About the Book:
Father Samuel Whiting does not set out to be a hero. He doesn't want to save the world or even save the day. Instead, he simply exists, asleep in his own life, adrift in a loneliness of his own creation. And then the circus comes to town and his self-imposed isolation is shattered. As he gradually awakens to a world of possibility, he embarks on the hero's journey of discovery through the uncharted terrain of his own heart. His is a tale of insecurity and false hopes, of self-absorption and self-denial, of reaching out and falling short. It is a tale of struggling with integrity and striving for valor by someone who, if left to his own devices, would willingly remain an extra in his own life. Finally, blinded by self-delusion and at the brink of despair, a challenge to serve changes everything he believes about the true cost of love.
Those of you who are regular readers know that I really try to be supportive of anything that could be considered the Catholic version of Christian fiction. Offer me a book with a priest as the main character and I'm likely to give it a try. Unfortunately, I just couldn't connect with this book, and after fifty pages, gave up. I will say that at the beginning of the book it looked like a romance could have been brewing between the priest and one of the female characters, and I did check the end of the book and no, they did not live together happily ever after, and in my book, that is a good thing.
I'd like to thank Lisa of TLC Book Tours for providing a review copy.
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