When I first picked up the book “Divine Appointments”, I did not feel any particular pull to it. The main character, Josie Brooks, is just obnoxious in the beginning and I instantly disliked her. I am the type that if the book is good enough, I will stay up all night reading it, but this was not one of those books.
"Divine Appointments” is about discovering what matters most in life, and taking hold of those things. It was a good reminder to me to look around and realize how blessed I am as I read the struggles of the characters throughout the book. Though there are religious undercurrents, I did not find this book to be overly Christian, but was able to relate better to the characters because of values I share with them.
The only aspect of this book that I did not enjoy were the random inserts of a book one of the characters was writing. I felt they were random and poorly written, so I would skip over those sections unless they pertained to the lives of the characters in some way or other.
It took me a while to connect to the characters, but once I did, and as they developed throughout the book, I became more fond of them and was so excited with the way the book ended.
If you are looking for an uplifting read, this book fits the bill perfectly.
I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion of it from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.