Yes the main character may be "flippant" in the beginning, but like most christian books you have to give the character time. And as the story unfolds they end up either receiving Christ or growing in their spirituality. I never put a book down after only a few pages. You have to give the author a chance to take you on a journey! That's the fun of reading!!!
Addressing the reviewer who found the main character's attitudes distasteful in the first few pages, she is correct, and that is part of the set-up of the plot. Without spoiling the story for others, I would like to say, however, that the main character is dynamic - that is, she changes and grows spiritually - throughout the story. So you have to read the whole book.
I couldn't read more than a few pages of this book because I didn't like how flippant the main character was. Sure, her boyfriend was boring, but does that excuse her desire to see him struck dead ? How could she joke about planning to murder her mother? Her flippancy towards Almighty God was the last straw. If the author was trying to show distaste toward this kind of carry-on, it didn't come through.
When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will summer at Lake Manawa in 1895, she couldn't be more thrilled. It is the perfect way to escape her agonizingly boring suitor, Roger Gordon. It's also where she stumbles upon two new loves: sailing, and sailing instructor Trip Andrews. But this summer of fun turns to turmoil as her father's gambling problems threaten to ruin the family forever. Will free-spirited Marguerite marry Roger to save her father's name and fortune? Or will she follow her heart--even if it means abandoning the family she loves? Author Lorna Seilstad's fresh and entertaining voice will whisk readers away to a breezy lakeside summer holiday. Full of sharp wit and blossoming romance, Making Waves is the first book in the LAKE MANAWA SUMMERS series.
This book was an enjoyable read. She has a hard time conforming into what her Mother's wishes her to be. When I finished this book there were a lot of unanswered questions. Hopefully the answers will come in the next book.