Monday, December 10, 2012

Book Review : A New Resolution

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! The reason being is that I generally find romantic stories too predictable and although this one ends as you would expect, Rose Dee has included lots of interesting benefits along the way.

Some of these benefits are created as a result of where the book is set, in northern Queensland. Environmental issues, illegal fishing and growing marijuana are real issues which appear as part of the story. However the issue I thought that Rose handled particularly well was the sexual tension between the two main characters. This is a difficult, but very real issue, to handle in a Christian book. Both characters had slept with others before they were Christians and now they had to consider how to handle this issue from a Christian perspective.

I think this would be an excellent book for older teenagers, as rather than confronting them directly with the importance of making good choices, the story creates a way of looking at relationships in a non threatening way. The characters are easy to identify with and the lessons they learn are easy to apply to our lives.

This book is part of a trilogy of books set on Resolution Island but each one is complete in itself.

A great read.

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