Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

Moseley's "faded photograph" cover caught my attention and her topic choice reeled me in.  Cults have always been a topic of interest for me.  I've often wondered what originally attracts cult members.  Even more than that though I love the tale of a cult member who is set free through knowing the living Christ.  I've enjoyed Irene Spencer and Susan Ray Schmidt's autobiographies among others.

Moseley does an excellent job at showcasing the emotions one might go through while leaving a cult.  The plot line kept my interest.  The characters of Jack and Miranda are realistically portrayed. 

I personally didn't feel that I was dragged into the world of the book.  I had trouble reconciling with Miranda beginning a romance at a time when she still has so many issues to work through with the cult.  There were several times throughout the novel where I struggled with believability.

Moseley deserves kudos for creating characters that are likeable.  I appreciate that she tackled subjects such as homeschooling and legalism that are not often addressed in CBA fiction.  Overall, I guess I would label this read as "not for me" although it may just be for you.

**I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed are my own.**


Julia M. Reffner

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Christ-loving bookworm & homeschool mom of 2 stealing the rare quiet moments to pursue that all elusive writing dream. I also write book reviews for Title Trakk and The Historical Novel Society.


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