Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Breaking Free by Jennifer Slattery

Sometimes it takes losing everything to grab hold of what really matters.
Women’s ministry leader and Seattle housewife, Alice Goddard, and her successful graphic-designer husband appear to have it all together. Until their credit and debit cards are denied, launching Alice into an investigation that only leads to the discovery of secrets. Meanwhile, her husband is trapped in a downward spiral of lies, shame, and self-destruction. Can they break free from their deception and turn to the only One who can save them? And will it be in time to save their marriage?

Breaking Free, part of NHP contemporary fiction line, is a great reminder that God can take any broken life and redeem it for His plan and purpose. Readers will fall in love with the realistic characters and enjoy the combination of depth, heart-felt emotion, and humor that makes Jennifer's novels so appealing. Readers will be inspired to break free and find God in the complexities of their own lives!

This book is a great resource for a book club, discussion group in women’s Bible studies, or as a ministry resource to spark conversation about practical ministry needs.

Available @ Amazon as well as other retailers

Author Bio
Jennifer Slattery writes missional romance novels for New Hope Publishers. Her debut, "Beyond I Do", releases in August. She also writes Christian Living articles for and devotions for her personal blog, JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud; Internet Cafe Devotions; and Takin' it to the Streets', a ministry serving Omaha Metro's working poor and homeless.

When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, hanging out at the mall with her teenage daughter, enjoying her real-life hero husband, or serving in her church or community.

My Thoughts.....
Oh my Word! What a book! This book was fantastic. So real and emotional. I haven't read anything like this in a while. Very much like Karen Kingsbury, with real to life issues and drama. Reading this story was like talking to a friend. The issues this married couple faced were very believable. Some of the problems they had may not be everyday things but reading this made it easy to see how we as Christians can fall into bad patterns in our lives. Jennifer does a fantastic job of showing the real problems but also showing how only Jesus can give us the hope we need to come out of them. I was so impressed with the way she brought the story full circle back to our Savior and our need for him to make us fully whole. I was very overwhelmed at times while reading. She grips at your emotions in so many ways throughout the book. 
The characters felt as if they were my neighbor. It was like I knew them and could feel the pain they felt. There were also a couple of people in the book I didn't care for at all. But they added a much needed element to the book. There were also secondary characters that were the perfect addition to the story. Alice's friend Beth reminded me of my best friend. She was always there for Alice no matter what and I think she was a great addition to the story. This book is awesome and will not disappoint. I can not wait to read more by Jennifer.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my review. A positive review was not required.

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