Monday, May 5, 2014

Casting the Net by Pam Rhodes (Review)

Casting the Net:

Book two of The Dunbridge Chronicles

By Pam Rhodes

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Fiction / Christian

Published by- Lion Hudson

Copyrighted- 2014

Number of pages- 256

Age Group- Adult 

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78264-062-2

Casting the Net, book two of The Dunbridge Chronicles, by Pam Rhodes, is all about Neil's second year in Dunbridge as a curate of St. Stephen's.

As a single man he receives special attention from two women.  Wendy thinks she will make are perfect wife for him.  She is actively involved with the church.  Claire is the niece of a neighbor, a single mother, and does not believe in God.  She does not ask much from Neil.  There is also mutual chemistry between Neil and Claire, not Neil and Wendy.

Along with the single women, there is his mother, Iris, who is very domineering and the usual duties that are required of him as a curate.

Will Neil be able to reason with the women and the challenges that come from being a new curate.

Excerpt from the book!

About the Author-

Pamela Rhodes has written six other novels.  For many years she has presented the BBC’s Songs of Praise.

My thoughts-

I thought that Neil's life in the small town of Dunbridge would be quiet and peaceful.  The author, Pam Rhodes, made sure that his life in Casting the Net, was anything but that.

I have not read the other book in the series, but it was not necessary.  This book stood on its own, due to the fact that it was so well written.  Rhodes brought all of the characters and their lives into my home.  I was able to laugh, cry, and sympathize with their triumphs and tragedies.

I thought Neil's relationships with Wendy and Claire were typical relationships.  I think he was right to not to choose Wendy, because she was not his type.  I do not think he should have begun an intimate relationship with Claire until she became a believer, as it says not to in the Bible.

There are other trials he faces, but you are going to have to read the book.  I do not want to spoil it for you!

I thought this book was good.  I think you will like it.  I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Casting the Net, by Pamela Rhodes, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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