Monday, December 28, 2015

The Painter's Daughter - Julie Klassen

The Painter’s Daughter – Julie Klassen

Hmmmm….where do I begin?  This is a story full of secrets, and I loved it!  Sophie is the painter’s daughter, an under appreciated painter’s daughter.  Her step-mother is horrible!  I love how Stephen stands up for Sophie to her!  She is left by one brother, Wesley, but is she rescued by the other brother, Stephen? 
Stephen takes Sophie to live with his family, who are not all welcoming of her.  I’m not giving any more details.  Trust me that this story is full of well-developed characters.  There are plot twists and turns.  I admit, I had to flip to the back of the book and “browse” because I just had to find out what might happen.  (Not the last page, but the last part.)  There are some great spiritual references and values in these pages.  Anger.  Jealousy.  Forgiveness.  These are some of the themes I see in The Painter’s Daughter.   I like many books, but I truly LOVED this book!  I had a hard time putting it down.  I stayed up too late reading the next chapter…and then the next!  I put off chores that needed to be done!

**Thank you Bethany House!  I received this book in exchange for an honest review!**

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