Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sentence of Marriage by Shayne Parkinson

This book was one of my favorites that I've read thus far and it is actually part of a series. I liked the book so much that I read the rest of the series and Parkinson didn't disappoint.

Since this book is set in the 1800s, most of the social norms that the characters are very familiar with are quite foreign to those of us living in the 21st century. This to me was actually quite fascinating!

Amy was no doubt my favorite person in the book (even if she was the main character!) because she went through so much at such a young age and she truly put the needs of everyone else before her own. She truly has unquestionable character!

 I hated the way Jimmy played Amy and their "romance" was something that no girl ever wants to experience. I hope this book shows young girls that they are too precious to give themselves away to young boys who only want one thing.

I respect the way that Amy bounced back from her disappointments and moved on with her life the best she could, given her circumstances. Parkinson has written a beautiful and well-developed story that kept me constantly asking, "What's going to happen next?"