and then blogged about it…
Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father.
But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront her about the subject of her presentation – research that conflicts with his own. And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets.
In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.
I really wanted to love this book. I kept starting to read it and then putting it down, then only picking it back up when I made myself. It wasn’t that it was bad, it just wasn’t what I wanted it to be. I didn’t like how religious this book was, all the taboo from the first books were missing, and I just couldn’t find anything to keep my interested.
I liked some of the philosophical issues introduced into the story, but too many time the answer came down to faith (religious faith). That simply is something I have every little interest and patience for. I believe in being a good person, karma, but I’m not religious in the traditional sense. That made it hard for me to bite off on large chunks of this book. Couple that with the slow storyline, and the fact that it had very few surprises or twist… This book just seemed to go on forever.
The writing was good I just didn’t love the storyline. I would have been happy with the last book being the last book in this series. Well enough alone and all that…