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Monday, August 24, 2009

True Believers by Linda Dorrell

After reading the phenomenal Face to Face, I looked forward to reading True Believers.
Peggy Nickels is a spunky woman with a dream to restore an old church in her hometown. But she has deeper reasons for wanting to take on this project.
Peggy offers to give the deed to the land to Otha Lee, a local African-American pastor, in return for his endorsement of their project. Otha Lee is having other troubles of his own, like attempting to restore his broken relationship with his son.
The reason behind Peggy's effort in the project makes a lot of sense and reflects Linda Dorrell's usual originality. But the unnecessary romantic subplot and the lack of good main characters are what keeps this book off of the Elite List.
There is one very original thing Linda does at the end that almost gets this book on the Elite List. The continual furtherment of the romantic subplot ruined it for me.
All in all, this wasn't a bad book and you should read it if you can find a copy somewhere.
3 stars

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