Friday, November 9, 2012

RABT Virtual Blog Tour: "The Twelfth Child" by Bette Lee Crosby Book Review

Be sure to read my promo/guest post/giveaway from yesterday.

The Twelfth ChildThe Twelfth Child by Bette Lee Crosby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If I would have just judged the first half of the book, I probably would have given it a five-star rating.  Now, I don't mean to sound negative, so read on before you think I am bashing the book because nothing could be farther from the truth.  This is a fabulous book full of romance, hardship, mystery, and even some history. It is well-written and full of the tragedy and resilience of the human spirit.  And it celebrates the strength of women in spite of a sexist society.

So why did I mark the book down?  Thankfully, it was not for sex scenes because there were not any.  The profanity did not become an issue for me until halfway through the book, and I will admit that I found it often unnecessary.  Even so, that did not affect my perception of the book.  My issue was mine and mine alone.  When something shifted with the narrator of the story--the main character--I struggled to find the account believable.  I don't want to give away the author's technique here, and many people will enjoy the technique.  This goes back to personal preference.  And once I got past that portion, I was able to set that aside and enjoy the remainder of the book.

This book is full of stories that will tug at your heart, and I think the ending may be a bit of a surprise to you.  This is a book that I can recommend to anyone who likes a good human interest story.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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