Book Reviews

Grace Alive by Natasha House

My edition: Kindle (Owned)
Series: Heart of Grace #1
Rating:2 stars. DNF @26%

Meet Zoe Reed.

She is 26, unmarried, and still living with her parents. Working at a lame craft store, she feels like her life has become one giant disappointment.
Waiting for Mr. Right, yet having never been on a date, let alone kissed a man, she wonders if he will ever come.

Then she meets Branson Tate.

The handsome man and his three kids stumble into her life, and she finds him to be the polar opposite of what her parents have always wanted for her.
But when Zoe’s dad, the pastor of the largest church in Michigan, says God spoke to him who her husband is, she’s faced with a choice.
Is her father hearing God or is she?

Review: So this book has been on my TBR list for a while and I got it a long time ago. It has been sitting on my Kindle collecting little electronic dust particles for about a year and a half. I should have left it there.

Our heroine is Zoe, who is a pastor’s kid. She is 26 and still living at home. She hasn’t been on a date ever and hasn’t even kissed a guy. One night she is working at the craft store called Little Bit of Everything, when Branson walks in with his three daughters. Zoe thinks he’s cute right away. Hey, a girl can look and not touch. She sees no sign of a marriage ring but that still doesn’t mean anything.

Her father wants her to be with a man named Jacob who gives Zoe the creepers. The guy does sound like a creep. Even though Zoe isn’t leading him on, her dad is. While she feels like God is telling her to go with Branson, her father is telling her different.

I felt for Zoe in a sense of I come from a Catholic background which is to believe Catholics marry other Catholics, but I didn’t. I am engaged to Wy who is an atheist who hates Christmas music anytime unless the week of Christmas. Neither of my parents really care. I think the only person I would hear from about that is my grandma who sadly past away when I was in junior high. But my family really cares if someone is happy then let them be happy.

Anyway this book kind of upset me in many ways. The focus on a woman needing a husband so she can pop out kids was really grating my nerves. If a woman doesn’t want a husband she shouldn’t be looked down upon just for that. Plus what is up with everyone having three kids. Some people stop after two or heck even one. Some even had more of the little people because they wanted too.

One girl had gotten pregnant in the youth group outside of marriage, and my dad had put her up front and rebuked her in front of everyone.

I don’t know about you, but that just does not fly with me. That is horrible to do. Especially to a young girl. What if she was raped and was to scared to say anything to someone? Ugh I hate stuff like this.

Another problem I had was how her father was basically telling her that she needed to court and marry Jacob or else she will go to hell. That’s pretty messed up. I simply couldn’t enjoy this book.



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