Monday, November 14, 2011

Book Review: "The Encounter" by Stephen Arterburn

I recently read a complimentary book provided to me by Book Sneeze called "The Encounter" by Stephen Arterburn.  (Although the book is complimentary, my opinions are 100% my own, and I was not paid for my review.)

"The Encounter" by Stephen Arterburn is a fictional book about a rich businessman who goes back to his roots in Fairbanks, Alaska, in order to discover why his mother abandoned him at a young age.  Plagued by this abandonment for years, a close friend urges him to work through his anger towards her as he seeks out the truth.  He makes an unexpected friend in a persistent reporter and finds out that there may be more to his mother's story - and even his own - than he realized.  

I enjoyed reading "The Encounter" because it was short and sweet.  It's a book that probably could be read in one "session."  This book had a sort of mystery book feel to it because it starts with a bunch of unanswered questions and the characters' search to find the answers.  There was a bit of a twist at the end, but I can't say that it was entirely unexpected.  Altogether it was relatively predictable, however still a good read.  I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for a simple, sweet story to read - it would be perfect for a plane ride.  

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