Monday, July 7, 2008

Fall On Your Knees

Ann-Marie MacDonald wrote an amazing book when she penned “Fall On Your Knees.” One of her first novels, the book was an international bestseller.
I was very surprised that I liked this book. The sentence structure, grammar and punctuation leaves a lot to be desired and that would typically aggravate me. But the story is so enthralling that I couldn’t put it down.
The chapters are short and punchy, often only a few pages in length. That fact alone kept the story moving along at a quick pace.
These are great characters who deal with life’s setbacks in their own unique ways and you can’t help but love one and hate another. Yet, that seems to be exactly what MacDonald wants you to do.
On the back of the book, it says, “The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives – even destroy them. … Theirs is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable family bonds, and forbidden love.”
To me, it’s simply a great novel and destined to some day become a classic. The Chicago Tribune refers to it as a “bold, epic shocker.” And that it is!
This is one book everyone should read. In fact, I bought an extra copy for my daughter and I’m anxious to hear how she likes it.

1 comment:

Chiron said...

Nice blog! I loved reading through the various reviews!