Monday, May 18, 2015
Horse in the Wilderness is written by Debbie Eckles and is published by WestBow Press.
In this book, a lot of "missings" are present. A horse goes missing. A boy goes missing. Strange things happen. Brent Travis, the new schoolteacher in the community, hesitantly gets involved in the Parker family's troubles and their "missings". Brent has been burned by church and church people in the past. The Parkers are supposed to be Christians. As Brent gets more involved in the Parker family problems, he struggles with whether they are genuine believers or just more hypocrites to deal with.
This is an interesting story but I have to tell you from the start that the chapters are long ones! I am a reader who likes short chapters so that I can read in snippets and leave the book at a clean break. This doesn't happen with Horse in the Wilderness.
Each character in the story is fleshed out and personable. I found that I can relate to more than one character as they pretty much resemble people I either know or have met at one time or another. At first, it was hard for me to keep them straight. But, as I progressed through the book, I found it easier.
Once the story was finished, I felt satisfied that the loose ends were tied up. Eckles' writing style is fun and easy to read. I think that the plot and theme are good ones that are very relevant in today's society, especially the struggle for unbelievers with the whole hypocrite issue.
*I received Horse in the Wilderness in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own.*