Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Amy Inspired By Bethany Pierce
About the book from Goodreads;
Amy Gallagher is an aspiring writer who, after countless rejections, has settled for a career as an English professor in small-town Ohio just to pay the bills. All her dreams suddenly start to unravel as rejections pile up--both from publishers and her boyfriend. But just as Amy fears her life is stuck in a holding pattern, she meets the mysterious, attractive, and unavailable Eli. She struggles to walk the fine line between friendship and something more with Eli, even as staying true to her faith becomes unexpectedly complicated. When secrets, tragedy, and poor decisions cause rifts in Amy's relationships, she must come to terms with who she's become, her unrealized aspirations for her life, and the state of her faith. Can she dare to hope that she will find love and fulfillment despite it all?
My take on this book:
It has taken me forever to finish this book, I started reading it back in November and found myself putting it down for extended periods because it was a story that really didn't inspire me, I couldn't become interested in the characters, and just couldn't relate to the story.
The protagonist in this story is an almost thirty year old who aspires to be a writer even quitting her job to return to school to get her masters degree. Because no one is buying her story, she gets numerous rejections, she is working part time as an English professor to pay the bills. Her roommate Zoe, seems to have no problem getting her story published in a magazine that has rejected Amy's.While Amy's character is overall a good person, she is constantly struggling with self doubt, feeling like things aren't working out the way she planned.
While I didn't connect with the story,I wouldn't hesitate to read something else by Bethany Pierce. Her writing wasn't the problem, it was just that the book didn't click for me.
Book provided by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.