Thursday, October 18, 2007

Introducing Myself to Siri L. Mitchell

I zipped right through this book. At first, reading was difficult since it was written in first person. I almost put it down after a couple of pages because it made me think too hard and I wasn't in the mood.

I'M SO GLAD I STUCK WITH IT. The book started off great, just the first person struggle, and it ended unbelievably wonderful!

This is my new favorite contemporary Christian Fiction! I loved loved loved it! I couldn't put it down, I read it on the way to work (I carpool), during lunch, after work and sat on the couch and read until I finished. Needless to say, I didn't get much done at home... or at work.

I was so drawn into the characters, Claire and Adrien. I loved how there were not many characters to get to know. Mainly just these two. Everything was about them and not other people. They were not perfect, like some characters in other christian books, they were relatable. I knew them, well Claire that is, Adrien was French and not too relatable, but who cares, again, he was French.

It was a sweet, romantic, funny, and very real. I loved it when Adrien told Claire that she was a snob. She said she believed God was omnipresent but there were places he wouldn't be at, such as a bar, a club... She looked down on people with sin without realizing she was doing it. Adrien had some good comebacks, but as we know anything can be argued. In France he could have been right, but in America it's another story. You'll just have to red it to draw your own conclusions.
I would recommend this book to anyone.. as a matter of fact, if you haven't read it, go here and buy it. Christianbook.com should give me some free books for this. =)
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I read Moon Over Tokyo in one day. I read it on the way to work and when I got home in the evening I stayed on the couch until I finished. I really liked it.
I feel like I've taken a trip to Tokyo, stayed in Hiroo, visited the church, got confused on the subway, wrote a tiring novel, and... met Eric.
Very sweet.
Pay attention Christianbook.com, I'm doing it again, if you haven't read this, click here.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your kind words about my books -- I'm so glad you've been enjoying them!

May you never lack in joie de vivre! Blessings,

Siri

Barb said...

WOW! A comment from the author herself, Deb! How do you rate?!?! They do sound like fun stories!

Daisy said...

Thanks for the heads up! :o)

The Daily "B" said...

Siri - I'm so glad you stopped by. I can't wait until your new books with Bethany come out next fall.

Barb - I know it! I feel so special, I was hoping she'd stop by... as for rating.. I never thought about it, I'm not much of a reviewer.

Daisy - these are worth the money.

angela said...

I totally agree with you, Deb. And Siri has a book coming out with Bethany? I had no idea. And I still need to read Moon Over Tokyo. Enjoy The Cubicle Next Door!!!

Becky said...

Wasn't that one of the best endings ever in a book, Deb? It's definitely one of my favorites. You feel like you've been whisked away to France!

I just knew you'd like it from the moment I saw your old blog header with the Eiffel tower and all...

The Daily "B" said...

Angela, she is releasing historicals with Bethany! Yah!

Beacky - Thanks to you I found this book. I loved how it ended. So sweet!