Ok, honestly, “Until the Harvest” is pretty much your standard “girl meets boy, boy doesn’t see girl, boy skirts trouble, starts to appreciate girl, etc.” However, the novel has a lot going for it. It is set in the 70’s which, for me, is pretty funny to see as an “era” piece since I already lived them. The characters are pretty well defined and there is an “other worldly” quality to one of the plot points. The interplay between the characters is, if predictable, certainly entertaining and while the love story is rocky there is a certain inevitability to the ending.
If you’re looking for gripping fiction, this isn’t the book for you. If you’re looking for a sweet, Christian love story that will make you remember your “bell-bottom” days, then give it a go. There’s a lot worse fiction out there. I wouldn’t call this an amazing book but it’s a good, solid afternoon’s read by the pool.
I’d give “Until the Harvest” a 3.5 for being a nice little read. It may not be the most exciting thing you read this summer, but I’ll bet you enjoy it and it leaves you with a nice “warm fuzzy” feeling.
This book was provided to me by the publisher for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own.