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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
The Fearless Moral Inventory of Elsie Finch by Lynn Byk is categorized as a Christian fiction novel, but it is more than just that. Elsie Finch had the urge to write about her family’s past and her woes after her father Richard passed away. Coming from a broken home, Elsie was looking for information regarding the family’s history, and her mother Gail was happy to provide all the details that Elsie needed. However, the work of a peacemaker is not easy, and Elsie knew that. Her sisters Carlene, Melanie, and Kaida Beryl were all showing indifference and an inability to engage. The constant fights, misunderstandings, and blame-mongering were enough to make Elsie dig deeper and figure out where everything went wrong.
The Fearless Moral Inventory of Elsie Finch was riveting and fascinating. I was obsessed with it right after finishing the preface and was ready to explore the three generations of history that shaped Elsie and her siblings, from discovering family secrets to understanding why her parents' marriage failed and where everything went wrong. Elsie was a reliable narrator, she was positive, eager to understand, and even more willing to gather the information to stabilize her family. I found bits and pieces of myself in Elsie. I wanted Elsie to figure things out and form lasting relationships with her sisters. The relationship between Elsie and Gail was sweet and filled with adoration, and Lynn Byk capitalized on that. The narrative was soothing, the timeline was perfect, and the pace was remarkable. I loved how resilient Elsie was and how hard she worked! I highly recommend this novel!