Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Breaking Free by Jennifer Slattery January 24, 2017

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 12:12 pm
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Sometimes it takes losing everything to grab hold of what really matters.

Women’s ministry leader and Seattle housewife Alice Goddard appears to have it all. But when her credit and debit cards are denied, she begins an investigation into the family’s finances—and discovers her husband trapped in a downward spiral of lies. Can they break free from his deception in time to save their marriage?

My thoughts:

Jennifer is such a talented writer, she is a hidden gem among so many authors. If you have not read anything by her I really recommend you do. Her books are so true to life and deal with issues we face or someone we know has faced.

I really appreciate how she writes about people close to my age. Honestly, most books I read the characters are in their twenties. But this book deals with a couple with teen-age boys so I’m thinking they have to be in their forties, at least, and they are dealing with marital issues.

How true is it that we can go to church and talk about being real and authentic but when we have things we are dealing with we hide it, we don’t follow through because we don’t trust that people will still like us. Alice is going through this very thing.

Trent has an addiction and it is ruining his life. He keeps telling himself he won’t do it, or he’ll stop before it gets too bad but he gets sucked in time and  time again and is hiding it from his wife. But things aren’t okay and everyone can see it.

This is a beautifully woven story that drew me in from page one and didn’t let me go, highly recommended.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the author. All opinions are my own. 


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