Sunday, February 10, 2013

Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love

Dorothy Love is a talented writer and she grabs your interest and keeps it. However, I have mixed feelings about this book. I think I understand what she was trying to portray in this book. I also understand she was writing with the prejudices of the times in mind. But I still wish she had made a bolder statement that our skin color, our heritage, our culture - none of that matters to God or to those that love us. In some of the language and thoughts of the characters it was as if Ethan loved the heroine DESPITE her mixed heritage. I found that offensive. I would rather that he had told her he loved her as she was and embraced her WITH the mixed heritage. Throughout the book the heroine wonders if he can accept and love her if her knows what is in her mixed blood. I realize these are realistic feelings a person may have but I don't feel the book ever addressed her accepting who she was.

Another point I had mixed feelings about is that neither of the main characters really knew for sure if each other was a Christian until near the end of the book. It seems if you are a Christian it should be obvious to those around you.

I received this book free for a review from I was not required to write a positive review.