Dee Henderson does not disappoint with her story of "Jennifer" in the O'Malley series. Having read all the other books in the series, I was excited to read this one too. I was captivated with her story from beginning to end. However, I was disappointed that the story was so short. At only 160 pages, the story had ended before it began.
I have read the entire O'Malley series and purchased this book about Jennifer because I wanted to know how she met Tom and how their early married life played out. I love this series and this book just added more to it. I would recommend this series to anyone and would tell them to be sure they read it from the Prequel to the last book.
This novel truly represents the meaning of love. Tom knows life Jennifer has challenges; however he is willing to take that risk because of his love for her. Supporting and encouraging her through it all.Confident they will have a long life together because of his trust in God. Tom knows the power of prayer and strongly believes God will do what is best. Jennifer discovered Jesus wanted a relationship with her and He loved her after reading His word for herself. She believed what was written, which resulted in her falling in love with Jesus. However as the story goes, Christians are not exempt from life's challenges. There are moments when we don't understand our circumstances and can lose faith. We began to question God's love for us, wondering how a God that loves us can allow certain things to happen. But in the end, like Jennifer we regain that trust God and experience a sense of peace. Thank you Bethany House for allowing me to share my opinion. Also for providing this book free of charge.
Dee Henderson in her new book, "Jennifer", An O'Malley Love Story, A Prequel to The O'Malley Series published by Bethany House brings us into the life of Jennifer O'Malley.
From the back cover: 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.
"Jennifer" is the beginning of the six book series we have loved called The O'Malley Series. The O'Malleys are seven orphans that no one adopted and when they left the orphanage theses seven made their own family calling themselves the O'Malleys. During the six book series Jennifer is the catalyst for each of the siblings to get saved. Up until now there was no story that just featured her. Now Ms. Henderson has provided us the beginning. Dee Henderson is the master of this genre as she, herself, created it. This book is a love story. First it is the romance between Jennifer and Tom Peterson and how Tom's love for Jesus is the cause of Jennifer falling in love with Jesus as well. Then, of course, there is the diagnosis that compels her to bring Jesus to her family which is the story line of the other books. If you have not read The O'Malley Series you owe yourself a treat to get those six books and read and enjoy them. Until then you have this book which is how it all begins. Thank you Ms. Henderson for giving us such a great beginning to a wonderful series.
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