As part of the Choosing Charity tour, I re-read the entire Faith, Hope, and Charity series so I could post reviews for all three books. Here is my take on Finding Faith (Book #1) (stay tuned for reviews of Having Hope and Choosing Charity).
About the Book
Title: Finding Faith
Author: Terri Ferran
Release Date: January 2007
Publisher: Cedar Fort (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre: YA/LDS Inspirational Fiction
Series: Faith, Hope, and Charity trilogy (Book #1)
Other Books in the Series: Having Hope (Book #2), Choosing Charity (Book #3)
This was actually the second time I had read Finding Faith and I liked it even better this time!
My favorite part of this book is its inspirational theme. I thought Kit's conversion story was extremely well written and realistically portrayed. I find that too many LDS books use "sudden" conversions as the easy way to explain someone's faith. But this seems completely unrealistic to me. I believe that most converts, like Kit, have to struggle and work to grow and develop a testimony and that it doesn't necessarily blossom overnight. I loved seeing how Kit's relationship with God gradually changed over the course of the book and how exciting is was when she finally "found her faith". I think this story would be appealing and beneficial to anyone who is struggling with their own faith.
I also just really love Kit's personality! I like how sarcastic and sassy she is and how she doesn't put up with anyone telling her what to do. She is also extremely stubborn and funny, but in a good way. Terri (the author) thinks Kit may be too whiny in parts but I actually appreciate that I'm not the only one who whines!
In addition, the other characters were each unique and likable in their own way. I adored Janet and hope that everyone has that good of a best friend sometime in their life. I found Claire naively sweet in spite of her hard life. I liked Adam's brother who teased Kit to her limits. And of course I can definitely see what attracted Kit to Adam. He is confident and fun and completely loyal to her without being judgmental.
Finding Faith will make you root for Kit, laugh and cry with her, and definitely keep you wanting more!
Want to win a copy of this trilogy? As part of the tour, Terri is generously offering a grand prize giveaway of Finding Faith,Having Hope, and Choosing Charity. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of the other stops on the tour. (Check out the tour page for the full tour schedule.) The more stops you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!
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