20 March 2011
Heart of Lies
Landis, Jill Marie. Heart of Lies. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.
Have you ever watched an episode of What Not to Wear and thought, "Wow, that outfit is kind of nice, but it's definitely not for me"? That's the best possible way I can describe this book. In signing up for books to review, I must have mis-clicked or something. Heart of Lies is a novel in the Christian romance genre and has far too many love scenes and far too few aliens for my taste. Blech.
This story takes place in Louisiana's bayou. A detective is trying to locate a woman's sister and also is looking for a missing child. These two cases lead him to the bayou and to the history of a Fagan-esque man who once led a troupe of child thieves in the streets of New Orleans. Once he [inevitably] falls in love with Maddie, the sister he was searching for, he has to decide, in the words of Dumbledore, "between what is right and what is easy." Should he give her up to the police or should they ride off into the sunset together?
If you enjoy romantic stories with a Christian worldview, or if you're looking for a good beach read, this book is probably for you. Stop by your library to check it out, or comment on this post and I'll send you my copy. My sci-fi books keep chucking it off the shelf in the middle of the night.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel for the purposes of review.