The Captain's Daughter Book Review
What I loved about The Captain's Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore is how realistic it is. It is not a story you would create in your mind daydreaming but more formed by life experiences. In some ways, this was enjoyable because it felt like I was walking through friends in times of need. In other ways, it was a slight let down because most times I read to escape the world for a little bit and experience something completely not in the realm of possibility.
The shallowness of the characters kept me from feeling completely present in the story. I enjoyed how they played off of each other. In a way, the characters were like poetry as the newer generations were all repeating the older ones.
There were some moral questions throughout the story. What was a pleasant surprise is both sides of the coin, in each situation, were presented to the reader. Many times I feel authors are trying to push a certain stance on an issue but this book was beautifully crafted to let the reader hear both sides and make up what they feel was the correct resolution to the situations. Ultimately, characters make their decisions but I am glad as a reader I can see multiple sides to a situation and do not feel like I have propaganda forced on me.
The storyline was very realistic. No instant love story or crazy adventure. Just a beautiful story about family dynamics, moral lessons, and grief to name a few. The storyline moved at a decent pace in most parts.
I did not expect the story to wrap up how it did. I will leave it at that so there are no spoilers.
For anyone looking for a relaxing story that reads like nonfiction (even though it is fiction), The Captain's Daughter is a great reading choice. This was the first Meg Mitchell Moore book I have read and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
I received this book complimentary through a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you Doubleday for sending me The Captain's Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore for review. All opinions are 100% my own! Happy reading!