Friday, 8 June 2012

H20 The Novel -The Eternal Elemants by Austin Boyd & Brannon Hollingsworth



Summary

H2O is a contemporary crossover women’s novel that tells the story of Kate Pepper, a successful young business woman in Seattle whose life is suddenly—and strangely—turned upside down. Unexplainable visions torment her every time she gets wet. Sinking into despair, frantic to avoid water at any cost, Kate ultimately finds romance and redemption through the advice of simple people who love her for who she is, not what she was.

Kate Pepper has it all . . . a razor-sharp intellect, perfect health, stunning beauty, a wildly successful career, and all the money she can spend. Or rather, she thinks she has it all.

Despite the perfect shell, there’s something dark inside Kate. Terrible visions send her into a deep depression and her world crumbles. All her business savvy and elite connections don’t make a difference; she has lost control.

Who will save her? Xavier, her predatory boyfriend? Or Candice, the Down syndrome waitress at her favorite coffee shop? At the bottom of her dark well, desperate to get out of the water, there’s nowhere to reach but up.

Paperback, 266 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by AMG Publishers

My Review

It's hard to know where to start with this one, so I will start off by saying a big thank-you to Brannon Hollingsworth for giving me the opportunity to read and review H20. I have never read Christian fiction before so I didn't really know what to expect. I am the type of person who doesn't like Christianity/beliefs shoved in my face, so I am so happy that this is not the case with this book. The storyline is truly a enlightening  experience that put the point of Christianity across subtly. I will admit that I enjoyed the 2nd half of the book way more than the first, but overall the authors have done a fantastic job with H20. It is a tense, on the edge of your seat book that I think everyone should pick up and give a go. I think this book will surprise some people.

Kate Pepper is an intelligent woman who is at the top of her game, in a high powered job, plenty of money, it's safe to say Kate has it all, or does she? Kate suffers from visions that wreck her mind and body. These visions keep gradually getting worse and worse until Kate has been pushed over the edge, with nothing to hold on to. Doctors can't explain and Kate has no-one to bring her back from the brink.

It takes Kate a little while to finally make the connection between her visions and water. But when she does make the connection will it even help? Who can help Kate, who will save her from herself before it's too late?

The ending H20 is stunning and was a bit emotional for me. I am so glad I got to read this book. The only thing really for me was the beginning, it was a bit slow and a bit hard for me to get into plus it took a little while for me to connect to main character Kate. But all in all this is definitely a fascinating read that I will remember for a long time to come. Don't let this being Christian fiction put you off, it's not my usual cup of tea either so I was pleasantly surprised.

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3/5 Stars

Carly :)

5 comments:

  1. It sounds like the ending made the slow start worth it, Kate sounds like a great main character and the plot sounds quite unique!

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  2. Even though it took you a while to get into it, I'm glad you thought it was a fascinating read. I'm also glad to hear this isn't the sort of book that shoves beliefs in your face. I'll have to give this a shot sometime. Great review! :)

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  3. I don't mind Christian fiction if I know up front. If it is sneaked in then I am not so happy. This is definitely different for a Christian title and I am glad overall you enjoyed it. It is good every once in anwile to step out of your comfort zone. Thanks for sharing and happy weekend,Carly!

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  4. Wow, I love the premise of this one... Glad to hear you thought it was interesting. :) Christian fiction isn't my cup of tea unless the message is subtle, so I'll probably read this one soon. :) Nice review!

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  5. Haven't heard of this one before but it sounds interesting! Emotional books are great!!!!!!! Great review :)

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