Title: Twelve Times Blessed
Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Genre: Women’s Fiction
From the publisher’s website:
It is True Dickinson’s birthday and her best friends have gathered on this snowy night to celebrate. True has never felt more alone. Though her small business is thriving and her young son is happy, the death of her husband eight years ago has left an empty space in her life that friends and family cannot fill. Are youth and beauty slipping away while True is busily taking care of everyone else? An accident the night of her birthday will answer that question and give True the opportunity to let love back into her life — that is, if she can overcome her own fears and if these two spirits can find a way to tame each other’s wild hearts.
A story of transformation and an unforgettable tale of the perils and pleasures of modern love, Twelve Times Blessed is a powerful, moving novel of the heart from one of our most gifted and best-loved storytellers.
Why I abandoned this book:
I read just over 100 pages of Twelve Times Blessed before deciding to give up on it. I just couldn’t get into it! I thought the main character, True, was very difficult to like. She seemed harsh and rude, and from what I could tell, it was only going to get worse through the novel. Additionally, I couldn’t get into the plot. I was disappointed because it was my first time reading Jacquelyn Mitchard and I had high expectations. However, I am still going to try and read some of her other novels.
A quick look at reviews:
A glance at Amazon.com shows me that most people agree with me regarding Twelve Times Blessed. Out of 59 customer reviews, the average was 2 stars. The rating on LibraryThing was a little higher, with an average of 3.13 stars, but with far fewer people rating it.
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