Today’s featured book is Grace in Deep Waters by Christine Dillon. One of the best things about knowing authors in real life is getting to be part of the behind-the-scenes process of their books. And I am keen to review it and share what is one of my Top 10 books of the year so far.
Disclaimer: I’ve volunteered my time to beta and proof read this book, but have also bought my own digital copy (and will get round to buying my own physical copy later in the year once my book buying ban ends). But I have no reason to review this book other than the fact I love it so much.
So what is this book about?
William Macdonald is well-respected and at the peak of his career as pastor and radio-presenter. But he can’t risk anyone finding out his wife has left him or it will all come crashing down.
Blanche Macdonald’s life has always seemed perfect, but the cracks have started to show and she must work out how she can put God first in her life.
It’s a book about relationships and grief and how we relate to those who have let us down.
What I liked . . .
- The Characters This is the third book in the series and was from the view point of two new characters, but it struck the balance between engaging me with the new characters and also letting me catch up with the old ones.
- The Setting I hadn’t read Australian fiction for ages so it made a refreshing change. I loved reading about Lord Howe Island and now I want to go there.
- The Writing There are a few authors whose writing I consistently love because they have an almost poetic way of writing, Christine is one of them.
What I didn’t like . . .
- I could be nitpicky and come up with something minor, but honestly there wasn’t anything I didn’t like.
My Rating 💭purpose 💭originality 💭engagement 💭writing skill 💭enjoyment
Star Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75/5
This book was a wonderful read every time I read it and I’m looking forward to reading it again come Australian summer. It’s contemporary Australian with minimal romance which I love. And also Christian fiction (and is pretty much the only series in the genre I’ll recommend). So if either of these interest you, go grab a copy of your own, either as an e-book or a physical book.