I have been working my way back into a regular reading of Christian fiction. It has been quite relaxing to have some reading time that isn't all about learning and improving myself. Yet, I still get an inspirational message usually.
Reading the complimentary book I received from Bethany House, I actually learned a few things about oysters, as well as Japanese culture. I did have a hard time getting into the book. I stayed with it and eventually came to enjoy the story and the characters. I felt the characters' struggles and heartbreaks as they happened. I also felt myself being unforgiving along with one of the characters. It had an ending I had hoped for.
I haven't read any of other books by Elizabeth Camden, I am going to try at least one more of her books. I am thinking it was the setting of the book, rather than her writing, that didn't hook me immediately.