Thursday, May 05, 2011

Book Review: Inheritance of Beauty

The Inheritance of Beauty

About the Book:
Beauty, like truth, is enduring. But only one can set you free.

Maggie Black came of age in the lush, fragrant lowcountry of South Carolina—spending her days with her beloved brother and the boy she would grow up to marry. But when a stranger arrived one summer, Maggie couldn’t imagine the evil he would bring with him. And though she escaped with her life, the ramifications of that fateful summer would alter all of their lives forever.

Now, some eighty years later, Maggie and her husband George are spending their remaining days in a nursing home, helpless as age slowly robs Maggie of her ability to communicate. When a mysterious package arrives, followed closely by a stranger whose identity haunts them, Maggie and George are hemmed in by a history they’d rather forget.

As the truth reveals itself, George knows he must face the past and its lifetime of repercussions. It’s the only way to free himself and his precious wife—if it’s not too late.

The Inheritance of Beauty is a rich and enchanting story about age and beauty and the ability of true beauty to transcend one's life.

My Comments:
This book tells about a time near the end of the lives of these folk and the climax is a little supernatural.  I enjoyed the book and until is was about half over, I wouldn't have classified it as Christian fiction, except for the publisher.  The second half gets more religious, but the supernatural elements are those generally seen in Christian fiction.  I don't know what else to say about the book without giving the story away, but again, it was a heartwarming good story.  Grade:  B

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley.  I was not obligated to write any review, much less a positive one.

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