Sunday, October 3, 2010

Revell Blog Tour and Book Review: The House on Malcolm Street

With a great deal of turmoil surrounding the characters in this novel, THE HOUSE ON MALCOLM STREET deals primarily with internal emotion and the actions of the main characters: Leah and Josiah.
I had a difficult time really becoming involved in this story. Most of the novel tended toward the slow side. And though there was plenty of turmoil for every character and they all had their angst to work through,I thought it might have been too much. I think something else could have been brought into the story to add a diversion, however slight from the main conflict. I personally felt it was overstated at times.
I did think, going into this book, that it was going to be a romance, but it isn't. It is definitely a character's journey, and while I don't mind that at all, and do enjoy reading those kind of books, I think in this case a bit of romance might have helped move the plot. 
I adored Eliza, the little girl in the story, especially her pension for certain words and their usage. She brought that bit of spark to the story.
This hasn't been my favorite story this year, but that isn't to say someone else won't. This just happens to be my personal opinion.
Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.
Available October 2010 from Revell, a division of Baker Publishers.


  1. This seems to be the consensus about the book. I didn't love it either.

  2. Hmm. That is disappointing when that happens, isn't it?


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