May 3, 2014
Ellen by Heidi Peterson
~Ellen; page 39
That's one of my favorite descriptive parts from this book by Heidi Peterson, a fellow blogger and e-mail pal who has a great blog (go check it out!), because of how vividly it paints the scene. Throughout this entire book, I never felt like I couldn't "see" the story. It's beautifully detailed and descriptive!
Ellen is the story of the young wife of a sea captain who, amid a terrible tragedy in her life, learns to rely on God in everything and to draw her strength from Him. Shipwrecks, an adorable orphan boy, and a very strong Christian message are all contained in this book. Heidi obviously loves the Lord with all her heart and tries her best to do everything she does to serve Him-it spills over into her writing, as it should, and a very delightful novel resulted!
The only thing I thought was lacking was flaws in the characters. They certainly weren't perfect, but they were perfect enough that it could get a little tiring that they never had to apologize for a short temper, impatience, complaining, or any of those "little things". Heidi herself realizes this and has that in mind for her next book, On David's Shoulders, which I am honored to be on the list to beta read! I'm VERY excited for her next book. She is definitely a talented writer and ODS sounds so exciting!
There is no content whatsoever in this book- it can be read and loved by someone of any age! Of course, I think someone older than 12 years old will get the most out of it, but you know what I mean. ;)
In fact, my mom just read it and she liked it too! She thinks Heidi is a very good writer and loved all the Scripture she managed to fit into the story.
Thanks so much for asking me to read and review your book, Heidi! I really enjoyed it!
You can find it here at Amazon as a kindle or paperback: Ellen