Friday, August 10, 2018

Book Review: Heaven Shining Through by Joe Sccardi

Heaven Shining Through by Joe Siccardi

Publisher & Release: Xulon Press, March 27, 2018

Time and setting:  Present Day, USA

Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction

Book Length:   74 Pages

Heat Level: 1 sweetheart

Rating: 3.5 Gold Crowns

Book Description: 

Throughout her life, she had a rocky relationship with her mother – and now her mother is all she has left.

Through a nostalgic look back, Samantha recognizes the presence of God in an ordinary life. She learns more about herself as a wife and mother who has had her share of sorrow and blessings.

As her faith increases, she is able to see her mother through new eyes, leading to reconciliation …and is reminded of that every time she sees Heaven Shining Through. 

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Vikki’s Musings

Heaven Shining Through is a great premise with likable characters, and an interesting look at a woman’s troubled life, where she rises above her heartaches and relies on God to get her through. Thanks go to the author for sending me an e-copy of Heaven Shining Through to read and review. My opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

Heaven Shining Through has a great deal of potential, but it's underdeveloped. While I quickly became engrossed with the story, it was like reading on steroids. Everything just moved too quickly, and I didn't have a chance to savor and consider what was going on. It was all a series of flashbacks, and while highly intriguing, it needed more. 

If the book had taken up after those flashbacks with her having meaningful conversations with her mother concerning they're less than loving and caring relationship, that would have worked, I believe. Instead, their issues were brushed up in a pile, much as when one is cleaning house in a hurry for company and toss things into a closet to hide them away from the guests. 

Nonetheless, Heaven Shining Through did grab me; I just would have liked more showing and not as much telling. Happy reading!

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