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Book Review: Jennifer (The Final Of The O’Malley Series)

About the Book

JenniferIt’s a summer of change for Jennifer O’Malley.

The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, Texas, and meeting and falling in love with surgeon Tom Peterson is adding a rich layer to her life. She’s sorting out how to introduce Tom 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, and in a way she didn’t expect. The results will soon transform her entire family.

 

 

Genre

Christian/Fiction/Romance

 

My Rating

5 out of 5 (Stars)

My Review

This is my favorite of the O’Malley Series. Probably because of the nature of the love story—it was the kind that left you with a good and thoughtful feeling afterwards.

Or, probably because of the personalities of the characters. Dee developed them so well they were like real people to me. I had clear visions of them in my mind as I read the book. And I enjoyed how their personalities slowly took shape in my mind and grew on me. It was in the little things like conversations, what jokes they laughed at and why, their cares and troubles. There wasn’t so much effort put into making them appear adorable—they just were; there wasn’t so much effort put into making them flawed either—they were like ordinary people. You got to know them better with each turn of the page.

Jennifer was sweet and adorable. Tom was charming and pleasant. I loved their story. Their romance wasn’t fast-paced but it wasn’t slow either. And it definitely wasn’t boring. It was wonderful to watch these two people grow close together through very simple conversations. There was never anything like an electrified air or one party struggling to second guess or impress the other. Tom and Jennifer were just two mature people who knew what they wanted and were not afraid to admit that they enjoyed each others’ company. They also knew when to give each other space. I liked that they carried each other along and there was no fuss in their journey together.

I have no qualms with this book. I only wish more space was given to Tom’s parents because they seemed like really lovely people. I would have loved to get to know them firsthand and not as a mention.

Though this book is the last of the O’Malley Series, I strongly recommend that it not be read last, that is, if you haven’t begun the series. The series has a prequel, ‘Danger In The Shadows,’ which should be read first. Followed by ‘Jennifer’ and then ‘The Negotiator’. This is because ‘Danger In The Shadows’ has a character that becomes important down the series, especially in ‘The Negotiator’, and ‘Jennifer’ is the beginning of the O’Malley Series proper. Her story takes off in ‘The Negotiator’ exactly where it left off in ‘Jennifer’ and continues down the series.

*Although I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. Many thanks to Bethany House and Net Galley for a temporary free ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the Author

Dee HendersonDee Henderson is the author of 14 best-selling novels, including the acclaimed O’Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. As a leader in the inspirational romantic suspense category, her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RWA’s RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, the Holt Medallion, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Golden Quill. Dee is a lifelong resident of Illinois and is active online. Visit her at www.deehenderson.com

 

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5 Comments

  1. I’ve read the read of the O’Malley series and am looking forward to this one also!!

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