received a copy of ALABASTER by Chris Aslan from Lion Fiction via Kregel in
exchange for an honest review.I really
wasn’t sure what to expect, as the back of the book was a little vague.I went into it, then, with an open mind, and
it blew me away.It isn’t just the
research that makes this novel shine.The characters themselves makes this story so heart wrenching and
beautiful.They are all so real.The setting itself feels like a character.
took me a while to realize this was historical fiction.That may sound odd, but if you read the book,
you’ll see what I mean.
is Christian fiction, but it doesn’t quite feel that well.Sometimes Christian fiction can eel preachy,
whereas this is smooth.The lesson come
to you as your eyes open wide and you don’t realize you are learning about
love to see this made into a movie, but I fear that would lose some of the
wonder of the words.
recommend this book if you are looking for something beautiful and captivating
to read.It is a short book at only 202
pages, so it is a fast read.If you’re
like me, you will be able to read it in one sitting.