This week’s Wednesday reads is another Kindle Unlimited book. Woo-hoo!
I didn’t know anything about this author or her books when I saw this book recommended on Facebook about a month ago. (Are you a part of Christian reader groups on Facebook? You should totally join Avid Readers of Christian Fiction, as they’re the absolute best at keeping the conversation on great books and not filling up your newsfeed with self-promoting posts!) Because it was on Kindle Unlimited, I gave the first book in this series a try.
The Spindle Chair is, at its most basic level, a story about a struggling marriage and the fears surrounding a pregnancy after a miscarriage. The story starts out slowly, and I had a hard time deciding whether or not to keep reading at first. Laurie and Pierce were dealing with a lot, but I still couldn’t wrap my mind around their lack of communication and the oftentimes stilted writing that characterized much of the beginning of their story.
And then, we got the backstory.
Oh, my, y’all. I don’t know how writers come up with this stuff (I seriously don’t), but once that backstory moved to the forefront and Pierce was waking up lying on the floor without any idea what was even going on in his subconscious, I had to keep reading. There was a bit of mystery to it all, and as Pierce struggled with a past he wasn’t fully aware of and Laurie struggled to know how to help him without becoming bitter, the story played out very authentically. Pierce and Laurie both wrestled with their faith throughout the book, and I appreciated the moments where Laurie, as a pastor’s wife, felt like she had no one to confide in given her husband’s role at the church. I did find myself wishing at the end that there had been more character development regarding Pierce’s brother (are we just going to leave the guy lost?!), but maybe the author is going to write another book just about him. I hope so!
Check it out on Kindle Unlimited, along with the other books in the series…