Sunday, April 18, 2010

Book Review/Kind-of-GIveaway: Forget Me Not



Ok, I'm trying something new today, and hopefully my favorite publishing company (http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/) won't mind too much. They were kind enough to provide this book for my review (even though I'm late publishing - sorry!!) I've had a crazy weekend, but here we go. As much as I've loved everything else sent to my by the publisher, I cannot in good conscience recommend this one. It's about a woman who has lost her memory and has no clues to her identity other than a necklace and a business card for a Crisis Care Center. She goes to the center and realizes that she looks just like the owner's wife - who was murdered three years before. Interesting, if not completely original, premise, but I have to be honest guys, I am annoyed by the writing. It fits into the "inspriational" genre (read Christian) and it reads, at least to me, like the agenda for the book was chosen and the book was written around that - and not very well.

Right now my biggest pet peeve is the way the female character interjects prayers into her conversations randomly (and out loud). I pray and I pray out loud sometimes, but not usually right in the middle of a conversation with another person - and I can't say that I know anyone else who does the same. Anyway, regardless of the writing, I feel bad because I love the publisher and I've enjoyed every other book they've sent me. I don't feel bad for not liking the book, but I feel bad because they also sent me a giveaway copy and I can't really write a whole post about how I didn't like a book and then try to give it away, right?

So for this giveaway, here's what I'm thinking: I'll give the book another chance to be reviewed on my blog by someone who might have a different opinion. Would any of my sweet readers be interested in winning a copy of the book, writing a review, and guest posting it on my blog? My grandmother, who reads inspirational fiction exclusively, will be getting my personal copy and I'm going to try to get her to write a guest review for me too! Leave a comment if you're interested in guest writing on my blog!

For those of you who are interested, more information about the book can be found at:

http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781601422057

6 comments:

  1. I'm not interested in reading and reviewing, but I just wanted to comment to let you know that, even being a Christian, I have a problem with 95% of "inspirational fiction." I'd be alright if it was written well or if the agenda wasn't so in your face.... but I can just never get past it. I really have stopped trying. Bleh.

    My only real exception is Francine Rivers and I could read her any day of the week.

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  2. I would be willing to read the book and do a guest blog. Although I can't promise my opinion will be different (obviously) but I'm willing to try it.

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  3. Yay! Thank you! Will you email me your address so I can get it in the mail to you?

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  4. Sure no problem. I don't know where you're email is though. I think maybe I'm missing something obvious.

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  5. cla37619 at gmail dot com

    I don't think it's posted on here actually - I need to fix that!

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