Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Book Review: Interrupted by Rachel Coker


  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 0310729734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310729730
  • Can love really heal all things? If Sam Carroll hadn't shown up, she might have been able to get to her mother in time. Instead, Allie Everly finds herself at a funeral, mourning the loss of her beloved mother. She is dealt another blow when, a few hours later, she is sent from Tennessee to Maine to become the daughter of Miss Beatrice Lovell, a prim woman with a faith Allie cannot accept. Poetry and letters written to her mother become the only things keeping Allie's heart from hardening completely. But then Sam arrives for the summer, and with him comes many confusing emotions, both toward him and the people around her. As World War II looms, Allie will be forced to decide whether hanging on to the past is worth losing her chance to be loved.


Allie’s life changes the instant her mother dies. Ripped out of the only home she has known and placed in a town where she doesn’t know anyone, it takes the poetry of Emily Dickinson to keep Allie from completely turning herself to stone.

But then a childhood friend appears and things stir in Allie that she had no idea existed. As World War II looms in the distance, Allie must try to get past her fears before it is too late to do anything about them.

Interrupted is a Christian historical fiction with a romantic edge. I really struggled to get into this one. It wasn’t just because of Allie’s surly character, I’ve read plenty of books with grumpy protagonists but Allie really took the biscuit. At times she was cruel and uncaring how she talked to people. After a while it really grated on my nerves.

While I am sure there are plenty of other people who would love this book it wasn’t for me. 

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