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I loved Neima’s story!
After The Sinners and the Sea almost induced me to sin and kill myself, Forty Days seems to have restored the balance in the universe by telling a more likable story of Noah’s Ark and the flood.
At the beginning of the book Parent explains a few facts about the flood, and why she chose to write the story the way she did. So read that first before contending anything on the story?
Candidly told in Neima’s voice, I kind of felt as if I was waiting for the darn rain to fall myself. The story felt just a little rushed, though; but I think that it could be because Parent doesn’t dwell on the making of the ark. The ark is made quite fast with little chit-chat about it, and in they go!
How must have it been for eight people living on a rustic ship for over a month? Yes, rustic, because the ark was no Carnival Cruise.
And although the story is set B.C.E., I was glad to see that Neima was not damsel in distress.
The romance is just lovable and I can’t wait to read the next one in the series, Forty Nights, which comes out this September.
Are you ready $$$ Brandee? Thank you for reviewing this one on your blog and making me fall in love again :-)