Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review of The Widow of Saunder's Creek

Tracey Bateman seems to write a wide genre within Christian fiction.  Her latest book, The Widow of Saunder's Creek, will probably raise some eyebrows for writing about the supernatural.  But much like Brandilyn Collins' Coral Moon, The Widow of Saunder's Creek discusses ghosts and evil spirits using a much-needed Christian viewpoint.  The Widow of Saunder's Creek starts as the book blurb describes but soon descends into unmentioned territory (see my previous review of Tandem).  When Corrie decides to move back to her husband's grandmother's home, she doesn't realize that a spirit lives there.  Could it be the spirit of her just passed away husband or the grandmother's friendly ghost friend?  You'll have to read to find out.

I do appreciate how Corrie is given wise counsel about spirits, and arguments from a biblical point.  We live in a world where we war not with flesh-and-blood but spirits, constantly depending on God to keep us safe.  I liked how Corrie developed her hobby/talent/possible career of art.  And her relationship with her sister was hilarious!

Once again, I see a trend for Tracey Bateman books of the blurb sounding very benign and then the book broaching a whole different topic.  However, this time I liked it better (call me hypocritical if you want).

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Multnomah Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”