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
With her career taking off and her daughters approaching adulthood, Molly isn’t excited to learn she’s pregnant again. Meanwhile, an injured man shows up in Cape Light with no recollection of his own identity. And when Reverend Ben finds an old angel statue to decorate the church’s sanctuary, rumor spreads that there’s something miraculous about the statue in A Christmas Visitor by authors Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer.
Even if I wasn’t already familiar with Cape Light and some of its townsfolk, I’m sure I could have followed this story just fine. As with other books in the series, I found this one to be an easy, interesting read without it merely being corny or fairy-like fluff.
Now, I’m not a fan of love triangles where one or more of the characters come off as wishy-washy or they spend much of the time feeling like the new romantic connection they’re getting deeper into is wrong. I also grew weary of a drawn-out misunderstanding along with two characters feeling sorry for themselves quite a bit. And even with its good backstory, the statue storyline struck me as weird for the most part, as did an unrelated scene involving hypnosis.
Yet, the read was like a warm, comfortable blanket for me overall, and it was quite nice to revisit this small town for another holiday season.
Here’s my review of the fifth Cape Light novel and the first Christmas book of the series, A Christmas Promise.