Jenny by Therese Slusher

September 9, 2020

Author: Therese Slusher
Series: Ketchikan Series, Book 1
Genre: Christian Fiction
Publisher: Trilogy Christian Publishing
Release Date: September 8, 2020

Anger, depression, and murder have united this sister and brother against the world. Follow Jenny and Todd as they each find love, healing, and purpose in the most unexpected places.

Siblings Jenny and Todd have survived the loss of their missionary parents to a brutal murder. Barely. As they try to rebuild their lives, Todd returns to his job as a writer for a Seattle newspaper while Jenny settles into their childhood home in Ketchikan, Alaska. But when Todd's personal life is turned upside down again, he retreats to Ketchikan to heal, where Jenny has met the hotshot ranger and fire jumper, Steve Baltyn. Unsure if she should give her heart away and still dealing with the emptiness created by the death of her parents, Jenny searches for answers from God. Just as Jenny and Todd begin to breathe again, tragedy strikes once more, threatening the town, the fledgling romance, and the hope that has just begun to blossom.

My Thoughts

This story is one about seeking God  and holding on to him despite the circumstances that are thrown at us. Right at the beginning we encounter Jenny and Todd's murder in the mission field. Jenny's faith had always been strong until this happens and she becomes bitter and angry at God for taking her parents which is a normal thing. Todd is not a believer is not a believer and although the death of his parents is hard on him, what hurts him most is how his sister is handling it.  However he does have a change of heart after much prayer from Jenny. His life completely becomes topsy-turvy once he gives his heart completely to God. We are introduced to other characters that are integral in their life but I don't want to spoil it so you will have to read it for yourself. 

For being such a short book a lot of things are going on at the same time. The timeline moves a bit too quickly so at times it makes it a bit confusing so I did have to go back and make sure I had not missed anything. I also think the love story portion moved rather quickly and lacked a little bit more "umph". 

Overall for being Therese Slusher's first book I think she did pretty good. You can tell she definitely put her heart in the book. This story is definitely not full of sunshine and rainbows. Its pretty raw and full of emotion. I would definitely read her next one as I know she will continue to get better! 

My Rating: 3 Stars/ Liked it

(I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

About the Author

Therese Slusher lives in Chicago IL, surrounded by a big and boisterous Irish family. She writes contemporary romance that is heavy on family connections and strong sassy women who love the Lord. When she is not writing she is reading, traveling, or downing endless cups of coffee in a nearby cafe. She has a film-making degree that she still plans on using someday and a career in finance that pays the bills.

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