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Reading Roundup: 2019 Whitney Finalists

This year I decided to put all my reviews of Whitney finalists in one post. This year I read books from the General/Historical category and the Historical Romance category. Whatever it Takes by Jessica Pack My biggest issue with this book is the fact that it centers on a protagonist who is so closed off and defensive that it is hard as a reader to want to root for her and sympathize with her. The writing, however, is solid and the pacing is good. Pack (a pseudonym of Josi Kilpack) is an experienced writer and it clearly shows, even though this book wasn't my favorite. Deborah: Prophetess of God by H.B. Moore The Biblical story of Deborah is one that I'm not very familiar with, but I liked Moore's depiction of her as a strong and spiritual woman. Moore's books are always rich in detail about the lives of women during Biblical times and I feel like I learned a lot from this one. The Book of Abish by Mette Harrison I have to admit that I had low expect