clean. Now, I understand that everyone’s definition of squeaky clean is different. Mine personally is no kissing in the book. Well, this book certainly wasn’t squeaky clean. How can a book dealing with teenage pregnancy be squeaky clean?
Honestly, that alone really bothered me, but other things quickly arouse. I have no idea what age this book is targeted towards. The writing style made me think Y/A fiction, but some of it just wasn’t good. The way the book was structured made it hard to follow, though the writing style was simple, and it was hard to get emotionally attached to the characters.
I was slightly disappointed that I guessed what happened from the first chapter, and then it was just a long read. The book wasn’t well written, honestly, and the characters didn’t seem to have very real reactions.
Another thing I would like to point out is the fact that the mom and children were new Christians, while the dad had been a Christian for a while, which is fine. The thing I didn’t understand was the fact that the mom, a new Christian, had such stricter rules on dating than the dad. It just didn’t make much sense to me.
Also, the character Aaron. I’m very confused as to how old he is, and quite a few other things. As a character, he was very confusing.
So how would I rate this book? I would give it three out of five stars. The topic was a good topic that needs to be written on more often. But the execution was just lacking.
*hides* I didn’t want to have a bad review for this author. And I’m sorry this is what I think about this book. A friend told me to be honest about it, and so I am. Would I recommend Faith Alone to anyone? To people that enjoy romance, and aren’t very familiar with the pro-life stance, yes!
Edit: I also really enjoyed the ending. The sweetness of it all made up for a lot of the beginning that I didn’t enjoy. Also, a few quotes from it made me laugh and smile.
That being said, let’s take a look at who authored it.
Ruth Meyer graduated from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a degree in church music and no plans whatsoever to become an author. But a student of the week project for her son inspired Our Faith from A to Z, a children’s picture book. After that, it was only a matter of time before she tried her hand at fiction. As both the daughter of and the wife of a pastor, Ruth has moved around a lot, and her experiences provide many ideas for her writing. Currently, she resides in rural Texas with her husband, their five children, and two dogs. It is her hope that through her writing, readers are assured of God’s grace through His Son, Jesus.
And now for the blog tour schedule.
Monday the 22nd
Blog Tour Intro // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Book Spotlight // Faith Blum @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections
Tuesday the 23rd
Review // Amie @ Crazy A
Review // Jane Mouttet @ Library Lady’s Kid Lit
Wednesday the 24th
Review // Marie Shen @ Imperial Scribis
Author Interview // Medomfo @ Writings From a God Girl
Thursday the 25th
Book Spotlight // Michaela Bush @ Tangled Up in Writing
Friday the 26th
Review // Mary Moerbe @ Meet, Write, & Salutary
Review // Chloe @ Purely By Faith Reviews
Saturday the 27th
Review // Jes Drew @ Agency of Books and Spies
Sunday the 28th
Review // Loretta Marchize @ Just Writing
Monday the 29th
Review & Author Interview // Kaitlyn S. @ Maidens for Modesty
Wrapup Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Welp, that sums up this post, folks! I’m off to go pick strawberries with my family. 😉