elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Blind Faith (Blind Faith 1) by N.R. Walker

It's always interesting to see how an author deals with a love story involving a character with disability, you can belittle it or overdo. In this case I think the author found the right balance, for most of the novel, she highlighted the obvious fact that Isaac was blind, but that wasn't the reason why Carter fell for him, and at the same time it wasn't neither a reason for Carter to double think his feelings. Actually the only time it felt a little awkward, like the author highlighted in bright yellow a sentence, was when Mark, Carter's best friend, was involved, but in a way I think the author did it to prove that others could feel discomfort, but not Carter.

The love story is really sweet, for half the novel they barely kiss, and that was right considering Carter is claiming to be old fashioned, and for his sex involves commitment, and Isaac is almost a virgin, his only previous experience being with a schoolmate. I had the feeling the author wanted to highlight how the love story was ordinary, almost "average", but not in a negative way, on the contrary, to prove that nothing changes even if Isaac is a blind man. Sure, Carter has to be more careful, but Isaac is not fragile, he has temper, and his moods are actually, part of the trouble Carter is facing when deepening their knowledge.

The cast of supporting characters are good, but of course the more important one is Isaac's dog, Brady. Not to idolize him, or his breed, but he comes out like a well-tempered, good to the bones dog, probably the best match for someone like Isaac. Brady is a silent and unobtrusive pet, but he is the glue between Isaac and Carter.

Amazon: Blind Faith: Blind Faith 1 (Volume 1)
Amazon Kindle: Blind Faith: Blind Faith 1 (Volume 1)
Series: Blind Faith
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (April 14, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1484119002
ISBN-13: 978-1484119006

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Tags: genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: disability, theme: virgins

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