Wednesday, June 03, 2009
River Jordan's Saints in Limbo ~ Reviewed
Saints in Limbo (Paperback)
by River Jordan
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (May 5, 2009)
Ever since her husband died, Velma True hasn't ventured beyond her own front porch. But then a mysterious stranger appears, presenting her with a special gift---the ability to step back into her memories where Joe still lives. As secrets old and new come to light, will Velma move away from her fears and toward freedom?
A literary fiction with a unique storyline, Saints in Limbo is a lazy, beneath-the-wisteria read. Slow and smooth, Saints mixes generations, loss, crushed dreams, brokenness and a swirl of hope in a literary cocktail that surprises and satisfies.
Three-dimensional characters, a touch of whimsy, heavy melancholy, and a surreal adventure with a magical and spiritual undertone make for a lazy summer read. This is my first River Jordan novel and it will not be my last.
The omniscient point of view is not my favorite but it was easier to overlook as I was drawn into the story.
Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer