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. Online Book Club provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.
Father Francis Gold is a young, Catholic priest who wishes to go by Frank and wants to help people, but he unwittingly trips and splashes himself into the soup. Not literally, but, you know. This novel has a healthy helping of moments that are downright hilarious. But it also packs a substantive story that addresses church business and politics, the immigration dilemma in the US, and a young man who just wants to be “plain old Frank” while “Father Francis” expectations are weighing on his shoulders. Fans of humorous fiction that looks at serious issues should get a kick out of this novel.
Officially reviewed at OnlineBookClub.org with 4 out of 4 stars. Do take a look!
*Note to my blog readers: while this book has a prominent religious theme, it is not of the Christian Fiction genre. It contains some mature material/situations (though it doesn’t get too vulgar) and a minimal amount of profanity.