Runaway Saint by Lisa Samson


After reading the description, this book intrigued me.  It’s about a husband and wife that run a printing company. I love art and learning about it and meeting people that are into that as well.  The descriptions within are done well and are easy to visualize what is being written about. It’s not often you find christian novels that have that sort of character as a lead.

The hook for this book for most is discovering what the main female leads Aunt is doing back in the states. She unexpectedly shows up on the doorstep of her niece and things get mixed up quite a bit.  There’s a lot of emotional conflict and dysfunction within the family in which is worked on to get through. Divorce, abandonment issues, and other complicated things.

I found the book to go a little slow and the big reveal about the Aunts secret wasn’t that surprising. What turned me off about this book  is that there was things that really shouldn’t have been there to make you feel like the characters were real. For example there was mentioning how good her husband was in bed, play-time in the bedroom, and describing someone to look like a pin-up girl. I was just really surprised to find this in christian fiction book. It’s just not my cup of tea and I was completely turned off to find that there. A side from that, I  still probably wouldn’t recommend this book. It felt slow and really didn’t draw me to keep reading once I started.

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