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Monday, October 10, 2011

“Not by Might” Book Review

Breanna Brockman and her husband John have recently started their lives together as a married couple, and they keep themselves quite busy with Breanna as a nurse and John being in law enforcement. From deputies getting shot to doctors becoming paralyzed, the hospital is swarming with patients and risky procedures. John is always busy catching outlaws while finding time to swoon his new bride at the hospital.

When I first opened the book Not by Might by Al Lacy, and learned that it was a romantic Christian western novel I was a little concerned that it would be too many genres crammed into one book. In all honesty, it was. I can appreciate a good Christian book even when some of the beliefs expressed are different from my own, but this book was too religious. I felt like the author was pushing his religious beliefs harder than necessary and I started skipping any sections of the book that were preachy. It is most likely due to this that I do not feel any need or desire to pick up another book by this author.

Tangentially, John and Breanna are so in love throughout the book and so incredibly mushy that I still find it hard to believe that the author is male.

All that aside, I enjoyed the book well enough and felt a strange tie to my dad because he was often reading Louis L’amour books while I was growing up. The western feel was a fun twist from what I usually read and I enjoyed the suspense of the story line. Basically, good story line, too preachy.

I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for the purposes of this review. All opinions expressed are mine.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review but I think the mooshiness would turn me off.

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