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.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Harvey can never undo his rash and grave mistake for which he, and his son, have been paying a costly price. Harvey’s penance is part of the bargain he made with God to deal with all this, but penance may not be what’s needed now. It may just be the time for some Grace in Pemberton Manor: The Faithful Father by author Becky Doughty.
Good gracious, I’m sure it’d be impossible to encounter the misfits in this manor and not have them grow on you, one by one. This second episode of the Pemberton Manor serial novel manages to strike a variety of critical chords in a short period of time. Yes, much of that is due to the way the prequel and first episode set the stage for this one, but Harvey’s story delivers—especially with its message on bargaining with God.
And, Grace! More Grace Winters. All the Grace Winters. I love her!
Now, speaking of setting the stage, I do feel this installment takes care of foundational stuff to set up something big that will happen, but we don’t really get to experience the fullness of it here. It’s one of the drawbacks of a serial, and the reason why I usually wait until a serial novel is complete before I dive in.
But I got started on this journey and can’t stop, won’t stop, now. That is, yes, I’m stopping to wait on the next episode, but I’m not unhappy about it, since these characters and their intertwining stories are so on point.
You’ll want to start Pemberton Manor from the beginning! Here’s my review of The Goodbye Girl.