Monday, October 8, 2012

Book Review: Southern Superstitions

          Today's review is on Southern Superstitions by B. J. Robinson

After reading Last Resort, I became an instant fan of Robinson's writing style. Though works of fiction, her books give the reader a sense that the characters are "real" people facing "real" problems. There is romance, love, and loss in them, but there is also always unwavering faith in God.

Myrtle was just 25 when her husband passed away, leaving her to care for their berry farm and their 4 year-old daughter, June on her own. She has always believed in God, but has also been a superstitious woman, and poor June found that she couldn't do many of the things the other kids did because of her mothers worries.

Now June is an adult, and though she tries hard to remind her mother to trust in God, her mother maintains her "silly" superstitions. So when a solid black cat crosses their path, any all all bad luck to come to them is blamed on it. Even after being blessed when June falls in love with a wonderful man and has a son of her own. But could there be something to her mother's superstitions and that darn cat?

When Andy doesn't return from a hunting trip June and her family fear the worst. As the years pass, June decides she must go on with her life and chooses to return to school to earn her teaching certification, all the while never loosing faith that her husband will one day return to her.

Because I myself am a Christian woman, I am not offended by the amount of "religiousness" within the pages of Ms. Robinson's work, and I feel that they are a great addition to any Christian library. But I also think that they have enough mystery, danger, and excitement that they would be a great addition to anyone's library as well.

Well developed, well written and all around well done.

4 of 5 stars
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