Tuesday, March 3, 2009

BOOK REVIEW: "Patterns of Love"

Patterns of Love
By Robin Lee Hatcher
Original copyright 2001
Zondervan Publishing
Adult Fiction
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Can you say predictable? This story is about a young Swedish immigrant, Inga Linberg, who volunteers to help a man that has been charged with raising his two orphan nieces. Inga is the new housekeeper/nanny, and a likable enough character, I suppose. But before she even moves into the home with the man, his ailing mother, and the two children, you know what’s going to happen.

This was one of those “yada yada yada and then they fell in love” stories. The characters go through all the typical struggles you would imagine on a dairy farm in the middle of Iowa in the late 1800s. Dirk Bridger, the tough and angry cow-milker who truly hates his job, one day softens and all of a sudden milking cows, taking care of his nieces and loving Inga are the only things that are important to him. Okay, so maybe that’s a little too exaggerated of a synopsis. There is stuff that happens in between, but it’s not really anything memorable or worth talking about.

I’m afraid I wouldn’t waste my time on this one if I were you.

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