I won Intertwined by Jennifer Slattery at a book giveaway (love giveaways)! I finally had the time to read it (thank you Thanksgiving break) and knew I wanted to do a review.
So what's it about? I always dread this question, because I don't want to give away any spoilers but I also want to share my enthusiasm as to why you should read it. So I'll give it a go.
Tammy Kuhn is a wife and mother of two. She's also a procurement organ coordinator. Let me tell you, to have a job that bridges the gap between life and death...well, that's powerful stuff and speaks to her character. Add to the fact that her husband leaves her, she's now struggling to raise her kids alone with the on-call demands of her job, and a family who wants to rescue her from it all...and you get a page turning read.
But what about the hero you ask? Enter Tammy's high-school sweetheart, Nick Zimmerman. Nick is fighting a custody battle for his two sons when tragedy strikes. What I liked about Nick is his willingness to cling to God's Word when life contradicted it at every turn.
What I liked about the book: that these characters are real Christians facing real life struggles. They discovered that life is not smooth sailing, but that the Creator of heaven and earth would be with them through it. You don't see a lot of books that take the time to go through their everyday life troubles.
In fact, that is what stood apart for me. This wasn't a book where the hero and heroine are in every chapter together (and there's nothing wrong with books that do that). They showed how they're daily struggles were lived out. But of course, Ms. Slattery provided the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...or as I like to think of it, God's promises.
This was my first read by Ms. Slattery and I would read her again in the future. You can find her on her Website and purchase the novel on Amazon (among other retailers).
*I would give this 4 out of 5 stars.
** I was not required to write a review after winning this book.