Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Review: Jennifer by Dee Henderson

It's a summer of change for Jennifer O'Malley. The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, and meeting Tom Peterson, and falling in love, is adding a rich layer to her life. She's sorting out how to introduce him to her family--she's the youngest of seven--and thinking about marriage.

She's falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested in a way she didn't expect, and the results will soon transform her entire family.

I read the rest of Dee Henderson's O'Malley Series back in 2008. Time has faded the details of the series, but from what I recalled they were clean and exciting stories with likable characters, so I jumped on the chance to read Jennifer through NetGalley.

Jennifer is a quick read with a touching story and very likable characters. It doesn't have the intensity that I remember the rest of the O'Malley Series having. Instead of action and suspense there is a very strong religious aspect. I wasn't expecting the story to end when it did, and it was a bit disappointing to not have any interaction with Jennifer's siblings. However, Jennifer and Tom were not only interesting characters, but great people, and I am definitely interested in reading the continuation of their story when it's available.