Historical Fiction is my favorite genre to read, but I have to be honest and say that I could not connect with this book. I felt my mind wandering as I attempted to read it. Normally, I become so engrossed in a book that I just lose myself in it and can envision the scenery and characters.
Not so with this title.
I think that for me personally, there were too many characters and dilemmas to keep track of. I couldn’t seem to figure out who the main character or storyline was. It reminded me of a soap opera where there’s a lot of confusion and crisis to keep up with, and quite honestly just didn’t appeal to me. The addition of the baseball team was a little odd – being that I’m not a sports fan, it was hard for me to put it all together and make sense of the book.
About This Book:
It Only Takes an Instant for Love to Strike
Tragedy hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in
Now, Vada is a grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days are spent serving as an errand girl for
Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man.
Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he hasn’t felt since his wife’s disappearance. Vada’s sisters are giddy at the bevy of possible suitors. And Vada’s life is awakened amid the super-charged atmosphere of romantic opportunity.
This book was provided free for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group