Books to inspire and guide my spiritual journey are always up there on my list of to reads. I’ve read a few great books that have made me think well beyond the time it took to read the book. When I was asked to review We’ll Never Tell Them by Fiorella De Maria, I was hopeful this would be another of those great books.
I was a bit hesitant when I first began the book, almost putting it down due to a few run on sentences that, for some reason, deterred my reading. It frustrated me. However, I am really glad I continued on with the book.
The book itself was refreshing. The story line kept me wanting to know more and continue reading. I was drawn to the way the stories of the two main female characters, Liljana and Kristjana, were intertwined throughout. Kristjana’s patient, Leo’s storytelling of his mother, Liljana, was a great way to bring history to life. There was a definite pull that kept me reading.
As for the main characters, I had a little trouble connecting with Kristjana, but felt a strong connection with Liljana. It was Liljana who kept me reading. Her faith throughout her hardships was inspiring.
The spiritual journey was not forced. It provided a jumping point to make the connection within my own life to that in the book. The spiritual journey was mixed in well, so it was easy to feel that connection and let the it flow naturally into my own thoughts. I was inspired, and it definitely made me take a good look at my own spiritual journey which is all you can ask for.
Overall, I felt the book was an easy read. Engaging and spiritually thought provoking.
Disclaimer: I was provided an e-book of We’ll Never Tell Them by Ignatius Press in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are my own.