Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sarah by Marek Halter

Last night I finished a paper book.  This probably sounds strange to most people, so let me do a little background here.  I read all the time when I was a teenager.  When I moved out of my parents house, I stopped reading almost completely.  In the last 5 years or so I got in a habit of checking books out in the library, reading a couple chapters, putting it down and forgetting about it until the library sent me a reminder that it was overdue and then returned it mostly unread.  I got a Kindle last year some time and my life is so much better!  I finish books all the time on this wonderful piece of technology and I've even started reading some of the pile of paper books I have at the house.

The paper book I finished is Sarah by Marek Halter.  This is the first in a trilogy that my mother/local librarian found in the local library's book sale.  She found this trilogy after I had finished The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.  The cover of Sarah says it's a 'worthy heiress to The Red Tent'.  I'll give them this, there are similarities.  Both are biblical fiction, both are about women in the Bible we don't learn that much about by reading the bible itself.  I was less impressed with Sarah because through the whole story Sarah is soooooo vain.  Maybe she was that vain in real life, but I sure hope not!  If you get past that, it was a pretty good story.  I love how devoted she is to Abram.  She fell in love with him instantly and refused to have other man.  She nearly died so that she wouldn't have to marry any of the men her father had picked out for her.  She gladly moved right into Abram's world and throughout the book they have LOTS of hot sex.  Don't worry, it's not graphic.  It's loving and passionate and tastefully told, not Fifty Shades of Genesis!  I gave this book three stars on my Good Reads review because it was hard for me to get past the vanity, but I would recommend this book and intend to read the next books in the trilogy.

Now that I'm reading again, would you like to see more book reviews?  Do you have questions or advice or criticisms for me?  Post in the comments to let me know what you think!  Also, follow me on Good Reads!

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