Friday, April 6, 2012
Review: Sara's Laughter
Author: Tom Milton
Length: 196 pages
Publisher: Nepperhan Press LLC
Genre: Fiction, Religious fiction
Source: Goodreads Giveaway
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Sara, a woman in her mid-thirties, is trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant. Her hope is kept alive by a dream in which she hears God tell her husband that she will have a baby. When something unexpected happens it looks as if her dream will come true, but when her plan is thwarted Sara discovers a side of her nature she never imagined.
My Review: I received this book as an ARC from Goodreads. I really wanted to like this book but I just couldn't. I will start by saying that I am not a Catholic and this book relies heavily on the basis of Catholic faith. I am also very aware of and active in the adoptive community which is also a subject depicted in this book, not in the best of lights. The two previously stated facts mean that I might not be the best person to review this book.
However with that said, I did not find this book an enjoyable read. This book hit on many serious topics none of which were properly fleshed out. The characters were two dimensional and very stereotypical. I found myself actively disliking all of the characters. The story jumped around in time in a way that was not logical to me. The writing also caused me to need to re-read many sentences because the author would put a comment in quotations as part of a conversation and then follow it with "but I didn't say that". I was very ready for this story to end and end it did in a very tidy, pretty little package that was very unfulfilling and unrealistic.