BIG HOUSE ON ADAMS STREET
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Fritz, a young wealthy German, immigrates to America and experiences a shipboard romance on the way. His dream is to use his riches to help needy people, providing housing and hopefully developing a community of one accord. His family joins him after a big house has been built in Cincinnati, Ohio. In a variety of totally unexpected episodes, the beautiful, spacious house begins to bring together many unlikely people into a community. The transformation of lives is assisted by an elderly chaplain who is bilingual and has a great store of wisdom
About the AuthorAlberta Sparks is a pastor's wife. She wrote Sunday school curricula for children for eleven years and for twenty years was an associate editor for the Wesleyan Advocate. She wrote a series of missionary biographies for children, two fiction books for children, a history of her denomination's orphanage, and a Christian romance novel.
I tried to get into this book, but for some reason it just didn't click. I originally thought since it didn't have but a few reviews I'd give it a try. Mainly the story is about a man named Fritz along with some individuals that begin a house in pre-Civil War America. This information doesn't come out until later in the book. It's not even put into the first two chapters. So the reader is not real sure what time period they are in. You can take a good guess but you might be wrong.There were so many stories with characters that had been introduced but not really described.The ending was just done, no lead in. Like a rush job. I wouldn't recommend this book for purchase, reading, perhaps since everyone sees things differently.I don't believe I would read the book again.
I received a complimentary copy of BIG HOUSE ON ADAMS STREET by Alberta Sparks and BOOKLOOK BLOGGERS for my view of the book.
I would give this book 2 STARS.
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