I won a signed copy of The Preacher by Donna Hughey after entering a GoodReads Fist Reads Giveaway.
What I liked about this book:
The presentation was nice overall. The cover has a nice feel and the text is large and easy to read. The author spent some time and included a sweet personal note to me, as well. Thank you, this meant a lot to me.
This book can be read in one day and would make a great book for anyone who likes Christian themed books. The story is funny and the characters are easy to like. I was able to visualize each of them without issues.
This book is like a candy sprinkled muffin. Everything works out and everyone is happy in the end. The Preacher would be a great book for someone who is religious. There are no racy sex scenes (not that I wanted them, I didn’t.) or foul language. It is a very ‘P.C’ book. Kudos to the author for a sweet story.
What I didn’t like about this book:
1. This is hard for me, because, I don’t like to write negative reviews. But, I have to be honest. This book has a very Christian theme. I usually do not read these types of books. The only reason I even picked this book was due to the back cover. The back cover description is slightly deceiving, as I thought this was more of a book about dark secrets and less about a preacher keeping a foreclosure from his wife. It was not what I expected when I read the back.
2. It was predictable. I was able to foretell what would happen next. There was no mystery about this story.
3. I did not like the main character, the preacher. I felt he was being portrayed as a Saint when he lied to his wife, used her money and then, asked for a loan from a large church to save his butt. (Not in that order.) I felt his wife forgave him because he is a preacher and even though he lied, he ends up happy.
Overall, this was an okay story with a simple Christian theme. This is not a bad book, just not my kind of book. I am sure there are tons of readers who will enjoy it. Thank you Donna Hughey, for the beautiful handwritten note. Thank you to Goodreads and to the publisher for giving me the chance to read and review this book.