Ибо так возлюбил Бог мир, что отдал Сына Своего Единородного, дабы всякий верующий в Него, не погиб, но имел хизнь вечную.
While I receive many books in exchange for review, I am never required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my very own.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Review: The One Who Sees Me by Kandi J Wyatt

This historical fiction tells the story of Faru, a servant. She is traded from her first position to be lady's maid to Lady Cwen. Many servants at her new home don't like her, but she finds one friend, Cailean. The two plan on getting married until Lord Cegrol takes Faru as his second wife. Lady Cwen, consumed by jealousy over Faru's pregnancy, abuses Faru causing the servant to leave. While running away, Faru meets The Existing One and her life turns around.

This book, although fictional in nature, can be found in Genesis 12-21, & 25.

I keep debating over what to give this book, but I think I'm going with a 4.5 (on Amazon you can't do halves so I did 5 stars).

1: The story was really great, and I was super excited to recognize certain characters based on what I know about Genesis. It was such a neat idea to take this story and change it into something like this! I mean there were a few liberties, but it's not meant to be you know like a devotional book or anything. It's fiction.

2: I found it really interesting to see this story through Faru's eyes. When reading the biblical story, I have never really stopped to see it from this point of view.

3: So the only reason I was debating between 5 and 4.5 stars was a few places, there wasn't anything said outright, not at all!, but it was a little implied and I know it's like the whole part of the story, but I was still a little 😕... So I would recommend that this be a book for at least the higher end of the MG lit grade/age level spectrum. And I know that's probably a bit of a silly reason to whatever, but..(if you can understand any of that, I'm not sure that was English)

4: I loved the way Istik and Cegrol were together. I loved how the love between them was highlighted so well and the pain that Cwen caused them was shown so well.

5: Really, though, the title is so perfect. The One Who Sees ME, even a servant, and nobody special on this earth, He always sees and cares and I loved that.

                                            Thanks Pam for sharing this incredible story with me.

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