I just polished off this goodie and I wanted to share my thoughts. Check out the end of the post for my ratings ***********
Saying as I absolutely LOVE Beth Moore, when I heard that she was releasing a Fiction book I knew I had to get my hands on it! Only of the things that I wanted to do this year was read more. I joined an Facebook Bookclub (although I have not been brave enough to post in there yet hahahaha) and was set out to find some great reads to add to my list.
I took a break from on of my goals to read all of Nichols Sparks books (minus Nights In Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle (the movie almost killed me) as well as A Walk to Remember for the same reason as the last) and snatched me up copy of Undoing of Saint Silvanus.
I expected to breeze through the book from page one and although I LOVED what I was reading there were parts that I was having to go back and re-read to make sure I understood. Some of the writting was a bit disjointed at first and some of the word choices made it hard for me to get it (lol). But once I got past maybe the first 1/4 of the book it was smooth sailing from there!! I polished it off in maybe 3 days. Im super glad that I stuck with it because it ended up being a great story.
Ultimately the story is about second chances. Giving second chances and getting them. I love that it painted a picture of the difference people can make in not only the lives of others but also their own life for choosing to “show up” for others. Different characters in the story had to start from the relationship ground up more than once and each time the store wasn’t butterflies and roses but showed that if you just try relationships can be healed and grow into something beautiful.
The character Adella…. man we all need an Adella! Someone who doesn’t give up on you no matter what, they keep pushing and pushing and rooting for you.
OH and halfway through what you think is going on ISNT, and even when you start to kinda get it, THERE IS ANOTHER TURN! SOOO GOOOD! ]
Here is the synopsis on LifeWay Christian Bookstore’s website!
“Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It’s not like they were close. She hadn’t seen him – or her grandmother, the ice queen – in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother’s apartment house, called and said Jillian’s expenses would be paid if she’d fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist.
What Adella didn’t tell her was that the apartment house wasn’t a house at all and, whatever it was, bore the dead weight of a long and painful history. As soon as Jillian meets the odd assortment of renters and realizes that her grandmother had no idea she was coming, she hatches a plan to escape. But the investigation into her father’s death quickly unfolds and Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. She soon discovers there is more at stake than she ever imagined.
Who is behind the baffling messages and the strange relics left on the steps? Is it possible that her family is actually cursed? Or is it just this crazy old house that holds them all under its spell?
Jillian walks into a web of spiritual and personal danger borne out of her family’s broken history, and despite Adella’s wiliest efforts, only God himself can orchestrate the undoing of all that is going on at Saint Silvanus.
The Undoing of St. Silvanus is the exciting debut Christian fiction novel from bestselling author Beth Moore.
Here is my FULL review in STARS!!
I really enjoyed this book and although it wasn’t the easiest thing I have ever read I would totally read it again!
I hope yall enjoyed my review! If you have any questions or would like to discuss the book, feel free to post in the comments below!!