Friday, February 24, 2023

Book Review: The Glass Road by Alyssa Schwarz

About the Book:

The road ahead is full of bends and turns...

Austin Wright had bigger dreams than to inherit his grandfather’s old property, but with the help of his nephew and a few volunteers, he decides to reopen the idyllic summer camp of his youth.

Following her accident at the first triathlon of the season, Tess Prescott’s dreams of the Olympics are shattered, and when her brother volunteers her to work at his friend’s summer camp, she is anything but pleased. Determined to make the best of a bad situation, and to keep herself busy while she recovers, she reluctantly agrees, and ultimately learns the joy of being part of a team.

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, two people must learn to work together if they have any chance of making it through this season of change—even if it means sacrificing the dreams they once strove so hard to protect.

But one unexpected secret could have the power to unravel it all.

My Thoughts:

The Glass Road, book two in the Prescott Family Romance series by Alyssa Schwarz, worked well as a standalone. It took me a while to read this novel as my interest waned after the first third and the plot pace felt slow. Eventually, character development and spiritual growth rewarded my effort. Austin and Tess both raise legitimate questions and work through their fears as they become grounded in their faith. The process is realistic, yet beautiful.

Though billed as a romance, the romantic tension in The Glass Road stays low throughout the novel. Austin and Tess experience attraction to each other, plus ups and downs in their relationship, but I wanted more sizzle. I did like the way that God, as a present, third person in their relationship, added strength to their bond.

I expect many Christian fiction readers will love The Glass Road by Alyssa Schwarz more than I did. Alyssa Schwarz is a promising author, and I expect to read amazing novels from her in the future.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Nice review, I'm glad you enjoyed this, overall. I like a bit of sizzle too. :)