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Anne5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful debut novel!March 8, 2018AnneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Justice is a beautifully written debut novel by Emily Conrad. I appreciate that Emily was not shy about hitting a few sensitive subjects and looking at them from a Christian point of view. Throughout the book, I kept thinking "how would I handle this situation"? It really made me examine my own attitudes about grace and forgiveness. Jake and Brook are easy-to-like characters, and I was pulling for them the whole time, yet I knew why things had to progress the way they did. You might get a little emotional reading this story, but it's so worth it. Do not miss this one! I look forward to reading more novels by Emily.
pednurse135 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful book with a wonderful messageMarch 8, 2018pednurse13Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I absolutely loved this book! Real life is not easy, and the characters in this book stay true to this in their dealings with the events in their lives. The characters show a range of reactions that are very true to our own human nature. From being angry & wanting to seek justice on our own rather than turning it over to God, to finding a way to forgive, not only others but themselves as well, the author made these characters very relatable. While dealing with some very serious topics, the author also did a good job of infusing moments of joy and lightness into the story as well. I found the book to be very enjoyable to read, while also helping me to remember that we are to leave judgment and justice to God. I highly recommend this book. I received a free copy of this book for review, but all opinions and comments are my own.
Kelsey AndersonWisconsinAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing read!March 8, 2018Kelsey AndersonWisconsinAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Emily Conrad's debut novel, "Justice" does not disappoint! This book deals with the trials, the messiness, and the injustice reality throws at us, and yet this book inspires and shows how amazing God is and how He can use any situation for His glory. Emily Conrad did a fantastic job at bringing the characters to life, following Brooklyn as she copes and triumphs after a sexual assault. And following Jake as he battles with revenge. The settings, downtown and Jake's coffee shop were all told really well with excellent imagery, making you feel like you were really there. I wish Jake's coffee shop was actually real. :P
Yes, this story deals with a sexual assault, which may be a bit difficult for some readers, and I completely understand. But I'm here to assure you that this book does not go into extreme detail of what happened to Brooklyn. The path to forgiveness and healing that both Brooklyn and Jake go on is inspiring and is the main journey of this story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have said are my own.
Allie5 Stars Out Of 5A wonderful read!March 7, 2018AllieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I couldn't recommend Justice more highly - I loved this book and the way that it portrayed Biblical truths and themes, wrapped up in compelling characters and a beautiful story. The topics and themes may be heavy at times, but Emily balances them so well with truth of God's redemption and compelling plot points. Definitely worth the read! I received a free copy of the book for review, and all opinions are my own.
candidkerry5 Stars Out Of 5Heartwarming Women's FictionMarch 7, 2018candidkerryQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Emily Conrad's debut, Justice, is an emotionally rich, page-turning look into a young couple's lives as they deal with a traumatic incident and their budding relationship. The story beautifully paints the struggle humans have trusting God amidst trials and believing He'll execute justice so that we don't have to.
Coffee shop owner/youth group pastor Jake and his best friend/long-time crush, Brooklyn, must work through not only Brooklyn's rape but also the aftermath--an unexpected pregnancy. They both know that in their small town, the waves of gossip could drown them. Jake has always loved Brook, and as he struggles to help her he also comes against attacks to his business. Finally sharing her secret helps Brook process what happened, but the guilt and shame cause her to question God's goodness, her faith, and her relationship with Jake.
The story is told in alternating points of view, and I felt Jake's was especially strong. The author weaves a bold faith thread that helped buoy the characters and will the reader, as they experience the joy and heartache that Jake and Brooklyn do. Beautifully shown also, is the influence of gossip and judgement in the church, and how harmful it is to everyone involved.
Justice tackles difficult issues with grace and lovely, flowing prose. The author is a gifted wordsmith, and the faith element is powerful and well-done. I loved the reminder that God works all things for our good, even terrible trials we can't understand in the moment.
I highly recommend Justice to fans of Inspirational women's fiction. 4.5 stars, and I'm eager to read more from this talented author/storyteller.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.