Christian Reading

The Confessions of X by Suzanne M. Wolfe

This is unlike any book I have ever read. I will admit, it took me a few chapters to get used to the writing style, but once I did I found myself engulfed into the story. Suzanne is so descriptive in her writing, filling each sentence with words that allow all of senses to be in the storyline. I could smell each setting, hear the background noises, and imagine myself standing right there with the characters.
To me the main three of this book is love, but not your typical love story. X is a woman with much courage, love, determination and wonder. I loved watching her discover life as she grew up. First watching her father’s mosaics come to life. Then after meeting her best friend, seeing all the things he could show her. I felt her pain when her aunt started to look after her, trying to make her into a “proper girl” which she was obviously not interested in. She just wanted to be her own free spirit.
Then she meets Augustine, and the connection was instant. It felt disgusted at the fact that because they were from different classes their marriage would not be recognized, yet that is the world they lived in. Augustine loved her so, and was never in a hurry to toss her aside to fulfill his need to marry for a similar class in order to advance his career.
X shows true courage when faced to make the ultimate sacrifice for her love. I cried along with her as she toyed with her options and finally came to a decision. Every situation that came her way was dealt with such courage and finesse. I think we could all learn a thing or two from her.
When I first saw what this book was about I was a little hesitant to read, but in the end I was pleasantly surprised. I found myself anxious to see what would happen next. Even if this book is a little out of your element, I encourage you to give it a try!
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review which I have given.

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