Archive for the ‘Love Stories’ Category

Synopsis: Kristin Lavransdatter is a girl in 14th Century Norway, betrothed to one man but desperately in love with another. Review: Written in 1927, this book is the first in a trilogy, and the author was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature. I was captivated by Kristin’s story, from the portrait […]

Synopsis: While preparing to pack up her deceased author husband’s things, Lisey must call upon the ghosts of the past and the powers of another world to fight a crazed killer. Review: This is King in his wordy, metaphysical mode. It’s a great meditation on grief and on marriage, but the picaresque plot is basically […]

Synopsis: 1850s California Gold Rush. God tells a good man to marry a prostitute and teach her the true meaning of unconditional love–if she’ll only stick around to learn it. Review: Well-structured with a good sense of motion, this retelling of the Biblical story of Hosea and Gomer is way sexier than most Christian fiction, […]