Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Well! On to the “wild child” in the four-woman band of Gustafson sisters, the G-FOURce. I knew Phoebe’s story would carry on the still-developing aftermath of the sisters’ parents’ deaths, but so much more of the past comes to light in Phoebe and the Rock of Ages by author Becky Doughty.
Since I skipped reading the blurb beforehand, I got double the pleasure out of seeing the return of a key character from Book One in the series: the motorcycling musical minister Trevor. Whoo hoo!! (Yes. Two exclamation points.) His half of the story brings a lot I appreciate about the true meaning of grace. And I was in for some surprises in actually getting to know Phoebe. Her journey–from the present, to the past, and back again–is raw, real, and redemptive.
This is quite a reflective type of read, which is good, though some of the reflection felt redundant in places, and I got a little bogged down in it, wanting the story to move along.
Still, this is my favorite book in The Gustafson Girls series so far, and once you read this one, you’ll have to read the next.
See my review of the first book in the series, Juliette and the Monday ManDates.