5.20.2008

Book Review: Full of Grace

Full of Grace by Dorothea Benton Frank

This novel was not at all what I expected from the dust jacket - I thought it would be a light-hearted tale of family and southern tradition, love and acceptance.

Instead what I got was life threatening illness and a religion conversion, a few bits of family drama, some death and an entirely too tidy ending.

Thank god this audiobook was abridged - I never would have made it through this title if I hadn't been trapped in the car with it, and knowing it was fairly short.

I've never read Frank before, but if this is standard fare, I won't be grabbing another one.

A bust for me. :-(

Note: I listened to the audio edition, narrated by Susan Bennett. Bennett did an acceptable job, though the Jersey accent of the main character tended to either grate or disappear at times. Okay, but not the best.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thoroughly enjoyed Full of Grace!
I think Dorothea Benton Frank is a witty, and enjoyable author. She presented an idea with a great story and kept me wanting to go on to the next chapter.