My husband, Paul asked me a while back if I wanted to review the book “Prophecy.” I was a little hesitant at first because I am not a big reader. He forwarded me the synopsis and I thought why not? I’m a Catholic and this book seemed to play on a story from the Bible. I should put my 13 years of Catholic school to good use, right? In all honesty, I am not exactly the best Catholic going. I’m more of what you call a “C&E” Catholic – that is, I go to Church on Christmas and Easter. I really have no excuse aside from laziness. Hopefully, one day I’ll get that motivation to get back in gear. But enough about me and on to this book.
When I started reading it, while it didn’t exactly spell out that it was going to play on the story of Mary and Joseph, that’s basically what jumped out at me as I read. The book’s idea was interesting. It seemed to bring the ancient Bible story to more modern times. It was definitely intriguing for me to imagine this happening in a future Nashville and I can totally envision that the scenarios that were described in the book would probably happen should this actually come to light. I would say that the book as a whole was a light read, although I would have liked a little more substance toward the end of the book. It had a good storyline through about 75% of the book and then the end seemed a bit rushed for me. I wanted to read more about their journey and I would have liked there to be a little more elaboration on the state of affairs in Nashville at the end of the book rather than just having that rushed in the Epilogue.
Using a 5 Star Method, I would give this 3 out of 5 stars. An entertaining read, but I was left wanting a little more details in the story.
*Full disclosure: I was sent the Book Prophecy by Deborah Jaeger, at no cost for the purpose of review. The Book was provided without any assurance of given rating or reception.