Reviews - What do customers think about At the Crossroads?
Praise from a non-Catholic Sep 5, 2007
Even though I am not a Catholic, I found this book to be engrossing - to read of the struggles of Catholic sisters to find their own identity is pertinent for all women. The story gets more engaging as it goes on, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in contemporary woman's issues and challenges, especially those with a Catholic upbringing.
A Good Read with Depth Sep 14, 2006
At the Crossroads is an easy read, but there is real substance to the characters and issues. The plot wraps up with some satisfying surprises without sacrificing the integrity of the characterization. On a basic level, metaphors and similes are appropriate and unforced. The author managed to investigate the issue of human choices, specifically as they relate to females and the Catholic church, without being preachy or pedantic.
My main test was met--once the book was finished and days had passed, I would find myself thinking about the characters and the situations they had faced and how they reacted.
Great character development Oct 22, 2005
Frankie Schelly makes you identify with each of the characters as they face their needs, troubles, and successes. Had to force myself to put it down at the first sitting and finished it over breakfast the next morning. Written by someone with first hand knowledge of the interactions between Sisters, and with Priests. A very entertaining book that is also very enlightening.
At the Crossrads Aug 27, 2002
This book is a refreshing look into the life of Sisters. Ms. Schelly does a wonderful job at bring back the humanity of Sisters. At the same time she keeps you on the edge of your seat. This book may be found helpful in religous or womens studies.
A deftly written, powerful novel of modern moral dilemmas May 16, 2002
Frankie Schelly's At The Crossroads is a deftly written, powerful novel of modern moral dilemmas facing four postmodern nuns who are caught between the beliefs they have long cherished and modern feminist values. The Roman Catholic Sisters find that they must struggle and think their way through what it truly means to respect themselves and fellow women. From the divisive issue of abortion to infertility treatments to a contested living will, At The Crossroads explores the hot-button social issues that come uncomfortably close to home for men and women today. An involving book that forces the reader to re-examine his or her own decision-making processes, At The Crossroads is highly recommended reading from first page to last.