Thursday, March 3, 2016
Christian Fiction Review: On Lone Star Trail
In "Lone Star Trail," Gillian Hodge tries to understand her identity and purpose after losing her career due to a tragic accident. On her way to visit a friend at Rainbow's End, she meets TJ Benjamin, a roaming traveler and former "RV Minister" dealing with the loss of his wife and his anger toward God. The two connect as they help the local community in various ways - TJ as a teacher and Gillian as the organizer of a new senior center. Meanwhile, a nearby "celebrity" of sorts takes notice of Gillian and asks her on a date. I would have enjoyed a more in depth look at this other suitor, but really the story is about Gillian and TJ.
The spiritual themes stay light-hearted and easy to ponder while addressing important issues. And although the book isn't much of a thriller - not much really happens - Cabot excels at making her slice-of-life novel a page-turner with real characters and real dilemmas. I couldn't put the book down, and am sad to see Rainbow's End go. Every girl could use a Rainbow's End in her life.
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Wheeler Reviews at 3:51 PM