Sophies Heart has been the latest book in my list of 15 to read, and though I'm not normally a reader of "Christian Romance" it was nice to read a different type of book. It was sweet and sentimental and a great "chick book" to read. All thanks goes to Kali for lending it to me.
The story is about a woman named Sophie who is from Czechoslovakia, circa 1989 during the cold war, and how her faith leads her to the US where she, by chance, becomes a nanny for a family where the wife and mother has died in a car crash. The family is of course paralized by grief at first meeting, but slowly they all start to accept and love Sophie, especially the patriarch Alec Riley.
The book doesn't rely heavily on the love story from the beginning, the love doesn't even begin to blossom between the 2 characters until almost 300 pages into it. Instead it relies on the characters and their respective story lines and weaves them together in a way that tugs on the heart of all those that have faced challenges and hope for true love. Lori Wick (the author) also has done a good job in helping to articulate the power of the Bible's gospel message within the pages of this story.
Like I said earlier this is not a regular genre that I like to read, however, after the past school quarter reading nothing except for chapters on the history of Western Civilization from the 1700's to today as well as a book on art and it's role in the humanities it was nice to read something that I didn't have to analyze.