Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Runaway Saint- Lisa Samson

Runaway Saint- Lisa Samson

the facts
satisfaction: side/up
pages: 288
gender: F
nationality: USA
year: 2014
novel (Christian)

Sara’s an artist with a supportive husband and a house that folks on her block admire outright. But she’s restless and bored with life.Then her legendary Aunt Bel shows up, wearing a smile after years without a word. Twenty years ago, fresh out of college, Bel left for a summer missions trip and never returned. Now she’s on Sara’s doorstep, looking for a place to crash. Sara can’t say no to family, even if she hasn’t seen Bel since she was a nine-year-old girl. But saying yes to Bel turns Sara’s whole precariously-balanced life upside down.

Clearly I didn't read things too clearly before I requested this one because I am so not into christian fiction. Usually when I accidentally pick up some, I immediately set it back down. I was an atheist at age six and life has not convinced me otherwise and besides pious people tend to annoy me with repeated exposure. I was still intrigued by the premise though so I decided that just like I am capable of reading around various other things that annoy me, I'd attempt to do so for this one. I did like the struggle of the child free main character, Sara, to reconcile her belief and that of those around her with her personal decision to not conform. Sara was a very multi-faceted character-something I definitely appreciated. The morality I associate with much of Christian fiction was relatively understated (though it was obvious-no metaphors-and tucked into every line). The mystery-the personal story- of the missionary aunt was written in a way that I can't explain why but it kept me 

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