Monday, June 24, 2013

Jennifer by Dee Henderson

Jennifer O'Malley is a pediatrician practicing in Texas.  She is not looking for love, however love finds her through another physician named Tom.  They quickly develop a comfortable friendship, but along the way they both start to feel something more for each other.  Tom also encourages Jennifer to come to his church, which starts the beginning of her spiritual walk, where she finds God and eventually get baptized.  Once they both acknowledge their love for each other they start talking about marriage.  Then something happens that changes it all and leaves Jennifer wondering if God really loves her at all. 

I was really excited to review this book!  I knew of Dee Henderson and have only heard good things about her books so I was stoked to get my hands on Jennifer.  (Not to mention I happen to like the title...)  When I opened up the padded envelope fresh out of the mailbox, I was surprised at how small the book was.  It is the same size as those little "gift" books.  I don't know about you, but that was a let down.  I was ready to dig into a nice big (or at least normal-sized) novel.  The book is 154 small pages long.  Despite my disappointment I started reading it anyhow, and enjoyed the story.  In my opinion the only downfall was the size of the book/length of the story, which did not allow for much detail to be put into the story itself which makes it seem sort of rushed.  The story ends on a bit of a cliff hanger which I guess continues on into the original O'Malley series, which I hope to start reading soon!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for this honest review.